AWToday 27/10/08

Wine News

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Yankton Daily Press (subscription) – Yankton,SD,USA
He noted he was excited that his favorite female wine maker, Susana Balbo of Argentina, had personally donated a case of her wine for the event. …

Fit for a king
Irish Independent – Dublin,Ireland
We washed all of this down with the most delicious bottle of Argentinean Dona Paula Estate Malbec (€38) and then headed for the Grand Hall for a nightcap of …

Mixed blessing – UK
… me-too wine styles. When Sauvignon Blancs from, say, Chile, South Africa and New Zealand or Cabernets from Australia, Argentina and the United States …

Chilly Chilean valley provides a ‘sense of somewhereness’
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
Hobbs is a Sonoma-based producer with deep wine roots in Argentina at Cobos and Pascual Toso; he is tinkering with the Veramonte pinot noir. …

Argentina – Official Promotion Portal for Argentina
Sunlight, olive trees and vines outline the landscape of the Argentine province of San Juan, a place where one can enjoy a good wine, practice adventure …
Today’s Hottest Red: Malbec
Madison Magazine – Madison,WI,USA
It is arguably the finest wine with grass-fed beef, an Argentinean specialty. Best of all, it’s a great value and more versatile with food than all but a …

Small Bites
Mountain Xpress – Asheville,NC,USA
Many of the wine-dinner themes Scheffer pioneered at Savoy—including a traditional Argentinean barbecue—will be available through Dining Innovations. …
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French-owned Chilean vineyard produces high value wines
The News-Press – Fort Myers,FL,USA
“Chile was never a big wine-drinking country like Argentina,” Poisson says. “They drink beer or pisco or boxed wines.” Chile’s loss is our gain. …
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Argentine wines entered China
Wines-Info.Com – Nanning,Guangxi,China
On October 13, the Argentine wine-tasting event was held in Shanghai by Argentina CFI and Shanghai Representative Office of Argentine Consulate. …
Learning from Argentina
New Statesman – London,England,UK
Argentina may be famous for its beef, wine and the tango, yet the resilience it has shown in bouncing back from each economic debacle are worthy of some …
Risultati 2008 sul vino
Wine Community – Modena,Emilia Romagna,Italy
Looking at geographic origin, Oregon wine is up 11%, Washington state up 9%, and California up 2%. Argentina imports are up 24%, while wines from Portugal …
Great fall reds
Ottawa Citizen – Ontario, Canada
The Lurton brothers make quality wine all over the world, and in Argentina they joined the Malbec rush with this fruit-forward and nicely balanced example. …

Wine Blogs

Mendoza (Argentina)> –
By vonbergendotnet
It is true, there are plenty of trees, many parks (of which one is huge with a view of the city) and watter (irrigation) channels in every street. And the wine… Parilladas… Oh the delights! Ah, and Alfajores and espresso at “Havana”´s. …

Our Couple’s Massage
By Amanda(Amanda)
We started out with a yummy bottle of Malbec from Argentina. We plotted on how we can get back down there to visit Mendoza, Patagonia & Chile. Doesn’t my hubby look nice & relaxed after his massage and our first bottle of wine? …
Click. The Good News –

Mendoza, Argentina!
By Katie Beshears(Katie Beshears)
Friday we did a bike and wine tour. We rented bikes for 4 hours and went along to different points on the map to experience different kinds of wine/wineries. The first stop included a wine tour and the seconds stop was a liquor and …
Follow Along: Estoy en Chile. –

Melting Pot in Bedford: South American Wine Dinner on 11/11
By Richard A.(Richard A.)
Paired with a Terrazas Torrontes Reserva (Argentina) Second Course: Ranchero Cobb Salad (Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, Chives and Sliced Egg Served with Croutons and Peppercorn Ranch Dressing and Sprinkled with Aged Cheddar Cheese) …
The Passionate Foodie –

A SavvyTaste Guide to the Lighter Red Wines
By McWong(SavvyTaster)
Back in the late 70s and early 1980s, Merlot, because it’s so easy to drink and tasty, became “the girl’s red wine” that sold well by the glass in bars. So exploitive winemakers started growing Merlot grapes on every piece of land they …
SavvyTaste –

Broquel 2006 Malbec – Red Wine
By admin
Red Wine by Broquel from Argentina, South America. Has intense, deep red-violet color, and ruby hues, showing the concentration of the grapes. The wine shows aromas of black fruit jam and liqueur, with notes of vanilla, chocolate and …
The Wine Lovers Site –

Northwestern Argentina part 2
By tspani
I think maybe it was just frozen wine though, maybe you want to try it?) and enjoyed the sunshine… definately all got some colour here! Definitely our favorite place so far. After Cafayate we bused up the Salta but were disappointed …
My footsteps –

Wine Blogging
By Angelos(Angelos)
Only the second time I’ve been happy with a box/carton wine, and I’ll have no problem buying more and bringing to the track next year. Now, I’ve had better malbecs, and cheaper too as Argentina is a great region for bargains, …
Hestika –

As a matter of curiosity
By John Guffens
“According to study carried out by Aregntina’s Universidad Nacional de Cuyo and the Trapiche winery, Argentine and Italian Bonarda are not related. The closest genetic match to the latter grape is the French variety Corbeau.” …
Dill Notes –
Notes and Selections from the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting
2006 Bodega Noemía Noemía Malbed Patagonia-Rio Negro Valley, Argentina 2005 Craggy Range Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels Sophia, New Zealand 2004 Santa Rita Maipo Valley Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 2004 Vasse Felix Margaret River …
Cafes & Wineries –
The Wines of Argentina, Chile and Latin America price comparison
Compare The Wines of Argentina, Chile and Latin America prices before you buy to make sure you get the best deal. Find a list of The Wines of Argentina, …
By kristie
We had a bottle of Ricardo Santos Malbec 2006 that was very well recommended by our friendly waiter. The menu on the board behind the bar, where we had some very good gin and tonics, seems fairly uninteresting: milanesas, …
The Argentimes –

2006 Tikal Malbec Altos de Mendoza Amorio
Tasted by ELH. Nice mix of depth, tannins, and fruit. Needs to be decanted for at least an hour. Would probably benefit from another year or two in the cellar. Great value. Watch out for that heavy bottle, though. (91 pts. …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

Catena Cabernet Sauvignon
By Asmodeus(Asmodeus)
Mendoza (Agrelo and Tupungato) Argentina 2004 13.9% $19.99 in Chapel Hill, NC Color: Medium red with purple tinge Nose: Blackberries and anise Body: Full Front: Plums, honeysuckle Middle: Pepper, licorice Back: Cedar, gear-shift handle …
The Caveat Emptyer Wine List –

A Great Vist with some Great Friends…
By familiafeldhaus(familiafeldhaus)
The new experiences kept coming with the return trip to Mendoza on the CocheCama (bus with seats that convert to beds), where they served us wine and meals, showed us movies, and let us sleep through the night while we travelled across …
Feldhaus Family in Argentina –

Cultural Exchange
By Ashley(Ashley)
Why am I here in Mendoza? Well, a language institute in Buenos Aires needed another native speaker for a program they are having with a group of kids. So, I am in Mendoza (wine country), staying at a ranch/hotel, for free because I …
Flying South –

We love Argentinian Wine
By Robert Allen
… must-do is at least one trip per-day to the lo de Joaqun Alberdi vinoteca. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and speaks really good english. They carry wines from all the major and minor producers of Argentina and love to share them.
I Love This World –

Tasting the Great Wines from Argentina: From Salta to Patagonia
Oct 28, 2008 (Tue): TASTING THE GREAT WINES FROM ARGENTINA From Salta to Patagonia Meet the winemakers and taste more than 200 wines from this vibrant country. Participating Wineries: Andeluna Cellars ~ Bodega Dante Robino ~ Bodega Fin …
Los Angeles Wine Tasting and… –

Top 10 Travel Destinations during Economic Crisis
By admin
Argentina is a motherland of the most passionate and impressive dance – tango. You can watch professional dancers performing both in hotels and streets of Buenos Aires. Argentinean tango looks really sexy and amazing but there’s one …
MarkerMap –

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival schedule for Wednesday …
By Scott Joseph
4:00 pm WINE SEMINAR, Familia Schroeder Patagonia, Argentina, Presented by Julie Suarez 4:45 pm BOTTLE SIGNING, Familia Schroeder 4:45 pm CULINARY DEMONSTRATION, Andrew Blake 5:15 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:45 pm AMERICA GARDENS THEATRE …
Food. Drink. Other stuff. –

Buenos Aires On A Budget, Eat, Drink And Tango The Night Away In …
By Nannette B.(Nannette B.)
Stop in one of its upscale restaurants for a glass of Malbec red wine for about 18 Argentine pesos (US $6) along the docks. But then head a few blocks east to the Costanera. Here dozens of grill stands serve up hamburgers and the like …
Between here and there –

A City of Monumental Passion, not Monuments
By Gwen E. Kirby
Instead of going from war memorial to monument, tourists who really enjoy their trip to the city go from Argentine passion to Argentine passion: from tango to soccer to steak and wine. The article also discusses how this famous city is …
Argentina’s Travel Guide –

The bus journey to Mendoza through the Andes Mountains was 8 hours …
By Michelle Vernal(Michelle Vernal)
It was strange going overland through a border and the Chilean / Argentine border was a bit surreal consisting of a big warehouse full of customs officials in the middle of the mountains. The whole process was a little intimidating …
Michelle Vernal –

Tasting time: Carrefour wine fair, Argentinian Malbec tasting, and …
By boyce
This week’s lineup includes the October Wine Fair at Carrefour (Shuang Jing branch), which typically involves samples of hundreds of wines and deals on bottles (I’m still working on the Chateau St. Michelle / Columbia Crest package I …
Beijing Boyce –

Wine Tasting
Oct 23, 2008 (Thu): Thursday, October 23, 2008 Cost per person: $15.00/$7.50 for Wine Club Members Brassfield Serenity, High Valley, CA Elsa Bianchi Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina Rowdy Red, Sonoma, CA Villa Fulvia Valpolicella , Venento, …
Los Angeles Wine Tasting and… –

Los Cardos Malbec 2007
By littlegray
Black fruit aromas and flavors mingle with earthy notes of herbs and spices in this smooth finishing wine. Winery: Viña Doña Paula Vintage: 2007 Type: Red Region: Mendoza, Argentina Ratings: Wine Legends: 90 points Price: $8.00.
Good Cheap Wines –

In Search Of A Good Cab
Wine Spectator Rating: 87 Price: $12 California J. Lohr Cabernet Paso Robles Seven Oaks 2004 Wine Spectator Rating: 87 Price: $15 California Alamos Malbec Mendoza Seleccion 2007 Wine Spectator Rating: 90 Price: $15 Argentina …
Thought Leadership –

Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2006
By Edward(Edward)
Made from the Mendoza clone and fermented with a host of indigenous and endemic wild yeast, I could imagine that in a crowd this might be hidden. It’s a wine of quiet conviction rather than exaggerated showiness. …
Wino sapien –

1986 Trapiche Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasted by DrEdwardo. tannic & fruity – Tasted 8/22/1995. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

Links to start off your week!
By Aaron Epstein
Jancis Robinson, world-renowned wine writer, once again praises the glory of Argentine wine! As economies falter around the globe, all the more reason to keep drinking Argentine …
Vines of Mendoza Blog –
StarkSilverCreek Week in Review: 10/13 – 10/18
By Clinton Stark
In Review: 2006 Kaiken Malbec (Argentina) – A Toasty Wine from the Andes Available at Your Local Costco; Riesling on the Rise in the US According to USA Today; Tips for Serving White or Red Wine at the Right Temperature; Weekend Wine … – Loreto… –

coca-lite and wine
By Anne(Anne)
Sometimes they have coca-lite AND wine with their meals, which was the case at the asado I attended, an odd combination if you ask me. I find this interesting and am guessing that Argentine wine is largely exported, most.
Anne’s Blog –

Such Great Heights
By Ungulate(Ungulate)
Strolled around town for the afternoon, then enjoyed free asado dinner at the hostel and a little too much Argentine wine.. consequently, we and a whole bunch of other suckers were convinced by some crazy French chick who lives and …
Itchy Trotters –

Zolo Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Reserve
By ramsay
On to the wine. I picked this Argentina Cabernet up at random and I am glad I did. On the nose I got blackberry, spice and chocolate. On the taste I got more oak (but not to much), blackberry, plum and a little chocolate and vanilla. …

Boutique Wineries, Elite Wine Travels the World
By dave
Only in Chile, the wine boutique boom has given rise to more than 200 brands, while Argentine boutiques like Altos Las Hormigas, Renacer Winery and Vineyards Altocedro export between 50-90% of their production to countries as disparate …
India, Latin America Collaboration… –

Computers will drive me to drink!
Now it is time to fill that wine glass. And I have just the bottle! Found an Argentinian wine (a Malbec) that is pretty good. I’ll have a slice of morbier cheese, some grain filled bread and some salad. It’ll be a nice way to wind down. …
Rondini’s eclectic Blog –

Santa Julia Reserve Mendoza Malbec – 2006 – 8.9 – James Meléndez …
By jamesthewineguy
Santa Julia Reserve Mendoza Malbec a classical Malbec; deep dark chocolate, truffle and cassis and from initial taste to finish are consistent through and through. ***. Now, more than 500 wine reviews. Read more of my wine reviews: …
James the Wine Guy –

Malbec-land – Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Greetings from Mendoza, Argentina – the heart of  Argentina’s wine country.  There are over 1000 bodegas (wineries) around Mendoza with a combined annual production of over a Billion liters. … Recent Updates –

Welcome to Mendoza. While we are happy to be here, is she happy to …
By Sharyn
… countries we would be visiting (although we were also very excited about the ceviche in Peru . . . which by the way, now seems like AGES ago) but the true highlight really was to be the wine. Most specifically, the wines of Mendoza. …
Sharyn and Mike’s Travels –

Iron Horse and Wine – A Friday Night Roundup
By pjpink(pjpink)
Next we drove to Ashland. Before dinner we visited The Caboose for a free wine tasting. The knock-our-socks-off choice here was 2006 Avieso Reserve Malbec Mendoza from Vinos de los Andes. The most hearty malbec I have ever tried. …
River City Food and Wine –

Malbec: o tema para outubro
By Ivan(Ivan)
The best examples of these wines come from the Argentine region of Mendoza. In Argentina, where Malbec seems to have found a natural home, the grape is used to produce very popular varietal wines. It is now thought that the variety …
Blog da Concavi –


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