Artisan Uprising Wine

Artisan Uprising: Two brothers’ unique style of making wine

The name of a winery is not just a form of branding, but it can have significant meaning in describing the philosophy of each wine producer. Such is the case with David and William Vondrasek, owners/winemakers of Artisan Uprising. They are artisans in their own right, and like many small boutique wineries, they are rising

Horseback Riding in the Andes

Remembering Mendoza

As life leads us in different directions, sometimes we are offered a once in a lifetime experience that we should take advantage of and not turn down. My trip to Mendoza, Argentina was one of those rare opportunities I could not decline. It was one year ago that I landed in Argentina. Today I ponder

Santiago Achaval, Achaval Ferrera Malbecs

Achaval-Ferrer: A purest approach to making Argentine Malbec

In Argentina, the combination of purity in winemaking, terroir-driven wines, and old vines is symbolic of one winery, Achaval-Ferrer. It is the passion of the winery owners to produce Malbec from single vineyards, but there is more that makes the Achaval-Ferrer wines exceptional. In addition to the land and the grapes, it is the people

Kaiken Wines

Kaiken Premium Wines: A passion for great wine

Finding true passion in winemaking is one of the ingredients for making outstanding premium wines. This passion is the case when you meet Aurelio Montes, Jr., winemaker for Kaiken. His exuberance for his craft is quite evident when in his presence. You immediately sense his passion for wine, the terroir, and the process of making

Lunch at Bodega Trivento

Bodega Trivento: A true expression of the Argentine terroir

Over the last week, I sipped and tasted three wines from Bodega Trivento, a Torrontés, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Amado Sur. I am reminded of my wonderful trip to Mendoza last fall, where I had the opportunity to visit Trivento and meet some of the people that create and produce their fabulous wines. Reviewing my notes,

Uncorking Argentina: Experiencing the beauty of Argentina

  Discovering Mendoza, Argentina is easy with Uncorking Argentina. Uncorking Argentina opens your eyes to experience all that Argentina offers. One might also say they uncork and decant all the wonders of Argentina, more specifically Mendoza. For those wanting an exciting and comprehensive wine tour with tastings, it is the perfect way to learn about

Adrian Meyer, Winemaker at Terrazas de Los Andes

Terrazas de Los Andes: Pure refinement in a destination winery

My adventures in Argentina began with a charming getaway that has everything you could desire when it comes to a relaxing time, fabulous wines, sumptuous meals, and wonderful accommodations. Terrazas de Los Andes is a Luján De Cuyo destination winery that involves each visitor in a unique epicurean experience.  It was my first stop on

Cheval de Andes

Cheval des Andes: Combining French Elegance with Argentine Style

I recently had the fortune to travel to Argentina for an international wine adventure! The second day of this unforgettable journey in Argentina took me to Cheval des Andes a winery located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Considered the “New World Grand Cru,” the winery is located on 50 hectares in the Las

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