AWToday 05/01/09

Wine Blogs Alert

Phoenix : Grand Opening Wine Tasting With Winemaker Robert Pepi
where his wine have, again, attracted 90+ ratings and were twice among the Wine Spectator’s “Top 100 Wines of the Year,” Bob also lends his talents to Bodegas Valentin Bianchi in Mendoza, Argentina (often listed among wine writers …
Phoenix Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Phoenix-Wine/

New Year’s Resolution: Get Healthy, Do Good, Buy Fair Trade Wines …
In November, 2008 Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart, launched its first Fair Trade Certified wine. It is a 100% Malbec from Lujan de Cuyo near Mendoza, Argentina. The wine, Neu Direction, is produced by Vina de la Solidaridad (vines of …
CorkSavvy – http://www.corksavvy.com/

Our Vino of the Day
By Caren and Jordan
This sparkling wine was produced through the classic Method Champenoise (fermentation in the bottle) with 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay grapes from the “Zona Alta” of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. Carmelo Patti is one of the …
Our Vino of the Day – http://ourvino.blogspot.com/

D.C. Meetup: ‘Tango and Tapas’ | TravelBeat
25 come join TangoBeat’s Sharna Fabiano, who will perform a few Argentine tango numbers with her partner, Isaac Oboka. Enjoy a glass of wine, authentic Argentine appetizers — and maybe a few dance moves? LEARN MORE. …
TravelBeat – http://www.travelbeat.net/

Bodegas Caro Amancaya 2007 Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon — Wine …
Bodegas Caro Amancaya 2007 Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon. by Neil on January 4, 2009. Bodegas Caro Amancaya 2007 Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon. Our rating: 3.5-stars; Wine 101 style: smooth; Look for at: wine.com …
Wine Reviews @ WineEnabler.com – http://wineenabler.com/just-wines/

What you should be drinking, 2009 « saignée
Start drinking cot: A malbec by any other name would taste as sticky sweet? Not quite. See what can be done with malbec (cot is another name for malbec, which is most famous as a blending grape in Bordeaux) when not over-extracted, …
saignée – http://saignee.wordpress.com/

Argentinean Wines | Daisywine Consulting: Wine Consultant
The Salta region produces slightly different tasting Torrontes than the Mendoza region due to its higher altitude. In fact, Salta boasts vineyards with some of the highest altitudes in the world. This difference in terroir produces a …
Daisywine Consulting: Wine Consultant – http://www.daisywine.com/

A Whole Bunch of Wines for Under $10 | Evenings for Two
Cellars (Columbia Valley) Pinot Grigio 2007 ($6.99). U.S.; Alamos (Catena) Torrontés (Salta) 2007 ($10); Pannotia Vineyards Torrontés (Salta) 2006 ($7.99). Argentina; Three Thieves Bandit Pinto Grigio 2006 $9 (1 liter tetra pak) …
Evenings for Two – http://eveningsfortwo.com/

Think Lovely Thoughts – Vox
By bellawilfer
… but, hopefully, it won’t be as bad as all that. I don’t have any more serious task to confront today than to decide what sort of wine to bring to dinner tonight (won’t I be a charming guest?) — Grüner Veltliner or Torrontés? …
Between Fort James and Fort Howard – http://bellawilfer.vox.com/

LIVE TO EAT: Just Vino Wine Bar
By LIVE TO EAT
2004 Alma Negra a blend of CalibriBonardaCalibri/Malbec from Argentina 2005 L’Ostal Gazes a blend of Syrah/Grenache/Malbec from Languedoc 2005 Rock n Vine a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Malbec from USA I had not tasted any of these wines prior Calibri…Calibri
LIVE TO EAT – http://livetoeatmjf.blogspot.com/

Wine Web Alert

Telegraph Wines – Torino Coleccion Torrontes de Cafayate 2007 …
If you’re not fully delighted with any wine, we’ll come and collect it and give you … Torrontes de Cafayate 2007 Cafayate Valley 2007 have also bought: …

Buy Bodegas Catena Zapata
The annual assembly of bodegas de argentina associates consumers choose cheaper options or buy wine by the for several years now, catena zapata has been …
argentina | Cavas Wine Lodge, Design Suites Calafate, El Colibrí …
argentina | Cavas Wine Lodge, Design Suites Calafate, El Colibrí, Estancia Colomé, Estancia El Rocio, Hostería Rincón del Socorro, House of Jasmines, …

Cork’d | Wine Reviews for High Note Malbec
Ratings and Cellaring for High Note Malbec, Uco Valley , Mendoza Province, Argentina, Malbec. The simple way to review and share wine.

Cork’d | Wine Reviews for Lancatay 2007 Malbec
Ratings and Cellaring for Lancatay 2007 Malbec, Huarpe Wines, Mendoza Province, Argentina, Malbec. The simple way to review and share wine.

Wine News Alert

Wines retailing for less than $15
As I do at the end of every year at this time, I’ve sorted all my wine-tasting reports of the year to reveal the specific wines that I’ve rated best for both quality and value. These are the wines that showed exceptional value at all price points, earning the admiring moniker that online wine “geeks” call “Quality-Price Ratio” or, for short, “QPR.”
Bodegas Norton 2006 “Lo Tengo” Mendoza Malbec (Argentina), $9.99. (Find it on Wine-Searcher.com)
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