Archive for the ‘Malbec’ Category

A nightly tradition, sunset glass. Doña Paula Estate Malbec, 2013

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 Posted in Argentina, Malbec | No Comments »

   I've always liked the line in the original Manchuian Candidate: Raymond Shaw: My dear girl, have you ever noticed that the human race is divided into two distinct and irreconcilable groups: those that walk into rooms and automatically turn television sets ...

You can not buy this wine.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 Posted in Cellar Treasures, Malbec, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

But I will sell you the empty bottle! (Inquire within) WWV only made 125 cases, and then only sold it to their club members. As the TV ads from the 80s said, "Membership has its privileges." I have two more bottles ...

Sibling Rivalry?

Sunday, November 15th, 2009 Posted in Cheap and Red, Chile, Malbec | No Comments »

After I fell in love with a cheap Chilean Malbec by the name of "Secreto" I kept my eye out for other wines from the same maker. By random chance while in a grocery store in a town I rarely ...

2006 Bodega Septima Malbec

Saturday, April 11th, 2009 Posted in Argentina, Cheap and Red, Malbec | No Comments »

At the moment we have a long-term houseguest, who (irritatingly) is a vegetarian. They are one of Mrs. Barbarian's close relatives, so I have to refrain from my natural instinct, which is to eat them, er... make jokes at their ...

Wine Blogging Wednesday, Value Red from Chile: Our little Secreto

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 Posted in Cheap and Red, Chile, Malbec | 5 Comments »

After Mrs. Barbarian looted and pillaged her way through Plan A, I hid Plan B away and out of her reach. Thankfully Mrs. Barbarian is diminutive in stature and cannot reach high places around the house, and all I have ...

Two Wines, One Winery.

Saturday, November 15th, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Washington State | 3 Comments »

 Last week it was two wines from Chile, this week it is two from Washington state... sort of the American equivalent of Chile I guess. Both have dry desert areas, glacier-clad volcanoes that occasionally erupt. Both sport fjords filled with ...

Walla Walla Wine Wine

Monday, October 6th, 2008 Posted in Cheap and Red, Malbec, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

Through an unusual set of circumstances completely unrelated to anything I do here online I found myself in Walla Walla, Washington recently. This is far from my home and a place I had never been before. What an amazing place. ...

Nuevomundo es bueno!

Saturday, May 10th, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, Chile, Malbec | 3 Comments »

The Vinagoth has been in a minor love affair with Chilean wines for a while now. I stumbled upon this one during my weekly skulk around the wine section of my local grocery. They had signs up about how it ...