Category Archives: Chile & Argentina

Celebrate World Malbec Day With These Recommendations from Argentina

April 17 is World Malbec Day, a celebration of the red wine grape that originated in France and is now grown in vineyards around the world. The day was chosen to coincide with a reported declaration by the president of Argentina to acquire French vines, including malbec, and plant them in Argentinian soils in 1853. […]

Explore International Wines from New and Old World Sources

The focus of my column has always been on Washington wine – and with good reason. Our state produces all the essentials a wine enthusiast could ask for: white wines ranging from crisp, vibrant riesling to full-bodied chardonnay and a wide array of red wines from velvety merlot to big, bold cabernet sauvignon. But even […]

Celebrate Malbec With Affordable Choices From Argentina

These days there’s practically a special day for everything. World Smile Day, World Pasta Day, World Left-Handers Day … even World Malbec Day. Did somebody say Malbec Day? Now that’s a day I’ll celebrate. World Malbec Day was established a few years by an organization called Wines of Argentina (think Washington Wine Commission as a […]

Vancouver Wine Festival Features a Plethora of Chilean Syrahs

Earlier this month I traveled north to the Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival and took a break from Northwest wines to attend a seminar that featured a tasting of syrahs from Chile. A couple of things really stood out during the tasting. First, most of Chile’s grape growing regions are located in temperate, rather than warmer […]

Dona Paula Winery a Fine Example of Good Wines From Argentina

The Mendoza region of west central Argentina is considered by many to be the country’s premiere wine grape growing area and is home to over 1,000 wineries. Lately I’ve enjoyed a number of wines from Doña Paula Vineyards, an Argentinean winery that typifies what you can expect from the region – reasonably priced, well-balanced wines […]