The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music

All my NYC-based wine-loving friends, meet me tomorrow at IAC Manhattan for a rockin’ time at The 2019 Great Wine of the Andes Event to sample some of the best wines from Chile and Argentina as selected by wine journalist and critic, James Suckling. Learn more and purchase tickets here:

Below are a few highlights from last year’s event at IAC Manhattan

“Anko” means high water in the native language of Salta. I loved the white floral aromas and fresh acidity on this white wine made from the #Torrontes grape in the Salta region of Argentina!

Have you ever had a pink Pinot Grigio? I had not until I tried this Pinot Gris from Piedra Negra. It was yummy!

2 standout reds from the Norton family of wines:

“Sliced strawberries, blueberries, plums and tobacco leaves. Medium to full body, round and polished tannins with a clear and precise vibrant finish. A blend of Malbec and Cabernet Franc.” – James Suckling describing the Lote Negro.

“Concentrated dark fruit and chocolate mousse flavors are framed by firm tannins and acidity in this inky, muscular style. Sanguine notes fill the finish, complemented by plenty of dried beef and savory accents. Needs a good steak. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.” – Wine Spectator on the Privada Family Blend

The Catena family never disappoints. Their Adrianna Vineyard “White Stones” Chardonnay is made in a crisp, minerally style reminiscent of Chablis from Burgundy, France.