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...

Wine Reviews Podcast: Grapes, regions, and 6 Fabulous Wines from Vinport (Italians, French, and an Argentinean)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Wine_Reviews__September_2013_Vinport_Selections.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:31 — 15.2MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSBy request from normal wine people who have ordered wines from Vinport/WFNP, we did a podcast on the six wines offered in September through our partnership (full disclosure: I get a small cut of...

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: Episode 65 — The Grape Miniseries, Malbec

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/65Ep065_GrapeMiniseriesMalbec.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:12 — 20.2MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we return to the Grape Miniseries…finally! After lots of wonderful thanks and fun comments, we hit two listener questions: 1. What’s the etiquette of sharing good wine with people who may not...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 058 Benchmark Wines of the New World

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/58Ep058_BenchmarkWinesNewWorld.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:46 — 19.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAnd this week we complete the duo with the list of benchmark wines from the New World. After shout outs and a great listener question from Jason L. on Facebook about how to live as an...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Ep 048 — Argentina

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/48Ep048Argentina.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:32 — 19.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis 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...

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...