Farm to Table: Taking Local to a Whole New Level in California Wine Country

Farm-fresh ingredients at the Applewood Inn vegetable garden and chicken coop (Photo credit: Applewood Inn)
Farm-fresh ingredients at the Applewood Inn vegetable garden and chicken coop (Photo credit: Applewood Inn)


by Karla Erovick


California Wine Country restaurants are passionate about their food. It’s not surprising, given their access to some of the most sought-after agriculture in the country. Continue reading “Farm to Table: Taking Local to a Whole New Level in California Wine Country” »

Argentine Wine Finding a Sense of Place

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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Tenute Campo al Mare 2012 Bolgheri DOC Vermentino – Wine of the Week

Tenuta Campo al Mare 2012 Bolgheri DOC Vermentino
Tenute Campo al Mare 2012 Bolgheri DOC Vermentino

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