AWToday 31/12/08

Wine Blogs Alert

GrapeLeavesOnline – Wines from Weathervane Winery
Wines of Argentina at the Argentine Embassy 1/29. Virginia Wine Showcase: Dulles Expo Center 2/7-2/8 10th Annual Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival 2/14-2/15 2/24. Wine Class for Beginners (part 2): Building a Wine …
GrapeLeavesOnline RSS Feed – http://www.grapeleavesonline.com/
The great-great-aunt says that’s what she heard (Jack Bog’s Blog)
Ricardo Santos, Malbec 2006. Quinta da Espiga, Tinto 2006. Charles Smith, Holy Cow Merlot 2006. Charles Smith, Boom Boom Syrah 2006. Charles Smith, The Honorable Pinot Gris 2007. Santa Rita, Cabernet Reserva 2005 …
Jack Bog’s Blog – http://bojack.org/
Best Bubbly Buys Under $30! | Extra
Parrone 2005 Argentina, $15 – This sparkling red wine (50% chardonnay, 50% pinot noir) from Argentina is an unexpected gem from winemaker Alphone DeRose. Gruet Methode Champenoise, Blanc de Noirs, Non-Vintage, $13.75 – This rich and …
Extra – http://extratv.warnerbros.com/
New Year’s Wine! Seattle’s Capitol Hill Wineblog
… great stuff from Australia (Cockatoo Ridge), or a crisply dry and fascinating sparkling Malbec from Argentina called Alma Negra. Heck, there’s even sparkling wine made in New Mexico, and it’s really superb stuff. …
Seattle’s Capitol Hill Wineblog – http://capitolhillwine.com/
Fusion On The Fly: Thinking Caviar
By Karl Wilder, Chef
… the most exciting woman in the world · Judy Merrick’s Retro-Noir Cocktail Sauce · Forensic Recipe Reconstruction/Pumpkin Sauce · A link to one of my recipes in the Daily News · Wines for the New Depression: Trapiche Falling Sta. …
Fusion On The Fly – http://chefprivato.blogspot.com/

Tacos and Torrontés « Anything Wine
Usually at the Witherspoon house when we fix tacos, we have beer along with it, but the other night I decided to mix it up and pulled out the 2008 Tamari Torrontés. The Tamari Torrontés comes from the Famatima Valley in La Rioja, …
Anything Wine – http://anythingwine.wordpress.com/

Swirl Savvy: SwirlSavvy’s Little Sister & Her Wine:
By Anu Karwa
Generally, my favorite pairing with Indian food is Torrontes, an aromatic, native Argentinean white grape (or the classic Indian food companion, Gewürztraminer). But this sauce has a complex blend of spices, the mouth-watering acidity …
Swirl Savvy – http://swirlsavvy.blogspot.com/

Ontario “Vintages” Releases: Saturday January 17, 2009 – Vintages …
By Michael Pinkus – Grape Guy
I was able to put five on my list of must gets that give you a little something special; here they are (in no particular order): J&F Lurton Flor de Torrontes 2007 ($13.95 – #0055475) which was refreshing and floral, very Gewurztraminer …
Ontario “Vintages” Releases – http://grapeguyvintages.blogspot.com/

Enotheque: Understanding German Wine Labels Via An Artisan Saar …
By Enotheque
… Spanish red (2); Sparkling Wine (2); Susana Balbo (2); Torrontes (2); Torrontés (2); Vine Connections (2); Wine importer (2); Wines of Argentina (2); bargain wines (2); 2003 Condado de Oriza (1); 2005 German Rieslings (1); AAWE (1) …
Enotheque – http://enotheque.blogspot.com/

2007 Poesia Torrontés Poesia (Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo …
The family was quite intrigued by the floral perfume nose on Torrontes. Acidity and lengh were both superb. The second day, the bouquet was still banging. Another great Torrontes. (137 views). Tasted by jcolca on 11/11/2008 & rated 86 …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Winning the Match Game
Washington Post – United States
After taste-testing the actual dish, two winners were both Gran Reservas — a Malbec-Cabernet blend from Argentina and a Carmenere from Chile, …
Well Known Malbec Wine Online | Types of Wine
Malbec wine is a great tasting wine and a favorite of mine. As you are well aware, the regular price of Malbec wine varies depending on the variety and vintage.
Types of Wine – http://www.typeofwine.info/

2005 Finca y Bodega Carlos Pulenta Malbec Tomero (Argentina …
Tasted by Tarrant on 6/21/2008 & rated 90 points: Awesome, we’re just loving Malbec at this point that it’s been difficult to find a bad one – Dark purple, well concentrated with notes of plum, cherry, spice, tobacco and vanilla on the …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

tablehopper: the wino: Local Wine Directors and Sommeliers on 2009 …
By marcia gagliardi
I saw many people turn to malbec this year for its affordability and high quality. The press has given many accolades to the 2008 vintage, which will be hitting the market in the early months of 2009, which will make malbec a continuing …
tablehopper – http://www.tablehopper.com/main.html

2006 Bodega Colome Malbec Estate (Argentina, Salta, Calchaquies …
Way more funk on this nose than any other Malbec I’ve tried. On the palate, this is medium to full-bodied, with a blast of smokiness, more smoke, then some smoke to finish it off. Some red berry tries to peek through, but this is one …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

Wine Web Alert

Cork’d | Wine Reviews for Trapiche Malbec Oak Cask
Ratings and Cellaring for Trapiche Malbec Oak Cask, Bodegas Trapiche, Mendoza Province, Argentina, Malbec. The simple way to review and share wine.

Wine News Alert

Dorf’s New Vintage
New York Jewish Week – NY, USA
Everyone thinks red wine and meat, but what’s the appropriate wine for a Matisyahu performance?” Dorf asks. “I’d go with an Argentinean Malbec.”
WINE OF THE WEEK: Vintage Ink, Reggae Rhapsody chosen as wines of …
Las Vegas Review – Journal – Las Vegas,NV,USA
… which is made by Michel Rolland in Argentina (reviewed Feb. 6). The white wine of the year is Reggae Rhapsody 2006, crafted by two talented winemakers …
The Grapevine: How to get the best wine for your buck
San Luis Obispo Tribune – San Luis Obispo,CA,USA
(Look for cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc from Chile, malbec from Argentina.) Enlist the help of a good wine merchant: If you know what you want, …
Wine of the week: Alfredo Roca Chardonnay/Chenin Blanc
Post-Bulletin – Rochester,MN,USA
San Rafael, the oasis of Mendoza, is in sight of the snow-capped Andes, and like nearly all producers in Mendoza, the Rocas irrigate their 260 acres of …
Viva Via Brasil!
Las Vegas Weekly – Las Vegas,NV,USA
… various Argentine Malbecs, and Chateau Pape-Clement from France’s Bordeaux region, all wines you’d be hard pressed to find away from top Strip wine …
Interesting Year For Wines: Red Outsell Whites; New Containers …
Metro Magazine – Raleigh,NC,USA
Recommended: Graffigna, Colomé, Gascón, Trapiche, Terrazas, …
Beneluxx: Belgian beer, wine and fondue
Examiner.com – USA
While the wine menu offers well-edited options ranging from domestic Pinot Noir to Argentinean Malbec, it is slightly less impressive than the beer list in …

 

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1 comment so far

  1. winehaj on

    Hello,

    Great to see your blog. The wine shop I am associated with, Vino Verite, is hosting a tasting tonight of Argentine wines! I’m posting about Argentina’s wine industry on the blog today.

    Best,

    Haj


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