Juan,
I was in Venezuela about 10 years ago for a short while. I thought the people were great - friendly, helpful. I'm really glad to have read your post and the comments. I had just read the news this morning and it seems like every week or so Chavez is in the news taking a shot at the US. I find it depressing. If there is only one person in Venezuela that feels otherwise (as you apparently do), I feel better already!!

My 2 cents on decanting...When I started drinking wine, I was told to decant older red wines. I have experienced (and read here) that although pouring to eliminate sediment may be appropriate for some of the older wines, there is no substitute for tasting the wine and judging for yourself. If it tastes great, drink it up. You may find that on many of the younger reds, some air time will improve the taste. Try some both ways and you'll begin to be able to tell when decanting will help.
sancho, i didn't taste the mendoza tempranillo, in fact the only variety that i taste from argentina is torrontes witch i like, thanks to Mr. Chavéz we have problem with importation almost all the wines that i drink are from chile, and on top of that i find a lot of wine with dry corks because of bad transpotation or on the store don't know how to manipulate the bottles, in Venezuela the wine culture is low, almost everybody drinks beer, scotch and rum.

Notawinebrat, not everybody thinks like Chavéz in Venezuela, in fact there are a big percentage of the population that are against his though.

i'll try some experiments with cabernet, i going to pour some in three glasses and drink one without swirl, then swirl the second and let breath a half an hour the third, to start to know the differences.
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Originally posted by Juan C. Calabria G.:
sancho, i didn't taste the mendoza tempranillo, in fact the only variety that i taste from argentina is torrontes witch i like, thanks to Mr. Chavéz we have problem with importation almost all the wines that i drink are from chile, and on top of that i find a lot of wine with dry corks because of bad transpotation or on the store don't know how to manipulate the bottles, in Venezuela the wine culture is low, almost everybody drinks beer, scotch and rum.

Notawinebrat, not everybody thinks like Chavéz in Venezuela, in fact there are a big percentage of the population that are against his though.

i'll try some experiments with cabernet, i going to pour some in three glasses and drink one without swirl, then swirl the second and let breath a half an hour the third, to start to know the differences.


JCCG, I also had a Zolo Torrontes 2007 -- crisp, dry, pear flavor, and easy drinking (refreshing). Salud!

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