AWToday 22/11/08

Wine News

Strategic Business Alliance Formed Between Bellstar, Olympus and …
MarketWatch – USA
“A relaxed, wine-country lifestyle in these magnificent Okanagan vineyard locations makes The Reserve Collection(TM) align perfectly with the Elite Alliance …

Café des Amis Wine Tasting with Wine Experts!
Londonlaunch – London,UK
If you usually drink italian pinot grigio, next time you come to Café des Amis you should try a glass of Argentinean torrontes or French muscadet de sèvre! …

What Better Gift to Give This Holiday Season than Wine? – Valley Stream,NY,USA
The bottle itself that this Argentinean wine is presented in is beautifully constructed and adds to its appeal as a quality gift option for the holidays.
The wines and times of Grafton
Alton Telegraph – Alton,IL,USA
Unlike wineries that sell only their own vintages, wine lovers can try a pinot grigio from Italy by Candoni or a Torrontés from Argentina by Trapiche.
Hope for Women greeting cards send a fair-trade message with a …
Seattle Times – United States
wine retailer in the state of Washington and has fantastic Argentinean Pino Grigio, Shiraz, Malbec and Torrontes to choose from ($16-$24 a bottle).
Argentinean cuisine takes on new flavor at Malbec
San Bernardino Sun – San Bernardino,CA,USA
If it’s Argentinean chow you’re looking for, head for one of the several branches of the Gaucho Grill or the relatively new Malbec on Green Street in
Give thanks for pinot noir at your turkey dinner
Battle Creek Enquirer – Battle Creek,MI,USA
The jammy aroma of red berries plus leather and licorice of this Argentinean wine led to flavors of black fruit, licorice, chocolate and a hint of spice.
American Chronicle | Argentina’s Newest Wine Region – Patagonia
Nov 21, 2008 California Chronicle – The Golden State’s online magazine for national, international, state, local, entertainment, sports, and government
Jamaica Observer – Kingston,Jamaica
Other great white wine choices include some off dry and aromatic wines such as Gewurztraminer, Torrontes, Viognier, Reisling, and White Zinfandel.
Give Expressive Malbec a Try
The Ledger – Lakeland,FL,USA
Historically, Malbec is one of the principal grapes of the Bordeaux, utilized primarily as a blending component, with seldom more than 5 percent making it
Cullen’s Upscale American Grille
Houston Chronicle – United States
A bottle of Tikal Amorio Malbec — at about $20 less than I found it at Guri do Sul — made the pheasant perfect for a brisk fall night.
Keep your Thanksgiving wine choices fresh
Seattle Times – United States
Argentine Malbec is surefire. Some favorites in the budget category: Alamos Malbec ($10), Altas Cumbres Malbec ($10), AltoSur Malbec ($10),
The Wine Cellar presents astrology and top shelf wines
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
“We are also doing some of the Argentinean upper-level wines from Catena,” she says. And what’sa party without Champagne? She’ll be offering sips of Moet
Wine suggestions for your Thanksgiving holiday
Creative Loafing Tampa – Tampa,FL,USA
Cooking duties can be tolerable if blended with a bottle of vino. The occasion calls for something light and lower in alcohol to maintain a semblance of
Meet at Angelina for wine – Detroit,MI,USA
That’s why you’ll find a crisp, clean Vermentino from the island of Sardinia; a highly rated Malbec by Bodega Septima in Argentina; or the favorite of the
Mandy leads a merry dance – UK
Argentinian malbec on offer. Yes, malbec. As a general rule, I take the view that we didn’t come into the lobby to drink wine as low-budget as malbec.
Wednesday nights are fine for wine
Sacramento Bee – CA, USA
Yet there he was, holding a glass of 2006 Crios Syrah/ Bonarda, a 50-50 blend of the two red grapes from Argentina, where Bonarda is the second-most-grown
Wine adviser: Now, for Thanksgiving reds …
Yakima Herald-Republic – Yakima,WA,USA
Argentine malbec is surefire. Some favorites in the budget category: Alamos Malbec ($10), Altas Cumbres Malbec ($10), AltoSur Malbec ($10),
Luigi Bosca, Argentina’s Premium Wine Leader, Outpaces the …
Earthtimes (press release) – London,UK
2008 has been a particularly significant year for Luigi Bosca wines of Argentina . A leader in the premium wine segment in their native country, …

Wine Blogs

Off the Shelf: Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine
By nebraskapress
The aim of the lunch was to promote Cheval Blanc’s adopted and renamed Argentinean family member, Cheval des Andes, which commanded about $70 a bottle (cheap by Cheval Blanc standards). I was seated at this lunch next to a fellow …
University of Nebraska Press –

Red, Vegan & Fairtrade Option
By admin
La Riojana Ecologica Shiraz Fairtrade – that’s the Norwegian name for this wine, produced by La Riojana, Famantina Valley, Argentina. Normally Argentinian Red wine would not be my first choice yet I am trying to keep an open mind about …
ShoutVegan –

Viñas de CafayateWine Resort – Cafayate Hotels – Value Hotels in …
Value hotels in Cafayate. Get Viñas de Cafayate-Wine Resort locations, rates, amenities: expert Cafayate research, only at Professional Travel Guide.

2007 Cornejo Costas Torrontés, Valle de Cafayate, Argentina
By Edward MacDermott
Oddbins; £5.99; White; Torrontes; Reviewed by Jane MacQuitty (The Times); zest,mouth-watering.
Supermarket Wine –

Another Fair Trade Happy Hour
By Zarah Patriana
“The company’s commitment to Fair Trade Certified wine will have a far-reaching positive impact on grape growers and vineyard workers and the communities in which they live and work throughout Argentina – it will send kids to school,’s Fair Trade Blog –

Wine Tasting Party!
Gruet Demi Sec from New Mexico, Nahuel Pinot Noir-Argentina, Huber Gruner Veltner-Austria, Alamos Malbec-Argentina, Broquel Cabernet Sauvignon, and finally Pena, Muscat de Riversaltes, a French dessert wine.
Greenfield Liquors –

Sunday Outing
By tberend
This is wine country. The big festival in the Mendoza area celebrates the grape harvest, or ‘Vendemia’. But it is still early summer here in Argentina – peak growing season – and we won’t be around when the harvest is brought in.
Intermission –

By Rockin Cohort(Rockin Cohort)
Mendoza (wine country) and then Sev and I did a day trip to Colonia in Uruguay. It was amazing! I took over 600 pictures so it was hard to choose but if anyone is interested in seeing more, just let me know 🙂
Rockin Cohort –

Urano Malbec Rose 2007
By thebiblioholic(thebiblioholic)
I was at a cocktail party this evening and one of the wines there was the Urano Malbec Rose from Argentina, which was a wonderful wine.
thebiblioholic –

2006 Conquista Malbec
Tasted by ldhaynesnc. Very young. Needs decanting for a couple of hours. Afterwards was quite nice. Good value. (85 pts.) – Tasted 11/19/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

All Grown Up: My First Hosted Wine Tastings
By vinicultured
The Maipe “Rosé of Malbec” was an intense blood red, almost as dark as the Beaujolais or a pinot noir. It had a bit of a rubber boot nose, but this gave way to some nice berry fruit that ended on dried notes of raisin.
Vinicultured: A Wine Blog –

2004 Achaval-Ferrer Malbec
This is a dark purple Malbec, barely see your fingers in the bottom wine. Not over the top, and well suited to hearty meals. Dark Blackberry and boyensenberry fruit on the nose and the palette. Hides nothing in the rich flavors,
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… –

Artisan Wines from Argentina’s Xumek Winery
Nov 22, 2008 (Sat): XUMEK Sol Huarpe – Argentinian Artisan Winery Made from a single vineyard in the region of San Juan in the Zonda Valley. Xumek offers high quality reds that rank among Argentinas top 50 wines.
New York City Wine Tasting and… –

End of the World
By alanirwin
Argentina: Beef, pizza, pasta, wine. That’s about it. The food is good, not particularly interesting, but good. If you are a steak-and-potatoes person, you’d be in heaven here. The beef IS as good as everyone says and, as our friend
Alan Irwin’s Blog –

By Jason(Jason)
I don’t know who ever thought mixing bicycles with wine tastings and crazy Argentinian traffic was a good idea, but thankfully I survived the afternoon along with my two new friends from Tufts University that I met along the way.
Adventures in Orthodoxy –
A New Malbec
By Anthony Skinner
MK and I recently discovered a new Malbec! As I’ve said before, after MK’s trip to Argentina we’ve tended to stick close by anything coming out of there (especially Mendoza) and this bottle of Gascon is a nice surprise for the money
Anthony Skinner Blog –

Champagne Alternatives
Dec 05, 2008 (Fri): Featuring sparklers from Spain, California, Italy, France, Germany and Argentina[…]
Naples Wine Tasting and Dinners… –

Diageo’s Ray Chadwick Talks Wine
By Harry(Harry)
Ray reaffirmed statistics that show domestic wine, particularly California, is growing faster than imports. Italy, Chile, France and Australia have slowed somewhat, while New Zealand, Spain and Argentina are showing strong growth.
Wine & Spirits Daily –

WineStyles – Wines of Argentina
Nov 21, 2008 (Fri): Taste some of the amazing wines this region has to offer! Taste between 5 – 7 wines and enjoy light foods that compliment the wines. We make wine buying simple – wines will be available to purchase.
San Diego Wine Tasting and Dinners… –

Maradona vs Butcher? Lets Settle This Over a Glass of Malbec
By gavino1
So, if Diego we’re to offer the hand of friendship what better way to do it than to offer Terry a bottle of Argentina’s finest contribution to wine – the full throated Malbec. Malbec is the grape of many names – known as Auxerrois in
Wine of the Week –

Fair trade wines
By Jessica Yadegaran
They’re only about $9.99 and buying them benefits the growers in Chile, South Africa and Argentina. There’s talk of a sparkling wine coming out in time for New Year’s Eve, so we can toast and do some good.
Corkheads –

Pre-Hanukkah Kosher Fine Wine and Cheese Tasting
Dec 13, 2008 (Sat): Kosher wine and cheese tasting featuring fine wines from Israel, France, and Argentina and Royal George artisanal English cheeses made from the milk of grass-fed cows. Other light food will also be served including
Long Island Wine Tasting and… –

Five more to try
<b>2008 Maipe Bonarda</b> ($9): This Argentine wine from the Bonarda grape is young and super fresh with a violet nose, wild berries and velvety tannins that are great for the big meal and after. It’s very flexible and value-priced.
inRich Entertainment Main –
Luigi Bosca, Argentina’s Premium Wine Leader, Outpaces the …
19 /PRNewswire/ — Amidst tough economic news worldwide, Argentine wine shipments continue to post healthy results. 2008 has been a particularly significant year for Luigi Bosca wines of Argentina. A leader in the premium wine segment …
Wine Reviews Online –

Santiago journal: Knowing Me, Knowing You
By Mike Going Right(RealTravel members)
-Number of long-distance buses taken: 30. – Number of internal planes: 4. – Number of boats: 3. – Number of cars/4x4s: 3. – Number of bikes: 2 (World’s Most Dangerous Road and Mendoza wine tour!) Number of times I was robbed/stolen .
Recent Travel Blogs on RealTravel –

Great Wine Capitals – Spain has Rioja, Portugal has Oporto – A few …
By Ryan
The Global Network of Great Wine Capitals, which embraces Melbourne, Bordeaux, San Francisco – Napa Valley, Porto, Cape Town, Bilbao-Rioja, Florence and Mendoza, works to encourage international winery tourism, as well as economic,
Catavino –

Dizen The Wine Specialist
By (subby)
Dizen is a design and communication studio based in Mendoza, Argentina.It work in areas such as Branding, Packaging and Multimedia, but I must say it really specializes in Wine Packaging Design. Their subtle approach to the wine …
Packagings of the World – Packaging… –

Tango Nights
By tberend
We often eat with amigos, who remind us that Mendoza is the heart of Argentina’s wine district – and so why don’t we order another bottle. We have to hustle home to get to bed by 1:30AM, often with sore heads.
Intermission –

Bodega Norton Privada 2005.
By Morten Pedersen
Mendoza is absolutely a ‘barbecue’ wine region and this one counts. The fine is full bodied with taste of cherries and oak. Not to much oak, it just fit. It also have a hint of vanilla. This is the first time we taste this wine and we
Scandinavian Ways | Winesworlds Blog –

Uncorked! Fancy food/wine event at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska
By scott
Wine: Conquista Torrontes 2007. Second Course: Herb Marinated Lamb Chop on Greens Lightly grilled and served on a bed of fresh mixed lettuces with warm blackberry Pinot Noir dressing. Wine: Whitehaven Pinot Noir 2007 (Yummmm)
Alaska TravelGram –

Argentinean Wines of Susana Balbo
Her exquisite wines have won many awards worldwide including the deliciously crisp and refreshing Crios Torrontes rated 90 points by The Wine Advocate, and Susana Balbo Malbec Mendoza 2005 […]
Cleveland Wine Tasting and Dinners… –

Young people chose the best Argentinian wines
29/09/08 WineSur| Laura Saieg
Many wineries aim their wines and brands at new market segments. Hence, women and young  people are the new consumers to be conquered. In this occasion, young people below 30 years old were in charge of tasting and selecting the best Argentinian wines …



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  1. […] AWToday 22/11/08 « AWTodayJamaica Observer – Kingston,Jamaica Other great white wine choices include some off dry and aromatic wines such as Gewurztraminer, Torrontes, Viognier, Reisling, and White Zinfandel. … Give Expressive Malbec a Try … […]

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