Desert Speaks

Chilean Wines: A Way Of Life

Season 18, Episode 5 of 10

Host David Yetman and historian Bill Beezley, along with Argentine expert María José Figuerero, team up to travel around the cool arid climates of central Chile to vineyards that have made Chilean wines famous. The trip begins in Santiago’s great central market to take a closer look at some of the local cuisine that pairs so well with the wine and the role wines play in Chile’s traditional family life. From there, the search for wines takes the travelers to local vineyards as owners demonstrate traditional and innovative methods of cultivating grapes. In some cases, chicken, sheep, llamas and alpacas roam through the vineyard providing the land with a natural fertilization. Beezley and Yetman complete their wine quest at the celebrated Viña Montes, a winery designed by a Chilean architect and laid out according to feng shui principles.

When to Watch

Day
Time
Channel
8/29/2022
4 p.m.
8/30/2022
7 a.m.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
10/3/2012
10:30 p.m.
10/4/2012
5:30 a.m.
12/26/2012
10:30 p.m.
12/27/2012
5:30 a.m.
10/24/2013
10:30 p.m.
10/25/2013
5:30 a.m.
9/25/2014
6:30 p.m.
9/25/2014
11 p.m.
9/25/2014
11:30 p.m.
9/26/2014
9/26/2014
6 a.m.
2/20/2015
6:30 p.m.
2/20/2015
11 p.m.
2/20/2015
11:30 p.m.
2/21/2015
2/23/2015
6 a.m.
11/18/2015
6:30 p.m.
11/18/2015
11 p.m.
11/18/2015
11:30 p.m.
11/19/2015
12:02 a.m.
11/19/2015
6 a.m.
8/3/2017
6:30 p.m.
8/4/2017
2/20/2018
6:30 p.m.
11/21/2018
6:30 p.m.
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