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  • Horseback Riding in the Andes
    Remembering Mendoza
    As life leads us in different directions, sometimes we are offered a once in a lifetime experience that we should take advantage of and not turn down. My trip to Argentina was one of those rare opportunities I could not decline.It was one year ago...
  • The Wines of Trivento
    Bodega Trivento: A true expression of the Argentine terroir
    Over the last week I sipped and tasted three wines from Bodega Trivento, a Torrontés, Cabernet Sauvignon and Amado Sur. I am reminded of my wonderful trip to Mendoza last fall where I had the opportunity to visit Trivento and meet some of the...
  • The Terraced Vineyards of Domaine St. Diego
    Argentine Adventures: Touring the land of Malbec
    World Malbec Day is April 17, 2014. As the day celebrating this fine varietal approaches I reminisce about my adventures in Argentina, the trip made possible by Uncorking Argentina.Although I imbibed Torrentes, Cabernet and Bonarda, it is Malbec...
  • Gascon's 2012 Malbec justifies the search
    Gascon's 2012 Malbec justifies the search
    As a fan of Malbec’s from the Mendoza region of Argentina, I found the Gascon 2012 Malbec Reserva to be a superb example of what I expected from this producer.Gascon Vineyards is a mainstay in the Andes region, with a long history of...
  • Chef Mun's Salmon Roll
    Mun@Casarena: Integrating a passion for food, wine and the Andes Mountains
    Discovering the wines of Argentina includes learning about the cuisines that evolve around each winery experience. In Argentina some of the most outstanding restaurants are an integral part of the wine scene. One such winery is Casarena Bodega ...
  • alamos 2011 Chardonnay
    Alamos' 2011 Chardonnay provides a real treat
    Chardonnay lovers should seek out Alamos’ 2011 Chardonnay.Alamos recently released the 2011 Chardonnay, sourced from grapes growing in the Andes foothills. The vineyards, some of the highest in the world, have an elevation ranging from 3000...
  • Jose "Pepe" Galante
    The right altitude at Bodegas Salentein
    Just as “location, location, location” defines the most important attribute in real estate, “altitude, altitude, altitude” describes the key ingredient for world-class Argentine wines. That’s why growing grapes at...
  • Bodega Elena De Mendoza Malbec
    Elena de Mendoza, Argentinean but owned by E&J Gallo
    Surprise! Bodega Elena De Mendoza, a drinkable and inexpensive Malbec blend has a direct US connection. It is owned by E & J Gallo, and is another reflection of their ability to capitalize on value wines from around the world.Bodega Elena De...
  • Argentina Wines
    Vacation in a bottle: Wines from Argentina
    Argentina. Beautiful, sexy Argentina. It's one of those places I've always wanted to go but realize it's just out of reach for me right now.However, I've learned that it's possible to explore these out of reach places by simply...
  • Alamos vineyard in the Andes Mountains
    Remember the Alamos wines of Catena
    Word on the street is Malbec from Argentina is the new "cab."Whoever started this rumor was right on, especially when it comes to Alamos Seleccion 2009 Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. Perhaps these grapes are delicious due to the higher...
  • Gabriela Furlotti
    Gabriela Furlotti
    You know she's coming long before you see or hear her. The three dogs- usually napping by the pool or lazily petitioning for a backrub- come bounding around the corner, tails wagging and eyes beaming. Their mistress is here and it's...
  • Female Mah An Mendoza maybe retiring
    NY's Claudia Reid: Female Bodybuilder Mah Ann Mendoza ..injured? retired?
    I watched like everyone else the other night when Mah Ann mendoza could not finish her posing routine. Mah Ann had to be escorted off the stage because she was in so much pain. I felt so sorry for her because I can only imagine the pain she must...
  • Ziplining
    Family on bikes in Mendoza, Argentina
    This is a newsletter from Family on Bikes. This adventurous family is cycling from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego and have been on the road for a very long time.*****December, 2010Mendoza! The big city! The last big city on our journey, in fact. Once...
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    A museum of Argentinean wine history
    Felipe Rutini’s small square in Coquimbito is the reference point leading to a pittoresque road en route to La Rural winery. La Rural is closely related to Mendoza’s wine history, not only because it is a century old producer, but also...