Thoughts of Chile take you to the awe inspiring Andes and the culture that surrounds them. Trek embodies the Chilean lifestyle of living within the mountains with a down to earth philosophy in a multitude of different microclimates and geographies.
Opening with dark roasted notes of coffee and chocolate with a hint of blackberries, this wine balances the best of four classic varietals. Fermentation on Cabernet Merlot dried Genuwine Winery Dried Grape skins and French oak completes this monumental taste experience.
Chile's industry sectors are based primarily on local mineral resources: agricultural raw materials, and forestry. There is also a large textile, clothing, and leather industry concentrated mainly in the urban centers.
Cueca which is a form of polka is considered to be Chile’s national dance.
Contrary to popular belief that soccer is the most popular sport in Chile, it is actually tennis.
Typical Chilean cuisine arose from the fusion of traditional indigenous ingredients with Spanish culture and traditions. Chilean farms typically produce grapes, apples, pears, onions, wheat, corn beef and poultry.
Common Chilean dishes include:
Ceviche - minced raw sea bass in lemon juice.
Empanada de Pino - typical turnover filled with diced meat, onions, olive, raisins and a piece of hard-boiled egg, baked in earthen or plain oven
Pair your Trek with meat loaf, chicken pot pie, chamberlin cheese or with the following delicious recipe:
1 tablespoon good olive oil
3 cups chopped yellow onions (3 onions)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
2 extra-large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup ketchup
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Heat the olive oil in a medium sauté pan. Add the onions, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes, until the onions are translucent but not brown. Off the heat, add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste. Allow to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, onion mixture, bread crumbs, and eggs, and mix lightly with a fork. Don't mash or the meat loaf will be dense. Shape the mixture into a rectangular loaf on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper. Spread the ketchup evenly on top. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until the internal temperature is 160°F and the meat loaf is cooked through.