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Argentine Wines

O. My: an unforgettable coursed meal at Mendoza’s O. Fournier

What makes a meal unforgettable? Sometimes, it is merely ambiance: the toast my Mom made for us when we camped as children is still the most deliciously buttery bread I’ve...

In the Middle of Nowhere: Bodega Del Desierto

South African novelist Nadine Gordimer once said that “A desert is a place without expectation”. A photographer who has caught vast desert landscapes and breathtaking sunsets might disagree, as would...

Crios Torrontes

Crios winemaker Susan Balbo has made a name for herself as the top female winemaker of Argentina. In a country where men rule the wine industry, I was eager to...

Norton Extra Brut Espumante

Like Trapiche, whose Fond de Cave Malbec I recently reviewed, Norton is one of the larger bodegas in Argentina. The amount of wines that the produce is at times astounding:...

Bodega El Esteco “Don David” Torrontes 2009

Bodega El Esteco “Don David” Torrontes 2009

As the weather warms, I would like to share a wine that is sure to pair well with warm weather foods: the Don David Torrontes. Perhaps you remember my post...

Sedimentality awarded “Wine Blogger of the Month” by Wines of Argentina!

Sedimentality awarded “Wine Blogger of the Month” by Wines of Argentina!

I’m thrilled. Shocked. Excited. Honored. Wines of Argentina has named me “Wine Blogger of the Month” for my “Getting to Know Torrontés” blog! Such an honor that I am so...

Trapiche “Fond de Cave” 2008 Malbec Reserva

Trapiche “Fond de Cave” 2008 Malbec Reserva

I’m always stunned when I come across a more subdued Malbec. So many are big, juicy and really fruity… but occasionally, you try one that is milder, with more mature...

Top Malbecs from Argentina (in honor of World Malbec Day)

Top Malbecs from Argentina (in honor of World Malbec Day)

Happy World Malbec day! We missed celebrating World Malbec Day in the country that put Malbec on the map, Argentina, by just two days. But just because we’re in Italy...

Tapiz 2010 Torrontes

Tapiz 2010 Torrontes

During the three weeks I spent in Mendoza, Argentina’s primary wine producing region, I visited many wineries. Tapiz was by far my favorite. Who could resist a horse-drawn carriage ride...

Septima Malbec 2009

Septima Malbec 2009

It seems to me that there is quite a disparity between the styles of inexpensive and really inexpensive Malbec wines. Less expensive Malbecs, although quite good for their price, tend...