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    Argentina’s Wine Visionary Sees the Future Rooted in the Past

    …Continued from Part 4 of Argentine Wine The 1982 Falklands War with Britain also didn’t help the economy or exports. Then there was hyper-inflation that exceeded 3,000 percent a month, which discouraged foreign investment. Vintners made up for the lost revenue by producing high volumes of poor-quality wines that smelled like bananas rotting…

    1 readers - By Natalie MacLean

    Science and Wine: The Argentine Marriage of True Vines

    … is fascinated with light: its luminosity, its diffusion, its interplay among the vine leaves: “It’s all about funneling that extraordinary intensity of sunlight here into the wine.” His scientific mind is also engaged with light, studying its effect on the health benefits of red wine. Intense sunlight doesn’t mean hotter temperatures, just more intense rays…

    6 readers - By Natalie MacLean

    First Argentine Wine: Malbec Calling Catena

    …Continued from Part 1 of Catena Wine That robust work ethic has been in the Catena family for generations. In 1898, his grandfather Nicola left a small village in Sicily for Argentina. He started planting vines in 1902 and raised a family. His eldest son, Domingo, married Angelica Zapata, a daughter of a large land owner, increasing the family’s…

    9 readers - By Natalie MacLean

    Wine of the week: Chateau Bonnet Rouge 2010

    …Chateau Bonnet Rouge ($10, purchased, 14%) is the quintessential cheap red wine: • It tastes of where it’s from, in this case the Bordeaux region of France. That means enough fruit to be recognizable (mostly red); some earthiness so that it doesn’t taste like it came from Argentina or Australia (almost mushroomy for this vintage); and tannins…

    5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Nicolas Catena: Argentina’s Wine Laureate

    …This morning, I’m driving to the Bodega Catena Zapata, the winery that changed my opinion of Argentine wine. I remember drinking a Catena red wine one night at a friend’s house and guessing that it was Australian Shiraz. My body hummed with contentment as I let myself down into its berry-decadence. I was pleasantly surprised to find out what…

    1 readers - By Natalie MacLean

    2009 pureCru pureCoz

    … favorites however is his pureCoz. Sight Deep color depth, purple hue. Sorry for the poor picture. I didn’t have adequate light. Smell The pureCoz was very aromatic and youthful. It was fruity and I noted dark fruit, blueberry, spice, vanilla, toast, and slight spice. Taste The Coz red wine was dry, full-bodied, and the acidity was balanced…

    1 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

    September 19th is #GrenacheDay

    …, it is often blended with Tempranillo, Cinsaut or Carignan. Grenache Blanc is the white variety of this grape and is lesser known but comes from a color mutation of Grenache. Grenache accounts for 70% of acreage planted in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape region in France The skin on the Grenache grape is lightly pigmented resulting in a light colored red wine…

    4 readers - By The Wine Key's Blog

    Woodinville Wine Events: September 16th-30th

    …©2013 Richard Duval Images Russell’s Restaurant & Loft – September 18th – Swiftwater Cellars Winemaker Dinner with Linda Trotta & Chef Russell Lowell Kirkland Performance Center – September 18th - Downtown Kirkland Wine Walk Woodinville Wine Country – September 19th – Hollywood Block Party Michael Florentino Cellars – September 20th…

    1 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update

    A traditional afternoon with the wines of Carpineto

    …Carpineto Molin Vecchio 2004 Carpineto brings “la Toscana e i suoi vini magliori” to the world. The producer near Greve in Chianti fashions wines from most of the better, best, requisite and constituent locales of Tuscany. The Carpineto library has been laid down from foundations in the DOC and DOCGs of Montereggio, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile…

    4 readers - By Godello

    Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 15 Sept 2014

    …Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2011 Merlot Type: Red, Dry Vineyard: FlipFlop Wines Buy local A screw-top, that releases a great tasting wine at a even better…

    By The Vineyard Trail

    2004 Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon I...

    …2004 Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon I can’t hide it - I love Heitz. Macerated blackberries and black cherries on the nose with anise, leather, and bourbon vanilla. Feels warm on the palate - leads with decadent stewed fruit lightened by fresh acidity. Loads of blackberries and vanilla, which we all know are the makings…

    5 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    My Wine Country Experience: The Intersection of Passion and the Paying Gig

    … the full cycle of farm to bottle. Our first stop was at Grgich Hills. Mike Grgich is considered one of the original godfathers of California wine and credited with putting Napa on the map from a worldwide wine drinking perspective during the French/Napa challenge. Our guide – also named Mike — took us through two whites and four reds – I loved being…

    2 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

    Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

    …Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Recipe by: Courtney Flood This recipe is a great dish to feed a crowd. It can be prepared completely in advance and easily doubled without any extra effort. It’s also an easy wine-pairing dish. It is great to use some of the fall vegetable bounty. Ingredients: 1 large eggplant 3 medium zucchini (or summer squash) 6 red…

    3 readers - By Natalie MacLean

    Wine of the Week 17 – a delicious & great value Cabernet

    … of their most famous wines are red and made from indigenous grapes at that. So, this is a relatively rare chance to see what an international grape can be like from Greece and I think it is an extremely good wine. Vineyards in northern Greece. It is made by the excellent Tsantali company, which is one of Greece’s most important and dynamic wine…

    8 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

    2009 Croze Cabernet Sauvignon

    …It’s not every day you can try a wine that was recently bottled by the wine maker and then try it again a few years later. We had the opportunity in May 2012. We hosted a barbecue with our friends in Napa at the house we rent in Napa. Chris, Heather, Dave and I provided the food and we asked our friends to bring wine to share. Gary and Suzanne…

    1 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering
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