AWToday 03/10/08

Wine News

Wine brokers, importers find affordable, well-made selections in …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
“And in Argentina, you can enjoy a big, delicious grilled steak and a bottle of well-made red wine for around $10.” Foreign exchange rates in Argentina and …

Surviving the test of time
NZ Herald Wellington Metro – Wellington,New Zealand
Malbec is a food wine. Drunk in isolation, it simply doesn’t work, being too rich. Ideally it should be served with red meats, stews, mushrooms, pasta, …

2007 J&F Lurton Land of Fire Red (Argentina) $8
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
In 1992 they made their foray into Argentina and now produce what is, to my mind, some of the best wine values anywhere with their new Land of Fire label. …

A calendar of wine and beer tastings and events
Tampabay.com – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
… Wine Garden, 7800 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach. Refreshing sauvignon blanc from California, plus sample rich cabernet sauvignon from Argentina. Free. …

Wine Under $20 The Dry Pride of Argentina
By HOWARD G. GOLDBERG Published: September 19, 2008
Torrontés is
Argentina’s most planted white grape, and the source of its signature dry white wine. Dominio del Plata’s 2008 Crios de Susana Balbo torrontés is scintillating. Tasting of honey, melon and peaches, it is best drunk young and lightly chilled.

Training Seminars for Export activities
Cuyonoticias – Cuyo,Mendoza, Argentina
Works in Argentina, in the Wine Industry Field since 1984. 1995: Advanced Certificate on Wine & Spirit Education Trust, London. …

Cruceros Australis Announces the Start of their 2008-2009 Season …
Adventure Travel Media Source (press release) – Wellington,CO,USA
The cruise is “all-inclusive”: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an open bar for wine, beer, liquor and other beverages. The menu combines international cuisine …

San Antonio, more than you think
The Tribune – Kingwood,TX,USA
Argentina has become one of the largest wine growing regions in the world since 1990. Malbec is the signature wine of Argentina. The wine is distinctive …

Luca Winery Debuts New Wine from Argentina’s Original Double …
PR Web (press release) – Ferndale,WA,USA
The purity and density of the Luca Syrah speaks to Laborde’s passion for Syrah and to his vision that Syrah could make a great wine in Mendoza, Argentina. …

Malbec Is The New Black
See Magazine – Edmonton,AB,Canada
I drink it when I want a “warm and fuzzy” wine — something full-bodied that will provide instant gratification without requiring any serious thought. …

Taste, and learn.
Philadelphia Inquirer – Philadelphia,PA,USA
By Dianna Marder No meal is complete without the right drink – whether that’s wine, beer or another lubricant. And this region is rich with classes and …

Eat: Pop goes the red wine
Independent – London,England,UK
By Terry Durack I don’t DO horses, so when invited recently to a polo lesson and wine-tasting by a leading Argentinian winery and Gaucho Restaurants, …

Institute offers winemaking program
Mail Tribune – Medford,OR,USA
A college entity called the Southern Oregon Wine Institute is offering a one-year viticulture certification program and a two-year viticulture and enology …

Wine Blogs

Central Market Wine Class-Red Wine Varietals: Malbec!
Nov 06, 2008 (Thu): This meaty grape has recently gained a popular following especially among steak lovers, a natural pairing. Miguel will take us on the journey from its origin in France to its better known home in Argentina.[…]
Austin Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Austin-Wine/

Consider every eventuality before planting vineyard
By Jeannette E. Warnert
After retiring from the aerospace industry, Overmire planted four acres of Malbec wine grapes in Sheldon, Calif. A somewhat uncommon winegrape variety, Malbec creates an inky red wine with plum-like flavor and is often used for blending …
ANR News Blog Feed – http://ucanr.org/blogs/anrnews/

2006 Terrazas de Los Andes Malbec Reserva
Tightly wound and dense with robust red fruit, round tannins and plenty of acidity. Good, solid malbec that is perhaps lacking some of the earthy, briary notes that define the best of this varietal. (87 pts.) – Tasted 10/1/2008. …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

2005 Trapiche Malbec Oak Cask
Tasted by philastem. Very smooth; better balance than I remembered from last time (88 pts.) – Tasted 9/30/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

The Last Days of The Month of Malbec | 20% off
By Alejandrina
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Vines of Mendoza Blog – http://www.vinesofmendoza.com/blog

Malbec tasting
By Ian Gorton(Ian Gorton)
I must confess, Malbec isn’t a grape variety I’ve tasted in abundance. A few samples have been tasted over the years in Australia, but only in the last two years has Malbec got on my radar due to its emergence in several local wineries. …
Pacific Northwest wine, beer… – http://gortonator-on-wine.blogspot.com/

Mapema 2005 Malbec
This wine was a new winery for me and I’m glad I discovered it. …
Ken’s Wine Guide RSS Feed – http://www.kenswineguide.com/

Bariloche 20-24 September 2008
By Adam Drawbridge(Adam Drawbridge)
It amused me when the chap next to me asked for a ´vaso de vino e sprite´, which is pretty much a red wine shandy!! Apparently all the young kids do it to get into wine and apparently this guy was never weaned off this idea hahah. …
My South American Adventure – http://nzadam.blogspot.com/

Chenin Blanc – A Chameleon Grape
By Hank Greer(Hank Greer)
In France it is known as Pineau de la Loire, in South Africa as Steen, and it is known as Pinot Blanco in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Argentina. Chenin’s versatility stems from its high acidity. It can be used to make sweet wines, …
Vino HAG – http://vinohag.blogspot.com/

Andean Vineyards Reserve Malbec 2007 RED Argentina
By Wine Delivered
Here’sa one-off opportunity to secure the barrel-aged Malbec that swept the board at this year’s Wines of Argentina Awards. 478 wines tasted just 4 Trophies given and old friend Opi Sadler’s magnificent flavour-packed gem scooped the …
Wine Delivered – http://www.wine-delivered.co.uk

A little Malbec this weekend?
By Laura Reiley
The Malbec Tour is making a stop at B-21 in Tarpon Springs, giving people a chance to meet winemakers from Chile and Argentina, have their bottles signed and taste great wines from the Andes. Manual Ferrer, winemaker for the estate …
Mouth of Tampa Bay – http://blogs.tampabay.com/dining/

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