Tag: Andes

Luigi Bosca Malbec 2016 and Malbec Terroir Los Miradores 2016 in glasses for us to taste

Getting Insights on Argentinean Malbec and More with Alberto Arizu from Luigi Bosca

 mywinepal  September 18, 2019

The Luigi Bosca family has a 120 history of growing grapes and producing wines in Mendoza, Argentina.  Alberto Arizu the great-grandson for the Luigi Bosca winery spoke to us today about the history of the winery, the family, and the Malbec grape. His great grandfather, originally from Italy, bought land in the Mendoza region is 1901 and started to plant…

A flight of Argentina Malbecs and other wines

The Secrets to Argentina’s Malbecs

 mywinepal  May 16, 2018

Certain regions of the world are well-known for producing exceptional wines. Burgundy producing Pinot Noir, or Napa Valley producing Cabernet Sauvignon for example.  There is usually something about their terroir that brings out the best of their grapes, which then makes it into the wines. What is it about Argentina that makes Malbec special?  There are a few factors: altitude,…

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Kaiken Wines – A Chilean Hand in Argentine Terroir

 mywinepal  October 17, 2014

A Bit of Argentine Wine Background Argentina is a large country that can boast over 300 sunny days a year and a dry semi-desert climate, and irrigation canals from the Andes mountains which helps them to be the 5th largest wine producer in the world.  Grapes were brought over by French, Spanish, and Italian immigrants. Believe it or not, nearly…

Help Me Plan a Trip to Argentina For You

 mywinepal  November 29, 2011

Have you ever wanted to go to Argentina, watch a live tango show, visit the Iguazu Falls (remember the movie “The Mission”?), walk the vineyards in Mendoza, eat an Argentinean style barbeque (asado), and enjoy a big Malbec with your asado?  I’ve been to Argentina, and had a chance to do many of these things.  Argentina is a big, beautiful…