“Mommy, can I have this piece of chocolate from last night?” It’s 6:30 in the morning and my eldest daughter has discovered the chocolate left by housekeeping from the night before. She missed it last night of course, as we had to carry her back to the room, comatose at 8 p.
Those who know me know that I, like my colleague Bruce Sanderson , was weaned on Burgundy. It was the region that I tasted in depth before I even realized I had a career in the wine business. It’s had a soft spot in my heart ever since.
I’ve been decompressing following my recent trip through Chile and Argentina , hence the quiet blog. Earlier this week, I stopped in at the Loire Valley Wine Bureau’s Road Show, a traveling tasting for those in the trade.
The Río Negro province in Patagonia is the home of the eastern extension of the river valley that is suddenly emerging as a quality wine producing area. Here the Río Neuquén joins the Río Limay to form the Río Negro, which then runs through a 15-mile-wide glacial bed whose soils are heavier than those on the western end of Neuquén, where I visited yesterday.
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