For most, a hot summer day calls for a margarita. But what happens when you’re just not in the mood for tequila? The Tincho is a popular Argentine wine-based cocktail found in Buenos Aires rooftop bars and hot spots.
New Age White Wine
New Age White is a light yellow-green colored wine. Say hello to fruity and floral aromas of great intensity. Balanced acidity leads to soft, semi-sweet and slightly effervescent flavors and mouth feel. This is an extremely refreshing, vivacious and sensual wine.
The most popular way to enjoy New Age is on the rocks with a slice of lime.This refreshing drink is called “Tincho” after the drinks creator. Valentin Eduardo Bianchi, third-generation winery owner was given the nickname “Tincho” as a boy, a term of affection that, loosely translated, means “young Valentin” (as his grandfather was “older Valentin”).
It is “Tincho” that first added the lime to the New Age White. “Tincho,” the drink, quickly became one of the most popular, refreshing cocktails served in the restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in trend-setting Buenos Aires. The Argentine tradition has caught on here in the United States.
Your New Favorite Margarita Alternative is already famous in Argentina
The Tincho a light and refreshing alternative to a margarita with lower alcohol content. That means you can sip on it all night without leaving the dance floor stumbling.
The best part about the Tincho is that it’s made with only two ingredients: New Age White and a squeeze of lime served over ice. New Age White is a blend of 90% Torrontes and 10% Sauvignon Blanc from the San Rafael region of Mendoza of Argentina. This wine is fruity, floral, and has balanced acidity for an extremely refreshing and slightly effervescent finish.
New Age wines come from Bodega Valentin Bianchi, one of Argentina’s oldest family owned wineries, founded in 1928 by Italian immigrant Valentin Bianchi. Helmed today by Valentin’s grandson, Valentin Eduardo Bianchi, this third-generation winery owner was given the nickname “Tincho” as a boy, a term of affection that, loosely translated, means “young Valentin” (as his grandfather was “older Valentin”).
It was Tincho, the winemaker, that first added lime to New Age White. Tincho, the drink, has since taken over the trendy city of Buenos Aires and is a staple at trendy nightlife spots across the city.
THE TINCHO Wine Cocktail RECIPE
6 oz New Age white wine
1/4 oz lime juice
garnish: lime wheel or wedge
Add all ingredients into a large wine glass or coupe and stir. Garnish with lime wheel or wedge