Wines of South America

South America is one of the most exciting places in the wine world right now. From Malbec to Syrah to lesser-known gems like Torrontes and Tannat, South America is a gold mine for delicious, smartly priced wines. We’ll show you how to buy great wine at fantastic...

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...

Bodegas Benegas 2005 “Libertad Red”

With 35% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc (the latter from 100+ year old vines) and the rest Merlot, this gorgeous Argentinean red is everything you’d hope for in a Bordeaux-style blend as realized in South America. Great price, too....

Not Your Uncle Enzo’s Bonarda

Let’s set the record straight – Croatina is NOTBonarda, although in Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna that is how it is erroneously identified. Bonarda is a separate varietal that is extensively cultivated in the Piedmont, showing up in the Nebbiolo based blends...