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Postcard From Italy: The Wines of Alto Adige

In Alto Adige, you’ll find massive sloping terraces of vines that soar thousands of feet into the sky, with conditions influenced by the Dolomite Mountains leading into the Italian and Swiss Alps. Maintaining vines that typically shouldn’t exist at elevations so high is laborious, but worth it for the wines the region produces.

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What To Drink Now: Malbec of Argentina

Hearty wines with bold flavors are the requirement for cool fall evenings, and some of the best comes from South American with robust Malbec from Argentina. The mystical air of Mendoza creeps into the luscious wines of the region, capturing the heart with the palate in every glass. Early on I became memorized by the allure of Mendoza, Argentina with the Andes Mountains rising in the backdrop of precisely trained vines in pergolas to ensure the best sun exposure for hot weather Malbec, Bonarda, Torrontes, Tannat and more. Though the Malbec variety originated in France it has found its home in Argentina, producing quality wines at the hands of gracious, talented and welcoming winemakers. Here are a few favorites I have recently tried of the variety. Some selections were sent for editorial consideration.

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