One recent bright evening in San Francisco, The Lady and I had the opportunity to head below the border, as in below the Equator…to Argentina! A new wine label is set to drop on our half of the Earth called Espiritu de Argentina. Combining the efforts of the US-based Cecchetti Racke, Espiritu de Chile and Argentine winery Bodega Monte Real, it will feature a full line of affordable and Argentine wines. Lady and I met in front of the resto Destino, where we would have the lucky opportunity of getting a sneak peak at these quaffable wines paired with a one-time 7 course small plates meal, all courtesy of Balzac Communications.
What does a down-on-its luck, premium French blending grape varietal do after it's been kicked out of its ancestral home for having the sniffles? It merely travels around the world and reinvents itself as the defining varietal of the newest and hippest wine growing nation, of course! Carmenère, say goodbye to Bordeaux and hello to Casablanca!