Tag Archives: Argentina

Lots of excitement in Chile and Argentina

My recent visit to South America reminded me there is much to be excited about with Chile’s wine scene – and I hardly scratched the surface. Winemakers are exploring new regions, and rediscovering old grape varieties. Large wineries are pursuing … Continue reading

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Traveling the World at Vinexpo

Greetings from Vinexpo! I’m in Bordeaux for only my second visit to this biennial trade fair, having first come in 2009. That was the year Bordeaux was chasing the China market; Asia is much less prominent this year, and in … Continue reading

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Worth Reading This Week: Buy your own piece of the Andes

I’ve been too busy this week to post on this blog or read many others, but here are some interesting tidbits from the blahblahsphere: Richard Jennings writes on Huffington Post about the “In Pursuit of Balance” tasting in San Francisco. … Continue reading

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Argentina beyond malbec

Mention Argentina and wine, and the first word to any oenophile’s mind will be “malbec.” Argentina’s success with its signature red grape over the past decade has been astounding and could be a case study for marketing classes. Argentina’s wine … Continue reading

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WoW: Angulo Innocenti Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentina $20

Here’s a Wine o’ the Week (WoW): the Angulo Innocenti Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, ($20) grown in the La Consulta region of Mendoza, is what I like about Argentina’s cabernet. There’s ripeness and extraction, without the heaviness, prominent oak or high … Continue reading

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Do You Really Get What You Pay For in #Wine? No. 1

A new idea for this blog: Compare a really expensive wine with a more moderately priced one of the same type, and try to explain the price difference. Do we really get what we pay for? Let me know in … Continue reading

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This Bod’s For You!

I’m not making this story up. Honest. Vine Connections is a San Francisco-based importer specializing in wines from Argentina. You may be familiar with its excellent label, La Posta, which features several malbecs, a malbec-bonarda blend and an aromatic white … Continue reading

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Malbec Throw-Down at Vinexpo

Vinexpo 2009, which ran 21-25 June in Bordeaux, featured an interesting and obviously intentional juxtaposition. The Wines from Argentina pavilion was flanked by a more modest but still brazen presentation of the wines of Cahors, in southwest France, which considers … Continue reading

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Maipe – Bargain Wines from Argentina

Argentina continues to produce some of the best bargain wines in the market today, even with economic storms above and below the equator. One of my favorite labels is Maipe, with a consistently good line of wines, including a juicy … Continue reading

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