Category: Argentina

VanWineFest 2022: The Global Cru Seminar

The Global Cru flight of wines

While the term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard or group of vineyards recognized for their superior quality. This seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival took us…

Celebrate Wine Excellence at Top Drop Vancouver May 10-11, 2022

Top Drop Vancouver

Have you ever heard of Top Drop Vancouver?  It is a festival where 40 hand-selected wineries from around the world come to Vancouver and pour their wines for you.  These wineries have to have a certain level of quality and…

The French Influence on the Southern Hemisphere

French Influence in Southern Hemisphere Wines

Winemaking has been around for hundreds of years.  We are very familiar with wines coming from Europe, in particular France, where we talk about Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne.  We typically call Europe the “Old World” wine region, while wines made…

Two More Malbecs To Celebrate Malbec World Day on April 17

Finca Decero Remolinos Vineyard Malbec 2018 and Escorihuela Gascon 1884 Estate Grown Malbec 2020

Here are two more Malbecs from Argentina that you may want to consider buying and opening on Malbec World Day, April 17, 2022. Since 2011 Malbec has been the most cultivated variety in Argentina, and the country has positioned itself…

Two Malbecs from Bodega Luigi Bosca for Malbec World Day April 17

Bodega Luigi Bosca La Linda Private Selection Old Vines Malbec and Bodega Luigi Bosca Malbec 2019

Malbec World Day is on April 17 and I have two Malbecs for you from Bodega Luigi Bosca in Argentina.  Malbec is best known as the signature red grape of Argentina, although it originally comes from France, both in Bordeaux…

Quick Review: Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2018

Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2018 and Steak Dinner Pairing

With the heatwave we are experiencing in BC, and specifically in Vancouver, I decided to open a bottle of Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2018 and pair it with grilled steak, vegetables, and salads.  This bottle of Malbec comes…

Book Review: Malbec, A Tumultuous Wine Journey from Woe to WOW by Vanda Jackson

Malbec, A Tumultuous Wine Journey from Woe to WOW by Vanda Jackson

April 17 was World Malbec Day, and coincidentally a few days prior, I received a copy of “Malbec, A Tumultuous Wine Journey from Woe to WOW” by Vanda Jackson. Vanda, a Canadian from Nova Scotia, is a journalist by training…

It’s Malbec World Day on April 17. Do You Have a Bottle?

Wines of Argentina Malbec World Day

If someone asks you for a wine from Argentina, they would probably mention a bottle of Malbec, from a producer, such as Catena, Norton, or Luigi Bosca, but did you know that this red grape originally comes from the Bordeaux…

An Argentinean Tribute to the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Bodega Vistalba Corte C 2017 and Bodega Luigi Bosca Malbec 2018

My final two wines I’m tasting as my tribute to the Vancouver International Wine Festival are from Argentina, as the theme region for this year’s Festival would have been South America. I have the Bodega Vistalba Corte C 2017, a…