AWToday 31/10/08

Wine News

Torrontes: The white wine of Argentina on Display – Episode #382
Jan 2, 2008 One of the great discoveries of 2007 for me and many Vayniacs was the Torrentes grape from Argentina. Having trouble …

Heavy Metals Can Taint Wine
Forbes – NY,USA
But if you like only Hungarian wine, you might be in more trouble than if you like Argentinean wine.” For more about wine and heart disease,

Hectic Halloween happenings call for a plan
Independent and Free Press – Georgetown,ON,Canada
There is an Argentinian method of cooking meat which involves stewing it in a hollowed-out pumpkin and then using the flesh to thicken the stew.

World Wine Expo Preview
Telegraph-Journal – Saint John,New Brunswick,Canada
The La Mascota Cabernet from Santa Ana is another good new red I tried in Argentina. I also like their value organic wine, Casa de Campo Eco Malbec,

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Accelerates Global Growth
The FINANCIAL – Tbilisi,Georgia
The center of Argentina’s wine industry, Mendoza Province is known for its unique Malbec wines and spectacular natural attractions including Mount Aconcagua

Gourmet brings world of wine to university
Capital Press (subscription) – Salem,OR,USA
Short courses for consumers and a wine educational DVD series are also available. “We are having our first wine study trip to Chile and Argentina in March

Wine-drinkers ‘risking Parkinson’s with every glass’
InTheNews.co.uk – London,UK
Of the wines from 16 different countries analysed by Kingston University scientists, only those from Argentina, Brazil and Italy did not pose a health risk.

 

Wine Blogs

Chocolate Chili Cupcakes
By katrinaalloway
Opposite the Wines of Argentina booth, where I was putting in the hours, was a stand for a company selling/promoting organic chocolate called Cocoa Loco (www.cocoaloco.co.uk) manned by owner Rory Payne. He took a shine to my colleague,
Katrina Alloway’s Friday Weblog – http://katrinaalloway.wordpress.com/
Out of Wine Country, Into Patagonia
By Kimberly
In less than a day we’ll be in Patagonia, where we’re hoping for some great scenery and good hiking. To tide you over, here are some of our favorite Mendoza moments and sights. The fountain water turns to wine (or so it seems) in Plaza
Go Green Travel Green – http://gogreentravelgreen.com/

2005 Bodega O. Fournier Beta Crux
Tasted by slaton. Purple and opaque, with lifted aromatics of sweet mocha, blueberry muffin, purple paint, black pepper. Very ripe, with moderately concentrated purple-ripe, raisiny fruit, sweet fakey mocha oak and gritty,
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Wine Tours In and Around Buenos Aires, Argentina
By admin
For those who have a love of wine, visiting the many wineries in and around Buenos Aires is a definite must do on their itinerary. There are plenty of wine tours all around Buenos Aires, but depending on your choice, some wine tours
Travel the World|Travel Tips – http://www.mundistravel.com/

Carlos Basso Vendimia Tardia 2005, Mendoza – Argentina
By Wine & Food(Wine & Food)
I don’t think we’ve ever had such a divergence of opinion about a wine. This should serve as a perfect example that the writers and tasters in Wine Spectator, or John and Dorothy from the Wall St. Journal, or Lettie Teague from Food
Wine & Food Notes – http://amealwithoutwine.blogspot.com/

Spaghetti Squash Jam: A New Favorite Food
By Elizabeth
This weekend we went to a Mendoza wine bar for a wine tasting. We sampled 11 different wines (2 wine flights plus the server let us sample a sweet wine). The wine tasting was incredibly fun and the server guided us through each wine.
Go Green Travel Green – http://gogreentravelgreen.com/

Argentina’s Napa Valley
By Craig
And unlike Chile, where most of the best wine is exported, Argentina drinks a lot of its premium wines. Mendoza’s cafe culture and shady streets made it the perfect place to spend our last days in Argentina. IMG_1959. IMG_1957
The Wide Wide World – http://thewidewideworld.com/

Maipe 2008 Torrontes
By rsdrinks@gmail.com(rsdrinks@gmail.com)
The wine comes from Mendoza, Argentina. For some nice photos and background about the vineyard, click here. I’ve had two torrontes so far and have really liked them. I’ve only recently begun to expand my white wine drinking,
Coffee Like Wine – http://coffeelikewine.blogspot.com/

Trapiche viognier (12 bottles)
By Fine Wines
click here to learn more.
fine wine trading – http://www.finewinetrading.com/

Tasting the Wines of Argentina
By Indie Winemakers
Schroeder – Patagonia ~ Familia Zuccardi ~ Filus Winery ~ Finca Decero ~ Finca El Origen ~ Finca Sophenia ~ Graffigna Wine ~ La Riojana ~ Lavaque ~ Luigi Bosca ~ Pulenta Estate ~ RPB ~ Tamari ~ Terrazas de los Andes ~ Trapiche.
Indie Winemakers – http://indiewinemakers.wordpress.com/

Tonight: Trapiche Malbec, fresh gulf shrimp sauteed with garlic …
By wickenden
Tonight: Trapiche Malbec, fresh gulf shrimp sauteed with garlic. Snow peas flash fried in peanut oil and basmati rice.
Wickenden Street – http://wickenden.wordpress.com/

Awesome Argentine Wines
Nov 07, 2008 (Fri): Kurt The Gaucho Gunkel of Masciarelli Wines will pour some of our favorite Argentine wines. There will be plenty of big Malbecs and big values from some lesser known but up-and-coming Argentine wine regions.
Greater Boston Wine Tasting and… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Greater-Boston-Wine/

Dollar to Peso Ratio Spikes to 3.44 to One
By Gwen E. Kirby
Argentina One of Five Places Where a Buck is Still a Buck; Natural Gas Prices Rise 30 Percent for Richest; Brazil and Argentina Drop Dollar as Trade Currency; Peso May Soon be De-Valued to Help Economy; Argentina’s Wine Exports Up 40%
Argentina’s Travel Guide – http://argentinastravel.com/

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