Uruguay

Uruguay /ˈjʊərəɡwaɪ/, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay or the Eastern Republic of Uruguay or the Republic East of the Uruguay (River) (Spanish: República Oriental del Uruguay, pronounced: [reˈpuβlika oɾjenˈtal del uɾuˈɣwaj]), is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It is bordered by Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southeast. Uruguay is home to 3.3 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo.
Posts about Uruguay
  • 2012 Bodega Garzón Tannat Oh boy - Bodega Garzón makes some...

    … 2012 Bodega Garzón Tannat Oh boy - Bodega Garzón makes some pretty fabulous stuff. Their take on Uruguay’s premier grape, Tannat, is no exception. Deep, dark fruit - blackberries, plums, blueberries - on the nose along with cocoa nibs, coffee, vanilla, and toast. More blueberries and blackberries on the palate with a host of yummy condiments…

    Shiba Sommelier- 5 readers -
  • Vinedo de Los Vientos Alcyone Tannat This is a sweet dessert...

    … Vinedo de Los Vientos Alcyone Tannat This is a sweet dessert wine named after Alcyone, the Greek demi-goddess whom the gods turned into the halcyon bird after she threw herself into the sea in grief over the death of her husband, Ceyx, in a shipwreck. She’s also the reason for the phrase “halcyon days”. This wine brings you halcyon days…

    Shiba Sommelier- 3 readers -
  • Tannat and Uruguay: An Unlikely Duo

    … Tannat and Uruguay: An Unlikely Duo I was sent a copy of Wines of South America: The Essential Guide by Evan Goldstein. He’s not only a Master Sommelier but also President and Chief Education Officer of Full Circle Wine Solutions. I can vouch for his abilities as an educator after peppering him with questions regarding the state of the South…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Finkin Malbec- 3 readers -
  • Chicago’s Columbus Day Parade 2014

    … de la Raza in many countries in Latin America; Discovery Day in the Bahamas; Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain and as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) in Uruguay. Christoper Columbus arrives in America (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com. After the Parade, the Joint…

    Vino Con Vista Italy- 3 readers -
  • The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 3)

    The Wines of Uruguay 2nd Annual U.S. Trade Tour was an excellent opportunity to sample and learn about a wide range of Uruguayan wines which are currently being exported to the U.S., though all are not yet available in Massachusetts. At this event, there were 16 wineries, pouring a total of over 80 wines, including Sparkling, Rosé, White, Red and Dessert wines.

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 1 readers -
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  • The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 1)

    … soared. By 1877, it was being considered the national grape of Uruguay, and in honor of Pascal, Tannat became commonly referred to as Harriague. Another important person in the history of wine in Uruguay is Francisco Vidiella, a former gardener from Catalonia. In 1874, he established a vineyard and winery at Colón, planting Folle Noire and Gamay…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodiein Malbec- 5 readers -
  • Christine Lurton joins family firm but denies succession plan

    … careers in Argentina, Chile, Portugal and Uruguay. Andre Lurton owns more than 600 hectares of vines in Bordeaux, producing 4m bottles per year with a staff of 160 people. In 2012 the group sold 18% of its business to Credit Agricole Grands Crus, a move that was seen as an attempt to deal with family succession issues. Lurton himself has seven…

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  • Touring and Tasting

    … bottles of Aussie Shiraz at the local shop. Funny, guy travels half way around the world to drink his home country drops. 1651. 2011 Vinaceous Wines - Snake Charmer Shiraz (McLaren Vale - Australia) I can't say that I know much about Vinaceous Wines. Given the labels, my guess is that it's a commercial venture along the lines of critter wines…

    2001 Bottles - A Wine Odysseyin Sauvignon Blanc Merlot Riesling- 4 readers -
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