AWToday 10/12/08

 Wine Blogs

Favorite drink with a steak
Saying that, nothing seems to go better with a good, juicy, Argy bife de chorizo or bife de lomo than a full-bodied red like Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon, especially from the wine region of Cafayate, Salta which produces stunning reds …
Chowhound’s Latest » General… –

Wine menu for Dec09 thru Dec13
By Myrna
A stunning Malbec from the Argentine genius of Catena. This beauty is almost black and is opaque. It is secretive and mysterious. A hypnotic temptress. There are aromas of wild flowers, ripe berry, cinnamon & a wisp of citrus. …
Vinosity Wine Songs –

Mendoza, Argentina
Mendoza is the centre of Argentina’s wine making industry so as soon as we arrived there, Amerjit & I signed up for a trip round two bodegas and to taste their wines. The first was medium sized a…
Anne-Marie’s Travels –

Argentinian Wine Tasting at The Wine Merchant!
Dec 11, 2008 (Thu): Join The Wine Merchant and Masciarelli Wine Company as they pour some of their Fantastic wines from Argentina. A perfect time to experience some new wines from South of the Hemisphere. Hope to see you here![…]
Fort Myers Wine Tasting and Dinners… –

Argentinean vin bar Tango y Vinos with Jazz action
By malbeck
13+16+17+18 December 21.00 hrs Jazz Tunes at T&V Jesper Chritiansen, guitar Adam Melbye, Bass Morten Hæsum, drums. Swinging triojazz to defeat the winter moods. Free entree. Be sure you grab a nice glass of Argentinske druer …
Argentinsk vinbar Tango y Vinos-… –

Joslyn is…
By joslyn42
Steve had ditched me for Argentinian wine, women and beef, and I started out with a Nalgene full of Nicaraguan rum and a fairly small group of pax. I could do this! Of course I was nervous, but Steve helped me ease into it the few weeks …
Keep on dreamin –

Mendoza, Argentina
By gulce(gulce)
Mendoza is the wine capital of Argentina. Mendoza is great. The avenues as well as the smaller streets are shadowed by never-ending rows of trees. The hostel is in the Plaza Independencia which is filled with families and an outdoor …

Wine Tasting – Eclectic Mix
New Zealand FerngroveDragon Shiraz, Western Australia Edward SellersVertigo Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Paso Robles, CA Phantom Rivers Mourvedre, Edna Valley, CA Bianchi Particular Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina[…]
Los Angeles Wine Tasting and… –

There is no place like home! & Flashy Yet Frugal Friday on a Monday
By Alpana Singh(Alpana Singh)
Catena Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon – Mendoza, Argentina. $10 or so depending on the retail store. The Catena family having been making wine for four generations and is considered to be the first family of wine making in Argentina. …
What would Alpana drink? –

A Couple of Telluride Chefs Reprise Their Beard Dinner
By ClaireWalter(ClaireWalter)
Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontés, an uncommon Argentine varietal, was poured, as it had been at the Taste of Telluride in New York. For the third course, Fat Tire Ale Brined Duck Breast (below) came with an asparagus bundle tied with a …
CulinaryColorado –

Mighty Malbec
Dec 18, 2008 (Thu): Join us for the Mighty Malbec tasting – you will sample 8-12 different bottles of the same varietal plus wine education. Some very exclusive and allocated wines from many regions! Wonderful wines for Holiday …
Chicago Wine Tasting and Dinners… –

Buenos Aires: Club Eros Restaurant- Sometimes Ya Just Gotta Go …
By Tokyoastrogirl(Tokyoastrogirl)
I’d never been to the gorgeous city and had fantasies of sitting at a wine bar, glass of Malbec in one hand and a croqueta de pollo in the other. As most of you already know, I have a fondness for small bar food, and Buenos Aires is …
Tuna Toast –

a touch of culture shock- day 14
By yillabean(yillabean)
Yup, still don’t like it. It tasted ok, but I really didn’t like the texture. So, there you have it…I ate some beef in Argentina. A bottle of wine for our table was 38 pesos ($11.50). I think my pasta was around 20 pesos. …
Yillabean –

Argetnina & Wine
By Argentum Vulgaris(Argentum Vulgaris)
Argentine wine, as with many aspects of Argentine cuisine, has its roots in Spain. During the Spanish colonization of the Americas, Juan Cedrón brought the first vine cuttings to Santiago del Estero in 1557, and the cultivation of the …
Things that Fizz and Stuff –

Cafayate Wine Resort – Comodidades
Fully furnished Wine cellar, especially prepared to enjoy custom wine tasting … of the vineyards and Cafayate • Laundry service * • Tourist advice …
The calm before the storm…
By thirsty bird(thirsty bird)
Argentine wine tally this week – a modest 2 only, but am well-ahead of target average so no-matter – Finca Flichman rose, malbec/shiraz. Not bad, good for £4.99 Waitrose and an old fave Finca Las Higueras Pinot Gris £6.19, also Waitrose …
Sam on Wine & Spirits-Argentinian Wines
First, despite a winemaking history that dates back to the 16th century, a lot of Argentinean wine isn’t very good. Much of it is still made with Criolla, …
Buying Argentine Wine
By admin
Most people unfamiliar with wine in Argentina (which is pretty much everyone when they first arrive) will often wonder how much they need to spend to buy a decent wine in a retail store. This is no easy question, because wine varies so …
Expose –
Buenos Aires – Adventures with My Born-Again Homeless People …
By Jessica, Katy, Laura(Jessica, Katy, Laura)
The lamb, very popular in Argentina and especially Patagonia, was delicious and so were some of the steaks, but some were average – an experience we had several times during my 10 days in the country. The $12 bottle of wine – a …
JKL Worldwide!!! –

By Mike
Our seats were like big leather la-z-boys, we got dinner and breakfast and a showing of Inside Man, and Kelly won the game of bingo we played at the start of the trip and won a nice bottle of white wine! Mendoza is very nice, …
Mike & Kelly’s Aventuro Excelente –

South America for 5 months Jan-June 2009
We lived in Buenos Aires and made side trips to Iguazu Falls (awesome), Santiago Chile, Margarita Island Venezuela, Mendoza (wine region of Argentina) and Colonia Uruguay (historic town). In Buenos Aires, be sure to catch a tango show …
Aardvark Travel Forums –

San Rafael Wine and Live Music Series
Tampa, FL 33606 When: Saturday, January 3, 2009Wine Tasting from 7:00 – 8:30, Music from 7:00 till 11:00Music by Half Circle and Friends The Wines: Mairena WinesVinos De Mendoza – Argentina Imp[…]
Tampa Wine Tasting and Dinners… –

Brooklyn, Mendoza wine, Saks, Ham, and Cycle Trainers Oh My!!!
By Dan Iacono(Dan Iacono)
During wine tasting I tried 5 different wines, but during the lunch afterwards I tried 7 wines. Yes, that’s right I tried more wine at lunch than the wine tasting. I think that was a common theme of Mendoza wine tasting. …
Living the dream and it’s discourses –

Ramirez De Velazco Malbec (2008)
By Tom & Melody
This Argentinian Ramirez de Velazco Malbec is our first 2008 wine of this year. The color is ruby with violet hues. The nose is blackberry, cherry and spice. The taste is smooth in the mouth with ripe plums and cherries drenched in milk …
Tom and Melody’s wine blog –

Wine and Food Matching – Ideas From A Recent Tasting
While the Argentine Malbec was a rather disappointing end to the wine and food matches the rest of the tasting awaited – hell, they had a Room of Discovery and Room of Excellence left to explore. [Tastings are not that suited to taking …
[Spittoon] Full Postings –

Ten Top Wine Choices For Christmas Gifts
By Sally Donaldson
If the intended recipient is a Francophile, play up the French connections: malbec is the grape in Cahors, and the consultant winemaker, Michel Rolland, is from Bordeaux. This is full-bodied and oaky, but not hefty, …
Italy Magazine Forums –

2005 Pascual Toso Malbec
Tasted by J Pas. Decent Malbec but better ones out there at this price point. Nose was earthy, decent fruit, medium bodied. (84 pts.) – Tasted 12/6/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

Wine News

Spirit of wine fulfills 12 days of Christmas
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – Rochester,NY,USA
… the Colchagua valley of Chile, the Mendoza of Argentina and, of course, the Barossa of Australia. Syrah is a big, powerful and rich wine with flavors of …

Bucko’s New Releases
Wine Lovers’ Page – Louisville,KY,USA
2007 Don Miguel Gascón, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, $12, 71000 cases. A mélange of cherry, berry and plum fruits unfolds on the nose and palate, …

Giving the gift of worldly wine
Atlanta Journal Constitution – GA, USA
By now, everybody is familiar with Malbec, Argentina’s signature red grape. But Torrontes is coming on strong as Argentina’s signature white grape. …

Giving the gift of worldly wine
Atlanta Journal Constitution – GA, USA
Torrontes, from Argentina. By now, everybody is familiar with Malbec, Argentina’s signature red grape. But Torrontes is coming on strong as Argentina’s …
The Year in Wine: Highs, Lows, Bargains & Holiday Picks
Washington Post Blogs – Washington,DC,USA
From the southern Hemisphere, Sauvignon Blanc from Chile; Torrontés from Argentina; Verdelho, Sémillon, and Sauvignon Blanc whites from Australia, …

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