The musings of The Vines of Mendoza staff and friends on all things Mendoza.
By Mariana Onofri, August 27 2014
This year, The Vines' Head Winemaker Pablo Martorell had a shining performance as two of his wines were the favored selections in their respective flights. We spoke to him about the event and his wines.
By Amanda Barnes, August 21 2014
Last week's Premium Tasting in Mendoza was a chance to taste 30 of the country's highest scoring wines.
By Mariana Onofri, August 08 2014
Our journey took us to the wine region closest to the sea – the Bolgueri Coast, home to one of the original Super Tuscans, the famous winery Tenuta San Guido.
By Amanda Barnes, August 02 2014
Penitentes is covered in snow. Now is the time to get your skis on and to Mendoza's closest resort!
By Sharon Nieuwenhuis, July 25 2014
How the Wine Spectator lauded Siete Fuegos wine list was created, the strategy behind it, and how Mariana and Martin tasted all those wines.
By Amanda Barnes, July 23 2014
Mendoza's latest closed door restaurant opens its doors and its fabulous wine cellar!
By Vines of Mendoza, July 12 2014
Our sommelier Martin Krawczyk's suggestions for what to eat and drink to celebrate the World Cup final in a classic Argentine - or German - way.
By Amanda Barnes, July 11 2014
Clos de Chacras reveals an exciting new menu alongside their classic winery tour.
By Sharon Nieuwenhuis, July 07 2014
On July 9th, Argentine's celebrate Independence from Spain. Cecilia Fernandez Gimeno, one of our Wine Specialists, celebrates with an elaborate reinactment annually. Here's her story, and San Martin's.
By Amanda Barnes, July 03 2014
Consider pairing wine with the futbol matches this week at The Vines of Mendoza Tasting Room.
By Sharon Nieuwenhuis, July 02 2014
Fourth of July weekend is here already! Fiestas, family, and of course, big barbecues with lots of wine.
By Amanda Barnes, June 27 2014
Ski season is upon us! Head down to Las Leñas for the best early winter snow in Mendoza.
By Mariana Onofri, June 26 2014
Becoming a great 'pruner' is almost like becoming a great artist. It requires great effort, care and sensitivity.
By Amanda Barnes, June 23 2014
Journalist/blogger Amanda Barnes talks with The Vines of Mendoza's winemaker Pablo Martorell about this year's unusual harvest in Mendoza.
By Amanda Barnes, June 16 2014
Mendoza is a great spot to catch World Cup passion. Where to go to catch the game is not the most obvious, so follow Amanda's guide for the best spots in town.
By Sharon Nieuwenhuis, June 13 2014
Pictured here: The Vines' Pablo Gimenez Riili, his brothers, and father Eduardo
By Amanda Barnes, June 12 2014
New flavors of Peru arrive to Mendoza with the opening of Sabores de Peru restaurant on Aristides Villanueva. If you are looking for a break from asado, this stylish family-run restaurant is a breath of fresh air and a tasty oasis in Mendoza.
By Mariana Onofri, June 06 2014
Mariana Onofri and other wine experts spent time with Georg Riedel to determine the best glasses for drinking Argentina's famed Malbec and Torrontes.
By Amanda Barnes, June 05 2014
Mendocinean artists exhibit at Salentein's art gallery Killka: Fernando Rosas, Juan Castillo and Osalvo Chiavazza.
By Sharon Nieuwenhuis, May 30 2014
"I passed through Mendoza in January of 2007 to climb Aconcagua, had to pull off the mountain early due to weather, and the spare “stuck” in Mendoza led to wine tours, to falling in love with the people, the food and of course the wine."
By Luiza Mariano, May 27 2014
One ordinary night during dinner my parents José Carlos and Angela Mariano began to wonder about the possibility of making their own wine. But the idea seemed to be unreachable, just a dream ...
By Mariana Onofri, May 27 2014
It’s not easy to do a vertical tasting of 10 years of wine. It can seem a bit strange, but for the Argentinian wine industry that has changed a lot in the past 10 years, these tastings can highlight a lot of history, changes, trends and projections.
By Amanda Barnes, May 23 2014
In Mendoza this weekend you'll hear everyone talking about the 25 de Mayo and asking what your plans are ... And/or If you have no idea why this date is important, here's the lowdown ...
By Sharon Nieuwenhuis, May 21 2014
We’re excited to share our latest ratings from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, and personal commentary from Luis Gutierrez with you.
By Amanda Barnes, May 21 2014
Everyone is going a bit loco over the upcoming World Cup. Not just because Argentina suffers from a severe case of football fever almost every day of the season, but also because this year the World Cup is being held in neighbouring Brazil. To get you in the mood for World Cup fever, here are three top Argentine football moments.
By Amanda Barnes, May 17 2014
This last week I’ve been down south exploring the gorgeous wilderness of Patagonia, which definitely needs to be on everyone’s bucket list. At the same time, I’ve been exploring the wine lists and cellars of various dining establishments and here are five fabulous wines to try.