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Behind the Bottle: Susana Balbo from Susana Balbo Wines

Susana Balbo

Winemaker: Susana Balbo, pictured above with her children Ana & José. Country: Argentina Region: Mendoza Sub Region: Uco Valley How Many Wines Does She Make? Around 25, it changes year on year. What are they? Susana makes a huge array of red, white, rosé, sparkling and sweet wines. They are split into four ranges Crios, […]

Behind The Bottle: Mauricio Lorca from Bodega Mauricio Lorca

Winemaker: Mauricio Lorca Country: Argentina Region: Mendoza Sub Region: Uco Valley How Many Wines Does He Make? – 20+ What Are They? – A huge selection of reds, whites, rosés and a few sparkling wines. Malbec is his speciality, but he also makes Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Bonarda, Criolla, Chardonnay, Torrontes, Pedro Blanco and […]

How to Taste Wine – A Focus on White Wine Making

We’re often asked how do you taste wine, like, properly? What’s the point anyway, surely you either like it or you don’t? It’s a gut reaction! And the short but not very satisfying answer is “Sort of.” We’ll go into more detail about things like levels of sweetness, acid, tannin, alcohol etc in another post […]

Where Do I Begin?

This is probably the most common response I get when I ask my clients, friends and family “What is your greatest wine wondering? What do you want to know?” “Where do I Begin?” The world of wine can be incredibly intimidating, the sheer volume of information out there from so many different books, websites and […]