tannat

  1. Surprise of Texas: Bending Branch’s Dr. Bob Makes a Sizzling Rosé Sparkler from Tannat

    Surprise of Texas: Bending Branch’s Dr. Bob Makes a Sizzling Rosé Sparkler from Tannat

    We taste many wines for this column and we always hope for the best, but, look, we’re human; we do open some with greater anticipation than others. One wine we tried recently was a sparkling rosé of Tannat from Bending Branch Winery in Texas. Here are the first two words of our tasting notes: “We’re surprised.”

    It’s not news that ...

  2. Argentina Beyond Malbec: Interview with Lucia Romero of Dos Minas

    Argentina Beyond Malbec: Interview with Lucia Romero of Dos Minas

    "We want these wines to transport the consumers to our unique desert-like region, and at the same time we want to make wines that are easy to drink and enjoy with friends and family." - Lucia Romero
  3. Loving Tannat: Germán Bruzzone of Bodega Garzón on Uruguay's Wine Evolution

    Loving Tannat: Germán Bruzzone of Bodega Garzón on Uruguay's Wine Evolution

    "In Uruguay, we produce of course strong Tannat with a lot of tannins, but now we are trying not to express that aggressivity, that tannic face, we are trying to express the other face of the Tannat, it's a soft face with good body of course, good personality." -Germán Bruzzone
  4. Scheid Vineyards and the Pleasures in Unexpected Wines; Monterey Dolcetto?

    Scheid Vineyards and the Pleasures in Unexpected Wines; Monterey Dolcetto?

    "Al Scheid, a Harvard Business School grad, recently of E.F. Hutton, hit on the idea of growing grapes in fledgling Monterey County in 1971 as a tax shelter for wealthy investors who needed to offset losses against regular income." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
  5. A Brazilian Marvel: Miolo

    A Brazilian Marvel: Miolo

    Contrary to the typical images of steamy jungles that would come up for most of us, and thereby horrible conditions for growing grapes, Brazil makes some wonderful wines.
  6. Tannat: Not Just Uruguay's National Grape

    Tannat: Not Just Uruguay's National Grape

    In the spectrum of red wine grape varietals, not only is Tannat rarely even considered, but outside the minds and palates of wine aficionados the world over, it probably is not even known...
  7. Argentina: A Terroir of Contrast

    Argentina: A Terroir of Contrast

    There is more to Argentina than Malbec from Mendoza -- Salta has some of the highest vineyards in the world, whereas Patagonia is an exotic landscape.
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