• Anthony flies to South America just in time for the harvest.

    Anthony and the Odfjell team

    It’s the time of year when we are travelling the globe sourcing wines, catching up with our winemaking friends around the world and learning about the latest vintages as we go. Anthony left the cool Irish Winter and headed over to Chile and Argentina for a couple of weeks this month. His reams of tasting notes and thoughts have been slightly lost in translation, so we’re picking the best bits and filtering them into this blog… a whistlestop tour of his trip. First up it was Argentina. Landing in Mendoza Anthony brought with him the worst rains the capital had

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  • Domaine Jean Bousquet – The tale of a French family making wine in Argentina

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    When you think about it Domaine Bousquet lacks the Spanish or Portuguese sounding origin that you would expect of a winery based in Argentina. This is because La Famile Bousquet hail from deepest Carcassonne. A wine family that strove to find the perfect site to grow wine. They wanted somewhere in the New World where they could experiment with varieties and rely on the constancy of settled weather. This place; decided in 1990 was Mendoza. It wasn’t however until 1997 that they purchased a parcel of land in Tupungato at 1200 metres (though at 110ha in French terms this was no

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  • Tindal’s October Wine Club. Biodynamics at Bijou!

    Biodynamics with Andrej from Alpamanta formed the theme of our wine club this month. Here’s a little insight into what we get up to!

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  • Bio-dynamic Masterclass: The notes!

    Alpamanta in the local native culture means “Love to Earth”. The owl on the front label represents the owl that was spotted on the site before the vineyards were  planted. Alpamanta Estate is a new venture 40 km south of Mendoza in a district called Luján de Cuyo. Last week we had a visit from one of its founders Andrej Razumovsky. Half danish, half Austrian he’s not what you’d expect from a man who places his hopes in the constellation of the stars and the bio-dynamic calendar! We organised a small gathering in Behan Lodge at The Residence to learn

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  • Renacer earning some ‘serious’ points from Wine Enthusiast

    Some high achievers amongst the Renacer Stable. These Argentinian wines are packing a punch with the critics!    

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  • Lisa Reynaud from Jean Bousquet gave us an insight into their story last week.

    Lisa from Jean Bousquet introduces her award winning wines to the crew at Tindal Wines.

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  • Anthony’s Travels from earlier in the year cont…..Argentina 2010

    For a quick diversion following full on blending and tasting in Chile AT headed out across the Andes to Argentina. 25th February 10 Clina and Tim A flight from Santiago to Mendoza to be collected from the airport by Renacer and taken to Perdriel, Mendoza where Renacer operates from. AT was introduced to the assistant winemakers both from opposite ends of the world… Clina from France and Tim from New Zealand. The harvest was due to start 1st week of March until the end of April. In the Mendoza valley there is no maritime influence so the temperature can soar

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