Mercer Estates, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

Mercer Wine Estate: A winery steeped in family traditions

Family traditions are what Mercer Wine Estate located in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA of Washington State is all about. This being my second year sampling Mercer wine, I am very impressed especially with the consistency of the wines between vintages. The Mercer family were one of the first families to establish roots in the

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Colomé Wines from Salta, Argentina

Discover Colomé wines of Salta, Argentina

It was an Argentine kind of evening or I should say more specifically the wine region of Salta Argentina. On this night we sample two wines from Bodega Colomé, a winery located in the Calchaqui Valley. Colomé is one of the oldest wineries in Argentina dating back to 1831. Furthermore the winery’s location in the

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Malbec World Day Wines

6 Malbecs to enjoy on Malbec World Day

Next Monday, April 17th is Malbec World Day. In considering the cuisine for the night you might want to think about a beefy meal that pairs with Malbec to celebrate the day. The day was chosen because it commemorates a day back in 1853 that the president of Argentina, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, decided to elevate

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Mendoza Vineyard in Early October

Remembering Mendoza: Discovering Argentina

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 Argentina was one of those rare opportunities I could not decline. As Malbec World Day is upon us—April 17, 2017—it was a little more than

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2016 Wines in Review

2016 wines in review

Now that 2016 has come to a close, there are some wines that had a lasting impression and are truly stellar. Between wine tastings, wineries visited, and countries traveled over the last year, here is list of exceptional wines and wineries I discovered throughout this past year. Furthermore there is no particular order, the wines

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Achaval-Ferrer Winery

Achaval-Ferrer: Expressing terroir with Malbec

  Achaval-Ferrer typifies the new and old world qualities of creating wine that makes Argentina and Malbec stand out. Meeting recently with Achaval-Ferrer’s Global Brand Ambassador, Marcelo Victoria, it became obvious that several key points were paramount to the winery’s success; low yields, the amount of vines per bottle, warmer fermentation, purity and complexity from

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Three Summer Rosés

Pleasurable summer wines part II

As summer’s end is quickly upon us here are some white wines and Rosés to finish out your summertime enjoyment. These refreshing wines are part two of a series of pleasurable summer wines I discovered over the past several months. With about one month to go before we hit the autumn season these summer wines

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Zuccardi Series A Wines

Familia Zuccardi: An Argentine family wine tradition spanning three generations

World Malbec Day has passed but I cannot help but reminisce about my adventures in Argentina. My memories drift to my final day in Mendoza and the land of Malbec where I discovered Familia Zuccardi. This winery combines all aspects of the Argentine wine industry, bringing them together in harmony with excellently balanced wines, gourmet

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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 there own right and like many small boutique wineries, they are rising

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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 Argentina was one of those rare opportunities I could not decline. It was one year ago that I landed in Argentina. Today I ponder the

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