AWToday 12/11/08

Wine News

Wine of the week — Nerviani chardonnay
Post-Bulletin – Rochester,MN,USA
I discovered this on my trip to Argentina about 4 years ago and have been carrying it ever since. It’s owned by a father-daughter team with the daughter’s …

New Look For Classic Competition
Voxy – Wellington,New Zealand
Argentina, Chile, Canada and even India. Hardy comes from blue blood of the Australian wine industry, as a fifth generation descendant of Thomas Hardy, …

Majestic suffers as firms cut the champagne bill
guardian.co.uk – UK
Sales of fine wine continue to rise, with wines from Argentina, Chile and New Zealand showing strong growth. Half-year profits before tax fell to £5.6m from …

What’s Happening
San Diego Union Tribune – United States
The WineSellar and Brasserie presents wines from Argentina and Bordeaux at its weekly wine-tasting lunch, 11:30 am Nov. 15 at 9550 Waples St., Suite 115. …

The changes to the grape supply and wine production picture in the …
Live-PR.com (Pressemitteilung) – Wein,Austria
Chapter 5: Argentina – The story of the Argentinean wine industry has been one of development and evolution for the past ten to 15 years, so how has this …
New Masters of Wine recieve IMW awards
TalkingDrinks – Kent,UK
Madeleine Stenwreth MW won the Noval Award for excellence achieved in her Masters of Wine dissertation: ‘The effect of altitude on Malbec in Mendoza, …
Diary Of A Sommelier: Spoilt again
TalkingDrinks – Kent,UK
Many thanks to James Forbes of Wines Of Argentina and to Richard Siddle of this fine publication for a divine dinner and their warm company last Monday. …

Argentina sweeps the board at fairtrade wine awards
TalkingDrinks – Kent,UK
The results of the 2008 Fairtrade Wine Competition were announced today at the Third Annual Fairtrade Wine Tasting at Vinopolis. Argentinean red, the 2005 …

Harrowing Sailing Trip Spurs Chilean Vintners to Make Napa Wine
Bloomberg – USA
wine was poured along with a sampling of other offerings from the Montes winery, including two from its signature M line and two from its Argentinean …

Matthew Clark appoints new wine category manager
Morning Advertiser – UK
… Australia, California, Chile, Argentina and South Africa. “We are delighted to have Tony on board as he brings a wealth of wine purchasing experience, …

 

Wine Blogs

Mendoza – Wine 🙂
By Stefien & Carlos(Stefien & Carlos)
WINE TASTING …… We left at 10 am by bus to Maipu the winedistrict of Mendoza, we got of the bus at Mr. Hugo’s and rented our bicycles… we also got a map and a bottle of mineral water… We were a group of 11 persons, …
Stefien & Carlos – http://stefienecarlos.blogspot.com/

Winelands hosts wine tourism
By Chris
Visiting members of the Global Network come from Bilbao, Bordeaux, Florence, Mainz, Mendoza, Porto, and San Fransisco-Napa, and will discuss the promotion of international wine tourism, as well as greater economic, academic and cultural …
Whale Cottage Portfolio Blog – http://www.whalecottage.com/blog/

29) Back into Argentina. Cactus and Wine…
By Warren
This is the northern Argentine wine reigon, there’s also the better know ‘Mendoza reigon’ further south – near to Santiago, Chile. Cafayate is just the lovilest ‘chill-out’ town – It’s difficult to imagine this is South America. …
Fuzzy Travel – http://www.fuzzytravel.com/

Cata de los Andes / Andean Duel of the Tannins
By jefedebodega
This year the wine makers of GWCo were invited and caused quite a stir… Mendoza Argentina – historic capital of Argentine wine. It is an arduous drive from Santiago for a long weekend, but to fly would be a carbon footprint disaster and …
Garage Wine Co. – http://www.garagewineco.cl/

Mitsu Imports – Smoking wines from Argentina!
Try out Vias de Narvaez Merlot, Francisco Giaquinta Malbec Roble and Giaquinta Torrontes. Alex is brimming with enthusiasm about these wines and it is positively infectious. If you should tast[…]
New York City Wine Tasting and… – http://www.localwineevents.com/New-York-City-Wine/

2007 Poesia Torrontés Poesia
Tasted by jcolca. Decent nose, with a lot of tropical fruit with a bit of sharpness. First sip after bottle was opened was a bit alcoholic tasting but opened up after 10min. Improved greatly with food, which was Chilean Sea Bass with a …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Yellow + Blue Wines Expands Its Use of Sustainable Tetra Pak Cartons
By admin
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 …
Go Green Park – http://gogreenpark.com/

Trapiche Malbec 2006 added by g022630.
By G022630
Trapiche Malbec 2006 added by g022630.
Recent Activity Report at WineLog.net – http://www.winelog.net/

2002 Jacques et François Lurton Malbec Reserva
Tasted by knops. (88 pts.) – Tasted 11/11/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

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/

A Lot More Than Tango
By evan
For red wines, fewer wines excite me as much these days as the range of rich Argentine Malbec and Malbec blends coming from all parts of the country. This is especially true from the higher altitude vineyards of Mendoza’s greater Uco …
Full Circle Blog – http://www.winecouch.com/fullcircleblog/

O Fournier
By admin
Bodega y Viñedos O. Fournier owns three estates some 15 km from the Andes Range, covering 286 ha. A total of 94 are currently planted with vines, some of which are over 30 years old. This winery is located on a 650-acre farm in the …
Sunflower Winetours – http://www.sunflowerwinetours.com/

Argentina’s Hacienda del Plata
Nov 13, 2008 (Thu): Argentina’s Hacienda del Plata A small winery among many from Mendoza, Hacienda del Plata has earned scores of accolades across the wine world for the quality of its offerings. It’s Zagal Malbec, for example, …
New York City Wine Tasting and… – http://www.localwineevents.com/New-York-City-Wine/

Viñas del Golf
By admin
At Algodón Wine Estates/Viñas del Golf you will find resort amenities the likes of which can only be found on a classic Argentinean vineyard estate. Among them are our beautiful 9-hole golf course, restaurant and clubhouse, wine-tasting …
Sunflower Winetours – http://www.sunflowerwinetours.com/

One of the best values in wines… is Malbec from Argentina
By kwkrause
From a taste standpoint, Argentinean Malbec is the next logical step for those who are moving up their wine palates a notch or two. Malbec definitely has a more exciting taste than the Shiraz. It is an easy move up. …
Fluid Conversations – http://acorkabove.com/blog/

Back in Argentina – Salta, Northern Argentina, Argentina
Back in Argentina, and amongst many other cities, including Cafayate (Argentinas most important wine growing region) where we did a few wine tasting tours, we stayed in Salta.  Being a bit of a party town we partied until 4 on the …
TravelPod.com Recent Updates – http://www.travelpod.com/
Chilean & Argentinean Wine Tasting @ Wine69
Nov 13, 2008 (Thu): SOUTH AMERICAN WINE TASTING AT WINE69 Hosted by: Jay Wolmer of Selected brands & Country Vintner Chile has a long viticultural history for a New World wine region dating to the 16th century when the Spanish …
Miami Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Miami-Wine/

Links of the week – November 10!
By Aaron Epstein
Some fun observations on Mendoza city – and the famous acequias: the ancient irrigation canals that led to the name of our wine club. A great overview of the world of Argentine wine! A once-in-a-lifetime train ride for visitors to Salta …
Vines of Mendoza Blog – http://www.vinesofmendoza.com/blog/

Wine Expo ’08 – Part III – Kiosks 1 – 10
By Norman(Norman)
Unfortunately there was a bit of something woody and slightly harsh at the finish that marred an otherwise extremely appealing and interesting wine. The Las Moras rep (an outgoing Argentine) suggested it might have been from young …
NB Wines – http://nbwines.blogspot.com/

The Boston Wine Expo – Argentina’s Unparalleled Malbecs
Jan 25, 2009 (Sun): Although Malbec has been incorporated in great Bordeaux reds for centuries, it’s only recently that the varietal has come into its own. Today, Argentina sets the standard for the varietal, providing wines that offer …
Greater Boston Wine Tasting and… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Greater-Boston-Wine/

The Bed
By Father Tony of the Farmboyz(Father Tony of the Farmboyz)
It just seemed too strident, they explained to friends over quaffable Argentine wine while preparing for their vacation trip to Buenos Aires. Too anti-privacy. Like being visually raped, but this last bit played for laughs because their …
Farmboyz / Perge Modo – http://farmboyz.blogspot.com/

The Vines of Mendoza
By admin
“The Vines of Mendoza” wine bar is located in downtown Mendoza and offers approximately 50 South American wines by the glass or flight. Wednesday nights feature a local winemaker who will offer tastes from his or her own winery. …
Sunflower Winetours – http://www.sunflowerwinetours.com/

Mendoza y mucho vino tinto
… and if there is one thing we are feeling it is the expense of using the internet…20 mins for 2 bux Anyway attached are some snaps of our final days in South America which we spent in the Wine Tasting Capital of Argentina Mendoza.
Travel Blog | Travel Journals,… – http://www.travelblog.org/

masters of food & wine
By kelsey
The Malbec will be flowing February 10-15 2009 at Park Hyatt’s annual Masters of Food & Wine festival. Located in Argentina for the third year in a row, Palacio-Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires and Park Hyatt Mendoza will open their …
Alice Marshall Public Relations, LLC – http://www.alicemarshall.com/

Colonia Las Liebres, Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina ‘06
By Monkeyshed(Monkeyshed)
It’s probably best not to delve too deep into exactly what Bonarda is. Ostensibly its native to Italy but there seems to be a certain amount of confusion at home as to what it really is. What is safe to say is that with Malbec, …
Monkeyshed Wines – http://monkeyshed.blogspot.com/

Bargain Wine: Gascón 2007 Malbec
By Robyn
I’ve been on a bit of a roll lately with tasty Malbecs, and this one even comes in at the Bargain Wine price of just twelve bucks a bottle. It would be a great choice for holiday gatherings — medium bodied, won’t overwhelm a wide range …
WineSkinny.com — Wine, Food,… – http://www.wineskinny.com/

Argentina Reserve Malbec 2007
By Simon
The reverse label boasts, puzzlingly, that “prime shiraz grapes are selected from the Mendoza region at the foot of the Andes”, so not malbec at all, and says that “the wines are aged on oak” – note the “on”, not an “in” – no expensive …
The cellar fella – http://cellarfella.wordpress.com/

Catena Malbec 2006 Mendoza (75cl)
By Wine Blokes
Catena Malbec 2006 Mendoza (75cl) is priced at £10.99 and can be purchased through Majestic Wine here. Categories: Wine, 10-15 Pounds. Open this page for more details on Catena Malbec 2006 Mendoza (75cl)
UK Wine Shop – http://www.thewineblokes.com/uk-wine-shop/

Gusto Latino! Argentinean wine dinner @ Seviche.
(which means Latin Flavor) wine dinner series to his Bardstown Road restaurant with a dinner focusing on the culinary traditions of Argentina. The series is inspired by the unique culi[…]
Louisville Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Louisville-Wine/

Last week I traveled west at the foot of the Andes to Mendoza …
By Ryan Ballard(Ryan Ballard)
Friday was what I had been waiting for since I got to Argentina. Wine tasting! We hopped on the bus and drove an hour out of the city to the region of Maipú. Maipú is one of three main regions in Mendoza for growing wine, the other two …
. . . .Una Aventura Real. . . . – http://ryanrballard.blogspot.com/

The Boston Wine Expo – Argentina’s Unparalleled Malbecs
Jan 25, 2009 (Sun): Although Malbec has been incorporated in great Bordeaux reds for centuries, it’s only recently that the varietal has come into its own. Today, Argentina sets the standard for the varietal, providing wines that offer …
Greater Boston Wine Tasting and… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Greater-Boston-Wine/

Gift Guide 2008 – Bottle Talk
By Gina Dallara
Laura Catena – daughter of Argentine wine great Nicolas Catena – recently launched her own label of top-shelf wines from Mendoza. Named for Laura’s son, Luca, this Syrah is crafted with fruit from some of the oldest vineyards in …
Wine – http://discover.winecountry.com/wine/

Marcus Guiliano in the Times Herald Record
By Marcus(Aroma Thyme Admin)
This Argentine wine had perfect dark fruit and spice. Robin Mailey. If you’ve chosen mild sausage or especially mushrooms, we like the Italian wine barbera to accompany the traditional slice. You can make this seem more natural and a …
Hudson Valley restaurants & dining… – http://midhudsonvalley.blogspot.com/

Buenos Aires: City of tango and tears
By buenosaires54
Argentina is the world’s fifth-largest wine producer and eighth-largest consumer. A great way to learn about its varieties, including the high-altitude Torrontes, is at Casa Coupage, a private wine club run from the home of the young …
Argentina Travel BLOG – http://buenosaires54.com/blogen/

Wine Tasting at Veritas
By Kiki(Kiki)
Seriously – this is a Hungarian wine. Read this interesting article which mentions a prior vintage. It is indeed yummy, but over $50 is more than I will typically spend. 2006 Durigutti Mendoza Malbec. Wine Spectator says: “89 points.” …
Some Days – http://mesomedays.blogspot.com/
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