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A Chat with Labid Al Ameri and Anne Bousquet of Domaine Bousquet

Daniel Altman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Taste
Daniel Altman

How many miles would you travel to live the dream of running a winery? Anne (née Bousquet) and Labid Al Ameri met twenty years ago while studying in ...

A Chat with Thibaut Delmotte of Colome

Daniel Altman | Posted 05.09.2016 | Taste
Daniel Altman

One afternoon, while wending my way by car through the jagged outcroppings and deserted mountain ranges of northern Argentina, I passed a dusty turnof...

Ode to Malbec

Laura Catena | Posted 04.18.2016 | Taste
Laura Catena

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, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. I

New York Celebrates the Malbec World Day

Horacio Fabiano | Posted 04.14.2016 | New York
Horacio Fabiano

It's no news that Malbec wines are in vogue. What is news is the way Argentines are celebrating it. This week will mark the sixth edition of the Malbec World Day, a worldwide event held in over 70 cities.

Going Against the Flow: Jesse Katz, Expert Winemaker

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.12.2016 | Taste
Charu Sharma

As the head winemaker for Lancaster Estate, Jesse Katz grew the Roth brand over 800% and the Lancaster and Roth wines received the highest ratings in ...

Wines to Pair With the Sundance Film Festival

Kirsten Fox | Posted 01.19.2016 | Taste
Kirsten Fox

My little mountain town of Park City, Utah, will be invaded, as it is every year at the end of January, by the People-In-Black, "PIBs" as they're affectionately referred to by the locals.

A Chat With German di Cesare of Trivento

Daniel Altman | Posted 01.13.2016 | Taste
Daniel Altman

German di Cesare wants you to know that there is strength in unity. That even among rivals, there can be cooperation. And that people coming from the same starting points can reach very different destinations. This is how he describes the current cadre of young Mendozan winemakers, of which he is one of the stars.

The Story of the Adrianna Vineyard

Laura Catena | Posted 10.27.2015 | Travel
Laura Catena

To tell the story of the Adrianna Vineyard I need to start with my Italian immigrant great grandfather Nicola Catena and with my father's childhood in the tiny village of La Libertad (which means freedom in Spanish) in Eastern Mendoza, Argentina.

Pairings from the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show

Daniel Altman | Posted 08.28.2015 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Once again this summer, hundreds of vendors from around the world descended on New York City to introduce those from the food and beverage trade to their wares. This time, Argentine wines were missing in action. But once again, there were some delicious items for pairings.

Tanya's Red-Blend Wine Picks Under $25

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 08.26.2015 | Taste
Tanya Young Williams

Summer is almost over and it's time for me to replace my refreshing whites with soothing reds; particularly, red-blends.

A Chat With Herve Chagneau of Antucura

Daniel Altman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Antucura may not be a household name for wine lovers, but it certainly should be. Its wines are an extraordinary expression of the Vista Flores terroi...

Mighty Malbec: From Forgotten Grape to International Fame

Menuism | Posted 12.14.2014 | Taste
Menuism

Pick a menu, pop the cork, and settle into a glass of a grape variety that found its place in the New World and will likely only keep surprising us.

Malbec + Cabernet Sauvigon = Elegance: A Chat With Fernando Buscema of Bodegas CARO

Daniel Altman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Bodegas CARO is one of the most fascinating and prestigious projects in Argentina's wine industry: a joint venture between the Catena family from Mend...

Drink The World: Buenos Aires

Dan Miles | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Dan Miles

This is the city of the Tango, a dance so hot it involves rubbing your whole body against another human being for prolonged periods of time creating enough friction to light a cigarette.

14 Delicious Wines From Malbec World Day

Daniel Altman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

April 17 was Malbec World Day, and we joined in by leading a special #WineChat on Twitter live from the New York City celebration, a huge event called...

The Malbec Dream: A Personal Reflection On Malbec's Rise To Stardom

Laura Catena | Posted 06.17.2014 | Taste
Laura Catena

The idea that Malbec would be a prevalent choice on prestigious restaurant wine lists would have been unfathomable to me.

Malbec World Day Is Coming!

Daniel Altman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

April 17 is Malbec World Day, when people in more 50 countries will celebrate the flavor and finesse of Argentina's signature grape. At Argovino, we'l...

A Guide to Mendoza, From One Wine-o to Another

Magdalena Wojcik | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Magdalena Wojcik

Despite the fact that we did not make any reservations in advance, we still were fortunate enough to visit over 10 of the best wineries in the area.

Forks, Corks, Villas and Vines in Argentina

Karen Loftus | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Karen Loftus

Rest assured no matter how full the forks and corks and cultural offerings may leave you, you will leave Argentina begging for more.

A Chat With Jose Manuel Ortega Fournier of O. Fournier

Daniel Altman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

You may not have heard of Jose Manuel Ortega Fournier, but you've probably seen his O. Fournier and Urban Uco wines from Argentina. A Spaniard educate...

Argentina Wine Country: Beyond Malbec! (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

In the old cavernous wine cellar, we whet our appetites sampling wines from a handful of local producers, which we later sipped with a multi-course midday meal.

Gimenez Riili Arrives in the United States

Daniel Altman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Not many Americans can name more than a few small, family-run wineries in Argentina. The shelves in American shops are dominated by big producers and ...

Top Argentine Wines for the Holidays

Daniel Altman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

With the winter holidays coming up, it's a great time to stock up on wine. Argentine wines are meant for sharing and celebrating, so there are plenty to fit the bill. Here are some of our favorite pairings.

A Chat With Luis Barraud of Vina Cobos

Daniel Altman | Posted 02.02.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

If a winemaker ever personified Teddy Roosevelt's saying, "Speak softly and carry a big stick," it might be Luis Barraud. Luis is an unassuming man in...

Lunch With Nicolás Catena -- The Mondavi of Argentina

Mary Orlin | Posted 11.13.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Cabaña de Las Lilas is one of the most famous steakhouses in Buenos Aires, let alone all of Argentina.  When we walked in I recognized everything --...