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  • Sampling the wine
    Sampling the wine
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  • Chupallas in Santa Cruz, Chile.
    Chupallas in Santa Cruz, Chile.
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  • Local Sweets, Santa Cruz, Chile
    Local Sweets, Santa Cruz, Chile
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    Vineyards: Carmenere Wine

    by kiwigal_1 Written Feb 9, 2007

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    Sampling the wine

    What to buy: While you are in Santa Cruz you must try the wine at one or more of the vineyards in the area and should buy at least one bottle of Carmenere. The Carmenere wine is a red variety that is unique to Chile. The variety came from France but was wiped out there by disease. It was unknown to exist in Chile until recent times when a French enologist sampled a Cabernet Sauvignon and declared that it was Carmenere.

    What to pay: You could buy a bottle of Carmenere for about 2000 pesos or less but I would recommend spending 3000 - 6000 pesos.

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    In the streets: Local Sweets

    by Aquamantos Written Jun 23, 2003

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    Local Sweets, Santa Cruz, Chile

    Local people sell these sweets in the streets, but you can also find them in local grocery stores.

    What to buy: All of them are delicious, most of them are prepared with "manjar" (in Argentina they call it "dulce de leche") and meringue...hmmm! you can't miss them!.

    What to pay: A pack with 4 pastries cost about $800(US$1.10)

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    Artesanias de Santa Cruz: CHUPALLAS

    by Aquamantos Written Jun 23, 2003

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    Chupallas in Santa Cruz, Chile.

    Chupalla is how we call the Chilean cowboy's hat.
    Huaso: Chilean cowboy.

    Chupallas are very popular in this region, and you can find beautiful ones.

    In this pic you can see Juan Acevedo, one of the Chupallas maker in Santa Cruz.

    What to buy: There are a few types of Chupallas, feel free to ask to local people about them.

    What to pay: You can pay from $8.000 (US$12.00) up to $60.000 (US$90.00)

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