Archive for the Tag 'Argentina'

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Wine of the Week: Horseback Riding, Building Asadas, what else Germán di Cesare?

All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy… We’ve all heard that one. How about horseback riding, building asadas, singing folk songs, playing guitar… Germán di Cesare also makes wine… I think we’ve found our balanced, well-rounded winemaker. Do you agree? Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec (SRP $21) from winemaker Germán di Cesare, is […]

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Wine of the Week ~ Taste the Winds of Change ~ 2014 Amado Sur Malbec

Taste the wine and taste the winds of change… A composition of 79 percent Malbec, 11 percent Bonarda, and 10 percent Syrah, the 2014 Amado Sur Malbec, is one alluring wine. From the Bodega Trivento estate in Mendoza’s Andean Foothills, this Amado Sur wine proves that Malbec has indeed fallen in love with and found […]

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Wine of the Week ~ 2014 Trivento Reserve Argentinean Blend of Cabernet-Malbec

Rich and ripe fruit, with a dusty, smokey character… The finesse is very much there, like a fine Stetson cocked to the right on a gentleman farmer, overlooking his vineyard… The 2014 Trivento Reserve Argentinean Blend of Cabernet-Malbec ~ Delicious… Some day, I’ve got to get to South America… Specifically, Mendoza Argentina. In the 90s, […]

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Mr. Bigglesworth is preparing for Super Bowl 50

Helping me with this blog story is my friend Jane Kettlewell of Creative Palate.  We share lots of stories back and forth, as we both get our jobs done. I’m on the west coast and she’s on the east… Talking about Super Bowl 50, Jane just shared her cat story with me. It sparked my […]

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Top 10 intriguing things about Argentina and its wines

Argentina and its wines Argentina is the world’s fifth largest producer of wine. Eighty percent of Argentina’s wine comes from Mendoza, South America’s largest wine producing region. (Yesterday, I wrote about the Grove Street Malbec. This is where the wine got its origin.) Spanish missionaries planted the first Vitis vinifera wine grapes in Argentina around […]

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Around the Wine World in Seven Days

Around the Wine World in Seven Days is going to be a celebration of my appreciation for the wine import brands that have discovered and appreciate Wine Blog as a resource. I’ve always had winged feet. If it’s from somewhere else, I want to explore it all. While my immediate neighborhood has always been import-ant […]

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

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 promotional […]

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

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 festivals… […]

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Grilling Gone Wild & The Wines to Go With Them

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 shared […]

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Open letter to Vinesse

First of all, I’d rather have written this to you via Email, but you have no Email options on your site. I’ve written about that one recently. Those who aren’t transparent about who they are leave no options, and I am forced to find a more creative way to get updated info to you… Like […]