AWToday 26/10/08

Wine News

Luxury Travel Company Latin Excursions Redefines Luxury Travel for …
BigNews.biz (press release) – Natick,MA,USA
… of your rustic chic hotel on unspoiled Isabela Island; wine tasting on an exciting road trip through the striking landscapes of Northwest Argentina; …

Thirsty work
Halesowen News – Halesowen,England,UK
Argentina has developed quite a reputation for producing big, fruit-driven wine – and this is a fine example. It’s not a light quaffer though – that 14.5% …
Argentina: Ripe Market for Entrepreneurs
Inc.com – New York,NY,USA
In other countries wine is an industry. In Argentina wine is a culture. All of your business will revolve around dining! Get used to it. I know I have! …
In our glasses: What we’re drinking
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
This Argentine winery, owned by the son of Frito-Lay founder Herman Lay, combines the talents of local winemaker Silvio Alberto and a helping hand from …
Start or join a wine tasting group through meetup.com
LubbockOnline.com – Lubbock,TX,USA
We tasted an Italian white, an Argentinean Malbec, a Spanish red, a late bottled vintage Port, and an Australian Shiraz. We had everything from wine …

The face behind Napa’s Hess Collection
Santa Rosa Press Democrat – Santa Rosa,CA,USA
The Swiss mineral-water magnate was recently at Napa’s Hess Collection, the winery he founded in 1978 to house both fine wine and fine art. …

Buenos Aires: Steak and the tango
Atlanta Journal Constitution – GA, USA
AP Photo / Natacha Pisarenko Dancers perform traditional Argentinean dances in the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Visitors get the most out of their …

Blue Wine Design Awards
Dexigner – USA
… Design Awards will be publicized in Portugal and the main wine and olive oil producing countries: Spain, France, USA, Australia, South Africa and Argentina.

A wine shop gets bigger digs
Lower Hudson Journal news – West Harrison,NY,USA
For value wines, he likes the family-owned vineyards of Argentina. The chatty but straightforward, daily e-mail blast that goes out to 3100 customers might …

Gil Kulers’ wine pick
Atlanta Journal Constitution – GA, USA
But surprisingly, he made a wine I like —- a lot. It has depth, character and finesse. It is a blended wine from Argentina based on the malbec grape. …

Wine Advice: A is for Autumn … and Argentina
IdahoStatesman.com – ID,USA
TRAPICHE OAK CASK 2005 ($12): I was pleased that Cardoza recommended this one, a favorite of mine. I first bought this Malbec eight years ago when a Cuban …

 

Wine Blogs

Wine Tasting and Live Music with Zephir French Jazz
We will be tasting Malbec from Argentina. At 8:00 listen to Zephir French Jazz. Zephir specializes in uniquely French cabaret and jazz music. There is no charge for the tasting or the music. Enjoy a glass of wine from the tasting or our …
Portland Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Portland-Wine/

More wine blogging
By Diane Letulle(Diane Letulle)
Green packaging on a Yellow +Blue = Green in a box 2007 Malbec from Argentina–Full, rich tannic Malbec ybwines.com/bloggers – announcement We get the 30 second warning – ROTATE!
Wine Lover’s Journal – http://loveswine.blogspot.com/

Serious Grape: Chardonnay 101
By Deb Harkness
(sample; widely available for $11-$19) The 2007 Finca Las Moras Chardonnay Reserva from Argentina, was aged for 12 months in a combination of French and American oak. This produced a wine with aromas and flavors of apples, vanilla cream …
Serious Eats – http://www.seriouseats.com/

Live Blogging from WBC 08
By mwangbickler
Wine #11 – A Mendoza 2007 Malbec from Yellow+Blue. Wanted to build a sustainable wine model. Packaged in tetrapak, all organic wines. Soft, fruity, with a good finish. Love the concept. $11.99 retail. Their website is www.ybwines.com. …
Caveman Wines – http://cavemanwines.com/blog/

Live Blogging @ Wine Blogging Conference 2008
By LENNDEVOURS
Yellow + Blue 2007 Mendoza Malbec. In tetrapak. Organic. $10 or so. Too cold. Dark fruit. Spice. Okay. Not great. (4:14 pm). Bonterra 2004 The McNab (red blend) ($45). Really nice. Organic. Biodynamic. Good fruit, with a little Brussels …
LENNDEVOURS – http://lennthompson.typepad.com/lenndevours/

Bodega Norton Malbec (2007)
By Tom & Melody
Anyway, I digress. As usual, although I stopped to only buy lemons, eggs, butter and phyllo dough, I also picked up two bottles of wine. This is one of them. This is a red from Mendoza, Argentina. Our son, Tony and his friend, George, …
Tom and Melody’s wine blog – http://tomandmelodywine.com/

Live Blogging – Wine Bloggers Conference DAY ONE
By admin
Yellow + Blue 2007 $11.99 (1L) Mendoza Malbec Certified Organic Grapes. In TetraPak as an environmental friendly solution to the weight and waste of bottles. Bonterra Vineyards The McNab (Merlot, Cab, Petit Syrah) 100% Biodynamic …
Vineyard Adventures – http://www.vineyardadventures.com/

patagonia rocks
By anna sullivan(anna sullivan)
Tomorrow we’re headed to Mendoza, Argentina, land of cheap and excellent wine and more pretty mountains. From there we’ll head back into Bolivia to play with friends we left behind and see the western side we’ve yet to see.
Fun with Tom and Anna – http://tomanna.blogspot.com/

Argentinian Winemaker – Patricio Santos
Oct 25, 2008 (Sat): Sponsored By The Imported Grape – Gustavo Moral and The Wine Studio – Maureen Adams Winemaker Patricio Santos will be stopping by to pour his Tercos Malbec and Sangiovese. Mr Santos is the son of “The Father of …
Manchester Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Manchester-Wine/

Friday Linkup -10/24
By Eli
Funny Argentinean wine ads; http://shapeandcolour.wordpress.com/2008/10/23/cbc-the-accident-factory-macs-vs-pcs/ strange story of Canada jumping into the Mac vs. PC battle, ‘west side story’ style. http://boxee.tv Built on top of XBMC, …
EliHorne.com – http://elihorne.com/

Top 50 graphic design Blogs
The new and humorous argentinean wine ads…. Lovely logo for Ink Trademark by Doug Alves Photos Caleb Charland! “Demonstrations”… Welcome to Meet – The good people at The… On 11 June 2008, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix… (1 more…) …
L-experiences – http://www.l-exp.com/xml/rss

The Wine Show
By katrinaalloway
This year I will be working on the Wines of Argentina stand (a country which is increasingly capturing my imagination – wine and mountains, what could be better!) with a group of producers coming over especially from South American for …
Katrina Alloway’s Friday Weblog – http://katrinaalloway.wordpress.com/

2007 Trapiche Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasted by Dartazian. (83 pts.) – Tasted 10/11/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Tango Lessons and Argentine Wine at Vinideus in Beaumont Village
Oct 24, 2008 (Fri): Bring a partner (suggested but not required) and take a beginning level Argentine tango lesson. Afterwards you can stay and relax to the music of Leah and Nick. Have a bite to eat and a glass of wine (all that …
Portland Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Portland-Wine/

NAWBC Live Blogging. Post #8
By Arthur
The wine has arrived. A “Sustainable Wine bottle” Yellow + Blue = Green 2007 Argentine Malbec. ($11-$12 for a 1 liter Tetra-Pac.) Dark berry and cassis aromas with notes of cedar. Slight bod with bright acids. A bit astringent and tangy …
wine sooth – http://www.redwinebuzz.com/winesooth/

Chilean Winery Buys 700 Acres in Patagonia (Wine Spectator)
By James Molesworth
Purchase by VC Family Estates is first major foreign investment in Argentina’s up-and-coming region.
Vinhos do Porto – http://fbsite.sampasite.com/
Scouting Tour from Buenos Aires (October 16-22)
By Ana de San Francisco(Silvano Colombano)
Even though we were seated in the “show only” section, the incredibly attentive waiters served us bottomless San Felipe wine, water or gaseosa (soft drinks), coffee, and absolutely delicious empanadas (could these possibly be the best …
Anne’s Tango Scouting Tour – http://scoutingtour.blogspot.com/
Bodega Melipal
By admin
The Terroir and the Wine Style: The Agrelo region, where our winery is located, is at 960 meters above sea level, on the piedmont of the highest area of the Mendoza River. Its natural arid soils, the radiant sun, the cool nights and the …
finewinessask.com – http://finewinessask.com/v2/
fredrick wildman wines with jeff stierman
By alan(alan)
Trapiche Oak Cask Cabernet 2006 it smelled of anise to me which is strange for a cab..lots of soft licorice or fennel. cedar and other wines today had the same kind of sawdust aromas. Trapiche Varietal Malbec 2007 their entry level wine …
wine the blog – http://winetheblog.blogspot.com/

Things are looking up. I think!!
By Sharyn
All this was followed by the Molten Chocolate cake dessert for Mike (of which I of course shared). While not cheap by Argentina standards, we walked away stuffed (with an awesome bottle of wine) for less than $70 for the two of us. …
Sharyn and Mike’s Travels – http://www.sharynandmike.com/wp/

VV List release Saturday Oct. 25, 2008
By Karen Kurdyak
Our beloved displaced Bordeaux Lurton frères aka Argentinean hermanos have given us the best value of the release with this one. It is a big Malbec, bursting with berries and yet smooth and balanced at the same time. …
CheapEats Ottawa restaurant guide blog – http://www.ceotblog.com/

Fall Flavors
By berkeleywine
This week we have a new Torrontés from Argentina that combines perfumed florality with crisp acidity to create the perfect autumn white wine. We also have a new rosado wine that, due to its bright character and plush fruit character may …
The Spanish Table in Berkeley – http://spanishtable.wordpress.com/

Meet the Winemaker: Gustav Sanchez – Terrazas de los Andes
Oct 23, 2008 (Thu): Come meet and greet with perhaps the best winemaker in Argentina! Bodegas Chandon Argentina and The Wine Loft Atlanta present Gustavo Sanchez in an intimate setting at The Wine Loft in the Luckie Marietta District …
Atlanta Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Atlanta-Wine/

Buen Vino de la Argentina – Si!
By mr. big dubya(Mrs Big Dubya)
It is a fairly fruity wine with plum and cherry accents and a hint of currant. It should definitely be given ample breathing time to bring out its more subtle notes and allow its character to develop. It lists anywhere between $7.29 and …
The Whinery – http://thewhineryclub.blogspot.com/

What kind of meat did you say this is?
By ariannacassidy
It was a typical Argentine dinner scene: bowls of shredded lettuce and carrots, sliced tomatoes and potatoes and hard-boiled egg, a loaf of french bread, and a large platter of carved meat. Also, a pitcher of white wine with ice cubes …
Helado y Asado – http://ariannacassidy.wordpress.com/

Review – BeefBar, Monaco 17 October 2008
By noreply@blogger.com (Dungeekin)
Both of us chose sirloin steaks for our main course – Gerry opting for an Argentinian steak, which was as good as Argentine beef always is – and I went for a Kansas beef, from a slightly older animal (27 months as opposed to 18). …
The Diary of a Geek in Oxfordshire – http://dungeekin.blogspot.com/

Mendoza: Beyond the Vines
By kristie
After such wine-riddled first day, a drive along Ruta 40, Argentina’s Route 66, will clear your head and take you south to Valle de Uco for your second day. A couple of hours south, these vineyards are at higher altitude making for an …
The Argentimes – http://www.theargentimes.net/

Meet the Winemaker: Gustav Sanchez – Terrazas de los Andes
Oct 23, 2008 (Thu): Come meet and greet with perhaps the best winemaker in Argentina! Bodegas Chandon Argentina and The Wine Loft Atlanta present Gustavo Sanchez in an intimate setting at The Wine Loft in the Luckie Marietta District …
Atlanta Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Atlanta-Wine/

2008 Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Festival
By Adrian Bryksa
From Argentina, the star of the show emerged in the form of the 2005 Bodega Enrique Foster Firmado Malbec. From pour, to color to the taste of this wine everything about it is rich and opulent and decadent. Lots of dark chocolate, …
Reading For New Times – http://r4nt.com/

Tasting the Great Wines from Argentina: From Salta to Patagonia
Oct 30, 2008 (Thu): 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 …
San Francisco Bay Area Wine Tasting… – http://www.localwineevents.com/San-Francisco-Bay-Area-Wine/

Mendoza to Cafayate – October 15 to 22
By Adam Drawbridge(Adam Drawbridge)
I met an Aussie couple and after a bit of talking and a very cold dip in the pool, I was joining them for a half day wine tour covering 2 vineyards, an olive oil factory and a chocolate factory. For 45 pesos (22 nzd) which is pretty …
My South American Adventure – http://nzadam.blogspot.com/

On the Road Again: Puerto Iguazu to Rosario to Mendoza
By Kimberly
After a 19 hour bus ride, we spent the night in Rosario, a medium sized town we’ll explore today. Tonight we’ll hop on another bus and head to Mendoza, the heart of Argentina’s wine region. I’m really excited to do a wine tour by bike. …
Go Green Travel Green – http://gogreentravelgreen.com/

living the hard life…
By Jana(Jana)
Also since the last time I blogged we took a little adventure over to Mendoza, Argentina and met up with my friend David who is studying there (but goes to DU). So that was really cool. Mendoza was beautiful! …
Bienvenidos a Chile – http://janasinchile.blogspot.com/

Tango Lessons and Argentine Wine at Vinideus in Beaumont Village
Oct 24, 2008 (Fri): Bring a partner (suggested but not required) and take a beginning level Argentine tango lesson. Afterwards you can stay and relax to the music of Leah and Nick. Have a bite to eat and a glass of wine (all that …
Portland Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Portland-Wine/

Free Spanish and Argentine Wine Tasting!
Oct 24, 2008 (Fri): Join us this Friday for a sampling of wines from Argentina and Spain, including Familia Mayol Pircas Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2008 ($12.99), Familia Mayol Pircas Vineyard Bonarda 2006 ($15.99), Vina Aljibes Tinto …
Washington DC Wine Tasting and… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Washington-DC-Wine/

Anuva Vinos Brings Argentine Wines to Select US Tasters
By Gwen E. Kirby
The recently founded Anuva Vinos aims to bring limited production Argentine wines to its members in the United States. To further this aim and educate people about Argentina wine, Anuva Vinos is going to the United States this month and …
Argentina’s Travel Guide – http://argentinastravel.com/

HALLOWEEN MILONGA
By ric
On October 31, the last Friday in October come to Tom’s house at 2506 St. Mary’s Street in Raleigh for the real deal! Argentine Tango, grilled meats, Argentine Wine, and Scarey costumes (optional) 8pm until the spririts move you!
www.triangletango.com – http://triangletango.com/

Malbec: Great Cheap Red Wine
In uncertain economic times wine drinkers do not become teetotalers. They simply seek out bargain choices for everyday consumption. Malbec from Mendoza fits the bill.
Suite101: Food & Drink Articles – http://www.suite101.com/foodanddrink/

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 – http://www.lesdeux.info/
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