AWToday 26/11/08

Wine News

Wine picks for Thanksgiving
Contra Costa Times – Walnut Creek,CA,USA
Go with Argentine Malbec instead of that tannic, high-alcohol Cabernet Sauvignon, which, with the 3000 calories the average person consumes at the
http://www.contracostatimes.com/bay-area-living/ci_11071805

Weinberg’s wine notes: Here’s a shortcut to France
Rocky Mountain News – Denver,CO,USA
While previous years’ programs have highlighted Argentine, Spanish and American food culture, this time the Omni’s chefs and food and beverage directors …
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/nov/25/weinbergs-wine-notes-heres-a-shortcut-to-france/

Raise a glass to the holiday season with these fine wines
insideTORONTO.com – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Years ago, Pinot Grigio replaced Chardonnay as the white wine of choice. But Pinot Grigio is so boring I often fall asleep mid-glass. This Argentine …
http://www.insidetoronto.com/article/59837

Good wines for $12 or less
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
Argentine Malbec can offer good value. The 2007 Gascon Malbec ($12) has peppery berry flavors, while the 2007 Dona Paula “Los Cardos” Malbec ($10) offers …
http://www.mercurynews.com/restaurants/ci_11071541
8th Street Wine Cellar provides good wine and imports
Examiner.com – USA
Whatever it was, I felt it too, and if you check out this little gem in the Village, you just might see me there, this time with a Malbec.

http://www.examiner.com/x-1212-New-York-Bars–Clubs-Examiner~y2008m11d24-8th-Street-Wine-Cellar-provides-good-wine-and-imports
Brazil, Argentina Agree to Increase Import Taxes, Globo Says
Bloomberg – USA
The higher taxes will be applied to imports of products including wine, peaches, canned foods, textiles, pasta and wooden furniture, the newspaper said.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=asfVW0UfTN6k&refer=latin_america
The Wino’s Guide to South American Wine Tasting
TransWorldNews (press release) – Monroe,GA,USA
Experience a welcome wine tasting at a savvy Mendoza wine bar that features the best wines from all of Argentina’s wine regions. Experience a welcome wine …
http://www.transworldnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=68211&cat=1
Five more to try
Richmond Times Dispatch – Richmond,VA,USA
2008 Maipe Bonarda ($9): This Argentine wine from the Bonarda grape is young and super fresh with a violet nose, wild berries and velvety tannins that are
http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/living.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-11-19-0034.html
Just Grapes Packages Solutions to Tight Holiday Party Budgets
MarketWatch – USA
2006 Marraso Malbec, Argentina: A solid Malbec, suitably dry and fruity. Full-bodied with deep and forward berry and cherry fruit flavors,
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Just-Grapes-Packages-Solutions-Tight/story.aspx?guid=%7B002952A3-E8C7-4CD6-A52B-032749FEE532%7D
First bite: Jolane’s Cafe & Wine Bar
The Stew – Chicago Tribune Blog – Chicago,IL,USA
We ordered a glass of plush, Argentinian Gouguenheim syrah for $8, and a lovely Verdejo-Viura from Spain ($7); they arrived in carafes that allowed us to
http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/thestew/2008/11/first-bite-jola.html
Noca, 4.5 stars
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
wine like Godello, a light Spanish white ($41, bottle), as well as reasonably priced Alsatian Gewurtztraminer ($40) and Argentine Malbec ($28).
http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dining/articles/2008/11/17/20081117noca.html
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!
http://www.londonlaunch.com/newsArticle.asp?retid=36&newsID=3258

Wine Blogs

Cost of Living in Buenos Aires
By admin
Remember that all prices are in Argentine Pesos. These are current prices as of November 2008. Remember, there is inflation in Argentina of about 2% – 3% every month. Here is my monthly budget for Buenos Aires – what you can expect to
Expose – http://exposebuenosaires.com/

Small Production Wines Make Wine Spectator Top-100
By ashwin
Last year, the goliath Catena Zapata was the onlly Argentine wine to make the list, and this year aside from two Mendocino wines, the top rated Argentine wine was from Salta. As this year’s theme was all about ranking value,
AnuvaBlog – http://blog.anuvavinos.com/

Travel Dish: Le Bar (Buenos Aires)
By Chef Ben(Chef Ben)
Don’t expect to find any Argentine specialties here because Le Bar is truly trying to introduce new global flavors to the locals. So instead, the menu has a mix of influences from three primary areas: Rabat, the capital of Morocco;
Cooking With The Single Guy – http://singleguychef.blogspot.com/

2008 Fairtrade Wine Competition The Fairtrade Wine Committee held …
By Green Row Communications(Green Row Communications)
Best Fairtrade Argentinian White: Co-op Fairtrade Argentine Pinot Grigio 2008 Best Value Chilean White: Equality by Las Lomas Sauvignon Blanc 2007. Nick Day, Chairman of the UK Fairtrade Wine Committee, commented: ‘These awards clearly
The Green Row blog – http://www.greenrow.co.uk/blog/

Continuing the road trip…. – Chicoana, Argentina
We ended up having a lovely meal with some local wine, on our own in the restaurant, watching Bridget Jones (in English) on the TV. There was no written menu, so we did wonder what the bill might come to, but it was really good value.
TravelPod.com Recent Updates – http://www.travelpod.com/

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Back to the food
By admin
Matambre, known as the ‘Hunger Killer’, is a traditional South American recipe, developed by Finca Las Moras, the UK’s number one Argentinian wine brand. The juicy steak roulade washed down with a rich and spicy Shiraz makes for a great
Food for thought – http://blog.limerickpost.ie/food/

I throw an open challenge at all the dream analysts (!!) there are …
By divya(divya)
After some sexy argentinian wine (..??..) we all retire to our rooms, where i play the recordings of my cam on the big screen (drive in types) in my room. The twig was not just moving, it was swimming. It was actually moving five other
leonine reflectionz – http://thewisemoron.blogspot.com/

Wines Til Sold Out Antucura Antucura Vista Flores Valle de Uco …
50% Merlot Vineyard location: Vista Flores, Tunuyan, Mendoza Vines per hectare: 5.500 Height of the vineyard: 1000 above the sea level Soil: Limestone, alluvial origin, with gravel in the subsoil, originating a very rocky soil.
DODTracker.com New Deals Feed – http://www.dodtracker.com/
TN : A Lisa 2006, Bodega Noemia de Patagonia, Rio Negro Valley …
By ANDY CHEESE(ANDY CHEESE)
The wine is 93% Malbec and 7% Merlot. The Ph is 3.55 and there is 5.96 grammes of titratable acid. Only 8900 bottles and 10 magnums were produced. The wine is bottled unfiltered. This wine was imported by Amka. Colour : Dark violets
WINE IN SWEDEN – http://winesweden.blogspot.com/

The Wine List: Viña de Santa Isabel Malbec, Mendoza
By Christine Folch(Christine Folch)
No year. About $4.00 (ie really cheap for wine in Paraguay). Unremarkably bland.
Defringing Latin America – http://cfolch.blogspot.com/

2003 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Alta
Tasted by herberto. Nice bright concentrate fruit. Maybe a little young. (91 pts.) – Tasted 5/4/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Argentina: Pedaling for Vino
By germanerin
After trekking through Inca Land in Peru and hiking Patagonia’s icy trails in Chile, a traveler will be thirsting for a glass of Argentinian Malbec, and maybe a pour of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo as well.
The Great ’08 – http://erinschneider.wordpress.com/

2004 Terrazas de Los Andes Malbec Reserva
Tasted by Drugstore Cowboy. best Malbec to date (88 pts.) – Tasted 11/24/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

Economy makes wine consumers seek value
By Jessica Yadegaran
double digit increases in the $8.99 to $13.99 range and a moderate increase in the $15 to $20 range (my favorite price point). I imagine whites from South America (like Torrontes) and Spain (Albarino) are flying off shelves, too.
Corkheads – http://www.ibabuzz.com/corkheads/

A Banfi Wine Dinner
Dec 10, 2008 (Wed): The Gandy Dancer proudly presents A Banfi Wine Dinner featuring Gary Cook of Banfi Wines First Course Peruvian Scallop Ceviche Trivento Torrontes Second Course Oyster Santiago Corn crusted, baked with spinach,
Ann Arbor Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Ann-Arbor-Wine/

2007 Zolo Torrontés
Tasted by eric42. (86 pts.) – Tasted 11/24/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Schneider’s Thanksgiving Wine Picks
By Cellar Forum – Schneider’s of Capitol Hill(Cellar Forum – Schneider’s of Capitol Hill)
Torrontes is a grape originally from Spain that, grown in Argentina, produces a wonderfully crisp, aromatic wine. This Torrontes is pale yellow in color with silver tinges. The nose has subtle floral notes with lively aromas of tropical
The Cellar Forum – http://cellarforum.blogspot.com/

2007 Familia Zuccardi Torrontés Santa Julia Tardío
Tasted by mulligan452002. Fresh and crisp, yet sweet, but not overly sweet. I like this wine. Reasonably priced, $15, for a 3/4 bottle. Perfectly good this year, no need to wait till 2009 or 2010. High good (83.5). (83 pts.
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

2007 Finca y Bodega Carlos Pulenta Torrontés Tomero
Tasted by Seanr7. Second bottle in a week and this is a winner. Balanced wine with nice floral nose and fruit, peach?, in the mouth. Falls between the acidity of a NZ SB and the crispness of a Chablis. (88 pts.) – Tasted 11/18/2008.
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Terrazas 2007 Reserva Torrontes – Our Price $15.79
The Unoaked Torrontés is fruity and sensual, with an excellent acidity expressed in an outstanding freshness. With great aromatic and taste persistence, characteristic of this variety.
wine.com presents: products – http://www.wine.com/v6/rss/rss.aspx

11/19/08 – taming Torrontés
By Jesse
I guess you could say that Torrontés is basically our Chrysler. When several of the Winos drank it up at Skirball for the Argentina tasting a couple weeks ago, we were up to our ears in delicious Cab Sauv, Merlot,
Young Winos of LA – http://youngwinosofla.com/

Kaiken Mendoza Malbec – 2007 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / Jaime …
By jamesthewineguy
This Malbec a slight notch down from it’s previous vintage; A firm and bold wine; luxuriant tannins; notes give plum, blueberry, ground clove, cardamom, chocolate, cinnamon and sandelwood. **** Now, more than 600 wine reviews.
James the Wine Guy – http://jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com/

2000 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Angélica Zapata Agrelo Vineyard
Tasted by PSirah Tampa. Opened and consumed without decanting. The wine posessed a tight nose offering little. Using a Ventouri to put some air into it helped a little, but it still seemed somewhat closed. The wine is definately full
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Yellow + Blue (Malbec)
By anfnewsacct
During my entire lifetime boxed wine has not been synonymous with luxury, but Yellow + Blue has brought something more to the table. When I first received this wine I was intrigued why such great wine would be packaged in a box.
– http://neufutur.com/

Final Palermo Wine Tour
By Emily Anne Epstein
Wine Tour Urbano ives Wine with Shopping; New Destination on Mendoza Wine-Lovers’ Itinerary; Argentina Plans to Export 10% of the World’s Wine; Mendoza Wine Tour “bikesandwine” Reviewed; A Biking Tour of the Mendoza Wine Country.
Argentina’s Travel Guide – http://argentinastravel.com/

Wine Packaging Collection of Ignacio Eguiguren
By noreply@blogger.com (Salih Küçükağa)
Ignacio Eguiguren is the creative director of Argentinian design company Dizen, sent his awesome wine packaging collection. Very inspirational designs for wine packaging lovers! I especially loved the red penelope. Agency: Dizen …
Packaging World – http://packagingworld.blogspot.com/

Review: Saturday Supper Club at Gaucho
By Lucia Blash
If we didn’t know about Argentine wine before Phil’s enthusiastic delivery, we certainly did after, especially as Phil very generously filled up our glasses before he left, enabling us to muse about their bouquet and body to our
Wharf – http://www.wharf.co.uk/

Wine of the Week
Argentine Malbec is one of the most popular selections on wine enthusiasts’ lists of “big…
Gambit Weekly – http://www.bestofneworleans.com/

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 – http://nebraskapress.typepad.com/university_of_nebraska_pr/

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 – http://shoutvegan.com/wordpress/

Argentina Trip 2008 – Day 3: Whine and cheese Tossed and turned on …
By ryan dobson(ryan dobson)
Later that afternoon, we went to a wine tasting place called “Vines of Mendoza.” While it’s a touristy location, and we normally try to avoid such joints, I’d read that they are really helpful in answering questions about Bodegas and
ryandobs – http://ryandobs.blogspot.com/

Hi Nice to Meet You. Hi Nice to Meet You. Hi…
By Sonadora
Big and fruit forward. Black and red fruit, tobacco, candied cherry, tannic, red fruit, raspberries, really big fruit. Great value table wine. Yellow Blue Tetra Pak Malbec. 1 liter package retails for $10.99. Organic. From Mendoza.
Wannabe Wino – http://wannabewino.com/

9.29.2008
By Layton Clan(Layton Clan)
Mendoza s the only providence, including San Juan, in Argentina, that has asequias that run along side the road, and as you can imagine, alot of people use them as trash cans, so they feel up with all kinds of nasty things,
Mendoza Milagro – http://elder-west.blogspot.com/

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