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Snapshots from Argentina: More Than Malbec in Mendoza

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 3 comments

When I say Argentina, you probably think Malbec, and there's definitely a reason for Argentinian Malbec's popularity. On my recent visit to Mendoza, I did see Malbec everywhere I looked, and I tasted some delicious examples. But there is much more to Argentina than Malbec. What should drink if you're interested in exploring the rest of Argentinian wine? Here are a few other grapes to look out for, and some bottles to seek out, plus some snapshots of the vineyards and many, many varieties of empanadas. More

Sustainable Wines: Saving the Earth, One Glass at a Time

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

The natural wine movement is growing, spurred by winemakers' concerns about the long-term viability of their land, the quality of their wine, and the protection of the environment. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we chatted with Michael Honig about his efforts toward sustainability at Honig Vineyard and Winery in California, and taste-tested a few great natural wines to recommend. More

8 NYC-Area Finalists in Winery's Social-Media Maven Search

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Stephanie Smith, Brooklyn. In late April, Sonoma County, California, winery Murphy-Goode started looking for a social-media maven to market its operation across the web. Applicants were asked to create a one-minute video selling their skills. The winner gets a... More

Winery's Social-Media Maven Job Search Down to 50 Candidates

Adam Kuban 2 comments

Remember Murphy-Goode, the Sonoma County, California, winery that gained widespread attention in the food blogosphere through its search for a social-media maven? The winery dangled a six-month, $60K job with free housing in exchange for someone's skills in marketing the operation via the interwebs. Fifty finalists have been chosen and now appear on the company's website. [via 7x7]... More

Texas Wineries? Yer Darn Tootin'

Adam Kuban 12 comments

From the blog Boots in the Oven: If you ain't from 'round here, you might not know that Texas is a major producer of grapes. Wine grapes! Within just a few hours of Austin sit lots of adorable boutique wineries, some of them turning out products that are not just drinkable, but actually tasty. I guess that shouldn't surprise me. I grew up a couple hours' drive from vineyards in Missouri. If Missouri can do wine, why not Texas? Boots in the Oven visits Flat Creek Estate, in Marble Falls.... More

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