Tag Archives: Argentina

Wine of the Week: 2008 Viña Cobos Felino Cabernet Sauvignon

Argentina produces some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon on the market today. That may be too much of a sweeping generalization, so I will qualify it a bit by saying relative to Cabs coming from other New World producers, such as California, Chile, and Australia. I think this is particularly true in the $18-30 price […]

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Celebrating Malbec World Day: Part II

And here are the final three wines of our Malbec World Celebration! 2007 Bodega Monteviejo Lindaflor Bodega Monteviejo is owned and operated by Catherine Pere-Verge of Chateau Le Gay. With international winemaker Michel Rolland heading up the winemaking, the winery is seeking to produce very high quality wines. Glenn and I tasted the entire Monteviejo […]

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Celebrating Malbec World Day: Part I

We have been eagerly anticipating Malbec World Day ever since we first learned about it a couple of months ago.  Despite my early efforts to not overthink the wine selection, I did just that.  In the end, I tried to find representation from some of the key winemakers in Argentina today – the ones have […]

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Decisions, Decisions: Drinking My Way To Malbec World Day

Malbec World Day is only six days away and the Wine Dine With Us team is eagerly looking forward to celebrating the occasion together. Since I will be hosting, I have been working on gathering the wine selection and creating a short, but appropriate, menu of snacks to enjoy with the wines. But it’s not […]

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Trials and Tribulations of Rainy Day Love Affairs: 2006 Tikal Amorio

The other night I opened the 2006 Tikal “Amorio” (“Love Affair”).  100% Malbec, this hand-harvested wine spent 12 months in 60% new french and 40% second-use french barrels. “Amorio” is Spanish for “Love Affair”.  It seems a bit unfair for me to claim a love affair when it’s truly Katrin’s honor but I fell head over […]

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Beyond Malbec: Argentina’s Big Red Blends Roundtable

On a cool, sunny Sunday afternoon, Glenn and I tasted six big, bold Argentine blends. I had been gathering these wines since fall in preparation for a Roundtable tasting. And now with spring, Easter dinner, and grilling season on our doorstep, it was time to finally taste them. While I am, of course, a fan […]

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Beyond Malbec: Argentine Pinot Noirs for under $20

In one of my first wine classes with Bill Nesto at Boston University, he noted that for many wine lovers Pinot Noir was both the pinnacle of their wine drinking experience and their biggest disappointment. The sentiment has stayed with me and, largely, proven correct, though I feel that for no other varietal is the […]

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Beyond Malbec: An Evening Exploring Argentine Wine with Master of Wine Sandy Block

Along with fellow Master of Wine Bill Nesto, Sandy Block developed the curriculum for the wine studies program at Boston University’s Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center. Though we saw him in the classroom less over time, there was a clear sense that he had left an indelible mark in shaping the program. It was a […]

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Wine Review: 2007 Bodega Renacer Enamore

What could be better for Valentine’s Day than a wine named “to fall in love with”? In the spirit of celebrating Saint Valentine, I opened one of my favorite wines: Bodega Renacer’s Enamore. Despite the translation from the Spanish, the wine’s name is actually a nearly perfect anagram for Amarone, a type of wine produced […]

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Wine Spectator Presents: Top Wines of Argentina at the Boston Wine Expo 2010

Part of the Beyond Malbec series. Yes, you read that correctly! A review of a seminar held about year ago. As I count down the days to the 20th Annual Boston Wine Expo, I recently went back to my notes from last year to remind myself of some of the highlights. To my surprise, I […]

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