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On the Porch

As I was sitting outside in this heat grilling burgers for the family, I was debating whether to grab one of great beers that our beer buyer Kathy had suggested for me or whether I would have a bottle of wine.  I opted for both (thanks Kathy for the delicious South...

Argentinian Wine Review –by Joshua Mason

As you may have read in my earlier intro to Argentina, this is an entirely different growing area than Chile. The cool waters that keep the Chilean wine valley growing at optimal conditions do not exist in Argentina. Mendoza and the surrounding wine areas are in...

The Culture of Mendoza in the Kitchen –by Joshua Mason

Now, before I get to the spectacular wines that Mendoza has to offer, I would first like to talk about the food scene, especially removed from the culture of the United States, and especially removed from Chile. If you read my articles in the past, you know that a lot...

Tasting at Mclean Swim Club

There are many fun things we get to do as members of the Wine Outlet family, and  one of them is community events. Recently I had the pleasure of joining Gray Mosby of Salvetto Wines as we worked an event for the McLean Hamlet Swim and Tennis Club. Not even the...

Climbing the mountains to Argentina –by Joshua Mason

Mendoza and Chile are separated by the Andes. Chilean wine country is on a considerably lower elevation than Mendoza (900 feet, compared to 2900 feet, on average). To get from one to another, you can rent a car or get on a bus and traverse the 244 miles, or you can...