Zuccardi 2008 “Q Series” Tempranillo, Mendoza

Smells like a little coffee house on fire, but without the hipsters. Yes,  that’s a good thing. This bottle is all about the oak. Full bodied, the wine sports a round fleshy structure with cola and espresso notes on the attack, and licorice and dark fruits on...

South American Wines

Last night the Wine School hosted a tasting of South American wines at the Senior Law Center. Over the course of the evening, we poured everything from the usual suspects (malbec, sauvignon blanc) to less-known varietals and blends (torrontes, syrah-bonarda), and what...

The Best Wine Buys

Vionta 2005 Albarino (Spain) Price: $11.99 Code: #25981 An aromatically complex white with plenty of white fruit flavors (you know, apple & pear) along with a core of racy acidity. Wonderfully refreshing green herb & dandelions on the nose. Smells like a...

Global Wine Studies: South America

I. High Altitude Whites Bodegas Lurton 2007 Torrontes, Argentina Kingston Family 2006 “Cariblanco” Sauvignon Blanc, Chile II. “Native ” Sons Altos Las Hormigos 2006 “Colonia Las Libres” Bonarda, Argentina Concho y Toro 2005...