Archive for the ‘Argentina’ Category

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“The Bounty of the County” known to Sonoma

Tweet Since arriving in Sonoma County, I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard or read, “The Bounty of the County.” It’s just way too many times to even calculate; it’s a lifestyle, not a slogan. This Sonoma County lifestyle is not just about wine, either. Although grape growing is a primary industry, […]

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Wines of South America by Evan Goldstein

Tweet More than Wines of South America being an important body of work, it’s about the author for me. Please don’t misunderstand me. This latest book by Evan Goldstein is just brilliant, but that’s what I’ve come to expect from him; and, that’s why he’s even more important to me than the books he’s producing… […]

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Red Wine for delicious dishes

Tweet Who doesn’t love Red Wine, when it comes to pairing deliciously full red wine with the perfect foods? Raise your hands, everyone. 2012 Trivento Amade Sur ~ 70% Malbec, 18% Bonarda, 12% Syrah ~ Mendoza, Argentina This red wine called Trivento Amado Sur is translated literally into “South Love.” About 6,214 miles away from […]

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Three wine picks from Wilfred Wong, Cellar Master at BevMo!

Tweet Today’s Three wine picks from Wilfred Wong marks the first wine blog entry by my friend and colleague Wilfred Wong, who is the Cellar Master at BevMo! Wilfred’s palate is highly regarded; his opinions matter a great deal. Please enjoy. Winery images have been borrowed from the respective wineries’ Web sites; for emphasis and their […]

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“Wines of the Southern Hemisphere” makes me want to go “Down Under”

Tweet The Complete Guide: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere is an amazing gift. To have this book for my wine library is a tremendous resource; and, making the time to read it delivered even more gifts. Written by Mike Desimone & Jeff Jenssen, two very savvy World Wine Guys who are wine, spirits, food, and […]

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One Family, Nine Generations of Winemaking, Four Continents ~ Bernard Portet Celebrates 40 Accomplished Years

Tweet I recently received a bottle of 2010 Ñabdú Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina, along with some print material. I got to taste it shortly thereafter, and simply loved the wine. What I love more, though, is Bernard Portet’s current story. Years ago I met Bernard Portet, while I was traveling doing one of the wine […]

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Grilling Gone Wild & The Wines to Go With Them

Tweet Grilling Gone Wild: Zesty Recipes for Meats, Mains, Marinades and More [Paperback] is a hot new book for this summer’s sizzling grilling season, by Peg Couch, Editors of Fox Chapel Publishing in Books. Jose and I got an early copy and I said, “You grill, I’ll write.” I struck an instant deal. Together we also […]

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Seeking out “The Seeker” ~ It’s worth the search

Tweet I’m a sucker for good marketing… Because I’m in marketing. Occasionally I see someone writing about and knocking a brand that arrives, because there are accoutrements that accompany the wine. It’s like the plague just arrived at their doorstep. It always makes me giggle. (I wonder if they’re hooked on Mad Men, like I […]