The Secret Of High Altitude Vineyards Of Argentina

The Secret Of High Altitude Vineyards Of Argentina

The Salta region in Argentina is known to have the highest altitude vineyards.  70 % of the vineyards are located in the Calchaquies Valley.  There are 7,900 acres planted with grapes. Starting at 4,900 above sea level there are grapes planted to 10,210 feet...
2 Value Priced Wines from Montes Wines

2 Value Priced Wines from Montes Wines

I have tasted Montes Wines before and I am always amazed at the great quality coming Aurello Montes. It all began for them in 1988 when they realized their dream of crafting wines in high quality than the current standards and using sustainable methods. This...

My Superbowl Wine Picks and Pairings

There’s 2 halves so we have 2 wine picks for the 2016 Superbowl. How will they fair?  Anytime you talk football there is also food involved.  So the menu at the moment for the game is: Smoked Baby Back Ribs Chili Bean Salad Jalapeno popper dip Cheese...
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...

Malbec: Limestone (Cahors) vs. Clay (Argentina)

The first thing you think about when you hear the word Malbec these days is Argentina.  Well Malbec dates back some 2,000 years ago when it was known as “The Black Wine of Cahors” that’s Cahors, France. While Argentina and Cahors Malbec are...