AWToday 03/01/09

Wine Blogs Alert

2006 Domaine Jean Bousquet Malbec Reserva (Argentina, Mendoza …
The true potential of Argentine Malbec, and indeed in the entire spectrum of Argentine wines, is demonstrated by the fact that many of the world’s most renowned winemakers have come to Argentina to make wine. …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0
Four Argentine Wines among the Top 100 of Wine Spectator
The most influential American publication on consumption included four Argentine wines with more than 90 points, three from Mendoza and one from Salta. Last year only 2 were listed. Here, the complete list…
http://www.investinmendoza.com/2008/12/15/four-argentine-wines-among-the-top-100-of-wine-spectator/
The Home of Cato the Censor: Wine Duel of Classic, Old Wines Reloaded
By catothecensor
On the red corner we have a Viña el Cerno Syrah vintage 1999, and on the blue corner, we have a Trapiche Syrah vintage 1996. Both wines hail from Maipú in the Mendoza province of Argentina. The most traditional wine region of that …
The Home of Cato the Censor – http://catothecensor.blogspot.com/
GrapeLeavesOnline – Happy New Year from Grape Leaves Online
Port Wine Tasting 1/16. Inaguration Celebration – Champagne and Other Bubbles 1/16. Vertical Tasting at Gadino Cellars 1/17. Keswick Vineyards Wine Cruise Reception 1/24. Wines of Argentina at the Argentine Embassy 1/29 …
GrapeLeavesOnline RSS Feed – http://www.grapeleavesonline.com/

Credit Crunch Drinking: Why Malbec is a good buy on a wine list
By Fiona Beckett
Take Malbec, for example. Not a hugely familiar grape variety just as Argentina, from which most of it comes these days, is a less well-known wine producing country. Result? Malbecs tend to be fairly priced on most wine lists. …
Credit Crunch Drinking – http://creditcrunchdrinking.blogspot.com/

2003 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Catena (Argentina, Mendoza …
I’m not a Malbec fan, but the scent melted my heart: lavender, red meat, earth and vegetation and a bright red toned fruitiness. Unfortunately just a couple swirls later the nose had become an oaky mess: dill and chocolate/coffeed oak …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

2006 Malbec – Oak aged – Trapiche Estate – Currently Not Available …
2006 Malbec – Oak aged – Trapiche Estate – Currently Not Available. Dark red with hints of violet, intense and appealing in colour, predominant juicy aromas of berries and plum jam, the light oak enhanced into a vanilla, biscuity touch …
World Wines UK – http://world-wines.co.uk/

Tasting a Couple of Obscure Varietals: Aglianico & Bonarda
By CabFrancoPhile
The other half of bargain offered in the title of this post comes by way of Mendoza, Argentina. Mendoza is well known for its Malbec with other Bordeaux varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon garnering most of the remainder of the attention. Bonarda, though, seems to have carved out its own niche and is either the most or second most widely planted grape in Argentina (depending of what you read). …
The Cab Franco Files – http://thecabfrancofiles.blogspot.com/

Mogulette-in-the-making: Beat the Recession with Multiple Streams …
By Carmina Pérez
When Rodrigo visited the vineyard he was mesmerized by the crisp, clean air and beautiful countryside, as well as by the smooth, distinct flavor of the local Malbec and Torrontes grapes, along with the Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots, …
Mogulette-in-the-making – http://mogulette.blogspot.com/

Tasting Room Confidential: Cheap Wines for Recessionary Times
Quara Torrontes, Argentina $12.99. For two bucks more than the Tarapaca, this puppy is loaded with everything you want in a crisp white: fresh fruit of the citric and melon type, lively acidity, and a sharp clean finish that make you …
Tasting Room Confidential – http://tastingroomconfidential.blogspot.com/

Are you drinking wine? Or water? – Uncorked in Calgary
beringer pergolas pedro spain sale founder’s estate shelley boettcher calgary herald · therapy · Tinhorn Creek Merlot B.C. Shelley Boettcher Calgary Herald futures 2007 2009 cellar wine shop · top 100 · torrontes viognier pachanga …
Uncorked in Calgary – http://communities.canada.com/calgaryherald/blogs/uncorked/default.aspx

Out with the Old, In with the New: Wine Trends of 2009 – Wine
Aromatic whites from the likes of Argentina – let’s give it up for Torrontes! – and Portugal – we’re talking about you, Vino Verde – are leading the pack for value at this price point, and – happily – American wine merchants are …
Wine – http://discover.winecountry.com/wine/

The Frugal Oenologist: Norton Chardonnay 2007
By Arnulf
Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2008 · Don David Tannat Reserve 2004 · Alamos Torrontes 2007 · Carlos Basso Sauvignon Blanc 2007 · Valdubon 2006 · Don David Torrontes Reserve 2006 · Norton Malbec 2006 · Vionta Albarino 2006 · Gougenheim Malbec …
The Frugal Oenologist – http://thefrugaloenologist.blogspot.com/

Wine Podcasts

ABigSlice :: Argentinian wines podcasts
ABigSlice :: A Year of Wine – http://abigslice.typepad.com/radio/

Wine Web Alert

Wine Zone – Virgin Wines
Argentinean Malbec is THE red wine for barbeques. Powerful, smooth, fruity and full of character and spice, this really is Argentinean wine at its best. …

Argentina O. Fournier
For O. Fournier it is essential not only to produce high-quality wines but also … The O Fournier wine empire is relatively recent and includes Spain and …
2005 NQN Vinedos Patagonia Malbec Lonko Estate Single : Wine …
2005 NQN Vinedos Patagonia Malbec Lonko Estate Single. Prices and availability at all online wine stores.

Wine News Alert

Anthony Rose: The buyer’s guide to 2009
Independent – London,England,UK
Argentinian reds, juicy malbec in particular, should play a starring role in 2009. And just as Australia loses out on the reds front, New Zealand sauvignon …
Winter Getaway: Discovering Winter Wineries
findingDulcinea – New York,New York,USA
Wine is still “the main draw,” however, and visitors can easily taste a wide variety of pours, such as “blends like Torrontes” and “Argentina’s signature …

 

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