AWToday 05/11/08

 Wine News
 

Many good wines to be had at festival for under $20
Robert Noel / Miramichi leader 05/11/2008
Last week, I gave you some information on the World Wine Food Expo, and also the wines that received a Platinum medal (the best you can get) at the wine judging. This week, we have the list of gold medal winners, and some personal picks…
Keep spirits up in bad times with 6 budget wines
Mark Tarbell/The Republic 05/11/2008
2006 Luna Rosa Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($6.99) – The color is raspberry red, bright and fun. The aroma is incredibly youthful with spice and dark cassis. The taste is, again, youthful, which means the fruit is bright, muted and not complex. It is zippy in the mouth but has a short finish. 83 points
Wine of the week 2005 Catena Alta Malbec
Quick swirl/Los Angeles Times 05/11/2008
Hey, it’s rained a few drops, ushering in the season for reds, ready or not. For fans of lush red wines, the 2005 Catena Alta Malbec, from a wine family that’s been in the business for four generations, has everything going for it.

Table Talk
Baltimore Sun – United States
The wine list emphasizes bottles from Argentina, Chile, Spain and a few wines from California. Latin American beers are also featured prominently.

The grandest wine fair of all
Manila Standard Today – Philippines By Diana Uy
They always say wine is good for the heart. But when you drink too much of it, would it still be healthy? The famous Joseph brothers: Robert,

Telegraph Wines – Finca Sophenia Alto Sur Torrontes 2008 Argentina
Torrontes is to Argentina what Sauvignon is to New Zealand.

Averys of Bristol – Finca Sophenia Alto Sur Torrontes 2008 …
Torrontes is to Argentina what Sauvignon is to New Zealand. Finca Sophenia Alto Sur Torrontes 2008 Argentina Mendoza is available in the following cases

Diary Of A Sommelier: Sunday Roast
TalkingDrinks – Kent,UK
Jake Crimmin was one of the winners of the recent Harper’s Wines of Argentina competition. Whilst he was in Argentina enjoying his prize, Jake wrote about
Keep spirits up in bad times with 6 budget wines
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
Having a small taste of wine at the end of the day with wife, family or friends is a fine and time-honored way to unwind. And as we continue to find,
A Harpers hello from down under!
TalkingDrinks – Kent,UK
On the eve of the show, I had dinner with the founders of the show, Bruce Chalmers and Stefano di Pieri – and we supped a bottle of Catena Malbec
from …

Wine Blogs

A note on Alamos Malbec
By Carrie

Malbec is a new variety to me, but a few google clicks around the web reveals that it’s all the rage with the foodie and wine set. The tag with notes next to the Alamos said that it was “winey” – OK – winey, that’s descriptive. …
bloomacious – http://www.bloomacious.com/bloomacious/

Uncle Dale’s Wine Tip of the Week
By Julie and Nastassia(Julie and Nastassia)
Red: Argentina, Prodigo Malbec, 2005. VINTAGES 77867, $15.95. Argentina is the land of the Gaucho, mountains, the bottom of the Earth and also the new home of the Malbec grape. The traditional home for this grape is southwest France …
5 Star Meals in a 5 Foot Kitchen – http://www.5footkitchen.com/

1999 Carmelo Patti Malbec
Tasted by dcdoug2.
Dark cherries, some earthiness, smoky finish with a bit of metallic (88 pts.) – Tasted 11/4/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Danny Gold’s Top 100 Wine Picks
By connie
#43 NOMADE MALBEC ARGENTINA $15.99. #44 BLACK CHOOK WHITE AUSTRAILA $16.99. #45 MONT OLIVET FONT DU BLANCHE FRANCE $15.99. #46 CUVEE DE PENA RED FRANCE $8.99. #47 GARAUDET MONTHELIE RED BURGUNDY (PINOT NOIR) FRANCE $27.99 …
What’s cooking at EQ? – http://partysourceeq.com/

October 23 – 31: Cafayate and Mendoza
By Allison(Allison)
Before heading to Mendoza (the heart of wine country), we journeyed to the more remote town of Cafayate. With a charming central square, a number of vineyards nearby (specializing in the white torrentes), and a beautiful country side,
Go Confidently… – http://naderandallison.blogspot.com/

2005 Bodega O. Fournier Beta Crux
Tasted by Anonymous. (89 pts.) – Tasted 11/3/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

LORDY, YOU’VE BEEN BURGLED…
By thirsty bird(thirsty bird)
Adnams had a narrow shelf next to Chile (natch) including a Dominio del Plata Malbec rose and O Fournier. M&S had a token Dominio del Plata cab. Oddbins and Waitrose have good ranges with Norton, Finca Flichman etc and you can always
THIRSTY BIRD – http://thirstybird.blogspot.com/

TN : La Mascota Shiraz 2006, Bodega Santa Ana, Argentina
By ANDY CHEESE(ANDY CHEESE)
The vineyards that provided grapes for this wine are located in the Tulum Valley in the San Juan province. The wine was fermented in mainly new French oak and spent an extended time on skins post-fermentation.
WINE IN SWEDEN – http://winesweden.blogspot.com/
Alessandro Speri takes gold and silver
By Julian
In 2002 Alessandro decided to break with his family tradition and undertake the challenge of producing quality wine in Mendoza, at the feet of the Argentinean Andes. Thus was born the idea of calling his wine Prodigo, to recall this
BUBBLE BROTHERS – CORK WINE MERCHANTS – http://www.bubblebrothers.com/blog/

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/

Vote for the Argentine Empanada ’08!
By Chef Ben(Chef Ben)
Well, we did a bit of wine tasting. Mmmm. This is a Torrontes white wine from Argentina’s wine country, Mendoza. Teresita says this is the best varietal to serve with empanadas. When I tasted it, it had a sweet undertone to it,
Cooking With The Single Guy – http://singleguychef.blogspot.com/

Tuesday tidbits 51: John Mariani, wine prices, drinking laws
By Jeff Siegel
The review takes an Argentine wine, Andeluna Grand Reserve Pasionado, to task for being everything that’s wrong with modern wine: “It is too big, too rich and too alcoholic. … There is a lot wrong with a world of wine where attempts are
The Wine Curmudgeon – http://www.winecurmudgeon.com/my_weblog/

Blog special from the winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina competition – Part 1
Written by Jake Crimmin –
 Monday, 13 October 2008
Our winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina Steak Your Claim competition are now down in Argentina discovering Argentine wines for themselves, in the flesh as it were, for the first time.
http://www.talkingdrinks.com/blogs/industry-blog/7244-blog-special-from-the-winners-of-the-harpers-wines-of-argentina-competition.html
Blog special from the winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina competition – Part 2
Written by Emily O’Hare  – Thursday, 16 October 2008 Continuing our blog special from the winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina Steak Your Claim competition, Emily O’Hare of the River Café contemplates on The End Of The World. Over the next few days, each of our five winners are enjoying a tour of each of the main wine regions and visiting key producers to give them a taste of what Argentina can offer the UK, and sending back missives of their travels. Here’s what Emily has to say…
http://www.talkingdrinks.com/blogs/industry-blog/7270-blog-special-from-the-winners-of-the-harpers-wines-of-argentina-competition-part-2.html
Blog special from the winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina competition – Part 3
Written by Dominic Crolla – Thursday, 16 October 2008
In the latest installment of out blog special from the winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina Steak Your Claim competition, wine business entrepreneur Dominic Crolla tells us why he’s dreaming of steak. Over the next few days, each of our five winners are enjoying a tour of each of the main wine regions and visiting key producers to give them a taste of what Argentina can offer the UK, and sending back missives of their travels. Here’s Dominic’s blog…
http://www.talkingdrinks.com/blogs/industry-blog/7271-blog-special-from-the-winners-of-the-harpers-wines-of-argentina-competition-part-3.html
Blog special from the winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina competition – Part 4
Written by Jake Crimmin
– Tuesday, 21 October 2008
It’s the turn of Jake Crimmin again to update us on all the latest from Argentina. Over the next few days we are running a blog special from the winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina Steak Your Claim competition. Each of our five winners are enjoying a tour of each of the main wine regions and visiting key producers to give them a taste of what Argentina can offer the UK, and sending back missives of their travels. Here’s the latest from Jake..
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http://www.talkingdrinks.com/blogs/industry-blog/7299-blog-special-from-the-winners-of-the-harpers-wines-of-argentina-competition-part-4.html
Blog special from the winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina competition – Part 5
Written by Meeghan Murdoch – Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Today Meeghan Murdoch takes the reins in our blog special from Argentina. Over the next few days the winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina Steak Your Claim competition are updating us on their progress, as they enjoy a tour of each of the main wine regions and visit key producers to give them a taste of what Argentina can offer the UK. They are sending back missives of their travels. Over to Meeghan…
http://www.talkingdrinks.com/blogs/industry-blog/7300-blog-special-from-the-winners-of-the-harpers-wines-of-argentina-competition-part-5.html
Blog special from the winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina competition – Part 6
Written by Jenny Mackenzie – Tuesday, 21 October 2008
In the next installment of our blog special from Argentina, Jenny Mackenzie tells us why she’s starting to feel like the ambassador’s wife. Over the past few days the winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina Steak Your Claim competition have been updating us on their progress as they enjoy a tour of each of the main wine regions and visit key producers to give them a taste of what Argentina can offer the UK. They’ve been sending back missives of their travels. Over to Jenny…
http://www.talkingdrinks.com/blogs/industry-blog/7301-blog-special-from-the-winners-of-the-harpers-wines-of-argentina-competition-part-6.html
Blog special from the winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina competition – Part 7
Written by Dominic Crolla – Wednesday, 22 October 2008
In the final part of our of our blog special from Argentina,  the group bid Argentina a final farewell with a refreshing Torrrontes from AltaVista. Over the past few days the winners of the Harpers/ Wines of Argentina Steak Your Claim competition have been updating us on their progress as they enjoy a tour of each of the main wine regions and visit key producers to give them a taste of what Argentina can offer the UK. They’ve been sending back missives of their travels. Dominic Crolla writes…
http://www.talkingdrinks.com/blogs/industry-blog/7309-blog-special-from-the-winners-of-the-harpers-wines-of-argentina-competition-part-7.html
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