If you have yet to be aware of its geography, you’ll be interested to know that Chile has a long coastline and mountainous areas. This makes it an ideal place for culinary tours! Not only will you learn to cook traditional Chilean dishes, you might even learn about Spanish cuisine as well. Of course, who can forget about wine tours? The Rapel Valley is home to the country's finest grapes and winemakers. On top of that, you can always pair your cooking vacations with mountain climbing, trekking, or surfing!
Mapuyampay is the creation of Belgium-born chef Ruth Van Waerebeek and her Chilean husband Vincente Escobar. They bought the land fifteen years ago and laid every stone and planted every rose bush themselves. Labor of love doesn’t begin to describe Mapuyampay. As vineyards grew up around them, Mapuyampay developed into an oasis of calm and relaxation. A secret garden with dangling vines and fragrant flowers, plush pillows and French doors that lead out onto an expansive lawn, a brook that really does babble and arching footbridges.
If you consider yourself a food lover, I’m sure you would agree that one of the best ways to know about a new city or country is through its cuisine!
You may probably already heard that regular consumption of red wine has numerous benefits for the health. But do you know what these benefits are and why red wine is considered so advantageous?