Category Archives: Argentina

Wines to Brighten Up Your Thanksgiving

For most of us 2020’s Thanksgiving will be different.    Because of the COVID pandemic,  family and friends will not be gathering in  large numbers to celebrate.   Instead,  we’ll keep it smaller for the sake of everyone’s heath. Although we’ll … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, California, Champagne, Countries and Regions, France, New York, Oregon, Portugal, Red Wine, Rosé, South Africa, Spain, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine and Food, Wine Articles, Wine Type | Tagged , | Leave a comment

2019 Vintage Rosés from Around the World

Today, good quality rosé wines are made all over the world. In this article we focus on some of the most popular 2019 rosés on the market in the US.  The wines reviewed here are from Provence and other areas … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Chile, Countries and Regions, France, Friuli, Italy, Rosé, South Africa, Spain, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wine Type | Tagged | Comments Off on 2019 Vintage Rosés from Around the World

Aniello: New Releases from Patagonia

Aniello is a family winery in the Mainque District of the Upper Rio Negro Valley in Argentina’s Patagonia region.  Its wines are cool climate in their freshness and minerality. They taste like nothing else from Argentina, and they’re very reasonably … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Chardonnay, Countries and Regions, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged | 1 Comment

First Tastings from the Southern Hemisphere’s 2018 Vintage

Early releases of wines, mostly rosés and whites, from the 2018 vintage have begun rolling in, and we’ve also been tasting some impressive ones during our stay in Cape Town.   The always impressive Ricardo Santos 2018 Semillon from Mendoza … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Chile, Countries and Regions, Rosé, South Africa, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged | Comments Off on First Tastings from the Southern Hemisphere’s 2018 Vintage

Champagnes & Sparkling Wines for the Holidays: The Best of 2018

Champagne and sparkling wines are especially popular during the Holidays. Families and friends toast their friendship and welcome the new year with the bubbles that convey a sense of celebration and joy.  To help guide your purchases of Champagne and … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Austria, California, Champagne, Countries and Regions, France, Germany, Italy, Oregon, South Africa, Spain, Sparkling Wine, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wine Type | Tagged | Comments Off on Champagnes & Sparkling Wines for the Holidays: The Best of 2018

New Releases from Argentina and Chile

Argentina and Chile are well known for producing wines of outstanding value. In recent years, they’ve also become recognized for making high quality wines that compete with the world’s best. We’ve explored both countries in depth in our International Wine … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chile, Countries and Regions, Red Wine, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged , | Comments Off on New Releases from Argentina and Chile

Argentina’s Domaine Bousquet: High Altitude Selections from the Uco Valley

Located in the Tupungato district of Mendoza’s Uco Valley, this very high altitude estate (5249’) buffeted by the cool winds of the Andes was founded by Jean Bousquet in 1997 with a first release of wines in 2005. Today the … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Cabernet Sauvignon, Countries and Regions, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged , | Comments Off on Argentina’s Domaine Bousquet: High Altitude Selections from the Uco Valley

Selections from Argentina’s 2017 Vintage from Patagonia and Mendoza

This is our first report on Argentina’s 2017 vintage. The wines reviewed here from Aniello, Ricardo Santos, and Tercos are youthful wines that have seen only a modicum of oak aging. As a result, they are fresh and vibrant and … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Countries and Regions, Red Wine, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Selections from Argentina’s 2017 Vintage from Patagonia and Mendoza

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

Posted in Argentina, Countries and Regions, Red Wine, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The Crios Wines of Argentina’s Susana Balbo

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

Posted in Argentina, Chardonnay, Countries and Regions, Red Wine, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged | Comments Off on Aniello from Río Negro: New Releases from Argentina’s Patagonia