Category Archives: wine

Visiting a Winery in Argentina : the Standard Version

Hello and welcome to Bodega Denada. My name is Maria Luz, and I am the hospitality manager for the winery. Denada is an indian word that means « created out of nothing », which reflects our American/French/Argentinian owner’s dream, when he started the winery in the mid-1990s. We are a relatively small winery, for Argentina : our production is [...]
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What to do when you get a bad bottle of wine

I’m not a very happy camper, right now. It’s the middle of the night, and I’m not sleeping. All that because of a bad bottle of wine I got at a restaurant. It’s not a question of how I’m digesting the wine, but rather of how I’m digesting what happened after I sent it back. The scene [...]
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Enjoying older wine the way it is

Tonight, at a family dinner, with my parents and my sister’s family, we drank a 2000 Dame de Montrose, the second wine from Château Montrose. It was delicious and  well-rounded, tannins nicely softened up, still a lovely amount of fruit, and that pleasant dustiness that comes to Bordeaux wines, especially those with a good dose [...]
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About that wine and chocolate thing…

Okay, so, apparently, there’s a thing called Valentine’s Day that’s around the corner? Something to do with chocolate? Actually, according to lots of people (in particular, PR persons), Valentine’s has to do with matching wine and chocolate. More specifically, red wine and chocolate. By which people generally mean dry red wine. I’m not in your mouth, people, [...]
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Wine From Here: exploring the natural wine movement in California

What is natural wine? What does it mean to make a natural wine? And how is natural wine taking hold in the vineyards and wineries of California? Those are the questions that Wine From Here, a documentary by Martin Carel and his brother Matthieu that is premiering on Thursday night in San Francisco. Wine From [...]
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