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Laura Catena

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Ode to Malbec

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 5:16 PM

For 2016 Malbec World Day

Malbec Vines

Argentina's most famous wine grape varietal, Malbec, is perhaps the best suited to Mendoza's sunny mountain soil and climate. Malbec is one of the five Bordeaux varietals; the other varietals are Merlot,...

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The Story of the Adrianna Vineyard

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 12:41 PM

"Words do not do justice to this beauty." About Adrianna Vineyard Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate, August 2015.

"The 2011 Malbec Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard is a Malbec from the eponymous vineyard in Gualtallary close to 1,500 meters altitude from the plots where the soil is...

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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe From Chef Lucas Moyano Gonnet

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 9:29 AM

Chef Lucas Moyano is chef at Sivela 465 Restaurant at Hotel Mio Buenos Aires. There are many ways to prepare a Thanksgiving feast, but every year I continue to go back to his turkey recipe. I love that his recipe is traditional with classic flavors and it also...

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A Feast for Dad: Rib-eye Steak With Chimichurri and Patagonian Potatoes

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 12:53 PM

In Argentina, the Asado Pit is the realm of men, fathers, grandfathers and their male offspring. Although I grew up in a family where both my brother and I washed dishes and served the table, and where academic and professional expectations were the same for boys and girls, I never...

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The Malbec Dream: A Personal Reflection on Malbec's Rise to Stardom

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Today over 55 cities in 44 countries are hosting gatherings to celebrate "Malbec World Day;" a day conceived by Wines of Argentina to pay homage to the grape that brought Argentina into the spotlight next to top wine producing regions in the world. It wasn't until 2002, just...

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Is Winemaking an Art or a Science?

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 12:38 PM

By Laura Catena, Managing Director of Alamos Wines and author of Vino Argentino: An Insider's Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina

The title of this post is a question I asked myself twenty years ago when I graduated from Harvard University with a degree in...

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A Journey Through Argentina's High-Altitude Wine Country

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2010 | 4:22 PM

It's January of 2009 and Bruce Schoenfeld, the relentlessly truth-seeking Travel and Leisure wine writer, calls to ask if I would be in Mendoza for Harvest.

"I'm mostly writing a piece on Salta, but I'd like to drop by Catena and ask you about the current state of Argentine...

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From Asado (Barbecue) to Helado (Ice Cream): A Foodie Tour of Mendoza

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2010 | 3:16 PM

By Laura Catena, Managing Director of Alamos Wines and Author of Vino Argentino: An Insider's Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina

Mendoza - a ninety-minute flight west of Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital, is known as la tierra del sol y del vino, (the land of sun and...

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