AWToday 28/09/08

Wine News

No hair shirt, just fine wine
Cumberland News Features Food & Drink Last updated 13:41, Thursday, 28 February 2008
This is Fairtrade Fortnight (February 25-March 9). Fairtrade is an admirable concept, guaranteeing producers in the Third World a decent price for their labour.

2007 Alamos Seleccion Mendoza Pinot Noir ($15)
In Our Glasses: What we’re drinking Cindy Lee, Lynne Char Bennett, Jon Bonné Friday, September 26, 2008
Retailers are as frustrated as the rest of us in trying to service the seemingly bottomless demand for low-priced Pinot. So we’re all looking beyond the usual places. 
 

Buenos Aires Reborn
NewsChannel5.com – Nashville,TN,USA
beyond which is the dining room, with a wine rack holding an entire wall of the country’s best wines, served with adventurous modern Argentine cuisine. …

Ten top steak joints in England
Times Online – UK…four-storey site is now packed with diners tucking into some of the most succulent steaks around, washed down with bottles of equally juicy Malbec. …

Wine of the week  
By Dave Falchek Published: Friday, September 26, 2008
Trivento 2007 Mendoza Torrontes Dave’s rating For something different – and outstanding – try Trivento 2007 Mendoza Torrontes. This wine from Argentina is made from the lesser-known torrontes grape which the Argentine industry is pushing as its trademark grape. I can’t get enough of it.

South American wines are fine
From the Vineyard By September 24, 2008
Here are wines from Argentina and Chile that are both good and affordable (about $12 each). Start with the 2007 Trapiche Chardonnay from Argentina. Produced from grapes grown in the justly famous Mendoza region, this white wine has crisp flavors and a dry finish.

 

Wine Blogs

Malbec is emerging as a new favorite wine in the US…
By kwkrause
American wine drinkers are moving on up… literally… tired of Shiraz they are switching to mountain grown Malbec. Most are seeking out Malbec
especially from Argentina. High in the mountains of Argentina specifically in the Mendoza Lujan …
Fluid Conversations – http://acorkabove.com/blog

Malbec Tasting at Blacklick
Oct 02, 2008 (Thu): If you’ve had a Bordeaux, you’ve probably had some Malbec. One of the principal blending grapes in the region has become a stand-alone star in South America over the last 25 years. Beautiful tannins, complex, and a …
Columbus Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Columbus-Wine/

Schroeder Estate Malbec 2006 Red Argentina
By Wine Delivered
We go to the ends of the earth to secure amazing new wines and here is spectacular proof … black-as-night barrel-aged Malbec
newly arrived from wild and beautiful … Patagonia! Argentine Patagonia is a diverse land of deserts mountains …
Wine Delivered – http://www.wine-delivered.co.uk

2006 Chakana Malbec 91 points
By fireontop06
This value-packed Malbec
is a home run; With blackberry, licorice, cassis and charred oak filling the palate of this interesting wine. Restrained tannins make this an easy drinking wine. With undertones of mocha and caramel on a long …
DAILY WINE TASTING – http://dailywinetasting.wordpress.com

Finca Federada Fairtrade Malbec Oak-Aged Reserva 2005 Red Argentina
By Wine Delivered
Argentina’s best reds are dominated by Malbec
now fully established as the country’s signature grape. The best … feature vivid dark fruit flavours racy acidity and minerality. (Wine Spectator). So it’s fitting that this exceptionally …
Wine Delivered – http://www.wine-delivered.co.uk

2004 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Catena Alta
Tasted by cmr. This went from 89-92 throughout the night. From the start had great full body and structure but was a little closed. With a little air time <1 hour started to open up with some very nice berry fruits on the nose and …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

In praise of Saturday (and Malbec)!
By srinivasv
There, I tried, for the first time, a 2006 Malbec
from the Mendoza region of Argentina. I found it very impressive — it was medium bodied, had a juicy flavor and left a mild tannic aftertaste. I’m nowhere near to being an oenophile, …
Musings – http://srinivasv.wordpress.com

Wine and the electoral process
By winecase
… have to rename it “Vino de la Casa Blanca”, if the Republicans win. Palin sounds fine to me. (The word “Palin”, if you’re wondering, comes from the Mapuche language, a native people from the southern tip of Chile and Argentina. …
The Wine Case – http://winecase.wordpress.com

temple of wine
By jbg(jbg)
Bodegas Salentein / Tunuyán, Argentina Ahhhhhh, Argentinian wine. Sunny days and cool nights in the foothills of the Andes makes for near perfect growing conditions resulting in both excellent and affordable vino. …
exposure factor – http://exposurefactor.blogspot.com/

Dona Paula Los Cardos Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
wine review by (PB) 
My beloved picked this up at the store and when I read the label–an Argentinian Cabernet–I was scratching my head. Argentina is Malbec not Cabernet Sauvignon. Well…
http://winecask.blogspot.com/2008/09/dona-paula-los-cardos-cabernet.html

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