Colomé and Amalaya: Wines from Salta, Argentina

There is more to Argentina’s wine than just Mendoza. You’re missing out if you don’t venture beyond the country’s best-known region. Today we’re focusing on Salta. This region is located in the north of Argentina and is characterized by its mountainous terrain. Here you’ll find some of the highest elevation vineyards in the world. For a […]

Septima Malbec 2012

After paying tribute to Cahors, France, the birthplace of Malbec, it’s time to return to South America. The 2012 Septima Malbec is a great example of how well this red wine grape does in Argentina. Bodega Septima was founded in 1999 as the seventh (septima in Spanish) winery from the Codorníu-Raventós family of Spain. The […]

ARCS Atlanta Fall Cocktail Party

Winzer Krems Grüner Veltliner Sandgrube 2012 Kremstal, Austria Grüner Veltliner is a white wine grape from Austria. Don’t let the name throw you off — the wine made from Grüner Veltliner is easy to drink and very food friendly. Crisp and dry, this light to medium-bodied wine has bright citrus fruit flavors and subtle white pepper, […]

Riedel & Graffigna Introduce First Ever Malbec Glass

Steak isn’t the only pairing with a Malbec from Argentina. The South American red wine’s new best match: the Malbec glass from Riedel. The specially-shaped glass was unveiled Tuesday in Atlanta at a small tasting at ONE. midtown kitchen, following similar events around the country. The first ever Malbec glass is a special partnership between […]

Wine Trends for 2012

Broaden your wine horizons and stay ahead of the curve in 2012. The Amateur Gastronomer predicts what wine trends will be big in the new year. The Return of Merlot The much-maligned Merlot will be making its comeback in 2012! The grape and wine took a hit after the 2004 release of the movie “Sideways,” […]