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…