AWToday 09/12/08

 

Wine Blogs

UK: Lopez launches Camden Park for Christmas
Argentine winemaker Jimena Lopez has launched its Camden Park Pinot Grigio and Bonarda Shiraz on the UK market.
Daily beverage news and comment… – http://www.just-drinks.com/

VV List Release Saturday December 6/2008
By Lex
83683 Goulart Reserva Malbec 2006 (Argentina) $18.95. This is not your typical Malbec from Argentina. It is quite fruity up front and then settles down to a lovely earthiness on the finish. Cherry & mint flavours predominate. …
CheapEats Ottawa restaurant guide blog – http://www.ceotblog.com/

WINE OF THE MONTH- DECEMBER
By melliott
The wine I’ve chosen to highlight this month is easily the best Malbec under $40 that I’ve ever tasted. LUCA MALBEC UCO VALLEY MENDOZA 2007, $35, 92 Points, 1700 cases produced. Lush, deep nose with dark berry fruit, cocoa powder and …
The Wisdom of The Matty – http://thematty.wordpress.com/

Bodega Poesia Torrontes 2007 Argentina $10
By suzie
The 2007 Bodega Poesia Torrontes positively assaults your nose with layers of flowers (roses, honeysuckle) and tropical fruits (pineapple, lychee). It keeps going full throttle when you taste it. At first you go “oh no, this is going to …
Wine Witch wine under $15 – http://winewitch.net/

And You Can Tell She’s Hungover…
By Shelly(Shelly)
By the bottle(s) of Vitamin Water on her desk. I wonder how long it will take my co-workers to figure that out. Torrontes. That’s a good grape. We love you, Argentina. (Hey, at least I didn’t call in sick…Happy Weekend, Everybody!)
Barely Contained – http://barelycontained.blogspot.com/

10 Inexpensive Red Wines
By Fredric Koeppel
There’s five percent shiraz (syrah) in the Don Miguel Gascon Malbec 2007, Mendoza, Argentina, a point of interest, I’m sure, but the wine feels all malbec, all the way. This is dark, leathery and earthy, robust, fleshy and meaty. …
Bigger Than Your Head – http://biggerthanyourhead.net/

Wines Tasted in August
By MagnumGourmet(MagnumGourmet)
2005 Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo Crazy dark color, made my teeth stain after the first couple of sips. Nice dark fruit flavors with a balanced amount of oak. Good smooth finish. Drank this wine out of …
MagnumGourmet’s Wine Notes – http://magnumgourmetwinenotes.blogspot.com/

Fairhills Mendoza Shiraz Tempranillo 75
By World Wines UK
By ensuring that the farmers receive a fair price for their grapes, the project is creating life changing improvements in working and living conditions and educat;Unitsize:6;WineType:Wine. click here to learn more.
World Wines UK – http://world-wines.co.uk/

2006 BenMarco Malbec
Excellent Malbec!!! I was in Argentina in 2002 and was introduced to Malbec along with Argentinean beef. Since 2002 I have tried several different Malbec’s and this is by far and away the best to date…better than what I had in Buenos …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Wine Notes: The Recession Busters
By liquorbarn
Parrot Mountain Rose of Malbec (Argentina). Santa Ema Merlot (Chile). Oak Grove Sauvignon Blanc (California). Masterpeace Chardonnay (Australia). And for the ultimate in recession-busting, try Big White Chardonnay and Big Red Shiraz …
Liquor Barn’s Party Line Blog – http://liquorbarn.wordpress.com/

Food and Wine Weekend Review
By jumbleberryjam
Today’s new cooking/drinking wine was a 2006 Nuevomundo – a vegan, organic cabernet/malbec blend. The liquor store (conveniently located behind my condo) has a limited selection of choice wines. However, I have been impressed with the …
Jumbleberry Jam – http://jumbleberryjam.wordpress.com/

The Wine Tutor Does South America: The Wines of Chile and Argentina
Jan 24, 2009 (Sat): Chile’s wine industry is fresh, young, and evolving to meet the needs of today’s demanding world markets. Pioneering growers are planting vineyards at higher altitudes and pushing the extremes of long-recognized wine …
Central Connecticut Wine Tasting… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Central-Connecticut-Wine/
Bienvenidos a Buenos Aires
By evan
Led by the affable and tireless Nora Favelukes, who represents Wines of Argentina in the USA, our small but rabid posse of MS types have been voraciously devouring all – from dining (an amazing lunch today at the venerable La Cabrera …
Full Circle Blog – http://www.winecouch.com/fullcircleblog/
Red, Red Wine
This Saturday they’ll have ten Argentinean wines from 2-4 pm. There will be two more Saturday tastings, on the 13th and the 20th, at the same times with different wines. Call 255-4404 to find out what they are.
Alibi Weblog – http://www.alibi.com/

2008 Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontés
Tasted by sharonm. Very floral nose, flowers & citrus on palate, well-balanced, well-made, great example of Torrontes (90 pts.) – Tasted 12/3/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

2006 Parrales de Chilecito Torrontés Premiado
Tasted by JeremyQ. Everyone at my festive drinks who tried this thought it was excellent. Very light in colour but had a very crisp, citrusy taste. Excellent and what an outstanding QPR. Shame I dont have another bottle (90 pts. …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

Wines Tasted in October
By MagnumGourmet(MagnumGourmet)
2006 Zolo Torrontés Argentina, Mendoza Crisp and refreshing. Slight effervessance. Tropical fruits and flowers, offset by a bit of grassiness. Just the right amount of acidity. No residual sugar, but there was just a hint of sweetness …
MagnumGourmet’s Wine Notes – http://magnumgourmetwinenotes.blogspot.com/

2004 Finca El Retiro Bonarda
Tasted by nool57. (81 pts.) – Tasted 12/6/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0
2005 Black Mountain Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon from Trader Joe …
By Clinton Stark
2006 Kaiken Malbec (Argentina) – A Toasty Wine from the Andes Available at Your Local Costco, Wine Review Malbecs are an interesting varietal, growing in popularity here in… 2005 Merryvale Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon from Costco Wine …
StarkSilverCreek – Loreto Bay… – http://www.starksilvercreek.com/
Quebrada de Cafayate
By jake and erin(jake and erin)
We went to Cafayate, Argentina’s second center for wine production. The road there from Salta goes through the spectacular Quebrada de Cafayate with beautiful colors and rock formations. It reminded me a bit of home…Utah. …
il gatto di combattere – http://jumbriaco.blogspot.com/

Vamos a Mendoza
By Mike
We’re just about to leave our wonderful little hotel in Buenos Aires for the bus station, where we’ll be taking an overnight trip to the Argentine wine country of Mendoza. The class of seats we bought on the bus recline all the way down …
Mike & Kelly’s Aventuro Excelente – http://mikedisharoon.com/trip/

A nice, inexpensive Cabernet Sauvignon
By hwh(hwh)
The wine was a 2006 Domaine Jean Bousquet Cabernet. Jean Bousquet was born in France where he worked the family vinyards until buying land at the base of the Andes mountains in the Mendoza region of Argentina. …
A Glass Half Full – http://redforme.blogspot.com/

 

Wine News

 

Aribella: Fine Italian Cuisine at its best
West Haven News – Milford,CT,USA
We also noticed on their menu the many new wine arrivals such as True Earth Organic Chardonnay, Graffigna Malbec, Poggio Delle Regine Rosso, …

At La Mar on the pier, it’s all about ceviche
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
That includes Malbec and Torrontes from Argentina, Cabernet blends from Chile, Tempranillo from Spain and even a Tannat from Uruguay. …

Bienvenidos a Cafayate Wine Resort
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Measuring the grape by the glass: new wine bars open in Calgary
Calgary Herald – AB, Canada
Owner Chris Hurlburt describes the wine selections as “fun”wines, ranging from a crisp Nomade Torrontes from Argentina to a rich, deep and pure Cline …
Inquirer Restaurant Critic
Philadelphia Inquirer – Philadelphia,PA,USA
Imported from Argentina by J. Soif of Chester Springs, this organic wine from Vinas de Alto Salvador in Mendoza is shipped in 24000 liter insulated tanks, …
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