AWToday 21/09/08

Wine News

Three Bodegas and their malbecs from Mendoza By RENIE AND STERLING STEVES September 17, 2008 Mendoza is an arid stretch of land similar to New Mexico with the stately purple-hued, snow-capped Andes Mountains as a backdrop. Mendoza wine region (the size of Illinois) is to Argentina like California wine country is to the United States — huge in size with varied climate conditions and different terroir from one end of the wine area to the other.

 

Four Of The Best From Supermarket Shelves
Glasgow Daily Record – Glasgow,Scotland,UK Argentina has promoted Malbec into the big league, from a minor grape used for blending with illustrious peers like Cabernet Sauvignon. …
Delicious, inexpensive wines from Argentina
September 17, 2008 By Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg Special to The Washington Post The South American nation has long been a big producer. Now they are focusing on quality, too.

 

Sidebar: The annus mirabilis
The Times – Johannesburg,Gauteng,South Africa for a red wine shortage.” His remarks make sense in light of a sudden Russian thirst. “Argentina is shipping 10 million litres a week to St Petersburg. …

 

Wine with a twist at Washington’s 1st self-service wine bar
Inquirer.net – Philippines At $50 a glass, that might be difficult,” said Alejandro Umerez, an Argentinian economics student who works nights as Ceviche’s manager.

Stellar Cellar
Kiplinger.com – Washington,DC,USA The wine is a Bordeaux-like blend: 51% merlot and 49% cabernet sauvignon. Luigi Bosca Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2005 For an equally elegant red,

 

Astica Torrontes 2007 ($8).
By TOM MARQUARDT and PATRICK DARR Published September 17, 2008 If you can find this white wine, buy it. At this price, you can’t go wrong. From Argentina, torrontes is a very aromatic wine with citrus and grapefruit notes. The wine is simple and a good match to pork and chicken.

 

 

Wine Blogs

 

 

Southern Hemisphere Round II
By Howard Bernstein FYI: Tuesday, September 23 from 5-7 PM Casa di Vino

Ciclos Malbec Merlot 2005
By noreply@blogger.com (Shea) The final wine of the South American terroir trio is this Ciclos Malbec from S. Michel Torino Estate of the Cafayate region in Argentina. Cafayate is a high altitude region, which promised concentration and power. … Just Grapes – http://just-grapes.blogspot.com/

Tapiz Malbec
By nobody@flickr.com (meggle) meggle posted a photo:. Tapiz Malbec.
Pat and I picked this up at BevMo’s 5 cent wine sale. It’s pretty tasty for the price, and it isn’t at all bitter like other lower price-point Malbecs I’ve had.

Uploads from meggle – http://www.flickr.com/photos/sesen/

Three Days of Wine
By vinicultured
They must contain at least 70% malbec, which is very unusual given that malbec is a minor grape in the rest of France (see: Bordeaux). This varietal has been transplanted to the New World with HUGE success, so much so that many people …

Vinicultured: A Wine Blog – http://vinicultured.com

Soul Events at the Argentinean winebar
By malbeck Imagine it runs softly as the tannins on the Malbec wines. Imagine you will have a wine tender-me, Daniel- dedicating his heart to every single one of your guests. Imagine you give them the total wine experience, combined with … Argentinsk vinbar Tango y Vinos-… – http://malbeck.wordpress.com

Ciao Sucos, Bienvenidos Vino Tinto! – Puerto Iguazu, Litoral …
Got blankets, pillows, bigger seats than an aeroplane (like club class), hot dinner, free wines, whisky. Pretty impressive. Roohi had kept doubting Akshay when he had said that the coaches in Argentina were really pretty good. …

 

 

 

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3 comments so far

  1. malbeck on

    Dear friends,
    we are currently bloging also in the following
    http://malbeck-i-blodet.malbecvin.dk/#home
    Have a look and i really look forward to your comments

    Abrazo

    Daniel

  2. danroc on

    Hi Daniel,

    Very nice, lets flood the world with Malbec!!!
    Where have I read The Wines from the Right Side of the Andes… before?
    Regards
    Daniel López Roca
    ArgentineWines.Com

  3. malbeck on

    Hej Daniel!
    Me parece ke seria mejor de dejarnos a hablar en EN, but since this is a public EN space we better stick to the Gringos favorite language!

    First im honored to be writing with you.I never miss the oppor. to read your news on the site.
    BTW, you know, i have reading it since back 2001 i believe and i found that expression the coolest, smart, and great expression about the wines of our beloved nation.
    Now..hit me, did you read the blg i have posted?? Specially the feelings on the Malbec?? Im on the way to produce the ‘Malbec Evolution’. Im really looking forward to your comments, and i would like to writte you to your personal Email. Will get that form the oficial web.
    We are also developing
    http://www.tangoyvinos.dk
    http://www.malbecvin.dk
    http://www.argentinskvin.dk
    And of course the blogging. Im comited as you say, to show the world that this underestimated grape is best produced in Argentina, giving nasty, nasty, nasty wines!(read really good!) Never the less our Nation has the ability to produce ‘juices’ from all sort of grapes, and that is my main core message.
    We have allready the first intraeuropean Argentinean Malbec wine freaks association
    or
    Sammenslutningen af Argentisk Malbec Freaks/Fans in DANSK-Danish

    In the WWW, our comapny is flooding the world
    http://www.malbeck.eu
    http://www.malbec.be
    http://www.malbeck.nl
    http://www.malbeck.cn

    And yes, we will flood the world with ‘Argies’ wines…

    With endless love to my terroir

    Daniel


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