AWToday 13/12/08

 

Wine Blogs

Empanada Recipe
By Alpana Singh(Alpana Singh)
Recommended wine: Argentine Torrontes – try the Crios from Susana Balbo. Preheat oven to 400°F. SHELL. 4 cups all purpose flour (plus extra for rolling out the dough). 1 tablespoon baking powder. 1/2 tsp salt. 1 egg yolk …
What would Alpana drink? – http://whatwouldalpanadrink.blogspot.com/

Now that you have completed reading this article on Wine Merchant …
By Beaujolais(Beaujolais)
These up and coming regions offer something for everyone
if looking for a refreshing, light and interesting white: Torrontes, might be it. If you like big, fruit bombs for a red: try decanting a Tannant. …
The Merlot Wine Blog – http://cabernet-franc5a.blogspot.com/

Colores Del Sol Argentina Malbec – Three Pack – $31.99
Colores Del Sol Argentina Malbec – Three Pack – $31.99 – [wine.woot.com]
Dealness Deals – http://www.dealness.com/

Flechas De Los Andes at The Vines
By Alejandrina
92 Flechas de los Andes 2006 Gran Malbec (Uco Valley); Malbec is what we’re calling this new 15.5% wine from Benjamin de Rothschild and Laurent Dassault, original partners in Michel Rolland’s Clos de los Siete project. …
Vines of Mendoza Blog – http://www.vinesofmendoza.com/blog/

Malbec
By travelera
More specifically, the Malbec has become the signature grape of the wine region in Mendoza. Because the Malbec grape needs more sun and heat to grow than most other grapes including the merlot and cabernet grape, the hot arid region of …
Southern Style – http://travelera.wordpress.com/

Traveling!
By gscoones
The second day we took a buc to Maipu, which is the wine country where the best Argentine wines are produced. We rented bicycles from a guy named Hugo and rode through the country to the different wineries, called Bodegas. …
G-off Goes Off – http://gscoones.wordpress.com/

Rockin´ in the rental car – Cafayate, Northern Argentina, Argentina
  Our destination for the day was Cafayate, the centre of Salta’s wine region. The road out of Salta was pretty boring for the first hour, just a few tobacco farms and non-descript little towns.  After a while the scenery …
TravelPod.com Recent Updates – http://www.travelpod.com/

Ending the Afternoon at Aji
By ClaireWalter(ClaireWalter)
All of us wine-drinkers ordered the white. I tried to find out what it was, but I think the waiter named the region or the winery rather than the varietel, because nothing he said rang a bell. Most Argentine whites are chardonnays, …
CulinaryColorado – http://culinary-colorado.blogspot.com/

Uvita de Plata
By subnurbs@hotmail.com (subby)
The Argentine package design agency Tridimage created the brand and package design for Uvita de Plata, an Argentine contemporary Varietal Wine brand produced by RPB . Tridimage took advantage of the expressive possibilities of the …
Packagings of the World – Packaging… – http://packagingsoftheworld.blogspot.com/

Tomato Bread Soup
By Sianessa(Sianessa)
This goes great with an Argentinian torrontes. This is a white grape varietal exclusive to Argentina and is study enough to stand up to the spicy meat and acidic tomatoes in this recipe. It is slightly reminiscent of a viognier with …
Princess Sianessa’s Distraction – http://sianessa.blogspot.com/

2007 Baguala Torrontés
Tasted by cnr128. (84 pts.) – Tasted 12/14/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Remembering better times…when it was actually warm outside!
By Cecilia Dominic(Cecilia Dominic)
Santos Beck Torrontes Santos Beck Malbec Santos Beck Gran Malbec Table 25: New World Wines Vinas de Balbo Rose By the time we hit tables 26 and above, a lot of them were out, and the wines had been sitting out, so we tasted fewer of …
Random Oenophile – http://random-oenophile.blogspot.com/

2008 Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontés
Tasted by whits48. crisp and floral, refreshing when cold, and when warmer really expresses the variety well, sweet lemon, passionfruit, and tangerine, awesome alternative to the usual white wines, great with appetizers and everyone …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

In wine whats better Merlot or Malbec style?
In wine whats better Merlot or Malbec style? -adamjames. I prefer Malbec -if7ate9.
Mosio – Questionarium – http://www.mosio.com/questionarium

2005 Finca La Celia Malbec Reserva
Tasted by ;p. (88 pts.) – Tasted 12/14/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Joanna Simon in The Sunday Times, December 7, 2008: Ten Top Wines …
By joanna simon(joanna simon)
Wine is always a welcome gift, but even more so in the current climate – and you don’t have to spend a fortune to find something special with a story to tell. Better still, make sure you have some of these to pour at your own …
joanna simon on wine and food – http://joannasimon-wineandfood.blogspot.com/

Diploma dinner
By cellarette
1990 Reichgraf von Kessllstaff Riesling; 1999 Prager Smaragd; 2005 Adjenda Reserve Shiraz; 1988 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape; a magnum of 2007 Cigar Volant; 1989 Weinert Cabernet from Mendoza;. And that’s just part of what made it to …
Cellarette – http://cellarette.wordpress.com/

this susana has got it goin’ on
By jlp(jlp)
Just read the back of the bottle, and again, this is the “offspring” or “lesser” wine AKA “crios” – but it rocks. This one is pure Malbec. Again, the leftovers — but unlike the whole Cameron Hughes MBA wines, she is in it because she …
define.fine.wine – http://definefinewine.blogspot.com/

Recession proof wines?… Kep Discovering!
By Pablo Lastorta(Pablo Lastorta)
With life tough for everyone in the business, as well as for the wine consumer, Malbec and Argentine wines are now getting much more attention than before all this “economic turmoil” started. Recession Proof?? Maybe so! …
MALBEC MADNESS – http://malbecmadness.blogspot.com/

Trapiche Malbec 2007 added by RyGuylives.
By RyGuylives
Trapiche Malbec 2007 added by RyGuylives.
Recent Activity Report at WineLog.net – http://www.winelog.net/

2006 Hacienda del Plata Malbec Zagal
By The Bloggers @ 67 Wine(The Bloggers @ 67 Wine)
Good, solid Malbec. I like this style, which is not particularly jammy. Far more food friendly than some higher rated Malbecs. Not complex, just tasty. For a Monday night, with a salad topped with some leftover sliced steak, …
Life at a Great Wine Store – http://67wine.blogspot.com/

 

Wine News

Two-Portion Mini Slow Cooker, £19.56 from Lakeland
Aberdeen Press and Journal – Aberdeen,Scotland,UK
Finding the right wine to accompany traditional Christmas fair is never easy, but the UK’s number one Argentinean wine brand, Finca Las Moras, are confident …

To West Hampstead, in search of a decent burger
Hampstead and Highgate Express – London,England,UK
GBK outlets are fully licensed and serve a range of beers and well-priced wines – a full-bodied Argentinian Malbec washes down the buffalo burger perfectly, …
Restaurant News
New Jersey Monthly – Morristown,NJ,USA
Bottle prices range from $28, for a 2006 Punta Pays Viognier (Mendoza, Argentina), to $231, for a 2006 Fontaine-Gagnard Volnay Clos Des Chenes (Burgundy, …
White Wine MZ
Taste California Travel – CA,USA
Tapiz, 2001, Chardonnay, Mendoza Region (Argentina), $8, “Excellent overall and a good value in this Southern Hemisphere Chardonnay. …

Playing the numbers game? Not this guy
Minneapolis Star Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA
Alta Vista Premium Torrontés has a complex nose and refreshing, minerally flavors that make it a great match for lighter foods. The Ravenswood Sonoma County …

Message in a Bottle
Syracuse New Times – Syracuse,NY,USA
There’sa Torrontes from Argentina {this varietal even has its own Web site, www.torrontes.com}. It has more of a flowery nose, it’s different. …

Francis Ford Coppola, Wine Educator?
Epicurious – USA
… Pinot Grigio, Tempranillo, Riesling, Malbec, and Torrontes) and, of course, a store. It’s limited in scope but there’s a lot there to slake a thirst. …

Final Guest Satisfaction and Interrelationship Among Different …
4Hoteliers – Wanchai,Hong Kong
The guest tells him that he had had some Malbec, and comments that it happens to be his favorite. The butler then transmits this information to the …
Wines for $10: Budget-friendly bottles for the times
CTV.ca – Canada
Familia Zuccardi, Malbec/Shiraz “Fuzion.” This is the red you keep hearing about. It is made with the very popular Argentinean grape varietal Malbec and has …
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