Some of the best wines in the world are made in the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range in South America. Argentina on the east side and Chile on the west side. Much of their fame comes from two little used French grape varieties. Little used in France, that is. It can be argued that the Malbec grape put Argentina’s wines on the world-wide wine map. To a lesser degree the same thing has happened in Chile with the Carmenere grape. Personally, I like the Carmenere a little better.