Category Archives: Argentina

The Crios Wines of Argentina’s Susana Balbo

Over the years we’ve had the privilege to taste wines with Susana Balbo both in Buenos Aires and at her winery outside Mendoza. Susana makes super-premium wines under her Susana Balbo, Nosotros, and Ben Marco labels at her Dominio del … Continue reading

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Aniello from Río Negro: New Releases from Argentina’s Patagonia

Aniello is a relatively new Argentine winery located on the north bank of the Rio Negro in the Mainqué district of Rio Negro. Established by winemaker Santiago Bernasconi and Italian investors in 2010 with the purchase of a vineyard originally … Continue reading

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Ruca Malen’s Extraordinary Wine Dinner at Rural Society in Washington, DC

Over the years we have attended many outstanding wine pairing dinners.  But few have compared to the Argentine Ruca Malen wine pairing dinner recently held at Rural Society in Washington, DC.   The six course dinner was jointly planned and flawlessly … Continue reading

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Mendel Wines: New Releases from Mendoza

Mendel Wines combines old vines grown in the high altitude vineyards of Luján de Cuyo in Argentina with the impeccable winemaking talent of Roberto de la Mota.  Roberto de La Mota is no stranger to the International Wine Review. We’ve  … Continue reading

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Tasting Trivento Malbec and Torrontés with Winemaker Germán di Cesare

Trivento is a large winery located in the Argentine province of Mendoza that produces a wide range of wines at diverse price points. Irrespective of price, the wines are always good quality and very good value. It has 3,185 acres … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wines of South America: The Essential Guide by Evan Goldstein

This book on South American wine (UC Press, 2014, $40) is a tour de force by Evan Goldstein.  It provides a comprehensive review of the grapes, growing regions, and important producers of the continent, from Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo to Chile’s … Continue reading

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Terrific Wines from Boutique Argentine Wineries

We recently had the opportunity to taste a selection of some terrific Argentine wines from a relatively new U.S. importer, Brazos Wine Imports. Established in 2008, by two former wine distributors, Jonathan Chaplin, and Brian Ravitsky. Brazo represents boutique family … Continue reading

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More Cool Torrontés for the Hot Summer: Reviews of Zolo, Manos Negras, and Bodega Tapiz

Our recent article on Tantalizing Torrontés for Summer identified our ten favorites. Not surprisingly, most of them came from the mile-high Valle Calchaquíes in Salta province.  Since that time we’ve received several others, from premium growing areas in the Famatina … Continue reading

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Semillon from Mendel and Ricardo Santos in Mendoza, Argentina

At one time the Semillon grape was very widely planted in the Southern Hemisphere countries of Australia, Chile, and South Africa. Today, it is still grown in these countries but in small quantities. And a surprising fourth country can be … Continue reading

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The Sweet Malbecs of Argentina

Our just published Report # 27 Sweet Wines of the World reviews hundreds of sweet wines, including the unique and delicious late harvest and fortified Malbecs of Argentina. This article was previously posted on our home page. The whole world … Continue reading

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