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Argentina:  An Overview

Argentina: An Overview

The first vitis vinifera vines came to Argentina 400 years ago with the Spanish colonizers, who first planted them in 1551 for sacramental wine.  More recently, the 1850s to 1880s saw the first significant growth of wine as an industry, with 20,00 acres planted between 1873 and 1893   Today, Argentine wines production emphasizes modern […]

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Wines of Summer:  Picks from the Pro and Amateur

Wines of Summer: Picks from the Pro and Amateur

The recent portfolio tasting of a New York distributor seemed the perfect occasion to find some terrific summertime wines.  But why just offer my opinion?  I asked my friend Susan, the Amateur, to join me (the Pro.)    Our goal was to taste, talk about and take notes on as many white and rosé wines […]

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