Mariana → visualize00: Hi Girl!! Co estassss?? Que fuee lo últimoo que probasste?? Lindaaa fotooooooo!! Besoteeeee
April 19, 2011
MarianaCan anyone explain me which is the relation between Vega Sicilia, Pintia, Alion and Tokaj Oresmus?? I'm sooo lost!!!.. I'll be thankful =)
April 18, 2011
MarianaMmm....I don´t think so! But It would be nice!...we should keep dreaming! hahahaha
April 13, 2009
Mark: Can I trade in a bottle of wine for a Porsche?
March 31, 2009
visualize00: Mariana I cant believe you found me on this site! How've you been?? It's been so long. My dad is living in Mendoza again so I might go by the end of the year. We should definitely hang out when I go back =)
May 8, 2010
Mark: Hi Mariana, thank you for joining Must Love Wine. If I can be of any help please feel free to send me a message.
I´m from Argentina,wine is part of my life...sice I was 14 years old. Nowdays I´m25 and I´m still doing things related with wine!!.....Love full-bodied reds specially from Uco Valley and Veneto Winesssssss!! ;-)
Studing Sommelierie !! + working in Clos de los Siete ( Group of 7 french viticultures, incluiding Rothschild, Dassault and Rolland among others!!)
* Val de Flores 2006
* Yacochuya Malbec 2004
* Dourthe-Le Grande Cuvée 2006 Saint Émilion
* Les Jumeaux-Malbec/Cahors
* Chateauneauf-du-Pape 2008
* Clos de los Siete 2009
Favorite Table Wine
Val de Flores 2006-(Michel Rolland)-Lindaflor La Violeta 2007 (Monteviejo)-Malbec " Bonfanti Winery"-
2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival photo gallery
Next magic & Wine Tasting shows will be on July 10 and 24th.
If there is one thing that the region of Bordeaux is proud of, it would probably be its line of wines. For the record, Bordeaux is the largest wine-producing region in the whole world, and it would only follow that they produce the best wines available in the market today. Bordeaux is famous for its red wines, though, of course, its white varieties are doing exceptionally good as well.
Every Bordeaux wine possesses distinct quality, flavor, and taste. There are no two wines that are seemingly alike. And to come up with variations, wine makers planted and blended different vines that would collaboratively make up a unique-tasting and fine wine.
Bordeaux wines were said to have existed in the post 48 AD and were originally created for soldiers. As the years advanced, Bordeaux wines found other markets and were thereby exported, though in the earlier years wine exportation was never seen as a grand idea. Bordeaux wine industry witnessed several threats before like infestations and critical economic difficulties, but emerged from them successfully.
Pinot noir grape may be quite difficult to cultivate and vinify, but it produces the finest wine in the history of mankind. Originally from the region of Burgundy, France, pinot noir is now grown and cultivated in several places outside of scenic France such as Austria, Australia, Chile, Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Moldova, Switzerland, and the United States. Specifically, Oregon vineyards has thus far become one of the most successful planting fields of pinot noir primarily because of their exceptional climate that so well matches the grape's nature.
Pinot noir wine, a light-colored red wine, is aromatic and flavorful, suggestive of black cherry, tomato, raspberry, strawberry, cinnamon, mint, and mushroom. It is velvety in texture and seductive in nature, and may typically go well with any food because of its versatility. And in fact, any meal becomes extra special with a bottle of pinoit noir wine and a romantic toast.
Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Bennett Valley and Russian River Valley are all in Sonoma County, California. Wine grapes are also grown at higher elevations, such as Atlas Peak and Mount Veeder AVAs.
Sonoma Valley is in the southern part of Sonoma county and is bordered by the Mayacamas Mountains to the east and the Sonoma Mountains to the west. Sonoma Mountain protects the area from the wet and cool influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean. The Sonoma Mountains to the west help protect the valley from excessive rainfall. The cool air that does affect the region comes northward from San Pablo Bay through the Carneros region and southward from the Santa Rosa Plain. One of California's first successful commercial vineyards, Buena Vista Winery, was established here in 1857.
Alexander Valley is located north of Healdsburg and extends to Mendocino County north of Cloverdale. The are is home to more than 40 vineyards with such familiar names as Cols du Bois, Jordan Vineyard & Winery and Gallo Family Vineyards.
Dry Creek Valley centers around Dry Creek a tributary of the Russian River. This area is known particularly for its sauvignon blanc and zinfandel. It is also home to most of the Sonoma vineyards of E & J Gallo Winery.
Bennett Valley is surrounded to the south, east and west by the Sonoma Mountains and lies south of Santa Rosa. Fog creeping up through Crane Canyon provides a moderating effect on the climate here. This region is the principal grape supplier to Kendall-Jackson.
Russian River Valley is adjacent to the city of Santa Rosa and the Russian River. The Russian River Valley accounts for about one sixth of the wine grapes planted in Sonoma County. Vineyards are prevalent with over 75 wineries accounted for including one of my favorites; Sonoma-Cutrer.
Quite often a good wine is a great wine when paired with the right food. Some food and wine pairings are quite obvious where as others are often illusive. Are you planning a dinner and want to see what wine would go best with it? Have you had a great meal that was perfectly paired with a wine? Please share it so we can all enjoy the wine pairing.
I think it can be universally agreed that Burgundy is the one wine region throughout the world responsible for the greatest joy and deepest despair amongst wine lovers the world over.
Just say the names: Gevrey Chambertain, Volnee, Pommard, Nuit-Saint-Georges and of course Vosne-Romanee. To a follower of the Burgundy way, these famous regions' names are so much more than just dots on a map.
The main grape of the Bourgogne is the pinot noir. This most delicate of grapes requires more work, more blood, sweat, tears and T.L.C. than any other. In Burgundy, the best producers have been striving to bring the best out of this wondrous grape for over a thousand years, with some truly breathtaking results (and some, it must be said, not so).
Although 90% of the wines made in Burgundy are red, some of the greatest and most respected whites of the world are also lovingly crafted in this region also. Of these, virtually all made from the chardonnay varietal, two of the most notable and celebrated examples are Puligny Montrachet or Meursault.
Although Burgundy lacks the consistency of its counterparts throughout the world, there can be no doubt that thanks to a combination of the experienced producers and the unique terroir, nurtured carefully over countless generations, the Burgundians are still producing some of the best pinot noir in the world.