It was a great first day at the Boston Wine Expo. As promised, my first stop was the Wine of Argentina section, where I had the pleasure of meeting Nora Favelukes, one of the presenters from last year’s Argentina seminar. Even better, she was my personal guide to several of the wineries on display and introduced me to Bodega Dante Robino’s Rodrigo Alonso. Though the wines have been a hit in other states, particularly New York, they are still working on getting a distributor in Massachusetts. Hopefully, that will happen soon since the Malbec and Bonarda are both delicious and crowd-pleasing and priced well at about $13 each.
Another outstanding set of wines – also without a Massachusetts distributor – were being presented by the Monteviejo winery. Be sure to try these delicious, New World style wines if you are at the Expo today. I was lucky enough to have picked up a bottle of Monteviejo’s Lindaflor Malbec at the Wine Library and look forward to enjoying it soon.
Moving on from Argentina, I stopped at the lovely Loire tables. Ah, Muscadet and rosé make me dream of summer, as do Sauvignon Blancs from Quincy and Sancerre. More on these later!
I quickly realized that Chateauneuf du Papes was not represented at this year’s Expo. The banners, bustling tables, and friendly French winemakers were missing sadly.
Well, I’m off to get ready for Sunday’s Expo. See you there!