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Torrontes is a virtually unknown varietal in the United States, but is actually the most widely planted white wine grape in Argentina, Chile, and parts of Spain. Listen to this podcast for a wine adventure that will enhance your understanding of Argentinian white wines.
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UK Wine Show 116 Mariela Molinari of Catena on altitude effects on wine
Bodega Catena Zapata has high elevation vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina producing world-class wines. We spoke to Mariela Molinari, assistant winemaker, to find out how altitude affects wine.  More Details >>
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3 Wine Guys
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Malbec 2003, Argentina Podcast
Where have we been?
Where have we been? Hello, fellow wine lovers! We have to sincerely apologize for not posting a new episode for about a month and a half. We would love to say that we were busy jetting off to the wine regions of Chile, Argentina,…
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The Wines of Argentina
Although Argentina is the world’s 5th largest in wine production, and 6th largest in consumption, how much do we really know about its wines and vines? With Argentine wines becoming more readily available, it really helps to have a sense of the geography of the country, what kind of wines they grow, and more importantly, what do they taste like?
Show #162(54-28 min 20 MB)
Wine for Newbies 37–Chile and Argentina
Two South American countries producing great wines and great values. And yes, Machu Picchu is in Peru, not Chile!
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Argentina: Not Just Malbec!
Argentina first planted winegrapes around 1557, they’re not exactly wine newbies. Alejandro Audisio joins us from Buenos Aires to tell us about the variety and qualities of the wines from his country. 
The Wine Experience Daily Show
The Wine Experience – Argentina’s Catena Malbec

Wine Blogs Alert

The Eclectic Dilettante: Alamos Malbec Seleccion 2007
By Eclectic Dilettante
Area: Argentina, Mendoza; Grape: Malbec; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: Black 86, Dilettante 85. Description: The nose is full of ripe blueberry and fruitcake. The attack is bright and fruity. Flavors of cherry, cassis and boysenberry are …
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Serious Grape: New Year, New Wine | Serious Eats
It can be as easy as making your next wine-by-the-glass pick not your familiar California Merlot, but an Argentinian Malbec. If you love Pinot Noir, for instance, why not explore the red wines of Austria? If you love big, bold reds why …
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Veggie Belly: Exotic Eats Give Away – Argentina. Win a Bottle of …
By veggie belly
The Historias y Sabores (history and flavor) chocolate factory in Mendoza, particularly had very delicious chocolates, liquors and jams. Surrounded by the smells of caramel, limoncello and wine, I thought of my readers and how much …
Veggie Belly –

Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): “The 2006 Quimera reveals a similar luxurious personality, layers of flavor, and a finish that just won’t quit. This sensational wine can be enjoyed in its succulent youth but should still be going strong in …
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Chicago Reader Blogs: Free Shit
Wines include Domaine de Coyeaux Muscat de Beaumes de Venise (France), Oremus Late Harvest Tokaji (Hungary), Santa Julia Late Harvest Torrontes “Tardio” (Argentina), and Warre’s Otima 10 Tawny Port (Portugal). Images: …
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Sentir le Bouchon!: Well I Never
By rodbod
Mendel Malbec ’06, under a rather decent cork, was a revelation. My mental shorthand for Malbec says “beefy bruiser”, but these guys have taken it to places entirely new to me. Light in body (all things are relative, of course: for an …
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2005 Bodega Mendel Malbec (Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo …
Plush and substantial, this Malbec tastes of blackberry, blueberry and loamy, mineral-laden earth. Nice acidity to go with the big tannins. All-in-all, very good juice (although the heat is slightly distracting). …
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Winemaker Night is back in action at The Vines of Mendoza! | Vines …
Clos de los Siete 2007 (48% Malbec, 28% Merlot, 12% Cabernet, and 12% Syrah) The star on the label has seven points symbolizing ambition and conviction, and to tell the truth it does indeed acheive that. Dark ruby color with velvety …
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Found a great Malbec! – Club Stogie Cigar Discussion Forum
Found a great Malbec! Food, Wine, & Drink Forum. … tzaddi’s Icons. Re: Found a great Malbec! I can’t hear Malbec without thinking roasted lamb and Argentina. tzaddi is offline. tzaddi. View Public Profile · Visit tzaddi’s homepage! …
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Malbec el Galpón
The Malbec from Argentina can be dark and powerful. This one has those qualities, although somewhat simple in composition, at a fair price of $11 or so. In this price range they tend to be simple, but they often carry a nice flavor …
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Que Syrah Syrah | Wine Tonite!
I won’t know for a while if I even came close until it gets bottled after 14 months of barrel aging. In the meantime, let’s try a flight of some Syrah from 3 very different regions of the world: Australia, France and Argentina. …
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Wine Notes: Three Italians and an Argentinian « eat. drink. cook …
Wine Notes: Three Italians and an Argentinian. 10 January 2009. One of my goals this year is to learn more about wine. I have started writing notes to find out which wines I like more and to use that to expand the repertoire of wines I …
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Wine News Alert

Wines we can still afford to drink
Irish Times – Dublin,Ireland
WINE: THERE ARE A lot of people in the wine business have been dreading January; not with quite the same terror as those in the restaurant business, …
Tips for surviving the gridlock
Orleans Star – Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
In chats with neighbours and folks at the grocery store or drycleaners, and yes the LCBO – hey, Argentinian Malbec was on special, leave me alone – the …

Wine Web Alert

Mendoza’s Malbec Wine
Apr 19, 2006 … Mendoza’s Malbec Wine. … Mendoza vineyard Malbec: Star of Argentina – A little -known wine is making waves in South American vineyards …

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