AWToday 29/10/08

Wine News

Wine: King of clubs
By Anthony Rose Saturday, 25 October 2008
One pleasant surprise in the autumn round of tastings is a bonus, but two in a week and it was starting to feel as if Christmas had come early. So it was with the tastings put on by the Wine Society, the mail-order club, and Virgin Wines
Enjoy wine on the cheap
By Sandra Silfven Thursday, October 16, 2008
Today’s tough times call for wine lovers to adopt a penny-pinching strategy — you know, read the ad circulars and opt for a price-friendly Malbec from Argentina over a high-rent Cab from Napa. Here are tips to score good buys.
Eco-Friendly Wines Launched in Trendy Packaging
Packaging Digest, 10/28/2008 8:15:00 AM
New sustainable package reduces carbon footprint for organically-grown spirits. The Yellow+Blue brand of organically grown Argentinian wines has announced the release of its new Torrontes varietal in new Tetra Pak

Malbecs Maligned?
East Bay Express – Berkeley,CA,USA
We invite both East Bay wine bars and wine retailers to tell us what you’re doing to make the price of fine sipping a little easier on our wallets,

Wine and Spirits / In good ta’am
Ha’aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
Bodegas Santa Ana, Malbec, La Mascota, Argentina, 2005: Dark garnet to royal purple, with generous wood and firm tannins yielding slowly in the glass to

New Eco-Friendly Varietal to Hit Shelves
Earthtimes (press release) – London,UK
J. Soif Wines is the only importer of Argentinian Yellow+Blue wine that offers quality taste in a sustainable package. Naturally produced at a certified

REVIEW: Unusual reds from South America
Otago Daily Times – Dunedin,New Zealand
Trapiche of Argentina includes in its wide range of malbecs a handsome series of single-vineyard wines worth exploration. Although wine sent for review is

Wine Blogs

Malbec-land
By Seankervin Travelpod.com
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. The majority of the wine produced is consumed locally – so I figured I would consume some locally as well!
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/seankervin/1/1221605640.html
V V List release
Saturday Oct. 25, 2008
Hello Everyone! Winter’s coming and the cooler weather is directing our palates toward red wines and social gatherings to ward off the chill in the air. I know we just got through Thanksgiving and all the excess of food, wine and family dysfunction that comes
http://www.cetoblog.com/2008/10/v-v-list-rele-1.html
Serious Grape: Chardonnay 101
Posted by Deb Harkness, October 24, 2008 at 11:30 AM
On Fridays, Deb Harkness of Good Wine Under $20 drops by with Serious Grape. This week, she explores Chardonnays.
http://www.seriouseats.com/2008/10/chardonnay-basics.html
Alamos Bonarda 2006 Wine Review (NW)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Tasting notes: Aromas of crushed berries on the nose. Juicy and rich on the palate. Finish of raspberry jam and trace pepper notes. Like all the wines of Alamos, this is a great value at $10 or so. It’s well made and delivers a very fruity package. While I often see their Malbec bottlings, I don’t often see the Bonarda which is just a bit…
http://winecask.blogspot.com/2008/10/alamos-bonarda-2006-wine-review-nw.html

Wine Department Specials
By seaside
Stella PinotGrigio 2007, Italy $7.99; Deloach Chardonnay 2007, California $6.99; Big House Red 2006, California $7.99; Gougenheim Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Mendoza, Argentina $9.99; Bogle Phantom 2005, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, …
Cardiff Seaside Market – http://seasidemarket.com/

2005 Terrazas del los Andes Reserva Malbec
By Mike Jacobs(Mike Jacobs)
The grapes used for the Terrazas Reserva Malbec are selected from our finest estate vineyards, located in the best districts of Mendoza, the the ideal elevation of 3500 feet.”-Winery.
The Wine Rack – http://the-wine-rack.blogspot.com/

1884 . . . it was a very good year.
By Sharyn
The one thing to do that seemed to be a universal suggestion from everyone I spoke to, every Mendoza site I perused and book I read, was a visit to THE restaurant in Mendoza, 1884 Francis Mallmann. Quoting The Vines of Mendoza – Our …
Sharyn and Mike’s Travels – http://www.sharynandmike.com/wp/

Argentinean Wine Dinner
Nov 06, 2008 (Thu): Argentina wine tasting dinner menu Amuse Picada A pre-meal of small noshing hors d’oeuvres Almanegra Sparkling Chardonnay 1st Roasted Citrus-Amarillo Chile Glazed Shrimp, Plantian Tostones, Coconut-Basil Sauce Alamos …
Colorado Springs Wine Tasting… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Colorado-Springs-Wine/

State of the Art Wines of Chile and Argentina
Nov 03, 2008 (Mon): Join us for our wine tasting here inside Bomberos wine bar to taste four wines from Chile and Argentina that are truly State of the Art. All of South America is seeing a growth in wine production and quality, ...
Phoenix Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Phoenix-Wine/

Wines to Try
By Norman(Norman)
Trapiche Pinot Noir $9.99 Canaletto Primitivo di Puglia $11.49 Palo Alto Reserva Red $13.49 Trapiche Broquel Cabernet Sauvignon $14.99 Guigal Crozes Hermitage 2004 $31 Donnafugata Tancredi $38 Clos de l’Oratoire Chateauneuf du Pape $45
NB Wines – http://nbwines.blogspot.com/

Ropa Vieja Recipe, a food for the New Depression
By Karl Wilder, Chef(Karl Wilder, Chef)
Falling Star Merlot/Malbec, another budget entry from Trapiche. The double burst of fruity juice wins. This wine is refreshing enough to work with the garlic/salt flavors without overpowering the lime and tomato.
Fusion On The Fly – http://chefprivato.blogspot.com/

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