Category: Argentina

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…

Can You Solve this Puzzle about The GLOBAL CRU from VanWineFest 2020?

The Global Cru at VanWineFest 2020 wines

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 had a GLOBAL CRU Seminar where top wineries from around the world discussed what is meant by “CRU”.  Help put this puzzle together.  There are lots of red wines to make the puzzle challenging. …

Catena Zapata Named The #1 World’s Most Admired Wine Brand of 2020 By Drinks International Magazine

Bodega Catena Zapata logo

At the end of February, I was very fortunate during the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 to be able to meet and interview Laura Catena, from Bodega Catena Zapata; an iconic Argentinean winery.  And in April I received information that…

That’s a Wrap: All My VanWineFest 2020 Articles for You

VanWineFest 2020 brochure

I was very busy at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020.  There were lots of terrific wines from France and around the world, plus the dinners, seminars, and Masterclasses were top notch.  I worked very hard making tasting notes, interviewing…