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Exploring Valentin Bianchi: Argentine Wines with Italian Roots

… so last night it was so interesting to meet Federico Nino, export manager for Bodega Valentin Bianchi in Argentina for a variety of reasons. Of course, it was quite nice that he was so charming, well spoken, and could address the fascinating issues relating to the export market for wines from Argentina. Bodega Valentin […]



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Bodega Achaval Ferrer Visits New York

Very interesting visit today with with Santiago Achaval Becu, a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business who went on to found Bodega Achaval Ferrar with three friends in 1988. Though most winemakers are well spoken, Santiago has it down to an art, entertaining and edifying a table of journalists with witty anecdotes and […]



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#WBC 2012 Portland – Pairing Food with Argentina Wine

“What are they serving at this buffet?” was the whisper for the opening kick-off morning of the 2012 Wine Blogging Conference. The buffet – starting at 10am and sponsored by Winebow – was labled an “Argentina Food & Wine Pairing Brunch.” Several participants wondered if we would be sitting at tables and if traditional brunch […]



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Bodega DiamAndes Comes to New York

  “Welcome,” says Antoine Blech of Opia restaurant in Manhattan, welcoming Jean-Jacques Bonnie of Bodega DiamAndes and his contingent. We are here at this fun restaurant overlooking 57th street to taste some of Jean-Jacques new releases for the American market, and I am excited by the opportunity to ask a Uco Valley producer a variety […]



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Tasting Bodega DiamAndes in NYC!

  Do you recall the California gold rush from your fourth grade history class? At the time, people from all over the world headed to Northern California to make it big. Today, Argentina is the “new California” and the new “gold” are vineyards planted in regions with the right soil, exposure, and access to water […]



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Wine Talk with Jose Antonio Galante of Salentein Family of Wines

  What can you say about an excellently turned out Chardonnay? I am sitting at a table in the elegant Lambs Club with Mr. Jose Antonio Galante, Chief Winemaker at Salentein Family of Wines. Mr. Galante has an extensive history as a winemaker, having started at Catena Zapata which is credited for the currant quality […]



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Catching up with Argento: Quality Wine of Argentina

  “Pinot Grigio from Argentina?” a guest asks, accepting a glass of nicely chilled, cool climate Pinot Grigio at the private dining room of Industria Argentina in Tribeca. I am tasting the Pinot Grigio, rolling its dry, mineral-rich, balanced flavors in my mouth whilechatting with two very intriguing and charming gentlemen. First, meet Argento’s Chief […]



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Wine Media Guild Explores Chile & Argentina

  Did you ever wonder about the difference between Chile and Argentina as far as wine is concerned? The terroir in each country is completely different, and to a large extent, so are the varietals. World-famous winemaker/winery owner and consultant Paul Hobbs presented a talk on wines from Argentina that addressed nuances of each of […]



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Santa Julia brand comes to New York

Landmark chefs David Nichols (striped apron) and Marc Murphy flank Julia Zuccardi & Zuccardi family winery chef Ana Rodriguez Julia Zuccardi, granddaughter of Mendoza-based Zuccardi winery founder Alberto Zuccardi, came to Manhattan with her family’s chef Ana Rodriguez Armisen to showcase the new Santa Julia brand to US customers. “My father named the brand for […]



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Interview with Nicholas Audebert of Cheval Des Andes

“Welcome to Cheval Des Andes,” says Bordeaux-born winemaker Nicholas Audebert, looking like a jet-set male model in a sleek Polo outfit. We are sitting in the gorgeous guest reception villa Nicholas designed to entertain journalists and other visitors, and about to taste a selection of his wines and enjoy lunch. Cheval Des Andes is a […]



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Visit to Terrazas de los Andes

  Terraazas de los Andes is a beautiful property in Lujan de Cuyo with an amazing history. It began in the 1950s when Moet & Chandon, which belonged to the French company LVMH, sent their winemaker Renaud Poirier to Latin America to monitor the native soils of the region. Poirier proved the region of Lujan […]



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A Visit to Ruca Malen in Mendoza, Argentina

  When you visit “wine country” just outside Mendoza, Argentina, one of the best restaurants in terms of a gorgeous view, fabulous wine, and food can be found at the Ruca Malen winery. Ruca Malen’s story began in 1998 when Jean Pierre Thaibaud , former chairman of Bodegas Chandon, and Jacques Louis de Montalembert decided […]