Political Debate Wine Pairing

Political Debate Wine Pairing

Last Monday was the debate. I don’t get political because there are way to many people out there slapping their views in my face. When it was time for the debate Monday night I decided to pair a wine with what laid ahead.   I poured myself a glass of...
What Goes Best With Ribs But Malbec

What Goes Best With Ribs But Malbec

One of my favorite wines to pair with ribs is Malbec. So naturally I pulled out a Malbec from Argentina to pair with my dinner.  The ribs I made, I didn’t baste with the usual barbecue sauce, but with a mustard vinegar sauce. I hoped for the best as it was...
A Taste of Rutini Wines

A Taste of Rutini Wines

It’s been a while since I’ve tasted wines from the Rutini portfolio and I can’t believe it was 4 years since I met their winemaker Mariano Di Paola. at a lunch in New York City.  That was a fabulous lunch and a great introduction for me to the...
Blending Quimera with Santiago Achaval

Blending Quimera with Santiago Achaval

Born in Rochester Minnesota, Santiago Achaval moved to Argentina when he was 6. He  grew up in Argentina and went to college there as well, but got accepted to Stamford Graduate School of Business and headed for California.  Well he got bit by the wine bug...
Dreaming Argentina with Kaiken Wines

Dreaming Argentina with Kaiken Wines

A few weeks ago I did a post on Aurelio Montes and Montes Wines of Chile and was blown away by the quality of the wine.  Well, Aurelio happen to make a visit to Mendoza, Argentina and fell in love with the people, terrior and viticulture in the country. What...

Wine & White Russian

It’s not all the time you drink a wine and it reminds you of the time way back when you drank those milky alcoholic drinks that go right to your waistline. ¬†One sniff of the wine glass and it brought me back to those days. I found this Verum Patagonia 2010 Pinot...