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Achaval-Ferrer looks to push the envelope when it comes to Argentine Wine

Achaval-Ferrer looks to push the envelope when it comes to Argentine Wine


Does Robust Red Wine From Argentina Age Well?

 


Santiago Achaval knows personality when he tastes it – especially when those same characteristics are repeated year after year in bottles of his Argentine Achaval-Ferrer wine. A good wine has a “sense of place,” or terroir, meaning astute tasters can often determine a wine’s growing region (and sometimes even year) just by the taste. Grapes offer the uncanny ability to take on the characteristics of their geology, geography and climate, and express those same characteristics year after year when tasted. It’s part of what makes winemaking such a personal experience for growers like Achaval.

 

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Tenuta Campo al Mare 2012 Bolgheri DOC Vermentino

Tenute Campo al Mare 2012 Bolgheri DOC Vermentino

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Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay

Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay

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Portalupi 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel

Portalupi 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel

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The bar at L'Apicio restaurant in New York City

The bar at L’Apicio restaurant in New York City


Chill Out with a Refreshing Italian Red


by Michelle Kwan


Move over rosé: there’s a new chilled summer wine on the market. Fichimori is a stunning new red, predominantly comprised of Negroamaro grapes, which are native to certain parts of Italy but rarely used in international winemaking. Finished off with just a splash of Syrah, this chilled red blend from the Puglia region could prove to be a sweet Southern Italian alternative to bottles of the pink stuff.

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Artesa Vineyards & Winery 2012 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir

Artesa Vineyards & Winery 2012 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir

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O. Fournier 2008 Alfa Crux Malbec

O. Fournier 2008 Alfa Crux Malbec

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Truett Hurst 2013 Salmon Run Zinfandel Rosé

Truett Hurst 2013 Salmon Run Zinfandel Rosé

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Rotenberg Village near Stuttgart

Rotenberg Village near Stuttgart


A Toast to Wine and Food in Southern Germany

by John and Sandra Nowlan


When people think German wine, they think Riesling. But the sun-soaked hillsides of central Germany produce an astonishing variety of grapes that are carefully turned into flavorful wines. And while German staples like Riesling (the easiest to find in American stores) are plentiful, we discovered several lesser-known, quality wines with a fresh, fruity acidity that could very well become hits on the other side of the Atlantic, too.

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House of Dow's 2011 Vale do Bomfim Douro DOC Red Blend

House of Dow’s 2011 Vale do Bomfim Douro DOC Red Blend

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