Malbec & Argentina – Episode 10

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Get ready for some of the best values! I am a big fan of Malbec from Argentina and also enjoyed visiting several wineries in Mendoza. Featuring wines from Catena & Bodegas Norton.

A visit to Bodega Norton, Mendoza

What intrigued me about Bodega Norton was its famous owner, founder of Swarovski crystal, Austrian businessman Gernot Langes-Swarovski.  What was a crystal producer doing in Argentina’s wine industry?  Being a big Swarovski fan I wanted to take a look. Swarovski purchased Norton in 1989.  At the time it was the only traditional winery surrounded by […]

A visit to Bodega Catena Zapata, Mendoza

You’ll see the name Catena on the shelves of many wine stores here in the US.  Being a big fan of women in the wine industry I had heard about Laura Catena, and knew I had to make a visit here part of my itinerary while in Mendoza. We had a stroke of luck after […]

A visit to Bodegas Salentein, Mendoza

Getting over to the Uco Valley (Vallee de Uco) was well worth it.  It is actually the closest part of the Mendoza wine region to the Andes so the scenery is dramatic, at any time of year.  Just when we thought we’d got all those fabulous vineyard and mountain shots, the Uco was even more […]

Travel Tips for Visiting Mendoza

Mendoza is an incredible wine region to visit and visually it’s one of the world’s most spectacular.  The Andes make an impressive backdrop to the vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see.  This is Malbec country after all.  Here, the French grape dominates the region, making up 85% of the vineyard area, […]

A stay at Finca Adalgisa, Mendoza

Where you stay can make or break your trip. It can really impact how you feel about your vacation and the region you visit.  That’s why I think finding great little boutique hotels and “gems” to stay at are worth taking the time to dig for. In my mind, there’s no better example of a […]