<![CDATA[Kupal Wines & Spirits - Blog]]>Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:37:03 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Tacora Gran Reserva new image & new partner in the UK]]>Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:11:00 GMThttp://kupalwines.com/blog/tacora-gran-reserva-new-image-new-partner-in-the-ukPicture
Jeroboams is the newest retailer in the UK for the Tacora line of wines. The wines have finally arrived and have been received with great reviews from Laytons and Jeroboams customers. We really look forward to build our partnership withe the prestigious partner for our wines. 

<![CDATA[Tacora in Amsterdam & Copenhagen ]]>Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:05:28 GMThttp://kupalwines.com/blog/tacora-in-amsterdam-copenhagenPicture
Kupal Wies presented new wines fir the event of "The Leading Wines of the World" event, during the first week of February. In Holland there was a great interest in the Reserva wines from Chile and Argentina, while there was good reception of the wines from Argentina in Copenhagen. 

<![CDATA[New wines and new markets ]]>Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:35:39 GMThttp://kupalwines.com/blog/new-wines-and-new-marketsKupal Wines is very happy to end the year on a high note. we are expanding around the world and in Chile, we now very excited of working with Laytons in the UK. We are also happy to work with the best small supermarket in Japan, Donqui. As for what we are doing in Chile we are building a new facility and a new office to service our customers better in 2016. ]]><![CDATA[Wine of the Week: Tacora Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere]]>Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:33:07 GMThttp://kupalwines.com/blog/wine-of-the-week-tacora-cabernet-sauvignon-carmenereWine: Tacora Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere

Grapes: Cabernet sauvignon (85 percent), carmenere (15 percent)

Region: Colchagua Valley, Chile

Vintage: 2010

Price: $11.99

Availability: Lee’s Discount Liquor

In the glass: This Tacora wine is a deep, dense blood-red color with an opaque core going out into a fine crimson to slightly tinged rim definition with high viscosity.

On the nose: It has immediate crushed black fruits with underlying spice elements, peppery crushed blackberries, huckleberries, black truffle, tobacco leaf, phenolic compounds, earthy minerals, licorice root, herbs, tar and light wood components.

On the palate: There is an immediate big, full-bodied mouth-feel with concentrated wild cherries, pepper-laced and spicy blackberries, huckleberries, bell peppers, massive phenol-laden structure, earthy minerals and oak references. The midpalate is highly affected by the liqueurlike cherry and elderberry fruit with notes of sloe fruit, herbs and earthy minerals and then the bombastic finish sets in lasting for a full minute with yet more licorice root, star anise and wood. That is quite a glass of wine!

Odds and ends: Tacora, named for a famous Chilean volcano, is one of the smaller production wines available in the market here from Chile, unlike massive brands such as Concha y Toro and Montes, and fortunately so for us. Carmenere has been the national grape variety of the country since French immigrants to Chile brought it from Bordeaux in the middle of the 19th century. It definitely merits mention that it blends excellently with cabernet sauvignon as well. In the right proportion, the two grape varietals can produce a sum total result that is greater than either part by itself, and in the Tacora wine here, we see such a successful “marriage.” Colchagua Valley is a few hours south of Chile’s capital, Santiago, and is home to the best wineries in the country, as well as at least seven out of the top 10 wines made in Chile. Tacora is a fine and affordable example of a typical Chilean wine with all the bells and whistles. It loves being paired with grilled meat, so anything you pull off the grill this summer should be the perfect match. Drink it now through 2016.

Gil Lempert-Schwarz’s wine column appears Wednesdays. Write him at P.O. Box 50749, Henderson, NV 89106-0749, or email him at gil@winevegas.com.

<![CDATA[Tacora as sponsor in Newport Beach Film Fest]]>Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:26:33 GMThttp://kupalwines.com/blog/tacora-as-sponsor-in-newport-beach-film-festPicture
Tacora is the proud and exclusive wine event sponsor opening night at Newport Beach Film Festival. It will be used for all VIP showings. This brings great exposure and brand awareness to Tacora in southern California. 

<![CDATA[San Dimas 7,500 plus FB fans]]>Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:18:22 GMThttp://kupalwines.com/blog/san-dimas-7500-plus-fb-fansPicture
San Dimas has great traction with FB fans, fans from all over the world are excited about our product and want to see it in more places. 

<![CDATA[San Dimas 2500+ Fans in FB]]>Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:56:14 GMThttp://kupalwines.com/blog/san-dimas-2500-fans-in-fbSan Dimas is growing fast, 2,500+ fans on the FB page https://www.facebook.com/sandimasmezcal. More events, fun and new places where to explore San Dimas. Like us in FaceBook.]]><![CDATA[San Dimas in Pomona @agavegirls.com ]]>Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:03:04 GMThttp://kupalwines.com/blog/san-dimas-in-pomona-agavegirlscom
<![CDATA[Tacora & San Dimas @philadelphia wines and food festival]]>Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:32:19 GMThttp://kupalwines.com/blog/tacora-san-dimas-philadelphia-wines-and-food-festivalPicture
Tacora and San Dimas were  at the Philadelphia Food, Wines & Spirits show in Valley Forge. Consumers were very impressed by the quality of the wines and they voted best on show. As for the Mezcal it was the best in the Tequila / Mezcal category. People said; "impressed by San Dimas", "So smooth, no burn with great aromas", "never thought of San Dimas as a premium spirit but it is so smooth, like scotch".  

<![CDATA[San Dimas @ Indi Spirits Expo]]>Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:12:13 GMThttp://kupalwines.com/blog/san-dimas-indi-spirits-expoSan Dimas will be at the Independent Spirits Expo in Chicago September 25, join us and taste the new Mezcal that is getting WOW from consumers and tequila lovers. Last week at Santa Barbara consumers said "finally a Mezcal I can sip, no burning or extra smoke flavor". The event will be at a venue to be released, soon.]]>