Monthly Archives: April 2012

a bike and some wine.

one of my favorite days when my parents came to visit in mendoza was the day we spent carousing the wine trail of maipú. thanks to the WONDERFUL mr. hugo, a taxi picked us up at my parents hotel one morning and took us to the region of maipú (about 30 minutes outside of mendoza) where mr. […]


i have always loved cheese. when i was 5, i loved kraft american singles. in middle school i loved shredded colby jack. in high school, i loved sliced provolone. my favorites now are gouda, parmesan, and a few others that my beer budget does not allow me to love. if i could though, i would spend hours […]

tasting terms; what NOT to taste.

i said i’m working on my tasting terms, right? here’s a quick list of DON’TS. thanks, dr. vino.

salentein pinot noir reserve 2009

aside from a good malbec, this 2009 pinot noir is at the top of my list of reds. i’m still working on my wine descriptors and processes but… “fruty aromas like cherries, strawberries and raspberries, notes of vanilla, 10-12 months in french oak barrels, 6 month in-bottle stowage.” a bottle of this beauty welcomed my […]

the beginning.

i fell in love in mendoza. and from the moment i cleared customs in dallas,  i’ve been trying to get back to the country i love. this blog is dedicated to learning, and to sharing the passion i see in a bottle of wine. so follow along as i explore the brilliance behind the barrel, one glass […]