Margaret Snook, US-born anthropologist turned Chilean sommelier and food & wine writer…
I’ve lived in Chile since 1991 and worked in the wine industry since 2000. I spend about half my day as the editor of Wines of Chile, and the other 3/4 doing freelance food & wine related “pitutos” (a freelancer’s work is never done!) I am the author of all 3 editions of “Vinos para Todos” a down-to-earth guide to the Chilean wines that people really drink, and have been responsible for the Annual Chilean Wine Regions Map since 2005, both projects through Origo Ediciones, where I spend a lot of time editing/translating food, wine, and other publications. I’ve written for most of the Chilean food and wine publications at some point or another (and always in Spanish) and have contributed both articles and photographs to the international press.
I spend a lot of time tasting wine and exploring the culinary scene and don’t always have the right place to write everything up, and so “Tasting Chile” was born as a means of spilling all… in English.
This is where I will write about restaurants, food products, wines, and the people who make them: all things epicurean a la Chilena.
Tasting Chile ties in with its older sister blog, “Cachando Chile,” which is my place to draw on my anthropological roots and reflect upon the cultural aspects of living in Chile. Check it out! www.CachandoChile.com
As we say here in Chile: ¡Salud!