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Springtime Wines

Springtime Wines

  Where I live, spring has been…transitional. True story: It was so hot one day that my kid’s soccer game was stopped early. The next, we were on the pitch in boots and heavy coats. But it got me thinking about wine. It’s not consistently warm enough to start drinking whites, but it’s too warm […]

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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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Discover Argentina’s Kicky White Wine

Discover Argentina’s Kicky White Wine

When it comes to Argentine wine, any wine drinker worth her stemware can name-check Malbec.  But ask anyone to identify the country’s top white wine and crickets chirp.   But even though Torrontés hasn’t achieved “it” status (yet!), the grape is emerging as one to reckon with.   Bear in mind, and this is said […]

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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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