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More from WInes of Uruguay

  Have you tried a wine from Uruguay recently? They are so fantastic! The big surprise for me was the elegance of the white wines. And as you will read in the links below, they are making serious headway into “taming tannins. When I was at the London Wine Fair in May I was excited […]



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Visiting Gimenez Mendez in Uruguay

The family has had the winery since not 1940 — yet it was only in 1991 that Maria Mendez Parodi and her husband bought this winery. The wines as you will see below are of exceptional quality and well balanced, which is a good thing as Maria had served as the president of wines of […]



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Visiting Alto de la Ballena in Uruguay

Have you ever considered moving to what some people think is the ‘end of the world?” The landscape in this remote part of Uruguay is somewhat luner, yet it’s the special terroir that makes the wines of Alto de la Ballena so good. The winery was started in 2000 by Paula Pivel, who worked for […]



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Visiting H. Stagmari in Uruguay

This winery started in 1991 by Mr. Stagmari and they grow many different varietals that have won numerous awards, especially for Tannat. From the start the focus was on quality, beginning with limiting density in the vineyards (one meter by one meter). As you can see from the photo above the wines have won many […]



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A Family Winery: Meeting Juan Marichal of Marichal wines

“My 82 year old granny lives here,” says dark haired Juan Andres Marichal, pointing to a simple, one  story house near the tiny family winery. “Many years ago she would cook three meals a day for the workers.” I peek into the old kitchen, which is now used as a barrel room, and see that […]



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Taste of Luxury: Bodega Garzon in Uruguay

  Have you ever dreamed of becoming a multi-millionaire? If so, would you use your money to buy a forest and plant a vineyard, and also plant olive trees to make the best possible gourmet olive oil? … and what about a golf course? Or a high tech, state of the art winery designed to […]



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Exploring the Wines of Dante Irurtia in Uruguay

“What exciting wines!” is my first reaction to meeting Marcelo Irurtia, who is in charge of vineyard management for his family’s 100 year old winery, and Maria Silvia Bianchi, who is in charge of exportation. The reasons their wines are exciting are many — first, they are very carefully made and extremely balanced, which automatically […]



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Visit and Lunch at Bouza in Uruguay

“What are those curious birds!” I can’t help but ask, as we tour the vineyard of Bodega Bouza in Uruguay. My guides are Eduardo Boido, winemaker and Cristina Santoro, who manages PR and communications. It is a gorgeous warm day and besides the vineyards of Tannat there is a small flock of beautiful, elegant birds […]



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Tasting the Wines of Pisano in Uruguay

  … an absolutely fabulous visit to Pisano Wines today … … vivacious Daniel Pisano, director of his family’s winery, picked me up and gave me a tour of his fabulous winery as well as one of the most entertaining lunch experiences of my life. The cuisine was great and the many award winning wines […]



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A Visit to Pizzorno Winery in Uruguay

“Welcome!” says vivacious Ana Pizzorno, with a bright smile and flashing dark eyes as she picks me up at the Montevideo airport. It had been a long flight from New York, and Ana’s enthusiasm to show me her vineyard makes it all worth it. Montevideo is apparently quickly becoming a hot spot … the plane […]