AWToday 18/01/09

Wine Blogs Alert

Berlin Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Lost Embrace (El Abrazo …
“A FILM OF UNEXPECTED, ALMOST INDESCRIBABLE OFF- CENTER CHARM that deepens as it goes on.” –Kenneth Turin Los Angeles Times After the film (included in your ticket price): ARGENTINE WINE TASTING at Cavas Wine Tasting Room! …
Soul Of Miami – http://www.soulofmiami.org/
Concurring Opinions
Trapiche Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 $9.99 6. Tres Picos Borsao Garnacha 2007 $13.89 7. Epicuro Salice Salentino Riserva 2004 $5.99 8. Gouguenheim Malbec 2007 $9.89 9. Denis Gayte Harmonie Cote du Rhone $9.99 …
Concurring Opinions – http://www.concurringopinions.com/

Learning through Living: A new (to me)wine I tried
By Stephanie
“Originally grown in the Southeast of France, this grape has turned into the premier wine from Argentina, where it has found the most propitious ecological features for its development. Argentinian malbec has become worldwide known and …
Learning through Living – http://learningthroughliving-stephanie.blogspot.com/

Some Sweet Deals
A Gaucho Weekend, Algodon Wine Estates, San Rafael Mendoza, Argentina. Highlighting the best of Argentinean food and wine, the Valentine’s weekend package includes two nights in a double room, private transfers to and from the airport, …
TBO Life – http://www2.tbo.com/content/list/life/

8 weeks in argentina: mendoza – argentina’s wine region
By gregsinargentina
i took a Friday off so we could get a bus to mendoza – argentina’s premiere wine region. The bus trip takes about 12 hours, but was much better than i expected. we went on the first class bus – all the seats recline to be completely …
8 weeks in argentina – http://gregsinargentina.blogspot.com/

Wine Reviews Online » Blog Archive » South America’s Napa – Newsweek
Argentina is the world’s fifth-largest wine producer, and … Read more of this article click here –> wine – Live Search News. This entry was posted on Saturday, January 17th, 2009 at 3:31 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. …
Wine Reviews Online – http://www.winereviewsonline.info/blog/

Maipe Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 8.2 – James Meléndez …
Maipe Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 8.2 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez. This wine presents with a multitude of blueberry confit,; underbrush, sage, fennel and Malabar pepper; disappointed this has a synthetic closure–I …
James the Wine Guy – http://jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com/

2002 Achaval-Ferrer Quimera (Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de Uco …
Tasted by astrauss on 1/1/2008 & rated 82 points: I love this producer and I typically love this wine but this bottle was very very tight and closed. Initially I thought perhaps a bit flawed or corked but after another 12 hours it …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Miami : Great Value Eclectic Wine Tasting at Wine69
He finally launched his own wine import and Distribution company and consultant. Thursday, January 22nd. 2008. 7:30-9:30 p.m.. • Paarl Hill Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa. • Sonador Tri-Varietal (Chenin Blanc/Torrontes/Chardonnay) Mendoza …
Miami Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Miami-Wine/

Wine review of 2007 Terrazas De Los Andes Malbec
Wine Category: Malbec. Grape blend: Malbec. Region: Mendoza. State or country: Argentina. Price: $11. Cases produced: unknown. KWG Score: 87.7 (based on 4 reviews). Ken’s Wine Rating: Very Good (87). Review date: January 17, 2009 …
Ken’s Wine Guide RSS Feed – http://www.kenswineguide.com/

Wine, the ‘petty luxury,’ sparkles in a sour economy
Sales of wine priced at more than $20 a bottle rose a mere 0.1 percent in the year ended Oct. 20, while wine priced at $3 to $5.99 increased 6.5 percent, according to Nielsen. One of the hottest-selling categories is Argentine Malbec, …
StarTribune.com Business – http://www.startribune.com/business/
Jenny Winny Whiney: Alamos Malbec 2007
By Jenny the Mighty
Ok I just opened the Alamos Malbec 2007. Stinky and oaky. Heavy but clear. Does not coat the tongue. Not sweet. Not very dry, but with a slight chopping action on the back of the tongue. Fruity and metallic. Good. Like it. …
Jenny Winny Whiney – http://jennywinnywhiney.blogspot.com/

January 27, 2009-Tuesday-Tasting Seminar – The Bottle Report
2009 | By admin | Category: Calendar Event. January 27. Tasting Seminar, 7 p.m., “Lost Grapes Alive & Well in Argentina” Torrontes, Bonarda & Malbec with Dick & Sally Benjamin of Wine World. Reservations through Wine World. $20. …
The Bottle Report – http://grandhorizons.com/bottlereport.com/

Grape Sense – A Glass Half Full: Finally Found a Bonarda Worthy of …
By Howard Hewitt
But tonight I opened a 2005 Dante Robino Bonarda and soon remembered why I loved this wine so much. It’s a refined wine that immediately catches your attention with the nose where you can detect the oak. It is nice bright fruit on the …
Grape Sense – A Glass Half Full – http://redforme.blogspot.com/

2006 Vistalba Corte A, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina | The …
Finca Vistalba, an estate owned by the Pulenta Family (of Trinchero), is made up of mostly Malbec, with some Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bonarda, all of which have a minimum age of sixty years old, and all of which are carlos-pulenta …
The Extraordinary Wine Club – http://wineclub.jakekosseff.com/

2007 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Alamos Selección (Argentina …
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 (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

Good UK source for low sulphate wine « Greg Pyes blog
Fairtrade Argentine Malbec – Famatina Valley (Co-Op, ~£5). Pretty uninspiring. Not especially smooth, not a particularly full flavour (for a 14% wine). No after effects noticed the next day, and not bad per se., but not something we’d …
Greg Pyes blog – http://gregpye.wordpress.com/

 

Wine News Alert

There’s More Than Grapes
Newsweek – USA
In the Uco Valley, the futuristic O. Fournier winery also houses an impressive collection of Argentine and international paintings, well lighted and …

Wine, the ‘petty luxury,’ sparkles in a sour economy
Minneapolis Star Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA
One of the hottest-selling categories is Argentine Malbec, a dry red wine that sells for as little as $7 a bottle. Increasingly, wine has become a …

In the red? Drink it, instead!
Ottawa Citizen – Ontario, Canada
It’s a really lovely wine, with rich, concentrated flavours and a refreshing texture. Of course, Argentina has made its name with Malbec (although I’m …

Sinatra keeps making it in (Albany) NY
Examiner.com – USA
Hors d’oeuvres: Calamato (anchovy-eggplant garlic dip), polpetta (little meatballs), imported pecorino; Elsa Bonarda 2007 (Mendoza, Argentina). …
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