My May Vino column in Miami's best newspaper, Biscayne Times, covers a few great bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina and Chile. Find it in the "Dish & Drink" section of the paper online or in print. You can read The Case for South American Cabernet Sauvignon article HERE. Photo courtesy of Bodega Catena Zapata.
What happens when you combine two historically significant winemaking families from iconic regions in the Old and New World in a historic winery location set to the backdrop of the Andes Mountains? It may seem like a dream for many wine lovers, but this scenario does, in fact, exist in real life at Bodegas CARO... Continue Reading →
I hate to use the term "regrets," but one of the adventures I missed during my six weeks of traveling across Argentina was spending time in Mendoza. Unfortunately, I didn't make it to the land of Malbec in that region, however, I did spend a week traveling across the more northern wine region of Salta,... Continue Reading →
Amazing Argentina: A beautiful country full of natural wonders and lots of wine. It's the land of Malbec, which has a rich history and story to tell. Just last week, I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by Bodega Catena Zapata, where we had the opportunity to taste through several lines of premium... Continue Reading →
It may seem as though I write quite frequently about Argentina and Argentine wine, and that is true. I did spend six weeks in the country back in 2017, which is the longest I've spent consecutively living and traveling around a country outside of the U.S., so needless to say, Argentina has a place in... Continue Reading →
Paul Mabray, a wine professional I follow on Twitter, recently tweeted that "Winery sustainability is NOT just about the environmental impact. It’s about living wages, work/life balance, healthy vendors, social contracts, community contributions, R&D investments and esp. making profit." I retweeted the comment because I thought it was poignant, but I didn't realize at the... Continue Reading →
It has been a couple of years since I've traveled across Argentina, but it is definitely a country you don't forget easily. Some of the most beautiful views and vistas exist between the bottom of the continent at Ushuaia and the unbelievably stunning landscapes and backdrops in the northern province of Salta. If you are... Continue Reading →
As I'm posting this on my site, I'm sitting in Beaune, France, in the middle of Burgundy wine country, where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reign supreme. While I may be far from the Southern Hemisphere currently, my Vino column in Biscayne Times newspaper covering wines from south of the Equator is hot off the presses.... Continue Reading →
Happy Malbec World Day! Check out my latest article on Coravin's blog where I go into the history of the Malbec grape and why we celebrate it on April 17th! Cheers to Malbec!
Deciding where to plan your next wine vacation can be a bit daunting. With so many options from Napa to New Zealand, it’s easy to see how any wine-o can develop decision fatigue. Do you want to drink Pinot Grigio or Pinotage? Would you rather sip Sauvignon Blanc or Semillon? Visit the ocean or the... Continue Reading →