Argentine wines

Top wines from 2017

Top wines from 2017

With the excuse of studying for the WSET Diploma, I’ve tasted a greater variety of wines – both Chilean and foreign – this year than ever before.  The upside is my knowledge and appreciation of wine have expanded exponentially; the downside is that there has been a tectonic shift in my taste. I’m no…

The rich fruitiness of Malbec wine

The rich fruitiness of Malbec wine

It may be a traditional French variety, but it is Argentina that has really put Malbec wine on the shopping list of red wine lovers in recent years. Malbec has come into its own in the warm climate of Argentina, where it can ripen fully, making richly comforting, fruity red wines that pair well…

The lowdown on the Mendoza wine region

The lowdown on the Mendoza wine region

Responsible for 70% of the wine made in the world’s 6th biggest wine-producing country, Mendoza is unsurprisingly Argentina’s most emblematic wine region. What’s all the more remarkable is that this is an area in a semi-desert with insufficient rainfall to keep vines alive. So why is Mendoza such a powerhouse of wine production?  Like most historical wine…

How Cabernet Sauvignon wine is made

How Cabernet Sauvignon wine is made

Have you ever wondered how a bunch of freshly harvested grapes like this…..       gets made into a bottle of wine like this?           Well this is how the Mendel winery in Mendoza makes their Cabernet Sauvignon wine.     The grapes arrive at the winery in these…