Caprese Paired with Prosecco #ItalianFWT

Posted by vinotravels21 I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season for family, friends and loved ones.  Tis’ the season to indulge in food and wine along with trying new dishes prepared by friends and family.  Appetizers are in abundance while you’re sipping on a glass of wine.  Cheese is always one of everybody’s favorites and…

The Random Samples – 11/4/2022

Posted on November 4, 2022 by the drunken cyclist It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme: Sauvignon Two Ways, Chardonnay Any Day, If It Doesn’t Sparkle, It Doesn’t Matter. 2019 Bending Branch Winery Malbec Bending Branch Estate Vineyards,…

For the Ultimate Wine Vacation, Head to Argentina

New hotels in the winery-rich area around Mendoza bring personality, flair, and value to wine-loving travelers. By Karen Catchpole Updated on November 1, 2022 Calyptra Lodge. PHOTO: COURTESY OF CALYPTRA LODGE Vineyards and wineries sprawl out of the city of Mendoza and extend 60 miles south into the Uco Valley. This region of alluvial landscapes, located at the…

Domaine Bousquet: how a winemaker swapped his French winery for an Argentine one, and then his Kuwait-born Iraqi son-in law grew it to be the country’s leading organic winery

This week I met with Labid al Ameri (pictured above), co-owner of Domaine Bousquet, in London to hear the story of how this French-owned winery grew to become Argentina’s leading organic producer, and also to taste through some of the wines. The story begins with a vineyard owner who swapped the south of France for…

The Random Samples—11/11/2022

Posted on November 11, 2022 by the drunken cyclist It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme: Sauvignon Two Ways, Chardonnay Any Day, If It Doesn’t Sparkle, It Doesn’t Matter. 2018 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Vine Trail Sunshine Valley,…