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I grew up in Northern Ontario, a region not generally thought of as one of the great wine destinations of the world. When starting out in the wine industry I knew that I had a lot to learn to catch-up with those who had a natural introduction to the vine. What I didn’t know then, […]

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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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 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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Mendoza Malbec Under $25

Over the next few months I will be reviewing plenty of Argentine wine for The Vines of Mendoza blog.  Firstly, I have been looking at Malbec under $25.  Click here for my tasting notes on Caligiore Reserve Malbec 2007, Inizio Reserva Malbec 2006 and Mil Vietnos Malbec 2007.

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