AWToday 15/11/08

Wine News

Weekend! 10 Ways to Play for Nov. 13-16, 2008
Charleston Regional Business – Mount Pleasant,SC,USA
Which goes better with beef short ribs: an American ale or an Argentinean Malbec wine? Decide for yourself at Tristan’s first “Beer vs.
http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/13063-weekend-10-ways-to-play-for-nov-13-16-2008

Wine Seller
Glasgow Daily Record – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
All the usual Viognier delicacy with crisp, honey and peach flavours but this Argentinean version (by a Concha Y Toro brand) seems less likely to fade as
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/entertainment-catch-all/2008/11/15/wine-seller-86908-20896105/

Save your money
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
Saving money is the current watchword in most households and when it comes to dining out and buying wine, it’s almost becoming a mantra.
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/arts/story.html?id=763a1be6-ab80-4340-8d38-afa7c9d3cb4d
Temecula woman enjoys being in a ‘Panic’
Press-Enterprise – Riverside,CA,USA
Seriously, we couldn’t even have a glass of wine with our meals. The only Argentinean wine I got to drink was the two bottles that I brought home for my
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_panic15.3b94ef6.html
Wine Under $20 Bargains by the Bottle
New York Times – United States
Mr. Clarke, a leading British critic, recommends Spanish cava (sparkling wine); Hungarian whites; Côtes de Gascogne whites from France; malbec from Mendoza,
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/16/nyregion/thecity/16wine.html
Eat: Party with five star chefs
New Straits Times – Persekutuan,Malaysia
Riesling 2007 at the oyster and cheese counter. The Henry Martin Pinot Gris was also hot with some guests, as was Wine Cellar’s Bodega Lurton Malbec 2007.
http://www.nst.com.my
Bucko’s New Releases
Wine Lovers’ Page – Louisville,KY,USA
2007 Layer Cake, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, $16. Aromas of black fruits, smoke and warm spices morph into flavors reminiscent of a Crozes-Hermitage.
http://www.wineloverspage.com/bucko/bucko1108.phtml
Sipping old standbys: merlot and chardonnay
Telegraph-Journal – Saint John,New Brunswick,Canada
I blind sampled six Chardonnays and four Merlots, with a Malbec and Cabernet thrown in to challenge me, and here are the results.
http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/magazine/article/480727

 

Wine Blogs

Sat 11/15: Wine Dinner
Description: Amuse: Connecticut Blue Point Oysters, plum wine gelee, Santos Beck ‘Extra Brut’ Sparkling. Argentina Course 1: Sashimi Trio, Kona Kampachi, Big Eye Tuna, Scottish Salmon, Shirakee Gura Junmai Sake. Japan
PegasusNews.com events: Dallas… – http://www.pegasusnews.com/places/dallas-fish-market/

Curious Grape Tastings & Events Nov 14-20
By McGinnes(McGinnes)
What makes one wine more expensive than another? Could be a variety of factors. Higher-end bottlings may come from a better or more select vineyard site, may be made up only of the best barrels of a particular batch, or may receive
Northern Virginia Wine Tastings – http://tcgrape.blogspot.com/

Wine Jones: Argentina
By By Janice Jones
Argentina is a land of many sunny and warm days, which is ideal for allowing grapes to reach full maturity, producing concentrated flavors and aromas. For the most part, Argentine vineyards are located on sandy, rocky, clay-based soils.
sierrasun.com | All Categories – http://www.sierrasun.com/

Tango Lessons at Vinideus in Beaumont Village
required) and take a beginning level Argentine tango lesson. Afterwards you can stay and relax to the music of Ipanema, a Brazilian jazz group. Have a bite to eat and a glass of wine (all that dancing made you hungry and thirsty).
Portland Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Portland-Wine/

There’s No Easy Button in Argentina
By hewlett
Argentina’s wine country is located around Mendoza. It’s located in the foothills of the Andes in a dry climate. The have some excellent wines. We have really come to enjoy their Malbecs. Thus past Saturday, we took the local city bus
Hewlett’s Weblog – http://hewlett.wordpress.com/

2008 Destination Rated by National Geographic
By mº¿ºsh, brecht and nora(mº¿ºsh, brecht and nora)
Argentina: Mendoza wine estancias (score: 79) 11. Indiana: Columbus (score: 78) 12. Japan: Ancient Nara (score: 78) 13. Mexico: Querétaro City & Sierra Gordo (score: 78) 14. France: Lyon historic areas (score: 77)
@voskenslaan – http://voskenslaan.blogspot.com/

Sam’s Club(R) Introduces Fair Trade Certified(TM) Wine
By Elizabeth(Elizabeth)
a new choice in the wine aisles this month with the launch of the chain’s first Fair Trade Certified(TM) wine, Neu Direction(TM), a 100 percent Malbec from the renowned wine-growing region of Lujan de Cuyo near Mendoza, Argentina.
DC Make Trade Fair! Newsfeed – http://fairtradedc.blogspot.com/

Last edition of Wine Tour Urbano Palermo 2008
By noreply@blogger.com (Sandra)
This new technique will be used to create the Wine Tour picture, using the participating wines to capture the spirit of the event. The wineries that will present their products, mainly from Mendoza, are: Las Perdices, Fincas Flichman,
My Buenos Aires Travel Guide – http://www.batravelguide.com/

Calem
By admin
This competition is promoted by the main wine capitals such as Porto, Bordeaux, Melbourne, S. Francisco, Bilbao, Florence, Mendoza and Cape Town, with the purpose of rewarding Excellency in the wine sector.
Sunflower Winetours – http://www.sunflowerwinetours.com/

Malbec: Old Vines vs. New Vines
By Catie(dhonig)
Malbec, known as one of the six red grapes allowed in a bottle of Bordeaux, has been found mostly in the Cahors region of Southwestern France. This dark and inky juiced grape was later introduced to Argentina in 1868.
The 89 Project – http://89project.blogspot.com/

4 Seasons Wine – Malbec – A Savory, Rich Wine
Malbec is a very common grape in France. Outside of France it is known in Europe as Auxerrois and Cot. There are actually hundreds of names for this grape and the wine that it is created from because it is planted in nearly every area …
4 Seasons Wine Club – Your 4… – http://www.4seasonswinesecret.com/

2005 Familia Marguery Malbec Casa Marguery
Tasted by Rossodio. No detailed notes – nothing special about this wine, a bit of heat at the end, and somewhat one-sided and monolithic, with more barrel than grape on the palate. Short finish. Easily drinkable, but nothing to shout …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Melting Pot: South American Wine Dinner
By Richard A.(Richard A.)
You can find some excellent value wines in Argentina and Chile, both whites and reds, including wines with less common grapes such as Carmenere and Torrontes. I recently had a delicious opportunity to attend a wine dinner with all South …
The Passionate Foodie – http://passionatefoodie.blogspot.com/

2007 Finca y Bodega Carlos Pulenta Torrontés Tomero
Tasted by jjlobi. Now on our favorite Torrontes list. Flowery with a hint of nutmeg. (87 pts.) – Tasted 11/14/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

The Arkonbey Challenge
By Don Snabulus(Don Snabulus)
9. Two longest car rides: a. Milwaukie, OR to Elko, NV (12 hours/700 miles) b. Hillsboro, OR to Clear Lake, CA (10 hrs/about 550 miles) 10. Two of your favorite beverages: a. Water b. La Yunta Torrontes wine from Argentina.
Snabulus Web Log – http://snabulus.blogspot.com/

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