Category Archives: Malbec

World Cup 2014 Recap: May the Best Wine Region Win

Unless you’re living under a rock, you know that the 20th annual FIFA World Cup, a tournament for the men’s soccer (or football) world championship, is currently happening in Brazil and the United States is shockingly still in the game. A total of 64 matches were or are being played...

Great Argentine Wines to Celebrate Pope Francis’s Homeland

Post Summary1. Why I should be predicting the next pope.2. Donald Hess’s big investments in Salta — 10,000 feet of hope3. A few facts on Salta4. The wines to celebrate Pope Francis’s homeland__________________________________________I may be a Jewish New Yorker, but I think I may have a psychic connection to this...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Ep 048 — Argentina

This week we hit the virtual road again with a trip to Argentina. A bunch of awesome shout outs (you guys are the best!) and a quick story of my childhood trauma of always being the male characters while belting out the libretto of Evita (so my sister could be...

Fritz Winery: A Subterranean Wine Delight!

A few weeks ago I had occasion to visit Fritz Winery in the far northern Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. I’d been to this amazing cave built into the side of a hill in Cloverdale a few years back and really enjoyed my experience there, so I was worried...

Alternative Reds Tasting At Parish: The Re-Cap

Last Wednesday, March 31, I did a tasting at Parish Foods & Goods on Alternative Red Wines. It was a good event (prevented from greatness because some people didn’t make it due to ATL traffic, oh joy!) and we tasted five great wines, all which elicited strong reactions from the...

Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2007: Manna From Mendoza

On Saturday night M.C. Ice (my husband, for the new readers) and I finally opened a bottle of wine sent to me by Vina Montes Winery for review. And what a night it was….All I can say to the folks in Argentina is thank you, thank you, thank you. This...