AWToday 04/07/08 wine sites

Beef and malbec: Perfect
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
Mushrooms, grilled beef and rosemary cry out for Argentine Malbec. In the same way the malbec fruit meshes with the savoury, meaty aspects of the wine it

Oak: the Middle East politics of the wine world
Globe and Mail – Canada
Among the best values of today’s Ontario release, unquestionably, is Altos Las Hormigas Malbec 2006 ($12.95, No. 0640490; $15.95 in British Columbia, No.

Sonoma Valley offers some great cabernets
Statesman Journal – Salem,OR,USA
2006 Calomi Estate Argentina Malbec, $25. Made from 85 percent Malbec, 8 percent tannat and 7 percent cabernet sauvignon. This wine had flavors of black

Trick or treat?
guardian.co.uk – UK
Have a go at home with these four chunky reds: the concentrated, violet- and blackberry-scented 2007 Otra Vida Malbec, Mendoza (£4.99, 13%, Sainsbury’s),

Finding a good wine at a good price
Culpeper Star Exponent – Culpeper, VA, USA
Argentina is one of the most notable. In spite of higher prices, you don’t have to suffer a decline in the quality of your wine purchases.

Food for thought
Pueblo Chieftain – Pueblo, CO, USA
Farmers there have said that when the rains return they will plant grapes for wine in lieu of rice because the profit is higher. Globally, the world price …

E Wine of the Week
Fayetteville Free Weekly
… better known here in the United States, but it’s still eclectic enough to have a great price. Rarely does an Argentine Torrontes cost more than $10 or so. And it’s gaining fans, who, like myself, enjoy its flowery nose and softly spicy taste. It’s … 

Wine: Sonoma’s pricey cabs pay you back in flavor
Ithaca Journal
It was lively and tart on the palate, with mouth-watering acids demanding another sip. 2006 Calomi Estate Argentina Malbec, $25. Made from 85 percent malbec, 8 percent tannat and 7 percent cabernet sauvignon. This wine had flavors of black fruit, …

Summer no longer a dry spell at Vintages
Friday Aug 1 | Durham Region News
… value, here are today’s best of five grape varieties, each wonderful in a distinctive way. A Altos Las Hormigas 2006 Malbec $12.95 (Argentina) This sturdy red is an absolute steal. Aromas and flavours swirling with blueberry, black cherry, …

Ten Recession-Proof Wines
Thursday Jul 31 | Forbes.com
… some low-priced Argentinean Malbecs don’t just exceed expectations, they wow. Such is the case with the Don Nicanor Malbec 2005 , which Vaynerchuk praises not just for the wine’s jaminess (typical of the grape), but what he calls “Bordeaux-like …

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