WINE TRAVEL: EXPLORING SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA

San Juan is Argentina’s second-largest wine region after Mendoza, with 17% of the total area planted in the country. It sits between Mendoza and La Rioja, and is almost entirely contained within the mountainous foothills of the Andes. The San Juan region is predominantly semi-desert, and its viticulture is dependent on irrigation from the San Juan […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON BONARDA

Bonarda (Charbono) is a black grape variety with a complicated history. Originally from Savoie, eastern France, it is now mostly planted in Napa Valley, California, where it is known as Charbono, and in Argentina, where it goes by the name Bonarda. In the vineyard, Bonarda is usually one of the last varieties to be harvested, […]