Category Archives: Latin American

Xplorador Carmenere

       I was standing in The Store perusing the South American shelf, looking for Malbecs that looked like a good deal when a lady with a shopping basket, apparently in a hurry, zoomed to where I was standing and reached … Continue reading

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Gato Negro Cabernet Merlot

         Gato Negro is Chilean. It’s the high volume, low priced label of nearly 150 year old Vina San Pedro. Vina San Pedro, in turn, is part of the VSPT Wine Group, assembled in 2008, and is, according to their … Continue reading

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Cupcake Malbec

 A pleasantly warm summer evening, sitting on the porch with Wife who says, “Let’s do something”….so we loaded our big, curly, normally quite docile dog into the car and headed for the nearby leash-off dog park, or as we call … Continue reading

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Copa Del Rey Chardonnay 2008

 If you frequent wine shops, you’ve no doubt seen, and perhaps wondered about, those stacks of deeply discounted, perhaps a bit obscure labels scattered about most stores. “Special Purchases”, “Super Buys”, “Saver Stacks”, “Bulk Buys” or similar euphemisms often describe … Continue reading

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Marcus James Malbec

 It was an awfully nice spring evening to sit on the porch with a glass of….Uh oh! We’re out of wine!  Actually, this was 2 evenings ago, and we had a very small amount remaining in a bottle from the … Continue reading

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Don Miguel Gascon Malbec

 I have been absent from these pages for a week or so as my breathing apperrati battled and now recovers from a mega cold. It is hard to isolate, identify, and appreciate the subtleties of a wine when your nose … Continue reading

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Sunrise Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

  Sunrise is one of the labels of Chilean wine conglomerate Vina Concha Y Toro, which wholly owns or partners in some way with about two dozen Chilean and Argentinian wine brands. Concha Y Toro recently announced a deal to … Continue reading

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