Tag Archives: Malbec

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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Malbec World Day Decisions – Part II

After much pondering, some of it with the help of Malbecs from Ruta 22 and Graffigna, I decided to focus our Malbec World Day tasting on some of the key winemakers – Catena, Balbo, Hobbs, Cipresso, Antonini, de la Mota. But even this is proving to be a difficult decision, as there are many Argentine […]

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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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Wine Review: 2006 Flechas de Los Andes Gran Malbec

Mark your calendars: Malbec World Day is just a mere two weeks away. I can barely contain my excitement as I count down the days to April 17 and our Malbec roundtable! As a preview, I couldn’t resist opening this 2006 Malbec by Michel Rolland, which has been cellaring for the past two years. This […]

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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: 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 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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Wine Review: 2007 Bodega Cicchitti Blend

One of the many great things about Argentine wines currently available on the US market is the diversity of styles that can be found. While my last post featured an example of an oaky wine in the New World style, I found myself opening a more streamlined and rustic wine today. Though both are from […]

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Wine Review: 2006 Finca Flichman Paisaje de Tupungato

If you are looking for an excellent example of a New World-style red wine for less than $20, this could be the wine for you. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Merlot, the Paisaje de Tupungato is an impressive Argentine wine, made by a winery that is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In […]

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Wine Review: 2006 BenMarco Expresivo

“Most fine wine from Argentina is opened too early,” I was told by Sean Martin on my visit to his clever store in Hyde Park, Albert Winestein. Too true, and while I had wanted to hold on to the 2006 BenMarco Expresivo that I purchased at Albert Winestein in May, I succumbed and opened it […]

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