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Estimados amigos, ArgentineWines.Com se renueva. Cambios para hacer aún más efectiva nuestra comunicación. Sitio Web El sitio web ha sido renovado por completo, pueden visitarlo en El primer sitio de información sobre vinos argentinos está una vez más a la vanguardia en cuanto a tecnología. Incorporamos la plataforma WordPress que agiliza el manejo de información y permite, entre otras cosas, los comentarios de los lectores, y una efectiva búsqueda en nuestros archivos. Newsletters Luego de años de contacto diario les informamos que, para mejorar el envío de nuestros newsletters desde ahora utilizaremos los confiables servicios de Feedblitz, empresa dedicada al manejo de contenidos y su envío a suscriptores. Suscripciones En cualquier momento podrán suscribirse a nuestros servicios o desuscribirse con un simple trámite sin mediar ningún inconveniente. ArgentineWines.Com conserva en absoluta reserva los datos de sus suscriptores registrados. Les presentamos nuestro nuevo servicio AWToday, un compendio de links hacia las notas sobre vinos argentinos publicadas en el día en los medios de todo el mundo en idioma Inglés. Todo esto es posible gracias al apoyo permanente de nuestros suscriptores, auspiciantes, amigos, colegas y colaboradores. Nos renovamos manteniendonos fieles al espíritu con que hace más de 12 años iniciamos este camino: ser siempre útiles a los productores así como a los consumidores de los buenos vinos argentinos. A todos muchas gracias, Daniel Lopez Roca Director ArgentineWines.Com

AWToday now is part of ArgentineWines.Com


If you want to continue reading all the news from Argentina and our wines just go to ArgentineWines.Com



Estimados amigos,

ArgentineWines.Com se renueva. Cambios para hacer aún más efectiva nuestra comunicación.

Sitio Web

El sitio web ha sido renovado por completo, pueden visitarlo en El primer sitio de información sobre vinos argentinos está una vez más a la vanguardia en cuanto a tecnología. Incorporamos la plataforma WordPress que agiliza el manejo de información y permite, entre otras cosas, los comentarios de los lectores, y una efectiva búsqueda en nuestros archivos.


Luego de años de contacto diario les informamos que, para mejorar el envío de nuestros newsletters desde ahora utilizaremos los confiables servicios de Feedblitz, empresa dedicada al manejo de contenidos y su envío a suscriptores.


En cualquier momento podrán suscribirse a nuestros servicios o desuscribirse con un simple trámite sin mediar ningún inconveniente. ArgentineWines.Com conserva en absoluta reserva los datos de sus suscriptores registrados. Les presentamos nuestro nuevo servicio AWToday, un compendio de links hacia las notas sobre vinos argentinos publicadas en el día en los medios de todo el mundo en idioma Inglés.

Todo esto es posible gracias al apoyo permanente de nuestros suscriptores, auspiciantes, amigos, colegas y colaboradores.

Nos renovamos manteniendonos fieles al espíritu con que hace más de 12 años iniciamos este camino: ser siempre útiles a los productores así como a los consumidores de los buenos vinos argentinos.

A todos muchas gracias,

Daniel Lopez Roca

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 –
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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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) –

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… –

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 –

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, … 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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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… –

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 –


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 – USA
Hors d’oeuvres: Calamato (anchovy-eggplant garlic dip), polpetta (little meatballs), imported pecorino; Elsa Bonarda 2007 (Mendoza, Argentina). …

AWToday 16/12/08

Wine Blogs

Wine Reviews Online » Blog Archive » Argentine wine exports seen …
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine wines have won international acclaim for their high quality and affordability, and winemakers are confident the country’s exports will keep growing next year despite the global economic downturn. Wine …
Wine Reviews Online –

BlogBis: Recomendaciones
By BlogBis
… plentiful U.S. commercial spending patterns in sectors that speak to Argentina’s comparative advantages, such as agribusiness (e.g., production of value-added agricultural equipment and high value-added endproducts, such as wine), …
BlogBis –

Argentine wine exports seen growing despite crisis (Reuters via …
Argentine wine exports seen growing despite crisis (Reuters via Yahoo! News). Argentine wines have won international acclaim for their high quality and affordability, and winemakers are confident the country’s exports will keep growing …
Wine Bazar –

Wine Shop « Ashley’s Blog
Most shop jobs pay nothing. I had to laugh in 4 hours I made roughly 8 USD. I plan to work once or twice a week to familiarize myself with Argentine wine. I spent my first day familiarizing myself with the wine list. …
Ashley’s Blog –

JJ Buckley’s Mystery Case « JJBuckley Fine Wines’ Weblog
2004 Trapiche Medalla Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml – $29.99. Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2006: “Mildly dusty and herbal on the nose, but not the least bit green or weedy. Flavors of tobacco, cassis and blackberry carry accents of cedar and vanilla …
JJBuckley Fine Wines’ Weblog –

Wine region – Mendoza, Argentina Travel Blog
By TravelStream(tm)
Wine region: Read the story and see photos of a visit to Mendoza, Argentina by TravelPod member nas.latif. Recent Updates –

Silversea Pops The Cork With 11 New “Wine Series” Voyages For 2009 …
WINE SERIES HOSTS: Silvina Barros of Trivento Winery and Vineyards, Mendoza, Argentina; Fernando Mediano of Emiliana Vineyards, Casablanca Valley, Chile; and Jofre Duran of Concha y Toro Vineyards, Maipo Valley, Chile. …
Cruise Talk Central –

i-WineReview: Champagne and Sparkling Wine Wine/Food Pairing Chart
By Brandt
We were recently asked by some of our readers what food to pair with Rosé champagne and sparkling wine. For our answer, we turned to the i-WineReview’s wonderful food pairing chart which is included in the newly released December 2008 …
i-WineReview –

Greater Boston : Bin Ends’ Weekly Features-Complimentary Tasting
Preludio Tempranillo- Mendoza. Mockingbird Hill Cabernet Sauvignon. Temple Bruer Grenache Syrah Viognier. Happy Holidays! More Info: Bin Ends Wine. Please tell them you found this event on …
Greater Boston Wine Tasting and… –

N.V. Valentin Bianchi New Age (Argentina, Mendoza, San Rafael …
Argentina has been making wine since the 1500s, tracing its wine heritage back to Spain, France and, perhaps surprisingly, Italy. Italian immigration is second only to Spanish in Argentine culture, and the flavors of Italy show up …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

Hostess Gifts: The Best Wines at $15, $25, and $50 | The …
Crios, Torrontes, Salta, Argentina $11 * Ben Marco, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina $18 * Sorrelle Branco, Prosecco, $14. $25 * Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand $30 * Seghesio, Zinfande, Sonoma, CA $24 …
The Connecticut Wedding Blog –

Matters of Great Import » Blog Archive » » The Cultural …
Merlot Sonoma Reserve 2004 · Paraduxx Vineyard, Duckhorn Wine Company Red 2004 · Vistalba Corte C 2004 · Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rose 2007 · McManis 2006 · Cellarmaster’s Riesling 2006 · Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes 2006 …
Matters of Great Import –

Big Food from a Small Kitchen: Finals Soup
By Emily
Be the first to follow this blog. 0 Followers View All Manage. Wines we’d buy again. Preston Carignane 2006, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County ($30); Urban Torrontes 2007, Cafayate – Salta, Argentina (Berkeley Bowl, $7.99). Contributors …
Big Food from a Small Kitchen –

2002 Viña Doña Paula Malbec Seleccion de Bodega (Argentina …
This showed much stronger rustic malbec qualities then the others. Also, the tannins are already well integrated, making this a joy to drink, even on its own. Great now, but with no reason to rush and drink this. (29 views) …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –
Ganbei!: Ozeki hana-awaka Sake
By dandan
… Dogfish Head Red & White · Takara Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Silky Mild Sake · Channing Daughters 2006 Rosso Fresco · Sincerely 2007 Sauvignon Blanc · Samuel Adams Black Lager · Samuel Adams Honey Porter · Colonia Las Liebres 2006 Bonarda …
Ganbei! –
Vagabonding RTW: About 20000 miles later…
By Noah
Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cranberry, green beans+almonds, and Argentinian wine – we were stuffed and had plenty of leftovers to last us a couple days (writing this is making me hungry). …
Vagabonding RTW –

2006 Bodegas Escorihuela Gascón Malbec Don Miguel Gascón …
Tasted by whynblog on 3/29/2008 & rated 86 points: I have trying been to expand my knowledge of the wines of Argentina and Chile. Malbec is one of the varietal that does very well. The color is a nice deep purple. …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

2004 Bodegas Monteviejo Malbec Festivo (Argentina, Mendoza, Valle …
Wines of Argentina. Argentina has been making wine since the 1500s, tracing its wine heritage back to Spain, France and, perhaps surprisingly, Italy. Italian immigration is second only to Spanish in Argentine culture, and the flavors of …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… –

Joe’s Wine: Fourth Annual BYO at A L’Os
By Joe
Vinophoria (Spain Wine Tours) · Wines of Argentina · Wines of Austria · Wine Australia · Wines of France · Wines of New Zealand · Wines of Spain · Square Meal (UK) Wine News · · Opimian Society · LocalWineEvents …
Joe’s Wine –


Wine News

Argentine wine exports seen growing despite crisis | Lifestyle …
Dec 16, 2008 … BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine wines have won international acclaim for their high quality and affordability, and winemakers are …

Wine of the Week: 2007 Don Miguel Gascon Malbec – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
The 2007 Gascon Malbec from Argentina’s celebrated Mendoza region (about $13 at wine shops and big box stores) soundly refutes this popular slander. …
Wine: Spirits are the perfect gift
Journal and Courier – Lafayette,IN,USA
And the wine was superb. It ranked third in our tasting. 2004 Catena Alta Mendoza Malbec, $59.99. The bouquet had scents of blackberries, black fruit, …
Read up to find bargains
Daily Press – Newport News,VA,USA
… Alamos Malbec Mendoza Seleccion ($15). Apparently, American wine consumers are responding to hard times and becoming more frugal and price sensitive. …
Two homegrown wine clubs are a cut (or more) above
The Oregonian – – Portland,OR,USA
If you’ve been reading this column lately, you know that malbec and the white torrontes offer tremendous bang for the buck. Unfortunately, this is due to …
From the Cellar: Wines for the holidays are a bargain this year
East Valley Tribune – Mesa,AZ,USA
Tamari 2007 Reserva Malbec, Argentina. I’ve extolled the virtues of malbec the past couple of years and every now and then you come across one that reminds …
Argentine wine exports seen growing despite crisis – UK
Argentina is especially renowned for its Malbec wine. Argentine wine exports are on pace to reach a new record this year, boosted by a weak currency that …

AWToday 18/11/08

Wine News

Local wine expert Andy Andresky shares his favorite bottles
In 2008, wines from Spain, Chile and Argentina have weakened the exporting strength of countries such as France and Australia.These new vineyards abroad bring a cache of new finds.White grapes, such as albarino, trajadura, viognier and torrentes are taking center stage.
Local food events pair the food of France with wines
Toledo Blade – Toledo,OH,USA
For dessert, pumpkin bread pudding will be featured with the 2008 Crios de Susana Balbo Mendoza Torrontes. The dinner is $74.50 per person, which includes
Pinot gris is a lighter and less filling wine to drink before dinner
16/11/08 statesmanjournal |Frank Sutherland

Elk Cove was top choice of wine-tasting group. For the past several years, many of my female friends have moved from chardonnay to pinot gris as a before-dinner drink.Now, I see males following suit for this wine that is lighter and less filling to drink, either as an aperitif or with good food. Oregonians long have paired pinot grigio with salmon, but it goes well with most fish and seafood.
Ten Reasons to Love Buenos Aires Part 1 – USA
3) Malbec. This wine is generally phenomenal, local, affordable and beautiful with the traditional dishes. Some of my favorites include Catena’s affordable–Cocktail-Examiner~y2008m11d16-Ten-Reasons-to-Love-Buenos-Aires-Part-1


Wine Blogs

What is the difference between a Chardonnay wine, a Malbec and a …
By admin
chardonnay wine -. malbec wine -. merlot wine -.
Standish Wines –

2002 Bodega O. Fournier Malbec Alfa Crux
Tasted by phlegls. (92 pts.) – Tasted 11/15/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

Five for the holidays
By William M. Dowd(William M. Dowd)
Malbec was long a minor French blending grape. Some years ago some enterprising Argentinean vintners decided their high country vineyards would be ideal for the grape they thought could stand on its own.
Dowd’s Wine Notebook –

Links of the week – November 17!
By Aaron Epstein
The scoop on Torrontes, Argetina’s emblematic white wine. The full low-down on The Vines of Mendoza – we couldn’t’ve said it better ourselves! VIDEO: The Wine Spectator’s James Molesworth compares 3 of our favorite Malbecs,
Vines of Mendoza Blog –

November 20th Wine Tasting
By Leavitt & Sons(Leavitt & Sons)
80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Torrontes from Argentina. The grapes were picked at peak ripeness and were cooled during fermentation to maintain natural residual sugars. Awesome flavors. Pairs well with spicy Asian food and light pasta,
Leavitt & Sons –

The Perplexing Bonarda Grape
By hwh(hwh)
Two years ago I was in San Francisco at a very cool, small wine bar and read about Bonarda – from Argentina – on the menu. So I tried it. The wine I remember was big flavors, deep cherry, smokey, and very interesting.
A Glass Half Full –

Epilogue: The Ottawa Wine & Food Show 2008
By Jerrold
From November 7th to 9th, a selection of fine Argentine wines available through the Woodside Wine Appreciation Club was shared with thousands of wine enthusiasts at the 23rd annual Ottawa Wine and Food Show.
The Woodside Wine Appreciation Club –

La Cabrera – The Steak who killed me – Solo Mission
By bitpom666
I love Argentina and their beautiful lollypop trees. honeymoon-buenos-aires-pt2-112. Great ambience, decent service, a fantastic and affordable wine list, unbelievable steak and great sides. Truly worth the wait and the visit.
Steak Club 7 –

Argentine Private Wine Tasting from Anuva Vinos
Dec 09, 2008 (Tue): Host your own private tasting of 6 different limited production wines from Argentina with the founders of Anuva Vinos. Anuva is a wine club that sources premium, limited production wines for its members in the US
New York City Wine Tasting and… –

WineStyles – Wines of Argentina
Nov 21, 2008 (Fri): Taste some of the amazing wines this region has to offer! Taste between 5 – 7 wines and enjoy light foods that compliment the wines. We make wine buying simple – wines will be available to purchase.
San Diego Wine Tasting and Dinners… –

Delightful Argentinean Wines
By Beer
Argentinean wine is a good wine and my favorites. Of course, the cost of Argentinean wine will vary depending on different things such as the variety and vintage and well, so many other factors, but thankfully you can easily purchase
Beer Wine Liquor –

Cheap Exotic Vacations for budget travelers
By admin
Argentina offers amazing scenery, exciting nightlife options, world-class dining and wine – all at budget prices. Budget travelers can easily get by on less than $50 a day. The well-known Argentinean nightlife makes it the perfect
Rafting | –

Saturday, November 15
By bookworks(bookworks)
For dessert a couple of us shared chocolate pot de creme; plus we had a couple of bottles of a nice Argentine wine. Great meal. Friday, Arthur stopped by to pick up some leftovers and go to his second job. He’ll be home Saturday around
Thayer in the Kitchen –

Can you tango like that?!
By thirsty bird(thirsty bird)
Universo Austral Patagonia, Malbec Reserva, 2007 Universo Austral Patagonia, Chardonnay Reserva, 2007 Marta’s Vineyards, Mendoza, Torrontes Reserva, 2008 Interestingly, most Brits preferred the Norton Malbec and the Argentines went for

Wine Tasting in Argentina – The things you’ll want to know before …
By barrysentials
They will give you the overall perspective of Mendoza and her wine regions and you will be more prepared to have a great time. Most wine tastings in Mendoza are a Tasting & Tour and require a reservation. Start here for the overview of
Barrysentials Wineblog –

Thanksgiving Red Wines
By Marcus(Aroma Thyme Admin)
Wine, of course, adds to that celebration. And since the Thanksgiving meal often includes a wide array of flavors and turkey pairs well with a range of wines, opportunities and options abound. “A way of removing the angst of deciding
Hudson Valley restaurants & dining… –

Argentina Trip 2008 – Day 2: A Ferrly Fine Day Upon waking, we …
By ryan dobson(ryan dobson)
But this was also difficult, because we landed at the port of BA at 3:30pm, and at 7:30pm boarded an overnight bus (Andesmar) to travel from BA (east coast of Argentina) across the country overnight to Mendoza (on the westernmost side
ryandobs –

2007 Bodega Catena Zapata Torrontés Alamos
Tasted by misfits. smells of honeysuckle. clean taste of lemons and wet rocks. smooth, sweet, almost reisling-like finish. (88 pts.) – Tasted 11/16/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –
NY Wines Among Top Picks for Thanksgiving
Marcus Guiliano, the chef and owner of Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville, likes the Familia Mayol, Motuiri Vineyard Malbec from Mendoza. “This is a single-vineyard Malbec and worth the extra few dollars,” he says.
Ellenville Blog –
2006 Bodega Catena Zapata Bonarda Alamos
Tasted by cjames. big taste – lots of pomegranate and green pepper (84 pts.) – Tasted 11/15/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –
2004 Tikal Alma Negra
Obviously made in modern style……yet at the same time rustic in presentation, no doubt due to the Bonarda. Hypothetically, this wine almost reminds me of a leathery Rosso di Montalcino blended with a spicy, modern Spanish Garnacha.
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

AWToday 15/11/08

Wine News

Weekend! 10 Ways to Play for Nov. 13-16, 2008
Charleston Regional Business – Mount Pleasant,SC,USA
Which goes better with beef short ribs: an American ale or an Argentinean Malbec wine? Decide for yourself at Tristan’s first “Beer vs.

Wine Seller
Glasgow Daily Record – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
All the usual Viognier delicacy with crisp, honey and peach flavours but this Argentinean version (by a Concha Y Toro brand) seems less likely to fade as

Save your money
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
Saving money is the current watchword in most households and when it comes to dining out and buying wine, it’s almost becoming a mantra.
Temecula woman enjoys being in a ‘Panic’
Press-Enterprise – Riverside,CA,USA
Seriously, we couldn’t even have a glass of wine with our meals. The only Argentinean wine I got to drink was the two bottles that I brought home for my
Wine Under $20 Bargains by the Bottle
New York Times – United States
Mr. Clarke, a leading British critic, recommends Spanish cava (sparkling wine); Hungarian whites; Côtes de Gascogne whites from France; malbec from Mendoza,
Eat: Party with five star chefs
New Straits Times – Persekutuan,Malaysia
Riesling 2007 at the oyster and cheese counter. The Henry Martin Pinot Gris was also hot with some guests, as was Wine Cellar’s Bodega Lurton Malbec 2007.
Bucko’s New Releases
Wine Lovers’ Page – Louisville,KY,USA
2007 Layer Cake, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, $16. Aromas of black fruits, smoke and warm spices morph into flavors reminiscent of a Crozes-Hermitage.
Sipping old standbys: merlot and chardonnay
Telegraph-Journal – Saint John,New Brunswick,Canada
I blind sampled six Chardonnays and four Merlots, with a Malbec and Cabernet thrown in to challenge me, and here are the results.


Wine Blogs

Sat 11/15: Wine Dinner
Description: Amuse: Connecticut Blue Point Oysters, plum wine gelee, Santos Beck ‘Extra Brut’ Sparkling. Argentina Course 1: Sashimi Trio, Kona Kampachi, Big Eye Tuna, Scottish Salmon, Shirakee Gura Junmai Sake. Japan events: Dallas… –

Curious Grape Tastings & Events Nov 14-20
By McGinnes(McGinnes)
What makes one wine more expensive than another? Could be a variety of factors. Higher-end bottlings may come from a better or more select vineyard site, may be made up only of the best barrels of a particular batch, or may receive
Northern Virginia Wine Tastings –

Wine Jones: Argentina
By By Janice Jones
Argentina is a land of many sunny and warm days, which is ideal for allowing grapes to reach full maturity, producing concentrated flavors and aromas. For the most part, Argentine vineyards are located on sandy, rocky, clay-based soils. | All Categories –

Tango Lessons at Vinideus in Beaumont Village
required) and take a beginning level Argentine tango lesson. Afterwards you can stay and relax to the music of Ipanema, a Brazilian jazz group. Have a bite to eat and a glass of wine (all that dancing made you hungry and thirsty).
Portland Wine Tasting and Dinners… –

There’s No Easy Button in Argentina
By hewlett
Argentina’s wine country is located around Mendoza. It’s located in the foothills of the Andes in a dry climate. The have some excellent wines. We have really come to enjoy their Malbecs. Thus past Saturday, we took the local city bus
Hewlett’s Weblog –

2008 Destination Rated by National Geographic
By mº¿ºsh, brecht and nora(mº¿ºsh, brecht and nora)
Argentina: Mendoza wine estancias (score: 79) 11. Indiana: Columbus (score: 78) 12. Japan: Ancient Nara (score: 78) 13. Mexico: Querétaro City & Sierra Gordo (score: 78) 14. France: Lyon historic areas (score: 77)
@voskenslaan –

Sam’s Club(R) Introduces Fair Trade Certified(TM) Wine
By Elizabeth(Elizabeth)
a new choice in the wine aisles this month with the launch of the chain’s first Fair Trade Certified(TM) wine, Neu Direction(TM), a 100 percent Malbec from the renowned wine-growing region of Lujan de Cuyo near Mendoza, Argentina.
DC Make Trade Fair! Newsfeed –

Last edition of Wine Tour Urbano Palermo 2008
By (Sandra)
This new technique will be used to create the Wine Tour picture, using the participating wines to capture the spirit of the event. The wineries that will present their products, mainly from Mendoza, are: Las Perdices, Fincas Flichman,
My Buenos Aires Travel Guide –

By admin
This competition is promoted by the main wine capitals such as Porto, Bordeaux, Melbourne, S. Francisco, Bilbao, Florence, Mendoza and Cape Town, with the purpose of rewarding Excellency in the wine sector.
Sunflower Winetours –

Malbec: Old Vines vs. New Vines
By Catie(dhonig)
Malbec, known as one of the six red grapes allowed in a bottle of Bordeaux, has been found mostly in the Cahors region of Southwestern France. This dark and inky juiced grape was later introduced to Argentina in 1868.
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4 Seasons Wine – Malbec – A Savory, Rich Wine
Malbec is a very common grape in France. Outside of France it is known in Europe as Auxerrois and Cot. There are actually hundreds of names for this grape and the wine that it is created from because it is planted in nearly every area …
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2005 Familia Marguery Malbec Casa Marguery
Tasted by Rossodio. No detailed notes – nothing special about this wine, a bit of heat at the end, and somewhat one-sided and monolithic, with more barrel than grape on the palate. Short finish. Easily drinkable, but nothing to shout …
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Melting Pot: South American Wine Dinner
By Richard A.(Richard A.)
You can find some excellent value wines in Argentina and Chile, both whites and reds, including wines with less common grapes such as Carmenere and Torrontes. I recently had a delicious opportunity to attend a wine dinner with all South …
The Passionate Foodie –

2007 Finca y Bodega Carlos Pulenta Torrontés Tomero
Tasted by jjlobi. Now on our favorite Torrontes list. Flowery with a hint of nutmeg. (87 pts.) – Tasted 11/14/2008. [FIND IT!]
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The Arkonbey Challenge
By Don Snabulus(Don Snabulus)
9. Two longest car rides: a. Milwaukie, OR to Elko, NV (12 hours/700 miles) b. Hillsboro, OR to Clear Lake, CA (10 hrs/about 550 miles) 10. Two of your favorite beverages: a. Water b. La Yunta Torrontes wine from Argentina.
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Wine Blogs

Wine of the week: Artist’s Collection cabernet
Salvatore Principe Artist’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Cafayate, California, 2006. Salvatore Principe is a world renowned artist famous for his paintings of hearts. Local Life –

Wine menu for Nov04 thru Nov08
By Myrna
Lorca Torrontes. $5.99/$14.99. Argentina’s great white grape. The fruit shines through, unmasked by oak. Quiet aroma of rose petals and flavors of lychee, mango, peach, ginger combine with pleasant acidity & just a little boo! …
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Links of the week – November 3!
By Aaron Epstein
Including some of our favorites, Achaval Ferrer and Poesia! The official opening of Mendoza’s 2nd 5-star hotel! Thoughts from women all over the world who love the grape. A great explanation of the development of the Mendoza wine scene.
Vines of Mendoza Blog –

Don Miguel Gascon Mendoza Malbec, 2007
By Fred McTaggart(Fred McTaggart)
With its traditional label, this wine makes a favorable impression on the shelf, and I was not disappointed when I popped the cork. It’s a very deep, bluish purple color, and the first sniff verifies that it’s a perfect match for a …
Artisan Wine on a Budget –

Global Wine Tour – Exploring The Wines Of Argentina
Jan 15, 2009 (Thu): Global Wine Tour – Exploring The Wines Of Argentina! Join one of Canada’s foremost wine experts, Steve Thurlow, on a one evening tour of Argentina’s most important wine regions. This interactive evening will have you …
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Food – All That’s Wrong With Global Wine Is in This Bottle: Review
By SZri(SZri)
On first sniff I thought the wine was a little corked. Yet after a few swirls, that was evidently not the problem. With the first sip of 2003 Andeluna Grand Reserve Pasionado ($40-$65), a Bordeaux blend made in Mendoza, Argentina, …
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Daily URL: Nov 3
By admin
Vibrant Buenos Aires can be easy on the wallet[CNN] Prices have crept up since 2001, but it’s still a great value. Amid the current global economic turmoil, the Argentine peso recently dropped to its lowest level in nearly six years…
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Grape Expectations: Boutique Wine Reaches BA
By kristie
Through his online store, a wine club and private tastings, Anuva Vinos proffers boutique wine beyond the valleys of Mendoza. “I’d like to pave the way for small production Argentine wine makers – the guys people don’t know about,” …
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Barking Sheep 2006 Malbec Bonarda Mendoza
By Robert
Looks like Malbec in the glass. Smells like Malbec: lots of baking spice, especially brown sugar with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Tastes like Malbec: subtle licorice, with nice plum and cherry. Barks like Malbec? …
Wine-O-Rama –

Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec Wine Tasting Friday
Nov 07, 2008 (Fri): Friday 3 for $5 Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec Tasting, Wine Hall Pass $20 Friday, November 7th: 4 – 9:30 pm Join us while we pull out some of our favorite Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbecs for a big wine Tasting. …
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I Liked It – Malbec
A review of Malbec by zihiah (October 30, 2008)
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Doña Paula Malbec
By bottleofwine
Los Cardos is 100% Malbec and presents aromas of cherries, strawberries and mocha. There are slight hints of spice and vanilla. On the palate, this wine is full-bodied with notes of pepper, minerals and mint. The drinker does not taste …
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Wine News

Cafayate Wine Resort — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress
Wine News Love, Buenos Aires-style Chicago Sun-Times – United States Stop in one of its upscale restaurants for a $6 glass of Malbec red wine along the …

Vinas de Cafayate-Wine Resort Cafayate, Argentina – AOL Travel
Want to stay at Vinas de Cafayate-Wine Resort in Cafayate, Argentina? Get amenities, dining and rates from AOL Travel.

Photos for Argentina
Vinosub30 argentina 2008 by danroc taken on 02 Sep 08 Tags: vinosub30 … Tags: vinosub30. by patrickjoust taken on 27 Aug 08 …

Wine brand turns to Sauce
PRWeek UK – London,England,UK
The agency will be handling the PR for fairtrade wine brand Fairhills and Camden Park, a range of Argentinean wines. Sauce will also work on a third brand …

There are two distinct parties in the world of wine
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – Rochester,NY,USA
You support wines like Napa Cabernet, Australian Shiraz, Argentinean Malbec and Chilean Merlot. The production of these wines is heavily influenced by the …

A calendar of wine and beer tastings and events – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
Wine & Music at Malio’s: 7-8:30 pm Sat., Malio’s Prime, 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Argentinian wines, specialty cheeses and live music (7-11 pm). $20. …

Host your ownwine tasting
Visalia Times-Delta – Visalia,CA,USA
How about Argentinian, Australian or Austrian wines? Encourage your guests to dress the part, too. While parties can be held at home, Maack said many local …

It’s wine week in Metro
Times and Transcript – Moncton,New Brunswick,Canada
With wines from locales around the world including Argentina, Chile, France and Australia, the World Wine and Food Expo truly is an international event. …

Cape selected to host world experts in wine tourism – Cape Town,South Africa
The visitors will be coming from Bilbao- Rioja (Spain), Bordeaux (France), Florence (Italy), Mainz (Germany), Mendoza (Argentina), Porto (Portugal) and San …



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Wine News

In Credit Crunch, New Yorkers Seek Fun in Crushing Own Grapes
Bloomberg – USA
Pruzanski will help move his fermented juice to barrel next month, blend the wine in early 2009 and bottle it a year later. (Grapes from Chile and Argentina

Leesburg Vintner Turns 20 Wednesday
Leesburg Today – Leesburg,VA,USA
But, his big sellers are wines from France, Italy and Spain, followed by those from South Africa, Chile and Argentina. Wine drinking has exploded over the

Buenos Aires: Steak and the tango on a budget
eTaiwan News – Taiwan
Stop in one of its upscale restaurants for a glass of Malbec red wine for about 18 Argentine pesos (US$6) along the docks. But then head a few blocks east

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA
ALL ALONG THE ANDES WINE TASTING: Featuring wines from Chile and Argentina. Bob Plantenberg, a representative for wineries in South America, will speak.

The Pouring Wine
Jamaica Observer – Kingston,Jamaica
Alfredo Roca Malbec, Argentina – Full-bodied concentrated wine with plummy notes and some dark berry flavours on the palate. Casillero del Diablo RISERVA

Bodega NQN, Neuquen, Patagonia, Argentina – Wine & Gastronomy with
Luis Maria Focacci, managing partner and owner, with a glass of wine in the vineyard. Bodega NQN Winery, Vinedos de la Patagonia, Neuquen, Patagonia,
Governor of Argentina Province Urges Lebanese Investments
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon
The governor of Argentina’s San Juan province Jose Luis Gioja has urged Lebanese businessmen to invest in the region and help it open up to the Arab world.



Wine Blogs

Argentinean Style Beef with Fresh Herb Chimichurri
By petermarcus
Because of the Bocuse d’Or blitz, Christey and I took a day to eat our way around the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. One of the city booths was Buenos Aires, where they served a beef with chimichurri that was probably one of our top-3
Fotocuisine –

[Wines Til Sold Out] Bodega Chakana Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
By Wine Enthusiast 2005 Chakana Cabernet Sauvignon,Mendoza â??A Best Buyâ? Rating: 90 Producer: Chakana Vintage: 2005 Varietal: Cabernet sauvignon Appellation: Mendoza Few Argentinean wineries are doing everyday red wines better than New Deals Feed –

found a wealth of historic destinations worldwide to celebrate, from Vilnius, Lithuania’s Historic Center which has “burst out of Soviet gloom,” to Argentina’s Mendoza Wine Estancias, with vineyards and the Andes as a backdrop.
Travel –

Malamado, Familia Zuccardi Winery, Mendoza, Argentina
By The Good Life in Buenos Aires(The Good Life in Buenos Aires)
Don´t miss next wine tasting of Novus wines at the Vinoteca de Caballito, Neuquén 681, Capital Fedreal, Buenos Aires, on Thursday October 16th at 9:00 PM sharp. Reservations only in advance. Invite your friends. And take a taxi.
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Chile and Argentina… – 28-Aug-2008 (23:24:51)
and we started to work our way south through Argentina: a day in Tucumán (the cradle of Argentine independence) here, a few in uni town Córdoba there, and several more in Mendoza enjoying the delights of the country’s wine region.
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Fincas Patagonicas “Tapiz” 2006 Malbec – Mendoza
By Mike B(Mike B)
Not a lot of technical data available for this Mendoza Malbec produced by Bodega Tapiz, a Fincas Patagonicas, SA winery. But the wine is worthy of record, so… This very extracted Malbec sports an opaque, almost powdery, purple robe.
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Special Wine Tastings
Oct 15, 2008 (Wed): Special wine Tastings: Join us for, weekly wine adventures. $15 per person Argentine wines are great wines at a great price! Argentine wine, has its roots in Spain. The quality is stellar and the price is right.[…]
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Value Wine Experiment – 3 Reds under $15.00
By Adrian Bryksa
Finally, the most expensive selection in our experiment, this Argentine Malbec displayed a deep, rich purple tone to it. Slow to open up, the nose gave off hints of subtle oak and had such a delectable perfume to it that I couldn’t help
Reading For New Times –

Chilled out at Roys…
By Alison Smith(Alison Smith)
Soon after the original Roy’s opened in Honolulu, Food & Wine Magazine dubbed it the “crown jewel of Honolulu’s East-West eateries,” and it was named one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 50.” Gourmet acknowledged Yamaguchi as “the father
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Strange Pairings: Gołąbki & Absinthe
By Admin
Maybe it was that I knew the Argentine cabernet would just not work. Neither would any of the white wines in the wine bar – too clean and fruit for cabbage. Pinot grigio is too insipid for gołąbki and would not stand up to the flavors.
LA Wine –

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Wine News

A calendar of wine and beer tastings and events – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
Domestic and international wines from Augustan Wine Imports on Fri., Chilean and Argentinian wines on Sat. Free. (727) 321-2400. Wines Around the World: 5-8 …

Corkheads: Celebrate the fruit of the vine this Yom Kippur
Alameda Times-Star – Alameda,CA,USA
… the flavors of Argentine Malbec are close to the wines of Bordeaux, and I’m a huge fan. This wine is young; dark purple and medium-bodied, with soft, …

Viaje Por Las Bodegas de Argentina – Atrip Through Argentina’s …
Viaje Por Las Bodegas de Argentina – Atrip Through Argentina’s Wineries. by Silvina Minkevich Published in January 2005, Imagen Nativa Ediciones …

More tidbits from Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival
Theme Park Rangers – Orlando,FL,USA
A beef and corn casserole at Argentina was a bargain at $3.75. Very tasty with big hunks of meat, and quite filling. * Ditto for the empanada at Chile. …

Talking wine with Thief Wine – Milwaukee,USA
For a more everyday bottle, the Maipe 2007 Malbec from Argentina drinks like it’s way more (expensive) than its $10 price. On the white side, …

Wine Matters: Market’s new wine wall offers clues to style
San Antonio Express – San Antonio,TX,USA
BELOW: Zolo Bonarda, from Argentina, is grouped with the “lush” wines on Central Market’s Grape Expectations wine wall. By John Griffin – Express-News …

Rediscover good Chardonnay this weekend
Miramichi Leader – Miramichi,New Brunswick,Canada
You can find many excellent Chardonnay wines from every wine producing country, including Canada, Chile, Australia, Argentina, Spain and Italy. …

O. Fournier Syrah Valle de Uco Mendoza – 2004 – 8.9 – James …
O. Fournier, a Spanish winemaker, produces beautiful wines in Argentina. This Syrah is not an Australian Shiraz nor is it a French wine; it is a soulful …

As its vines will take ten to 15 years to mature to the quality it requires, Bodega y Viñedos O. Fournier is currently co-operating with local producers. …

6 reds with decent bang for 26 bucks
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
84 points 2007 La Boca Merlot, Mendoza, Argentina ($3.49) – The color is light with a purple hue. The aroma is young and grapey with snappy fruit. …

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Wine picks
The Edmonton Journal Published: Wednesday, October 01
Luigi Bosca Malbec Reserva, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2005, $23. Memorable, elegant, full-bodied wine with layers of coffee, berries, pepper and fig on the nose. On the palate, cocoa and dark licorice framed in soft, sweet tannins. Aged 12 months in French barriques. Cellaring into 2010 will bring rewards. Will pair beautifully with roast or grilled red meat, venison and strong, pungent cheese.

A bang for your $7.45
Fuzion fires a frenzy at the LCBO Rod Phillips, The Ottawa Citizen Published: Sunday, October 05, 2008
A colleague told me last week he’d been in a “near-riot” at the main LCBO store at Rideau and King Edward. Noticing a commotion in one of the aisles, he found customers jostling to get their hands on bottles of Fuzion, the Argentinian Shiraz-Malbec blend recently added to the LCBO’s list. He managed to grab two bottles.



Pumpkin wine comes out a winner in Midwest show
Posted by Bill Daley at 11:50 a.m. CDT
An Illinois winery scored a Best in Show at the first annual Chicago & Midwest Wine Show in Rosemont on Monday


Wine Blogs

TN : Altosur Malbec Rose 2008, Finca Sophenia SA, Tupungato, Argentina
“4000 feet high by the Argentine Andes” is the quote on the front label. All the grapes were hand-harvested by the end of February and beginning of March. The winemaker was Matias Michelini. This wine was imported by PrimeWine Sweden AB …

Tuesday October 07, 2008 – Zinfandel Wine
By Austin Ramsey(Austin Ramsey)
If you came to Argentina’s wine country to be one with the vineyards, you can’t get any closer than Cavas Wine Lodge. Being out in the countryside doesn’t involve making sacrifices, though, as the accommodations here are some of the …
Blueberry Wine Information Blog –

Argentinian Wine Dinner
Enjoy four courses of Morton’s signature cuisine paired with fine Argentinian wines. Menu for the Evening Reception Petite Lamb Chops & Tenderloin on Crostini paired with Luigi Bosca Merlot Reserva First Course Spinach Salad with[…]
Northern Virginia Wine Tasting… –

Our dinner with Pablo. Meet Pablo Fallabrino, renowned owner and …
Malbec is a great new Argentinean restaurant and Viedo de los Vientos’ wines have been paired with exceptional food. Event Details: Experience the best of Latin American wine and food. Weve made […]
Inland Empire Wine Tasting and… –

Argentina Heart & Soul
The heart & soul of Argentina is its food, wine, and music. Taste dozens of Argentina wines and enjoy a spread of food, including Parilla-inspired BBQ. Dance to the fantastic Incendio – internationally acclaimed, latin guitar w[…]
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Tango Dancers Taste Wine in Buenos Aires
By danielkarlin
We had some clear favorites in this afternoon wine tasting. Not a surprise was Hom Sparkling and Don Juan Reserve, both from the Mendoza region of Argentina. Everyone left happily with bottles and is eager for us to start shipping to …
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Cool Weather Wines
Oct 25, 2008 (Sat): Drop by any time this week from 6-8pm and taste our newest additions to our selection – all perfect for this cooler, Fall weather! Tonight’s selection is the 2006 Agua de Piedra Malbec Reserva from Mendoza, …
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Is now a good time to invest in wine?
By BigCloud(BigCloud)
Consistently over time, fine wine generally shows a return of around 12% per annum, although some bottles do much better than that. A case of 1982 Château Pétrus in 1983 would have cost £300 which currently fetch around £32000. …
leisureblog –

Felipe Rutini 2005 Merlot – Red Wine
By admin
Red Wine by Felipe Rutini from Argentina, South America. The grapes are sourced from the Arbolera district of the Tupungato region in Mendoza, high in the Andes Mountains, at an elevation of 3000 to 5000 feet above sea-level. …

Arts on Foot
By DIY City
Karen Clark and Poppishop just to name a few. This marked the 16th anniversary of the Arts on Foot presented by Wines of Argentina. It incorporates visual art, music, theater, dance, film and creative cuisine.
DIY City Mag –

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Wine Blogs

We’ve been Tango’d – Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Unfortunately for the atmosphere in our part of the ground, Paraguay soon went 1-0 up and Teves (key Argentinean player) got sent off, but luckily Argentina did eventually score, to make the final score 1-1, although the Paraguayan Recent Updates –


Choosing wine for reception…advice?
By admin
Also try an Argetinian Malbec for a medium body wine (they are excellent from Argentina!) Just one note – do a wine tasting. Do several wine tastings. You want your wedding to be perfect, and that includes the wine!
Free Vino Tips –

Day 53…Friday, September 5, 2008…Out of the Gorge and on to
By niles2222(niles2222)
We immediately stopped at the Reininger Winery to taste some of their outstanding Carmenere…a relatively obscure grape variety once favored as a blending gape in Bordeaux and now grown extensively in Chile and Argentina.
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