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I love Malbec. I even worked in it’s spiritual home of Mendoza, Argentina to get a behind the scenes look at what goes ito the world’s best Malbecs. But lately I’ve been exploring it from other parts of the world, too. For this variety, so far, it’s most popular examples come from Argentina and France. […]

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I was absolutely blown away the first time I tasted Torrontés. It had a nose of tropical fruit and flowers, not too dissimilar to that of a Gewürztraminer; but with slashes of refreshing citrus. It was intense, crisp, and richly perfumed. My experience was all that and then some. I had not been this excited […]

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Unexpected Weather

For a firsthand experience of what it is like to eat and serve a meal in the middle of Mendoza’s famed weather phenomenon, La Zonda click here.

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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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