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  • March 8th, 2016

    Wine Women, and Song

    Wine Women, and Song

      Posted: March 3, 2016 Written by Ruari Cathmoir in Feature, The Majestic Wine Blog   If you thought wine was a man's world, you'd be very wrong. The rise of the female winemaker has been inexorable – and glorious. Over the past 20 years, the role played by the ‘fairer sex' has been marked by some truly stellar individuals. In Australia, women such as Louisa Rose of Yalumba and Virginia Willcock of Vasse Felix have blazed the trail begun by Pam Dunsford of Chapel Hill in McLaren Vale. In the 1980s Pam had been a curiosity, a lone women in an industry of men. Today Louisa and Virginia join Vanya Cullen of Cullen Wines as role...

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  • February 16th, 2016

    To Move Beyond Malbec, Look Below the Surface

    Article in The New York Times February 11 2016 TUNUYÁN, Argentina — The view from Bodega Catena Zapata's Adrianna Vineyard, almost 5,000 feet high in the Uco Valley south of Mendoza, is nothing short of magnificent. The snow-frosted Andes command the western sky, looming above the vineyard like a prone Gulliver clad in white before a valley of Lilliputians. A current of wind flows ceaselessly off the mountains, rustling the leaves of the grapevines like a gurgling river. With difficulty, I turned my gaze down into a calicata, a test pit dug into the earth between rows of chardonnay vines. It revealed layers of pale beige limestone soil...

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  • February 4th, 2016

    A Pinot Noir From Argentina That Stands Out in a Sea of Malbecs

    A Pinot Noir From Argentina That Stands Out in a Sea of Malbecs

    Article from the New York Times, January 21st 2016 MAINQUÉ, Argentina — The flat, dry Río Negro Valley on the northern end of Patagonia won't strike anybody as a glamorous wine region. For one thing, apple and pear orchards, along with platoons of poplar trees, far outnumber grapevines. For another, the restaurants, hotels and the usual camp followers of the winemaking life are nowhere to be found. But glamour did not draw Piero Incisa della Rocchetta to the Río Negro. The old pinot noir vines did, along with promising soils, a sparkling climate and a dream of creating a self-sustaining wine estate the way his grandfather the Marchese...

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  • December 10th, 2015

    Happy Holidays from the team at Trialto !

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  • October 27th, 2015

    Catena Elevation: An Eye-Opening Lesson in Wine Blending with Nesti Bajda

    Catena Elevation: An Eye-Opening Lesson in Wine Blending with Nesti Bajda

        From October 13th-16th, Trialto welcomed Ernesto ‘Nesti' Bajda, Catena winemaker and diehard Pumas fan, to Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver, where he presented a series of seminars and Winemaker Dinners. The seminars were super-interesting and also a lot of fun.  Nesti (as he insists on being called) is both a very well-informed and engaging speaker and an all-round good guy with a very dry sense of humour:  he has a very charming way of interspersing highly technical commentary with pithy self-deprecating remarks, disarmingly tricking you into absorbing a massive amount of information while you are having a good old...

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