Archive for the Tag 'Mendoza'

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Argentina! Domaine Bousquet Brut Rosé ~ Wine of the Week

PREFACE: HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements I can’t make up their history Nor am I to try SCIENCE ~ WINEMAKING SOUL ~ SAMPLE Fun and festive bubbles, is how this Domaine Bousquet Brut Rosé was described… Is it any wonder that my Angel Card* for […]

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One South American Company + Three Unique Malbecs = What Established Three Different Prices

Wines of the Week It’s pretty interesting when one starts a wine business. I’ve taken more than a few people through this process. First the owners have a few bottles to sell (between 200 to 500 cases). The price is set and off they go. As they grow, they’ve got this and that they need […]

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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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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… […]