AWToday 14/11/08

Wine News

Miami woman ignited by passion for wine
11/12/2008 Gulf Coasting
Born in Pennsylvania, Stephanie Honig spent her formative years in her mother’s native Argentina, then came to Miami (she was Stephanie Harwitz then) to earn a hospitality management degree at Florida International University.At the same time, she worked at Crown Wine & Spirits’ Coral Gables, Fla
http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008311120005

Wine and beer reviews in Eagle County
2007 Clos du Bois Riesling, Sonoma County, $12
Somehow it seems like we’re a little past the season for sweeter white wines, but there’s still no reason not to enjoy a bottle with foods that pair well with this kind of bottle: spicy Chinese or Thai dishes, for example …
http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20081111/AE/811119957/1064&title=Wine%20and%20beer%20reviews%20in%20Eagle%20County

Back on the wine trail
02/11/08
Travelpod.com
An hour outside of Mendoza all the vineyards begin so it’s easy to understand how this is their largest wine producing region…
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/gareth.alanna/1/1225665480.html

Cabernet and Shiraz-aganza
07/11/08 telegraphjournal
This week I did several blind tastings of a collection I had accumulated of decent value New World standards: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Chardonnay. This column covers the Shiraz and Cab. Also tasted were a very spicy and warm 2007 Paula Cab from Argentina …
http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/rss/article/473487

Wine sales will help Feed Nova Scotia

06/11/08 thechronicleherald.ca
For each case of wine sold, $50 will be donated to the food bank. There are four fine wines to choose from, both whites and reds. The wines come from two exceptional producers, Canepa Martin in Mendoza, Argentina, and Donnafugata in Sicily …
http://thechronicleherald.ca/ArtsLife/1088741.html

American pinot gris lighter taste
12/11/08 dnj.com
For the past several years, many of my female friends have moved from chardonnay to pinot gris as a before-dinner drink. 2007 Astica Torrontes …
http://www.dnj.com/article/20081112/LIFESTYLE/811120305

Matt Kramer recommends some great values on Argentinean wines
09/11/08 Oregon Live Matt Kramer
It’s the nature of journalism to have its antennae quivering with every new event. Right now, those antennae are in overdrive about the economy …
http://www.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/matt_kramer/index.ssf?/base/living/1225410915184420.xml&coll=7

Happy Hour: 2008 Colomé Torrontés
05/11/08 yumsugar
Last week I went to an Argentine wine tasting where I tried Colomé’s 2008 Torrontés ($10.87). One of Argentina’s most popular white grapes, the Torrontés grape was originally from Spain. Generally speaking Torrontés are similar to a Muscat or Gewürtztraminer …
http://www.yumsugar.com/2469431

Donald Hess has wineries all over the world
05/11/08 San Marcos | Tom Marquardt & Patrick Darr
Donald Hess is truly a citizen of the world. A resident of Switzerland, his company — Fine Wines of the Hess Family — owns The Hess Collection Winery in Napa Valley, Peter Lehmann Wines of the Barossa in Australia, Glen Carlou Winery in Paarl, South Africa, Artezin in California and Bodega Colomé in Salta Province, Argentina …
http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/features/local_story_310115254.html?keyword=secondarystory

Argentina’s Fuzion red a tasty, cheap date
08/11/08 The London free press
Red wine has a new crowd favourite. And it’s not from Australia. The wine is called Fuzion and it hails from Argentina. Small quantities have been trickling into the stores over the summer and disappearing as fast as they arrived.
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Today/Food/2008/11/08/7346251-sun.html

Torrontes, Helado and Alfajores Oh My!
08/11/08 Examiner.com |Liza Zimmerman
I just got back from a wonderful trip to Argentina. Forgive me for not posting for a week, but I was just too busy eating meat and drinking Malbec. The country, the people and the food are as stunning as ever, even though the Argentines continue to go through myriad economic and political bumps …
http://www.examiner.com/x-415-SF-Wine–Cocktail-Examiner~y2008m11d8-Torrontes-Helado-and-Alfajores-Oh-My

Wine Blogs

The Wine List: La Escondida Reserva Malbec 2006
By Christine Folch(Christine Folch)
Like too much overripe fruit.
Defringing Latin America – http://cfolch.blogspot.com/

2002 Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva
Tasted by IlonaN. Much better than the last bottle. This definitely needed time in cellar to resolve all that oakiness. This bottle was balanced with dark chocolate and coffee notes, dry and full on the palate and a good match with a
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Nieto Senetiner
By admin
The grape varieties grown on their estates are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, Bonarda, Cabernet Franc and Tannat. With the help of Italian wine maker Alberto Antonini, the winery is producing quality
Sunflower Winetours – http://www.sunflowerwinetours.com/

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