AWToday 10/11/08

Wine News

Caminito Argentinean Steakhouse Hosts Special Evening of Wines
PitchEngine (press release) – Riverton,WY,USA
Caminito has selected their favorite Luigi Bosca wines to pair with each course such as La Linda Viognier, DOC Single Vineyards Malbec, and Reserve Syrah. …

Rod Phillips, The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen – Ontario, Canada
That’s true of most wine regions in Chile and Argentina, and in much of Australia, for example. Note that I’m talking about climatic consistency within …
South America is the place to go for summer vacation.
Freeskier Magazine – USA
Having a snack and some vino after a big day on the hill. We had all been trying to watch as much Olympic coverage as possible while down in Argentina. …
Torrontes, Helado and Alfajores Oh My!
Examiner.com – USA
by Liza Zimmerman, SF Wine & Cocktail Examiner I just got back from a wonderful trip to Argentina. Forgive me for not posting for a week, but I was just too …
Argentina’s Fuzion red a tasty, cheap date
London Free Press – Canada
By BILL MUNNELLY, FREELANCE WRITER The wine is called Fuzion and it hails from Argentina. Small quantities have been trickling into the stores over the …
Luxury deals in Central & South America
MSNBC – USA
At the center of Argentina’s illustrious wine industry stands Mendoza, a lively city where one can sample fine vintages and hike the Andean foothills. …
Luxury Collection Offers Epicurean Expeditions & Destination …
Hotels Magazine – Oak Brook,Illinois,USA
For the guest looking to experience the rich wine culture of Argentina, the Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa offers a unique journey through one of South …
Wine sales will help Feed Nova Scotia
TheChronicleHerald.ca – Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada
The wines come from two exceptional producers, Canepa Martin in Mendoza, Argentina, and Donnafugata in Sicily. I have tasted all wines and have included my …

Wine Blogs

Types of red wine : Malbec
By WineMag
Districts: Malbec has its origins in the Bordeaux region of France. It is grown as côt in the Loire Valley and auxerrois in Cahors. Malbec has also been recognized as médoc noir or pressac in France. Malbec is widely grown in Argentina, …

Wine Review Magazine – http://www.winemag.us/

2007 Filus Malbec Barrio La Boca
Tasted by Bellissimo. Pleasant earthiness integrates with the fruit and soft tannins. Good QPR. (86 pts.) – Tasted 11/9/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

‘Meat and Malbec’ theme of Salt Creek dinner
By Lois Heyman
Salt Creek Grille in Princeton will introduce “Meat & Malbec,” the first in a year-long series of exclusive wine dinners, 6:30 to 9:30 pm Wednesday, Nov. 12. Enjoy a five-course dinner from Executive Chef Jason Hensle, perfectly paired …
The Food Chain – http://blogs.mycentraljersey.com/foodchain/

Wine menu for Nov11 thru Nov15
By Myrna
Lorca Torrontes. $5.99/$14.99. Argentina’s great white grape. The fruit shines through, unmasked by oak. Quiet aroma of rose petals and flavors of lychee, mango, peach, ginger combine with pleasant acidity & just a little boo! of sweet …
Vinosity Wine Songs – http://vinosity.wordpress.com/

Yellow + Blue Wines Expands Its Use of Sustainable Tetra Pak Cartons
photo:Yellow + Blue Yellow + Blue is expanding its use of sustainable Tetra Pak(R) cartons to include its Torrontes varietal. After the success of its Malbec in the Tetra Pak packaging, the brand of organically grown Argentinian wines …
TreeHugger – http://www.treehugger.com/

Fire and Ice
By msHedgehog(msHedgehog)
The private view was sponsored by those nice people at Wines of Argentina and I was served a very cosy and palatable red. Anyway, if you want to have a look, it’s at a place called Zero Sette (07) Restaurant, and you’ll probably need …
MsHedgehog – http://mshedgehog.blogspot.com/

Francesco Barbera Ristorante
By admin
A restaurant placed in the heart of Mendoza with beautiful gardens, a VIP lounge and a single wine cellar. Named “Francesco” after my father, whose ability to accompany my mother’s insatiable strength, allowed this family business to …
Sunflower Winetours – http://www.sunflowerwinetours.com/

Riding around wine country.
A day spent riding cruisers in wine country just outside the city of Mendoza, Argentina.
travandlynnie’s latest photo albums – http://travandlynnie.traveleor.com/

Mendoza Malbec and Breathtaking Bariloche!
By ali sa(ali sa)
Distraction. Distraction. What do we do? Mendoza is famous for wine. Very delicious quality wine. Neither Nate nor I had ever been on a wine tour, so what were we waiting for? We set out at 2pm in a van full of tourists. …
The Girl With The Purple Shirt – http://girlwithpurpleshirt.blogspot.com/

Part 1: Mendoza, Argentina
By Benjamin Danger(Benjamin Danger)
The wine flowed from large glass jugs with plastic handles, and wasn’t so bad that you couldn’t drink until it tasted good. We set off in search of dinner, my head dancing with rumors of Argentine steak. Arriving at Las Tinajas, …
Stories from The Land of Long and Skinny – http://benjamindanger.blogspot.com/

Salta is a city surrounded by mountains in the northeast part of …
By Robin Reiter(Robin Reiter)
After a traditional Cafayate lunch with the group and some shopping at the local markets, we visited the Nanni Winery, which was beautiful but somewhat disappointing – they say you have to look hard to find a bad Argentinian wine, …
Robin Does Rio – http://robindoesrio.blogspot.com/

A sigh of relief
By Mariah(Mariah)
I´m off to Mendoza soon to sample some of that fine Argentinian wine and then hopefully to a farm for a bit to take a break from the hosteling world and save some money. I was supposed to head to the farm this coming Thursday, …
Meandering in South America – http://mariahinsouthamerica.blogspot.com/

Buenos Aires, Argentina – so chic, so cosmopolitan and so affordable
By admin
A favorite of mine is Social Paraiso, a spare yet Romantic glass-fronted space where a large glass of the finest Argentine malbec wine is $5, and a melt-in-your-mouth piece of lomo (beef tenderloin) is $10. Arty locals come here for …
Clothes – http://clothes.reviewbuy.co.uk/

Patagonia
By Charlie Sawyer(Charlie Sawyer)
Dinner was pretty simple, just salchichas (hot dogs) and arroz (rice) but we had a little pisco sour beforehand and I think we had plenty of wine during dinner. The wine we drank in Patagonia (for every dinner) came in a carton but it …
BVC in Chile – http://cesawyer.blogspot.com/

2006 Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda
Tasted by EricFromMD. Dark, dark ruby color. Nose of cedar, bacon with hint of barnyard. Flavors of blueberry with some oak. A little thin on the finish but quite pleasant. (87 pts.) – Tasted 8/13/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Listy List: 5 super random grape varietals I LOVE off to the Day …
By JennieB!(JennieB!)
Source of some confusion as the Charbono of California is thought to be the Bonarda of Argentina, which in turn is one of three grapes that hail from the Veneto region of northern Italy that are allowed to be called Bonarda, …
LISTY – http://listy.blogspot.com/

BANG!
By Kym.(Kym.)
In my glass: Malbec/Carbernet Sauvignon/Bonarda Rrrrright…. It’s been a while. Things have been very, very tough since the last entry. Well, ok, I can’t recall what exactly has gone/is going wrong – it’s just…er… failure, …
Kiyomi and the Gang – http://kiyomiandthegang.blogspot.com/

Septima Malbec Wine Tasting with Guitarist Vito Genna
Nov 13, 2008 (Thu): Models, Music & Malbec! Join us for a free tasing of Septima Malbec, from Mendoza Argentina. Live Music by Classical Guitarist Vito Genna. Thursday November 13th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm @ Rothmann’s Steakhouse Corner …
Long Island Wine Tasting and… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Long-Island-Wine/

2006 Alberto Furque Bodega Aconquija Malbec Estate Bottled
An OK malbec. Nothing wrong with this wine, but also nothing special. It is a solid choice for the price point b/c it has good fruit, a solid bouquet and it is very pleasant to drink. I’ve just had better malbecs, but it’s hard to …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Chilean & Argentinean Wines
Nov 08, 2008 (Sat): Chilean & Argentinean Wines Saturday November 8, 2008 NapaCabs.com Chilean and Argentinean wines represent some of the worlds best values to quality ratio in wine. Contributing factors to high ratio of value to ...
Inland Empire Wine Tasting and… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Inland-Empire-Wine/

Argentina Wine Tasting
Dec 09, 2008 (Tue): Join us as Chin, our representative from Victory Selections, leads us on this Wine Tasting of wines from Argentina.[…]
Central Jersey Wine Tasting and… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Central-Jersey-Wine/

Trumpeter Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
By ramsay
I’ma big fan of Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina but this wine needs careful consideration. It is potentially a incredible value for less than $10. This wine has a big nose and lots of flavor but is very high in tannins. …
CHEAP WINE FINDER – http://www.cheapwinefinder.com/

An Evening with Catena Zapata
By noreply@blogger.com (Shea)
This experience has convinced me of the world-class quality of wines available from Argentina and I will never forget the stunning revelation of the last wine. Thanks to all who made this possible, and thanks, mostly, to the winemaker. …
Just Grapes – http://just-grapes.blogspot.com/

Urban Uco Malbec 2007, Argentina (Oddbins 5.99)
By Edward MacDermott
Oddbins; £5.99; Red; Malbec; Reviewed by Victoria Moore (The Guardian); perfumed.
Supermarket Wine – http://www.supermarketwine.com/

I’m thinking a lot about our trip today, maybe because it’s the …
By Joy Ray
Another example of Argentine food. This was after our ordering skills had improved: this cut is the lomo (tenderloin), muy delicioso! By this time we had also learned that if you order malbec wine, you have to let it decant for about an …
Joy Ray – http://joyray.typepad.com/blog/

Catena Zapata
By admin
Over the past 20 years, Nicolás and Laura Catena and their vineyard management team have worked tirelessly in the discovery, identification and development of key microclimates in the high altitude wine country of Mendoza, Argentina. …
Sunflower Winetours – http://www.sunflowerwinetours.com/

Search Diligently for These Wines
By Fredric Koeppel
Ambition, in winemaking, often means using oak in amounts really unnecessary for the quality of the grapes and the intention of the wine. That fate befalls the Cueva de las Manos Malbec Reserve 2007, Lujon de Cuyo, Mendoza. …
Bigger Than Your Head – http://biggerthanyourhead.net/

Christmas Presents For Wine Buffs
By getvisible(getvisible)
For example, they’ve got Esperanza Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Mendoza Valley and Esperanza Merlot 2007 Mendoza Valley for just £3.79 a bottle. And Rioja Reserva 2004 Marqués de Riscal for £9.99 if you buy two bottles. Take a look to see if …
Christmas Gift Ideas – http://www.cheap-christmas.co.uk/index.php

Media Round Up Saturday 8th November 2008
By admin
La Flor de Pulenta Malbec 2007 Mendoza, Argentina , Berry Bros, €11.95. “Flor de Pulenta is not too big but has more than enough ripe loganberry fruits to provide the prefect foil to a steak. ” Two Around A Tenner …
Robert Francis Wine Blog – http://www.robertfranciswine.ie/wordpress/

2006 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Mendoza
Tasted by khutch. (90 pts.) – Tasted 11/8/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Wine Tasting at the Sun and Moon
By Kathy Stephenson(www.sltrib.com)
From 6 to 9 pm guests can learn about the red wines of Argentina with local guru Alexa Johnston. The tasting is $10 and should be enjoy with one of the casual cafe’s smoked pulled pork sandwiches or a garlic burger. There also is.
Bite by Bite – http://blogs.sltrib.com/food/

2007 Bodega Colome Torrontés Estate
Tasted by Pimenta. Muito doce. (85 pts.) – Tasted 11/7/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

2007 Zolo Torrontés
Tasted by Jiggs. (86 pts.) – Tasted 11/6/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

Water Wheel “Memsie” Shiraz-Cabernet-Malbec Bendigo (2006)
By Ian(Ian)
It is composed of 87% Shiraz, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Malbec. Aromas of cinnamon, plums, blueberry and black currant…I felt really elegant drinking this wine! Totally inky purple with blackberries, blueberries on the nose and …
Ocean Front – http://elevation02.blogspot.com/

Barrio La Boca Malbec (2007)
By Tom & Melody
It’s been awhile since we have had this Barrio La Boca Malbec. This is our first taste of the 2007. Tom bought this at his recent outing to Trader Joe’s in Ann Arbor. It is Friday night and we are relaxing and will have our usual …
Tom and Melody’s wine blog – http://tomandmelodywine.com/

2006 Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec
Tasted by RationalDenial. Smokey plum and cherry and some heady, alcohol smells. Straightfoward black cherry fruit and dry, tannic, ganache minerality on the finish. This is a simple, pure, and easy to drink red. …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Wines Of Argentina: The Marriage of Power and Elegance
By Chuck Byers – Wine Consultant(Chuck Byers – Wine Consultant)
Cabernet Sauvignon is certainly coming up (12.5%) with Chardonnay (8.1%), Syrah (4.3%), Merlot (3.2%), Torrontes (2.1%) and Pinot Noir (up and coming in Patagonia), Bonarda and Sauvignon Blanc bringing up the rear. …
Ask Chuck – http://chuckbyers.blogspot.com/

Brigits_Flame, November Entry 01: Wine.
By David(David)
Anyway, I present this week’s entry, the prompt being “wine”. “You know, it’s the Argentinian wines that are really coming into their own these days,” I said, the other day last week. Alex and I were in Schnucks, which is a grocery …
The Slotted Spoon – http://kenderlord.livejournal.com/

Recessionista: cheap ‘n’ chic wines
By Anu Karwa(Anu Karwa)
Buy it online here or locally in NYC, find it at 67 Wine @ Columbus & 67th. Another strategy, look for a cheaper wine from a great importer like Michael Skurnik like this Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda from Mendoza, Argentina for $10. …
Swirl Savvy – http://swirlsavvy.blogspot.com/

Wine Party: Wines for Entertaining
By costanichols
The Montez Winery of Chile has a sister winery in Argentina producing most exceptional wines. Their regular Cabs and Malbecs are excellent values, but the “ultras” are amazing. This wine has a deep ruby red color, while showcasing red …
Desert Wines and Spirits – http://www.desertwinesandspirits.com/

Stephanie Honig makes good in California, Argentina
By Fred Tasker
She went to work doing public relations, teaching wine classes, raising their baby, Sophia, and the family dog, Raisin. And, of course, selling her Argentine wine. “It’s all happened pretty fast. I just had to go with the flow.” …
Fred Tasker’s Wine Beneath The Palms – http://miamiherald.typepad.com/wine_beneath_the_palms/

1884
By admin
His Nuevo Andean” cuisine has made him a superstar in the food industry not just in Argentina, but throughout the world as a whole. If this isn’ta big enough draw, then the 50 page wine list featuring hundreds of local and international …
Sunflower Winetours – http://www.sunflowerwinetours.com/

It’s All About the Malbec
By La voz del Monte
Join our vineyard crews as they pick Malbec grapes from The Hess Collection’s Mount Veeder vineyards. Picking Malbec on Mount Veeder from The Hess Collection on Vimeo. La voz del Monte.
Rocks, Roots and Reds – http://www.rocksrootsandreds.com/wpress/

Norton Malbec 2007
By Mike Pape(Mike Pape)
Since I am getting up to speed on Chilean and Argentinean wines I thought it a good time to pop open a bottle of Malbec. I decided on Norton Malbec 2007. Not bad. Deep inky-red in color, almost like melted dark cherry candy in the glass …
Amant de vin – http://amantdevin.blogspot.com/

Amant de vin: Norton Malbec 2007
Fess Parker 2006 Ashley’s Vineyard Pinot Noir · Inn at the Park · A Gem In Temecula (Repost from my other site) · Chateau Sansey 2006 · Gainey 2006 Chardonnay – Santa Rita Hills · When in Palo Alto – Cafe Rosso and Bianco … …
Palo Alto California – http://www.paloaltojaycees.org/

What is Pure Food and Wine?
By jessicahartley
After trying the Malbec and the Zinfandel, I went with the Malbec and my friend chose the Cote Du Rohn, which were both very tasty. The Malbec was incredibly smooth and maybe one of the best I’ve had to date. …
Confections for the Healthful Gourmand – http://hartleyconfections.wordpress.com/

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