[Editing] Today’s Grapes, Tomorrow’s Wine: Vendimia Festival 2009

ORIGINAL Several hundred people chat away, the smell of multiple barbeques, fried empanadas and live music fill the air, glasses are in hand and wine bottles are everywhere. Chile does not let the start of the grape harvest pass by without a party. La Festival de la Vendimia (wine harvest festival) is the way to experience the best Chile has to offer. In many ways it resembles the national independence day, Diezyocho de Septiembre (the 18th of September). There is plenty of the traditional music and dance, the cueca, at least three empanadas for every man, woman and child, but…