A History of Spanish Wine

Spain. Most people don’t give it a second thought as a wine region. That’s a mistake. Spain has more acreage devoted to vines than any other country. Its northern regions have produced some of the greatest vintages of all time (e.g. the Pingus ’95 and ’97). When...

Is Wine Alive?

No essay today, as our Wine Explorer is on the road this week (finding some exciting and delicious wines for us, no doubt)... So we'll simply take a moment with Julien Miquel to answer the question, "Where does the alcohol in wine come from?" This week, former...

Monsieur Malbeck, revisited

Writing about gauchos these past two weeks has us thinking about malbec. But where does this quintessential Argentine grape come from? For that we return to our essay from earlier this year, about M. Malbeck and the origin of the “black wine.” More on that in a...

Gauchito Gil: Cowboy Saint

On long, dusty roads in the Calchaquí Valley, one occasionally passes a solitary tree or rock heap with what looks like a shrine, shrouded in red fabric, to the Virgin Mary or some other saint. Upon further inspection, the figurine beneath the red shroud is not any...
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