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Monthly Archive for April, 2011

  We’ve been video blogging at The Vines of Mendoza. Check out this video of some of their talented palates, Wine director, Mariana Onofri, Head of Marketing, Emily Camblin, and me, Sommelier, tasting and comparing Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from Argentina and New Zealand.

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Rats in the Cellar

It’s harvest time in Mendoza and The Vines Cellar Rat program is well underway. Click here to see what the Private Vineyard Estate Owners are elbow deep in this cosecha.

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Wine cellar dining at Azafran

I recently had the great pleasure of dining in the wine cave at Azafran Restaurant, where they display more than 600 wines for you to choose from.  For the full mouth watering story, click here.

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 The 2011 vintage has been a steady, controlled process thus far at The Vines of Mendoza. Over the past month and a half we have harvested 15% of our grapes. Today, however, we are functioning at full force as the Malbec harvest commences. For the full story click here. Bring it on Malbec!

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Bocce Ball and BBQ

Work at The Vines of Mendoza can be tough. Thursday, after wine camp and a long asado (traditional Argentine BBQ), a few of us tried our hand at the game, bochas. You may be more familiar with its other names; bocce ball or pétanque. For the full story on one of the ways that wine has been […]

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