Category: Argentina

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Having Dinner with the Wine Maker of the Year 2012

 mywinepal  November 12, 2013

Having dinner with the Wine Maker of the Year for 2012 is quite an event.  The odds of having a chance to meet and talk with the wine maker of the year, is slim, with so many great wine makers from around the world.  For me there is also a dash of synchronicity happening as I one week before reviewed…

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Tasting Three Malbecs from Bodega Norton with a Vinturi

 mywinepal  November 1, 2013  1 Comment on Tasting Three Malbecs from Bodega Norton with a Vinturi

About Bodega Norton Bodega Norton started in 1895 when Edmund James Norton arrived in Mendoza, Argentina. He founded Bodega Norton, south of the Mendoza River, planting vines he imported from France.  It wasn’t until 1989, almost 100 years, before Gernot Langes-Swarovski from Austria bought Bodega Norton. Through his efforts, in 2006, Wine Spectator nominated Bodega Norton as one of the…

Celebrating the Wines of Argentina 2013

 mywinepal  September 29, 2013  1 Comment on Celebrating the Wines of Argentina 2013

Argentina is a country with Old World roots, yet produces wines that are definitely New World in style. Most wine drinkers have probably heard about their signature red grape “Malbec“, but there are also other hidden treasures for you to discover, like Torrontes (their signature white grape), Bonarda, Syrah, and Pinot Grigio.  The Celebrate One Night in Argentina shows us…

My Favourite White and Sparkling Wines for 2012

 mywinepal  December 16, 2012  1 Comment on My Favourite White and Sparkling Wines for 2012

I hazard to guess how many wines I tasted over the past year, but every year I find several gems that I pass along to you as I taste them.  Getting ready for the holiday season, you may be considering buying wines to take to parties, or serving wines at your parties.  What to buy? Here is a list of…

An Excellent Portfolio Tasting with Select Wines & Spirits

 mywinepal  September 17, 2012

I was happy to be invited for the second year in a row to the Select Wines & Spirits’ Annual Portfolio Tasting, held at the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.  Last year I found several gems that I passed along to you, and you will read about my latest wine recommendations.  You may want to compare to my last year’s…

MyWinePal Interviews Lucia Romero from El Porvenir de los Andes

 mywinepal  March 18, 2012

As part of my wine tasting activities at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, I interviewed several winery principals.  For this first video I talk with Ms. Lucia Romero from El Porvenir de los Andes, from the Salta region of Argentina.  This region is well known for their Torrontes wines.  Enjoy!

My Enjoyment of Speaking Frankly About Cabernet Franc

 mywinepal  March 12, 2012

My last event at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival was “Speaking Frankly About Franc“. I was eagerly waiting for this seminar as I really enjoy drinking Cabernet Franc. A grape that is at home in Bordeaux and in the Loire Valley. It is used as a blending grape in Bordeaux, as a minor partner to Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot….

More Wine Ratings from the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Fest 2012

 mywinepal  March 7, 2012

There were more wineries than those from Chile at the 2012 Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.  It took a while to drag me away from the Chilean wineries, and to try the wines from the rest of the world attending the Festival.  There were many nice wines, and now it’s my time to share them with you. Red Wines (and…

Register for Chile & Argentina Wine Experience Tour Presentation

 mywinepal  February 16, 2012

Have you thought about travelling to Chile and Argentina, to try their wonderful wines, see the beautiful Andes Mountains, sample their cuisine, but not know how to arrange it all? Why not sign up to attend the FREE MyWinePal seminar on Feb 23 to taste some South American wines and learn about an upcoming Wine Experience tour to Chile and…

My Latest IVSA Wine Picks – January 2012

 mywinepal  January 24, 2012

January 23, 2012, arrived full of promise, dragon-sized.  With that in mind, I checked out the New Product Salon for the Import Vintners & Spirits Association (IVSA) in downtown Vancouver.  There was a wide range of wines; sparkling, still, red, white, and fortified.  A few stars from the tasting that I would like to share with you.    Italian Prosecco…