Two fabulous Aussies came over last night, courtesy of their hotel to taste great micro-production wines from Argentina in the capital city of Buenos Aires. Of course we had plenty of Malbec and Malbec Reserve but also Torrontés, Cabernet, and a Sparkling White (aka, Champagne).

While the subjects of full-body, palate, typical varietals from Argentina, the terroir of Argentina, and the future of the wine industry in Argentina and the world were all discussed (in our convenient Buenos Aires setting), much of our cultural background was also shared. Just to hint at what that cultural background was, certain films have referred to it a “Drewish” and we had a hilarious time defining the words meshugana, mazel tov, and mensch

The winners of the evening were the Malbecs of course but surprising to me was how much the Anecon Torrontés proved successful in this cold winter weather. In summertime, in the U.S. it has be selling like crazy. Loving the floral, sweet nose and the light citric flavor, one of our guests could not resist getting a good fill of this before heading back to Australia, where Anecon Torrontés much less Torrontés in general doesn’t exist.

“Put us on your list for when you ship to Australia,” they said in an email I received today.

Right at the top, baby. Right at the top.