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AWToday 20/01/09

 Wine Blogs Alert

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FunkiDeli Blog: The valleys around Maipu
By MC Deli
Another night bus brought us to the highly regarded city of Mendoza, in the foothills of the Andes, and famous for being the centre of the Argentinian wine industry. We found cheap digs in the centre and set out to …
FunkiDeli Blog – http://funkideli.blogspot.com/
Mendel Malbec ‘06 « The Winesleuth
This entry was posted on January 20, 2009 at 12:12 pm and is filed under Argentine wine, Mendel Malbec ’06, Mendel Winery, oddbins, …
Beijing This Month- Celebrate with Wine
These are estate-grown varietal wines from one of Argentina top wine-growing areas, Mendoza , distinguished for their aromatic intensity and complexity. Production Place: Argentina. Style: Distinguished for their aromatic intensity and …
Beijing This Month Magazine – http://www.btmbeijing.com/contents/en/btm
Help with 4+ week itinerary Argentina, … – Thorn Tree Travel …
While I enjoyed Mendoza I didn’t find it as interesting as the Salta region – perhaps because I am not into wine. But even if wine is your motivation, as nahuel said, you can explore the Cafayate area in the northwest. …
Thorn Tree Forum : Thread List… – http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree
2003 Bodega O. Fournier Beta Crux (Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de …
It’s probably because O Fournier’s production site is one of the most modern I have ever seen not only in Argentina but elsewhere. My wife enjoyed the wine though… This wine is to consumed with heavy meats, never alone. (171 views) …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

Santiago Achával: “Mendoza Has the Highest Potential Within Argentina”
It has already been demonstrated that Mendoza, like other large wine producing countries, has some zones and vineyards that have the capacity to transmit “character” to a wine, such that its origin is clear. …
Invest in Mendoza – http://www.investinmendoza.com/

2006 Ricardo Santos Malbec El Malbec La Madras (Argentina, Mendoza …
Happily, the vines thrive in the arid climate of the Mendoza region in the foothills of the Andes. Made in the context of this South American nation’s Spanish and Italian heritage, it produces a delicious wine that has almost nothing in …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Pefect time to drink Malbec | Vines of Mendoza Blog
Stunning growth in core wine-drinking population But some consumers are trading down I came across this article on wine business.com and was pleasantly.
Vines of Mendoza Blog – http://www.vinesofmendoza.com/blog/

Stephen Tanzer Awards 91 Points to 2005 Durigutti Malbec Reserva …
2005 Durigutti Malbec Reserva, Mendoza “Bright ruby-red. Complex, soil-driven aromas of blackberry, spices, licorice and fresh herbs; perfumed and enticing. Then juicy and intense in the mouth, with a crushed cassis flavor complicated …
Southern Wine Group’s Blog – http://southernwinegroup.wordpress.com/

Great Grapes: Argentina’s finest
By Jonathan
Set against the Andes range, Mendoza produces some of Argentina’s top Malbec grapes. Because Argentina is still fairly new to the global wine scene, good Malbecs are still difficult to find, and the best are rather pricey because of …
Great Grapes – http://jonathanecoleman.blogspot.com/

Are you frickin’ nuts women?!?! | Jennifer’s Review
You Should Also Check Out This Post:. Are you frickin’ nuts women?!?! My Ménage à trois…….. My $6 Malbec Wine Review · Twitter: to URL or not to URL – Part 2 · A New “Barbie Song”? …
Jennifer’s Review – http://www.jenniferreviews.com/

Sampling Reds : Hoosier Wine Cellar | Indiana wines and wine guide
In the same tasting, we tried a 2007 Tamari Malbec, a chewy, toasty wine with a very appealing cherry color. It comes from the Tupungato Vineyard high in the mountains, from which it derives a crispness and freshness not usually …
Hoosier Wine Cellar | Indiana… – http://www.hoosierwinecellar.com/blog/

Poor Girl Gourmet: Finca el Origen 2007 Torrontes Reserva
By Amy
I dispatched myself to the wine rack, which holds only a few whites, and found this Argentine Torrontes that I had purchased a little over a month ago, and figured I would give it its moment to shine, as I imagined it had been awaiting …
Poor Girl Gourmet – http://poorgirlgourmet.blogspot.com/

Ocean Prime set to make waves in Tampa | Daily Loaf
feature interesting selections like Susana Balbo Torrontes ($10) and Drouhin Laforet from Burgundy ($10), as well as the opportunity to try cult and high end favorites (albeit at cult prices), like Miner Family Vineyards Oracle ($35) …
Daily Loaf – http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/

Wine Club – For the parents « Cook.Diego.Cook
A Torrontes from. Argentina really surprised me with its intense aromas and straight forward acidity. The second was Bordeaux from Chateau Cap de. Faugeres. This wine had intense blackberry and cassis jam like flavors. …
Cook.Diego.Cook – http://cookdiegocook.com/

“to do everything with passion” – 2007 Tamari Reserva Malbec …
Comprised of 95% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Bonarda the 2007 Reserva comes from vineyards in the Uco Valley of the Mendoza region. (see map) The vineyards are located on hillsides with predominately stony soil allowing for …
Anything Wine – http://anythingwine.wordpress.com/

Northern Virginia Wine Tastings: The Best Ticket in Town
By McGinnes
It is no longer a secret that the Gaucho wines (Malbec, Cabernet, Bonarda and Chardonnay, etc…) deliver great quality sophistication and complexity on our palates. Come and witness the improvement that Maradona’s country has …
Northern Virginia Wine Tastings – http://tcgrape.blogspot.com/

Tamari Malbec: An Argentinian ruby « She speaks.
The Tamari contains its own grape varietal, as well as about three-percent Cabernet Sauvignon and approximately two-percent Bonarda grapes. Malbec originated in the Bordeaux region as a black grape varietal; it is now the most important …
She speaks. – http://sableminded.wordpress.com/

De Lauren Wines » Colonia Las Liebres
Upcoming Events. DeLaurenWines.com Launch · Fathers Day Special Event · Home » Red Wines » Colonia Las Liebres. Type: Red Wine; Variety: Bonarda; Region: Argentina; Vintage: 2007; Size: 750 ml; Price: $9.99 …
De Lauren Wines – http://www.delaurenwines.com/

SECOND HELPINGS: Wine dinner at Amanda’s
2005 Bonarda,. San Juan. ,. Argentina. ~. Pork Empaadas with Mixed Salad, Olives and Capers. 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, San Juan, Argentina. 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Reserva, San Juan, Argentina …
SECOND HELPINGS – http://njmg.typepad.com/

 

Wine News Alert

A taste of Argentina
Daily Sundial – Northridge,CA,USA
The wine list features eight types of cabernet sauvignon and seven types of Merlot from Argentina as well as white wine from Italy. …
Oswego business features Argentina wines
The Post-Standard – Syracuse.com – Syracuse,NY,USA
The Familia Zuccardi Winery of Argentina is being featured at the next wine tasting event at Andrew’s Wine Cellar from 1 to 5 pm Feb. 7. …

Coe swallows HBJ
Offlicence News – Crawley,England,UK
HBJ handles wines including Trapiche from Argentina, Torbreck and Sticks from Australia, Steininger of Austria, as well as a comprehensive portfolio from …

Wine Column – January 18-24
Southwest Booster – Swift Current,Saskatchewan,Canada
You also might want to check out Trapiche Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, a 60/40 blend that is food friendly, and eminently quaffable. …

Wine recommendations
Hertfordshire Mercury – Hertford,Herts,UK
Guentota Estate Chardonnay Viognier, Mendoza, Argentina (13.5% abv) is £3.99 (from £7.99) it’s fruity and full-flavoured, with melon, pineapple and apricots …

 

Wine Web Alert

WINERY- FINCA IN UGARTECHE: 89 points from Stephen Tanzer
By FINCA MENDOZA
On january 15th the US wine journalist Steve Tanzer published his annual review of wines from Argentina. 600 wines were tasted and we got an excellent result for our Malbec. These are the exact words of Tanzer`s tasting notes, …
WINERY- FINCA IN UGARTECHE – http://von-wigstein.blogspot.com/
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AWToday 19/01/09

Wine Blogs Alert

Art of the Table » Blog Archive » Ryan’s musings on Grammy & wine
I had tasted it a few months ago with other Argentinian Malbecs and thought it was appropriately priced. It’s complex and interesting~ A nice step up from ten dollars without having to shell out $20. Both my older sisters liked it a lot …
Art of the Table – http://www.artofthetable.com/

Tradewinds: Best Value White Wine on the Planet?
By theWinepress
Best Value White Wine on the Planet? Bodega Catena Zapata Alamos Viognier Mendoza, Argentina No oak, no malolactic fermentation, no B.S. No tutti fruity syrupy dreck. No chills, spills, or bellyaches in this beautiful example of one of …
Tradewinds – http://mm1015.blogspot.com/

Friends of the Library: Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets – Part 2
By Lorie Linnell
Pair of red wine goblets; red tea light holder and tea light; champagne fridge magnet; Robert Parker: The Emperor of Wine; Clos de los Siete, Mendoza (Argentina) 2004; wine presentation box. (Est. value $50) …
Friends of the Library – http://friendsofdoverlibrary.blogspot.com/

Blog entry from Mendoza, Argentina | The FT’s escape from reality …
The main draw to Mendoza is its status as the wine capital of Argentina, and as you may know, we like wine. After our experience of free wine tasting in Cafayate, we decided to pay for a good wine tour in order to get to know some of the …
The FT’s escape from reality – http://www.offexploring.com/jamesandjodie

Travels with our corn plasters: A taste of Mendoza (while you are …
By Maggie&Jenks
They also grow Cabernet Sav in all the vinyards we saw. Incidentally our favourite wine (albeit the most expensive) was a Humberto Canale Malbec from Patagonia. Fin del Mundo from Patagonia also one to watch out for. …
Travels with our corn plasters – http://corntravel.blogspot.com/

Small State: Mendoza wine tour on two wheels, not quite as quaint …
By Benjamin N. Gedan
The decision by my friends from Manhattan, Maddy and Jeff, to hire a driver for their Mendoza wine tour last August, had never made much sense to me. That is, until I picked up a bike last month from BIKESANDWINES and headed off with my …
Small State – http://benjamingedan.blogspot.com/

Oh Shit! I went to Mendoza! « Claire’s Buenos Aires Blog
I went to Mendoza and had a ballin’ time with Sarah and Sophia. Although the purpose of our trip wasn’t to get tipsy, we went on two wine tours and got to see 4 vineyards/ wineries- Viniterra, Wienert, Las Cavas de Don Arturo and some …
Claire’s Buenos Aires Blog – http://cbab.wordpress.com/

2004 Clos de los Siete (Michel Rolland) Clos de Los Siete …
2004 Clos de los Siete (Michel Rolland) Clos de Los Siete (Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de Uco). $$ FIND THIS WINE on WINE-SEARCHER.COM $$. Vintage, 2004, Label 1 of 12. Type, Red …. Wines of Mendoza. © 2003-09 CellarTracker! LLC. …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Expat Argentina: Anuva Vinos in the News
By jammer
On the agenda to start off the new year is a visit to Mendoza and Salta, two of Argentina’s most exciting viticultural regions. We’ll be there to taste new wines, meet with winemakers, and tour new wineries so that we can find and …
Expat Argentina – http://expat-argentina.blogspot.com/

Tampa : Ladies Lounge at Avenue Cellars
Enjoy a 2 for 1 Happy Hour on select Malbec and Torrontes by the glass from 6-8pm. Explore over 120 boutique wines and a select menu of craft beers. Expand your palate with a cheese flight or chocolate truffle. …
Tampa Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Tampa-Wine/

SavannahFoodie.com › New Year’s Resolutions for Wine Lovers
Try Tempranillo from Spain, Granacha/Grenache (from Spain and France) respectively, Malbec from Argentina and Chile. Real values are coming from South America and Spain. South African wines are unique and intriguing – and also represent …
SavannahFoodie.com – http://savannahfoodie.com/

2007 Jacques et François Lurton Torrontés (Argentina, Mendoza …
2007 Jacques et François Lurton Torrontés (Argentina, Mendoza). $$ FIND THIS WINE on WINE-SEARCHER.COM $$. Vintage, 2007, (NOTE: Label borrowed from 2006 vintage.) … Torrontes: the White Wine of Argentina · Wines of Argentina …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Key West : Kelly’s Pan Am Global Women of Wine Dinner
Nomade Torrontes – Gabriela Celeste, Winemaker. Baked Lobster Filled Avocado with Orange-Chipotle Coulis. Second Course. Mommessin Hospice de Beaune “Cuvee Anne de Milliere”- Lide Nesme, Winemaker. Mixed Baby Greens Tossed in a Black …
Key West Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Key-West-Wine/

Wine Talk » Blog Archive » How a Wine Club Can Help You
For example in the “Fragrant but Dry” category, wine drinkers will find Argentinean Torrontes as a great value alternative to a pricey French Muscat – a recommendation that you won’t get from a wine club or shop that focuses simply on …
Wine Talk – http://winetalksite.com/

Wine News Alert

Price-savvy newcomers are trickling on to the market. By Jeni Port.
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The industry continues to produce large quantities of wine for a shrinking market. It can no longer compete with super-efficient Chile and Argentina at the …

AWToday 21/01/09

Wine News Alert

Argentina delivers surprises that pack a punch
The Toronto Star
Argentina has been winning a tango contest with the taste buds of the world. Where once Chile dominated the best-buy aisles, then Australia, now the intense grapes harvested in the dry sun-stroked Andean …
http://www.thestar.com/article/570446
Boutique Vineyards: A Dream Becomes Reality
Nu Wire Investor
.. in these regions when compared to those in more affluent countries. One such region is the Mendoza valley in Argentina. Argentina is the world’s fifth largest wine-producer, ranked just behind the U.S., according to a 2005 U.N. report. It is the …
http://www.nuwireinvestor.com/articles/boutique-vineyards-a-dream-becomes-reality-52460.aspx
Tasting Room
Jan 14 | Food & Wine
Argentina’s red wines are one of the great success stories of the past few years – and for good reason.
http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/argentinas-best-reds-for-10-to-20-dollars
Burgundy that wona t break the bank
Jan 14 | San Marcos Daily Record
.. unique and reflect the terroir. Following are our comments on two of his offerings: * Layer Cake Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2007 ($20). An amazing nose of blackberries, blueberries, chocolate and cinnamon spice. Ripe fruit but good acidity with …
http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/features/local_story_014102336.html?keyword=secondarystory
Top Wine Selections from 2008
Wednesday Jan 14 | Times Record News
.. wines more than $20, and the winery of the year. TOP TEN WINES UNDER $20 10) New Age White: This white wine from Argentina is sweet and delicious and perfect for our summertime heat. Retails around $8.99. 9) Casal Garcia Vinho Verde: This light dry …
http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2009/jan/14/wine/?partner=RSS
Sampling Malbecs, rich, affordable red wines
Wednesday Jan 14 | The Baltimore Sun
Malbec, a red wine from Argentina, delivers good taste at a low price. Malbec is a wine for recessionary times.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/dining/bal-fo.beverage14jan14,0,6287139.story
For a bold taste of reds, get a taste of Argentinian wines
Wednesday Jan 14 | ReporterNews.com
Argentina continues to be a leading source of unique red wines. I especially enjoy wines produced from Malbec, Argentina’s signature red grape.
http://reporternews.com/news/2009/jan/14/for-a-bold-taste-of-reds-get-a-taste-of-wines/?partner=RSS
V V List Release
January 17, 2009 cetoblog.com
New releaseHello Everyone! Wine from a very popular region is the feature this weekend – we’re going to Argentina – a formidable wine producer on the global stage. Wines from Argentina tend to be big and bold – to be drunk with beef – cattle ranching being another predominate industry of the region. Argentina produces Malbec – a wine that has gained a huge following over the past several years. Vintages is bringing us more than the ubiquitous Malbec this time – check out our picks below … http://www.cetoblog.com/2009/01/v-v-list-release-january-17-2009.html
Fine wine values ring in a thrifty new year
Saturday Jan 10 | The Toronto Star
.. left on the cutting room floor, these are unquestionably worth a detour. Cheers! Alamos 2007 Chardonnay $13.95 (Argentina) Lavish aromas of woodsmoke, butter tart and hazelnut are not for the faint of heart. The rich flavours show golden apple …
http://www.thestar.com/article/562641
Food Network(TM) Star Guy Fieri Joins Cabo Wine & Food Fest 2009
Friday Jan 9 | PR Newswire
.. the soil, grape selection and maintenance. The festival will also be graced by the attendance of Susana Balbo of Argentina as she represents the wines from her namesake vineyard. Moreover, Mutual Trading Company will participate representing …
http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-09-2009/0004952097&EDATE=
Wines to pick you up when your stocks go down
Friday Jan 9 | The Napa Valley Register
.. do what I do: Buy a mixed case and have the delight of picking your favorites, and then go for those by the case. Argentina Two years ago, I went to my first all-Argentine wine tasting, with 25 offerings produced from the malbec grape, a …
http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2009/01/09/wine/
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The Chronicle Wine Selections Argentine Malbec
Thursday Jan 1 | SFGate
Malbec, one of the six red Bordeaux grape varieties, has come into its own in Argentina.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/01/
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The 2007 Bodega Norton Malbec was, at $9 a bottle, the best bargain of ’08.
Thursday Jan 1 | MiamiHerald.com – Miami & Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Dolphins & More
.. in pursuit of really nice wines under $10. Last year’s winner was the 2007 Bodega Norton Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina: chocolate-cherry aromas and flavors; soft, ripe and mellow; $9. * I will try wines in boxes. Lots of them. I will do it with an …
http://www.miamiherald.com/living/story/832149.html
2009 A time to eat, drink and be frugal
Wednesday Dec 31 | The Globe and Mail
.. up across the land over the past 20 years. The economic malaise is playing into another trend, bargain wine from Argentina. Ms. Mogk-Edwards says the trend is exemplified by the Fuzion phenomenon. That’s a reference to Zuccardi Fuzion, a smooth, …
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081231.wldecanter31
/BNStory/lifeFoodWine/home?cid=al_gam_mostemail
Best wines have sense of novelty
Wednesday Dec 31 | The Times-Tribune
.. to check them out. Argentine torrontes For many, 2008 will go down as the year of torrontes. The white wine from Argentina has captured a lot of attention this year for its low price, perfumed fruitiness and satisfying taste falling somewhere …
http://www.scrantontimes.com/articles/2008/12/31/lifestyles/
sc_times_trib20081231.c.pg1.tt31wine_s1.2196809_fea1.txt
Torrontes, and Why Not?
Wednesday Jan 7 | Food & Wine
My upcoming February Tasting Room column will be on Argentina’s red wines – a grab-bag of tasty, affordable bottles that isn’t quite online yet.
http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/tasting-room/2009/01/07/
Torront%C3%A9s-and-Why-Not
From the Cellar: Be it resolved: Better wines at sweeter prices
Tuesday Dec 30 | East Valley Tribune
.. known as stewards of the land at Lodi and farm their properties organically. $25. Graffigna Grand Reserve Malbec, Argentina. Here’s another good illustration of stepping away from $10-and-under and finding something special. Sure, it’s exotic …
http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/133396
Singe city
Monday Jan 5 | The New Zealand Herald
.. in the middle of a dust storm. Dry red earth settles dustily on everything, including the grapevines in this arid Argentine wine region, nestled at the foothills of the Andes mountains. Home to more malbec than any other grape, Mendoza’s hot days, ..
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10550680&ref=rss
Argentine wine holds up to test of time; bag-in-box wine wows
Riccardo Barraza / Special to the Times
01/07/2009 12:00:00 AM MST
EL PASO — A few months ago, I mentioned my odyssey into selecting a bag in box wine to import.The last time I was in the Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adigo, I did a midnight tasting of several bag in box wines. After many tastings, I located an excellent price- to-quality bag in box from Italy, only to discover that it is an atypical product in Italy that demands a minimum purchase beyond my present needs ..
http://www.elpasotimes.com/living/ci_11388679


Wine bargains from Argentina and Chile

San Jose Mercury News
I’ve been trolling for wine bargains lately, and I’ve found some good ones from South America – specifically, Chile and Argentina.
http://www.mercurynews.com/lifeandstyleheadlines/ci_11500215Wines from once-overlooked locales gaining respectability
Sunday Jan 18 | The Oregonian
.. ghetto and were eclipsed by better marketed rivals of equal or better quality from Australia and, more recently, Argentina. To their credit, ambitious Chilean producers resolved to make better wines than anything previously offered. Starting in the …
http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/
index.ssf/2009/01/wines_from_onceoverlooked_loca.html
Wine Column – January 18-24
Monday | Southwest Booster
.. h Africa. $11.49 **** Sauvignon Blanc, Fleur du Cap, South Africa. $13.99 **** Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Trapiche, Argentina. $10.40 **** Chardonnay, Little Penguin, Australia. $12.99 **** 15/01/09
http://www.swbooster.com/
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What to Bring to Caracas Williamsburg
The village VOICE
.. quors (268 Grand Street). We told Allman we’d be having some meaty arepas. Their wine suggestion? An easy-drinking Argentine Malbec that kept us on the same continent as our arepas and held up to their beefy spiciness. Dona Paula, 2007 Malbec, $13
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/
archives/2009/01/what_to_bring_t.php

For a bold taste of reds, get a taste of Argentinian wines
Wednesday Jan 14 | ReporterNews.com
Argentina continues to be a leading source of unique red wines. I especially enjoy wines produced from Malbec, Argentina’s signature red grape
http://reporternews.com/news/2009/jan/14/
for-a-bold-taste-of-reds-get-a-taste-of-wines/?partner=RSS

Maybe it’s time to move to Bonarda
Wednesday Jan 14 | Now Toronto
WHY: If you’re no longer wowing friends with the novelty and value of Argentinian Malbecs, maybe it’s time to move to Bonarda.
http://www.nowtoronto.com/food/story.cfm?content=166757

Wine Blogs Alert

Dona Paula Los Cardos Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Wine Review
Saturday Jan 10 | The Wine Cask
Great value Cabernet from Argentina! This is a well-regarded Malbec producer who also does a nice job with Cab at a bargain price …
http://winecask.blogspot.com/2009/01/dona-paula-los-cardos-cabernet.htmlVinos in the News
AnuvaSunday | Expat Argentina
.. this one won’t last long. On the agenda to start off the new year is a visit to Mendoza and Salta, two of Argentina’s most exciting viticultural regions. We’ll be there to taste new wines, meet with winemakers, and tour new wineries so that we can …
http://expat-argentina.blogspot.com/2009/01/anuva-vinos-in-news.html

AWtoday 17/01/09

Wine Blogs Alert

JUST IN! NEW FAVORITES FROM POLANER | Gnarly Vines Wine & Spirits …
2008 Yellow + Blue Torrontes 1L – Cafayate, Argentina – $12.50. Organic, aromatic white from Yellow + Blue, the makers of our popular Malbec in a tetra-pack. Full-bodied lychee fruit flavors and crisp acidity – round, rich fruit gives …
Gnarly Vines Wine & Spirits -… – http://www.gnarlyvines.com/

The Eclectic Dilettante: Zuccardi Q Malbec 2006
By Eclectic Dilettante
Zuccardi Q Malbec 2006. Area: Argentina, Mendoza; Grape: Malbec; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: Black 88 Dilettante 87 Nwjr 87. Description: Full bodied and decently structured, this wine has notes of cherry, earth and a bit of red fruit jam. …
The Eclectic Dilettante – http://eclectic-dilettante.blogspot.com/

Cayman Islands – Cay Compass News Online – Get ready for Cayman …
For wine aficionados, Anthony Giglio will educate on the different flavours, aromas and characteristics of different Argentinean vintages and types with interactive wine tastings; and Hundred Acre Partner Chris Radomski and award …
CayCompass: Features – http://www.caycompass.com/CFPCCfeatures.shtml

The Next Big Thing – January 2009 | The Extraordinary Wine Club
And lastly, in an hemispheric about face, to the mountainous vineyards of Vistalba, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina for a wine that combines power and elegance with an artistry rarely seen anywhere. Salud y amor y tiempo para …
The Extraordinary Wine Club – http://wineclub.jakekosseff.com/

dtraCorp – sudamerica 2009: i’m 27 and in mendoza!!
i’ve got three full nights (pretty much four days, late bus on tuesday) left in mendoza, maybe do a wine tour by bicycle tomorrow, and not sure what for the rest of the time, probably not too much again, or maybe i’ll go on a hiking …
dtraCorp – http://dtracorp.com/

lam-on-the-lam: malbec madness
By lam-on-the-lam
after 4 incredible days in mendoza, i´m sad to report that i am no better at picking out the ´woody cedar berries with a smidgen of marshmallow´ or the ´buttery pear with a crinkle of vanilla´ in my wine glass. nope, apparantly, …
lam-on-the-lam – http://lam-on-the-lam.blogspot.com/

2006 Doña Paula Malbec Doña Paula Estate (Argentina, Mendoza …
One of the traditional “Bordeaux varietals”, Malbec has characteristics that fall somewhere between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A midseason ripener, it can bring very deep color, ample tannin, and a particular plum-like flavor …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

CheapEats Ottawa restaurant guide blog: V V List Release January …
Argentina produces Malbec – a wine that has gained a huge following over the past several years. Vintages is bringing us more than the ubiquitous Malbec this time – check out our picks below:. WHITE WINES …
CheapEats Ottawa restaurant guide blog – http://www.ceotblog.com/

no reason to whine « Emily Rose Posts
Malbec, the best of the best, is a red wine originally produced in the South of France and actually translates to “bad grape” since the climate is all wrong and it never came out right. But in Argentina, the weather and land conditions …
Emily Rose Posts – http://emilyroseposts.wordpress.com/

Cheap Eats Toronto restaurant guide blog: V V List Release January …
55475 J & F Lurton Flor De Torrontés 2007 (Argentina – $13.95). Hail the brothers Lurton, yet another beauty – Torrontés the little white hero of Argentina offering up floral aromas, refreshing acidity and peach pit flavours. …
Cheap Eats Toronto restaurant guide blog – http://www.cetoblog.com/

Wine.com: Last Chance for 1 cent shipping + “Phenomenal Values …
Ranked #3, Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes 2008, Special Price: $12.79. Regular Price: $15.00 15% Savings! Buy Now. Argentina, South America Item No. 95953. white wine screw cap The Wine Advocate 90 The Wine Advocate 90 …
Store Specials from iStorez – http://www.istorez.com/

Ink and Vellum: Friday linkage
By John M. Jackson
Friday linkage · Google search strategies · 2008 Crios Torrontes (Salta, Argentina) · And we’re back! Goals for 2009 · ► 2008 (155). ► December (7). Happy holidays from Ink and Vellum · Learning to speak penguin · Strange and Norrell …
Ink and Vellum – http://inkandvellum.blogspot.com/

Sinatra wine dinner at La Serre – Steve Barnes – Albany NY …
Hors d’oeuvres: Calamato (anchovy-eggplant garlic dip), polpetta (little meatballs), imported pecorino; Elsa Bonarda 2007 (Mendoza, Argentina). Calamari; Castell Silvaner Trocken 2006 (Franken, Germany); Radiatorre with broccoli, …
Table Hopping – http://blogs.timesunion.com/tablehopping/

Taurino Salice Salentino 2004
Crios de Susana Balbo Syrah-Bonarda 2006. The Wine Advocate 90 point rating The Wine Advocate 90 point rating. Special Price: $12.79. Regular Price: $15.00 15% Savings! Buy Now. close. Our recommendations are based on a sampling of our …
wine.com presents: wines – http://www.wine.com/v6/rss/rss.aspx?N=16&Ntk=All&Ntt=Silver+Oak&D=Silver+Oak&

Wine News Alert

Wine Seller
Glasgow Daily Record – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Amazingly, this Argentinian red is less than a year old but already its … and owes its name to the slight greenish (Verdi) tinge in the wine it produces. …

Anthony Rose: Except in great years, the wine world no longer …
Independent – London,England,UK
… three features required of a top wine property: prestige, great wine and location. … reds and 2006 is the year of Argentinian malbec, more of which soon.

A Very Private Label
Newsweek – USA
… planted grapes and are eagerly awaiting their first yields, including Wolfgang Puck, who plans to sell his Argentine vinos at his US restaurants. …

Art Deco Weekend: Celebration Of Argentine Design
CBS 4 – Miami,FL,USA
The theme for the 32nd annual Art Deco Weekend is “Down Argentine Way: Deco • Vino • Tango. All the fun and festivities kick off January 16th and runs …

Un-Corked, the Tequila Tap, And a Not So Tranquil Base
LA Downtown News Online – Los Angeles,CA,USA
The wine samplings will include vintages from Argentina, France, Italy and California. Tickets are $65 per person or $110 a pair. …

2009 wine wishes are plentiful
Times and Transcript – Moncton,New Brunswick,Canada
Don’t be shy to ask your wine friends for advice and suggestions. For reds the wines made from Malbec grapes (Argentina) are increasingly popular,

AWToday 16/01/09

Wine Blogs Alert

Greg and Tash World Tour: Mendoza and one big (well not really …
By Greg
We decided to taste some of the local produce – just about every bottle of vino in Argentina is from this area – and so thought we would ventur outside the city to do a popular wine-bike tour. Sound simple – right? …
Greg and Tash World Tour – http://gregandtash.blogspot.com/
Greg and Tash World Tour: Cafayate – wine country
By Greg
Cafayate – wine country. From Salta we headed for wine country about 4 hours south. A cute little bus carried us through the many coloured hills. As usual we were accosted by people trying to sell us accomodation, well one bloke on a …
Greg and Tash World Tour – http://gregandtash.blogspot.com/
2006 Luigi Bosca Tempranillo Finca La Linda (Argentina, Mendoza …
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… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther
Our First day… the long version « America del Sur
1 Amazing Bottle of Trapiche Origen Malbec 2007. 1 Large Tenderloin Steak cut into 4 generous portions. 13 sides:. Canelli beans with a red sauce; Lentils with capers and olives; Whipped Butter; Warm Artichoke hearts; Hearts of palm in …
America del Sur – http://erinandoliver.wordpress.com/
1st Spaghetti Bolognese of the New Year on January 14 « Dinner …
dried blueberries, daikon, Parmesan cheese, pear, and pine nuts (slightly burned) that were toasted with olive oil and truffle salt. The dressing was a blood orange vinaigrette and the wine was Trapiche malbec 2006. …
Dinner with Pati & Bruce – http://patid.wordpress.com/
2005 Trapiche Falling Star Merlot-Malbec (Argentina, Mendoza …
They have a very well knowed range of products and is one of the most knowed argentinean winery in the world. In the “Iscay”, Michell Rollad is winemaker and the trapiche Malbec Single vineyard is another very good ranked wine. …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther
Mendoza travel, culture & history | TravelersEdition.com
Wine Country. That is Mendoza, Argentina, with its world-class wineries and vineyards which set themselves apart from other vineyards in that they share their | TravelersEdition.com.
Traveler’s Edition – http://travelersedition.com/

Private Wine Tour part 1 « Ashley’s Blog
They have a line of Malbec from each of the three different vineyards that they blend to make their Reserve Malbec. If one has the tongue, the interest, the time and the money one can try all three and then the final outcome in the …
Ashley’s Blog – http://aedlund.wordpress.com/

Hillside Liquor Store: Montes Wines
By Hillside Liquor Store
In addition to our current selection, we are soon to be carrying the ‘Limited Selection’ Sauvignon Blanc, Classic Series Malbec, ‘Limited Selection’ Pinot Noir and Alpha Merlot. The Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc is a clear, …
Hillside Liquor Store – http://hillsideliquor.blogspot.com/

Alta Vista Alto 2005
Has a long, authoritative finish. This winery has quietly been getting better and better. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2009 through 2015.” 94 Points, Wine Spectator. user reviews & wine lists: number of reviews: 0 …
wine.com presents: wines – http://www.wine.com/v6/rss/rss.aspx?N=16&Ntk=All&Ntt=Silver+Oak&D=Silver+Oak&

vigna uva vino: Bodegas Montecillo Crianza 2003 Spain ,wine …
By Dave Trieger
Altos Las Hormigas Malbec 2006 Argentina · Concha Y Toro Casillero del Diablo Merlot Reserve … Lamùri Nero D’Avola 2005 IGT · Santa Rosalia Nebbiolo d’Alba Brezza 2006 Piemonte… WHAT’S YOUR PREDICTION · Il Poeta Ristorante …
vigna uva vino – http://vignauvavino.blogspot.com/

Wine News Alert

In the Drink: Dudley’s has a fine wine collection
Kentucky.com – Lexington,KY,USA
An upcoming trip to Argentina probably means we can look forward to interesting malbecs, wines that are delicious and a bargain. Dudley’s has a well-earned …
Boutique Vineyards: A Dream Becomes Reality
NuWire Investor – Bellevue,WA,USA
The US is one of the largest importers of Argentine wine—imports increased 40 percent in 2007—and some industry experts predict that the US will soon …
Warm up winter with these reds
Fall River Herald News – MA, USA
Los Quimiles Malbec Reserve at two for $30 should be included in every winter survival pack. This seductive wine from Argentina will certainly warm up …

AWToday 15/01/09

Wine Blogs Alert

MY FOOD BLOG. – Bahia-Style Shrimp in Coconut Sauce
By Angela
wine recommendation To complement the sauce here, look for a fruity, lightly spicy and aromatic white, such as an Argentinean Torrontés—either the 2002 Susana Balbo Crios Cafayate or the 2002 Santa Julia. Search for easy-to-find light, …
MY FOOD BLOG. – http://itzallgravy.livejournal.com/

Fair Trade Argentine Wine Welcomed in US
TransFair USA, an NGO that has worked ensuring fair trade for the past 10 years, has put it’s first seal of approval on Argentine wine. A Fair Trade certified product means TransFair, or another accredited organization, has determined …
Argentina’s Travel Guide – http://argentinastravel.com/
About Christine Michaels: Deco-Tango-Vino
By Blog Sisters
Start with a stroll down Argentine Way with street side cafes. Then travel in time to learn how viticulture and wine-making techniques evolved in the countries of Argentina and Chile through one of the free lectures. …
About Christine Michaels – http://aboutchristinemichaels.blogspot.com/
MY FOOD BLOG. – Bahia-Style Shrimp in Coconut Sauce
By Angela
wine recommendation To complement the sauce here, look for a fruity, lightly spicy and aromatic white, such as an Argentinean Torrontés—either the 2002 Susana Balbo Crios Cafayate or the 2002 Santa Julia. Search for easy-to-find light, …
MY FOOD BLOG. – http://itzallgravy.livejournal.com/
Mendoza | Benchland Blog
I just got back from Mendoza — Argentina’s most notable wine region at the foot of the Andes. It makes me laugh to write that since I, too, have.
Benchland Blog – http://benchlandblog.com/
My $6 Malbec Wine Review | Jennifer’s Review
Jennifer’s Review – Reviews done with a glass of wine … Let’s Wine About it!
Jennifer’s Review – http://www.jenniferreviews.com/
Travels with our corn plasters: Mendoza and on – catch up
By Maggie&Jenks
Mountains, with Aconcagua the highest peak outside the Himalayas just a a couple of hours away and fantastic Malbec wineries and pretty good whites (Torrontes – apologies of the lack of accents & ny signs – my keyboard won’t manage …
Travels with our corn plasters – http://corntravel.blogspot.com/
Exotic and Voluptuous
It adapts very well to warm climates, which is why I believe it to be an alternative to Bonarda and Syrah for the production of quality wine without sacrificing yield. In cooler climates where they do fruit thinning, fresh wines with a …
Invest in Mendoza – http://www.investinmendoza.com/

Wine News Alert

NH s wine
Manchester HippoPress – Manchester,NH,USA
Chile and Argentine continue to produce great wine, like Australia did 20 years ago. By Jeff Mucciarone jmucciarone@hippopress.com Now a Granite State and …
Pairing Off: Grilled Cheese
Dallas Observer – Dallas,TX,USA
And, as an added bonus, the Malbec carried enough weight to wash away the bitter sting of charred crumbs, leaving in its wake subtle notes of dried fruit …
Pig in a Poke stays simple
Morning Advertiser – UK
… cherries and much more) at a great value-for-money price — that’s the Argentinian bit,” said Wheelbarrow Wines MD Alistair Morrell. The wine doesn’t …
Wine, etc.: Recent favorites from Drouhin, Spanish finds and Layer …
Annapolis Capital – Annapolis,MD,USA
Following are our comments on two of his offerings: Layer Cake Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2007 ($20). An amazing nose of blackberries, blueberries, …
Food and wine calendar
Dallas Morning News – Dallas,TX,USA
SINGLES GOURMET DINNER: Singles Gourmet DFW hosts a five-course dinner at Nana with Pascual Toso Malbec and Jekel Vineyard Chardonnay among the selected …
Pisco Sours and “Kung Fu” Squid
San Diego Reader – San Diego,CA,USA
I placed my bet on an Argentine white, Torrontes, to stand up to the Asian flavors of the appetizers. Dry, full-bodied, as straightforward as a marine …

Wine Web Alert

Travel blog: Argentinean wine tasting with the French
In an attempt to avoid the credit crunch, the bleak prospect of winter and another final of X Factor, Greg Ash has gone to South America for 6 months.

AWToday 14/01/09

 Wine Podcasts

A Huge Announcement – Episode #606
(I wouldn’t say she is a Vayniac, being under age and all, but what a coincidence when I was watching Wine Library TV one day and she caught a glimpse and said that the town she lives in in New Jersey is right near Wine Library and she …
Wine Library TV – http://tv.winelibrary.com/

Wine Blogs Alert

Argentina Travel BLOG » Blog Archive » Argentine Wine and Mendoza …
Argentine Wine and Mendoza’s Wineries. January 14, 2009 – 4:40 pm. “One of the most exciting wine-producing countries is Argentina. Where Chile was five years ago and Australia was 15 years ago, Argentina is today, producing lots of …
Argentina Travel BLOG – http://buenosaires54.com/blogen/

Ministers to discuss recession busters – New Zealand’s source for …
Argentine wine exports seen growing · Hellaby fix-it pilot unfazed by clouds · Women’s happiness recession proof · Just when the sums were adding up . . . Editors’ Picks. • Blood and guts trail found along highway …
Stuff.co.nz – Top Stories – http://www.stuff.co.nz/

Scoop: The People’s Pinot wine tasting
Wine Tastes are pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural “People’s Pinot”. “The People’s Pinot” is a special wine tasting event that will allow the public and visitors to Queenstown to taste the latest release Pinot Noirs from 40 …
Scoop NZ – Business – http://www.scoop.co.nz/

Redhead Ranting: Wine Blogging
By Jen
I am currently in love with a few California wines and one Argentinian wine. Right now Big House Red is probably my favorite wine. It’s a simple red table wine, goes with just about anything and it isn’t buttery, bitter or too sweet. …
Redhead Ranting – http://redheadranting.blogspot.com/

Wine Matters: A grape in search of the perfect terroir
Wine Matters: A grape in search of the perfect terroir. READ. comments. COURTESY PHOTO. The malbec grape needs a longer growing season than it got in Bordeaux. Argentina, along with California and Texas, provides that, and the grape has …
mySA.com Life – http://www.mysanantonio.com/life

New Year’s Eve Dinner « The Smallest Kitchen
when I say we had these for dinner, I mean a longer period than a standard British dinner. It is a bit more Mediterranean style – like all night, bits and pieces- with an Indian touch served with Corsican and Argentinian wine : ) …
The Smallest Kitchen – http://thesmallestkitchen.wordpress.com/

The Eclectic Dilettante: Trapiche Broquel Malbec 2006
By Eclectic Dilettante
An acidic lift brightens it up beautifully and gives this wine nice balance. The long finish is filled with sweet tannins and delivers a bone dry encore. Decanting not required although it will be as smooth as silk in 25 minuts. …
The Eclectic Dilettante – http://eclectic-dilettante.blogspot.com/

The Frugal Oenologist: Navarro Correas Malbec 2006
By Arnulf
Navarro Correas Malbec 2006. This Argentinian red has a considerable affinity to the vineyard’s Syrah, previously reviewed here. It too is considerably, but not excessively, oaked, but the red fruit accents come through somewhat more …
The Frugal Oenologist – http://thefrugaloenologist.blogspot.com/

The Gesture! « The DirectClarity Blog
He gave me a case of Malbec that I will never drink. My fiancé tells me its very good wine. I am dropping by on Friday to touch base with Katie, so let me know so I can bring a few bottles.” This simple gesture was all it took to propel …
The DirectClarity Blog – http://directclarity.wordpress.com/

CAFEaeby: GONE BANANAS!
By CAFE AEBY
For wine pairing, we sipped on a buttery Chardonnay with the soup while the pizza was cooking and a jammy Malbec – such a great compliment to the sweetness of the fig and the creamy tartness of the goat cheese (try Maipe 2007 Malbec …
CAFEaeby – http://cafeaeby.blogspot.com/

Wine Blogging Wednesday #53 – Wine for Breakfast! « Bloviatrix
2007 Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec · 2006 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Wolff Vineyard · 2004 Quinta de S. Francisco Óbidos · 2005 Bodega Mustiguillo Vino de la Tierra El Terrerazo Mestizaje · 2007 Weingut Markus Huber Grüner Veltliner …
Bloviatrix – http://bloviatrix.wordpress.com/

One Mighty Nice Zinfandel for a Cold Winter Night – Tasting Room …
Tasting Room. Recent Entries. One Mighty Nice Zinfandel for a Cold Winter Night · A Few Good Values for the Weekend · Torrontés, and Why Not? Today Show: Hot Drinks for Cold Weather · Ultra Last Minute Super-Duper Wine Gifts …
Tasting Room – http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/tasting-room

Wine News Alert

Argentina-Wine production.
Farming UK – Brighouse,England,UK
Argentina will have the record production of wine for the Southern hemisphere in 2009, totaling 15.25 million hectoliters, compared to the 15.046 in 2008. …
Sampling malbecs, rich, affordable red wines
Baltimore Sun – United States
By Rob Kasper Malbec is a wine for recessionary times. This red, found in the South American aisle of wine shops, is affordable, with plenty of pleasing …
Argentina rising star in wine world
Scranton Times-Tribune – PA, USA
Mouthwatering acids and a nice finish make this a good food wine. I see this graceful wine with Thai food. $11. HHHH 1/2 Crios 2007 Malbec, Mendoza, …
If you’re ready for bold reds, why not try Argentina wines?
San Angelo Standard Times – san angelo,tx,USA
La Linda Malbec is medium-bodied and flavorful, with dried cherry fruit and accents of smoke and spice. The wine finishes a bit tart on its own, …

AWToday 13/01/09

Wine Blogs Alert

S&P warning hits dollar – New Zealand’s source for business, stock …
Argentine wine exports seen growing · Hellaby fix-it pilot unfazed by clouds · Women’s happiness recession proof · Just when the sums were adding up . . . Editors’ Picks. • Baby ‘Zealand-New’ welcomed into world …
Stuff.co.nz – World News – http://www.stuff.co.nz/

Ayrshire geography: Fairtrade water project in Argentina. Water …
By Ayrshiregeography
Fairtrade water project in Argentina. Water from wine!!! A lot of subtitles here but this is a good video to watch. It is short folks! Don’t think I am encouraging you to go and drink wine. NO. Adults only please. …
Ayrshire geography – http://ayrshiregeog.blogspot.com/
The Frugal Oenologist: Vionta Albarino 2006
By Arnulf
Vionta Albarino 2006 · Vivir, Vivir, Ribeira del Duero 2004 · Legado Munoz Garnacha 2004 · Vina Reboreda Ribeiro 2006 · Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007 · Navarro Correas Syrah 2005 · Pascual Toso Torrontes 2007 …
The Frugal Oenologist – http://thefrugaloenologist.blogspot.com/
Vintages Recommendations: January 17th – Argentina Focus – Let’s …
By BP
J & F LURTON FLOR DE TORRONTÉS 2007 -Uco Valley, Mendoza, Reserva – Have never tried this white, but the review is very interesting. $13.95. CLOS DES ANDES 2005 – Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza -(Poesia) –Should be massive and ageworthy, …
Vintages Recommendations – http://vintagesrecommendations.blogspot.com/

2006 Trapiche Malbec Oak Cask (Argentina, Mendoza) – CellarTracker!
They have a very well knowed range of products and is one of the most knowed argentinean winery in the world. In the “Iscay”, Michel Rolland is winemaker and the trapiche Malbec Single vineyard is another very good ranked wine. …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

wine is life: GatoNegro 2008 Malbec
By baldwinegeek
i am always on the lookout for the low priced, high quality wine. i tried this malbec which sells for about $4 a bottle. the nose was spice and blackberry. nothing too complex. the palate was a bit green, but had some nice spice notes …
wine is life – http://baldwinegeek.blogspot.com/

Wine News Alert

Food & Wine: Argentina’s Best Reds for US$ 10 to 20
Argentina’s red wines are one of the great success stories of the past few years—and for good reason. When it comes to bottles that cost …
http://www.foodandwine.com/
Drinks cabinet… By Hamish Martin
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Fairtrade Torrontes Chardonnay 2008 (Co-Op £4.49) is a bargain from Argentina. Fragrant and floral with an attractive citrus edge. …
Table to Table: This Week in Food Events
Washingtonian.com – Washington,DC,USA
Sample some of Argentina’s great wines with Taste DC’s “Argentina: the Next Napa?” Wine specialist Fletcher Henderson will lead the tasting of six to eight …
Nov. 29: Bikes and wineries, and where American music goes to die
Mountain Home News – Mountain Home,ID,USA
Today in Mendoza, we rented bicycles and went on a wine tour. We had to cut it short to make the bus but we went to a wine museum, which had huge …
The Recession Guide to Wine
Martiniboys.com – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
A Shiraz/Malbec blend, it capitalizes on two things that Argentina does well: subtlety and fruitiness. Though the two characteristics seem mutually …

Wine Web Alert

Torrontés, and Why Not? – Tasting Room | Food & Wine
Jan 7, 2009 … To me, Torrontés recalls the aromatic flamboyance of Muscat combined with … Very generally speaking, Torrontés from Mendoza is going to be …

AWToday 12/01/09

Wine Blogs Alert

The Crush: Snaky
By Crush59
At half the price, the Argentine Trapiche, Medalla, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004 comes in as an oak “monster” – it is aged in 100% new oak and this overpowers everything else. It’s hard to discern any fruit. It was much better at 24 hours …
The Crush – http://crushedgrapes.blogspot.com/

Tom and Melody’s Trapiche Malbec (2006)
Trapiche Malbec (2006) · Blog at WordPress.com. • Theme: Garland by Steven Wittens and Stefan Nagtegaal. …
Tom and Melody’s wine blog – http://tomandmelodywine.com/

Case Blog » Playbook
It seems appropriate in the current economic climate to write about a value wine: Clos De Los Siete is an Argentinian-based project of the famed French oenologist Michel Rolland. The vineyard where this wine is made sits at the …
Case Blog – http://www.caseinteractivemedia.com/blog/
Push up Yogi: Malbec Jam up for grabs
By PushupYogi
Malbec Jam up for grabs. So you want to look up some awesome vegetarian recipes? Ah,I thought so. Well, here’s where you go; and if you come up with a way to use Malbec Jam, you get a free bottle of, uh, Malbec Jam. …
http://veggiebelly.blogspot.com/2009/01/exotic-eats-give-away-argentina-win.html

2005 Bodega Renacer Malbec Punto Final Reserva (Argentina, Mendoza …
Big weighty fruit on the tongue with a mix of fresh earth and dark fruit that lets you know this is a malbec. Acid medium low, soft and mild tannins, and medium finish carried by heavily extracted fruit. Although for me this did not …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

2004 Merlot Malbec – Basket Press – Marlborough | Wine information …
Learn more about 2004 Merlot Malbec – Basket Press – Marlborough by visiting our website.
Wine information and facts – http://wine.blogarchive.net/

2006 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Catena (Argentina, Mendoza …
On the nose, akin to a Napa cab, with a touch of that dusty Malbec funk. On the palate, dark fruit with structure, melting away to soft tannins on the moderately long finish. A great choice to accompany grilled meat; worked very well …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

Tierra Brisa Torrontes Chardonnay 2007 Argentina (75cl)– World …
The Torrontes adds a pleasant floral character to the fresh, round, soft Chardonnay in this bargain white. Perfect for parties, it has a touch of sweetness on the finish which gives this easy drinking wine a pleasant mouthfeel. …
World Wines UK – http://world-wines.co.uk/

Taste and Spit, yeah right!!: Torrontes and Apple Pie
By monkey
The grape is Torrontes and is produced from one of my favourite countries of wine, Argentina. This bottle happened to be Norton’s Torrontes and its flavour was as subtle as I would have designed a white wine to be, its colour, …
Taste and Spit, yeah right!! – http://emptywineglass.blogspot.com/

The Frugal Oenologist
By Arnulf
Navarro Correas Syrah 2005 · Pascual Toso Torrontes 2007 · Norton Chardonnay 2007
The Frugal Oenologist – http://thefrugaloenologist.blogspot.com/

ABC Wine Ratings and Reviews
By ABC Wine Ratings and Reviews
Lurton Torrontes 2007
ABC Wine Ratings and Reviews – http://www.abcwinereviews.com/

Trumpeter Torrontes 2008
Trumpeter Torrontes 2008 wine from Argentina, South America.
wine.com presents: products on… – http://www.wine.com/V6/rss/rss.aspx?maxRating=89&priceend=20

Nancy Drew and the 2006 La Posta » Wine Rasa
I opened a bottle of 2006 La Posta Cocina Blend – 60% Malbec, 20% Syrah and 20% Bonarda. Bonarda? What is Bonarda? I had to search for it on the Internet. It’s the second most planted grape variety in Argentina (behind Malbec) – mainly …
Wine Rasa – http://winerasa.com/

Ganbei!: Porteño 2007 Mendoza
By dandan
Grape Variety: Bonarda Malbec Merlot. $3.99 @ astor (on sale). not bad. well balanced. eminently drinkable and works for pairing with any meal (but esp leftovers). not much else to say besides that… Posted by dandan at 1:38 PM …
Ganbei! – http://dandancandrink.blogspot.com/

Wine With Life Please. . .: Low Cost Delicious – Pappradelle and …
I’m an FN DVR Junkie · Crios 2005 Syrah-Bonarda (Argentina) · LoTengo Malbec 2007 (Argentina) · Teriyaki Salmon with Spicy Asian Noodles – My “Kit… ► June (11). The Cellar. dorkgirlsupreme.blogspot.com. -. Other Links …
Wine With Life Please. . . – http://www.winewithlifeplease.org/

Wine Advice by GPCi – Where Passion Meets Reason…: GPCi for Jan …
By Wine – Gaby’s Potential Cellaring index (GPCi)
2007 Chakana Bonarda – $13.95 GPCi – winecurrent.com gave it 3.5 out of 5. it can be cellared until 2014. Another safe bet with a supportive review and for mid term cellaring. My recommendation is the same as with the 2005 Don Eugenio …
Wine Advice by GPCi – Where Passion… – http://gpci.blogspot.com/

Wine News Alert

CCU Announces Overall Volume Increases in 2008
FLEXNEWS – Labege,France
However, its Chilean wine volumes tumbled by almost 11%, while spirit volumes fell by 2.5% last year. Argentina posted a rise in volume of 10.6%, …

AWToday 11/01/09

 Wine Blogs Alert

Coffee Like Wine: Tercos 2006 Malbec
By rsdrinks@gmail.com
I’ve never been a big fan of Malbec in the past (at least the cheap ones I bought for around $10 in the store) because they seemed too harsh and too alcoholic — if memory serves, they tasted like a badly made mixed drink with too much …
Coffee Like Wine – http://coffeelikewine.blogspot.com/
Taste T.O. – Food & Drink In Toronto » Zine Scene – January, 2009
David Lawrason recommends Argentine malbec as one of the best budget-friendly wine styles available. Stéphanie Verge flies with the Green Fairy and samples a selection of absinthe cocktails. Eric Vellend forsakes the offal, trotters and …
Taste TO – Food & Drink In Toronto – http://www.tasteto.com/
Namaste Mofo » Blog Archive » No b.s. wine tasting, my new …
¡Viva el vino argentino! Tags: “Anuva Vinos”. This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 9:27 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. …
Namaste Mofo – http://s54622.gridserver.com/
Fabulous Florida: Art Deco Weekend Festival Jan 16-18, 2009
By Blog Sisters
The theme this year is Deco-Vino-Tango and revolves around the Argentinian Deco Arts. Art Deco Weekend festival is hailed as one of the most popular, entertaining while educational and family and wallet-friendly events in all of Miami. …
Fabulous Florida – http://fabflorida.blogspot.com/
Taste DC’s Argentina- The Next Napa? – Embassy Row Hilton …
Join TasteDC for an educational and fun wine tasting of the great new wines of Argentina. Led by Malbec, consumers are being treated to a huge variety of lush, juicy wines that are both profound and fun to drink. …
Greg’s List – DC: Just Listed Events – http://gregslistdc.com/eventview
Hola Argentina…Adious Mendoza! – Mendoza, Argentina Travel Blog
By TravelPod.com TravelStream(tm)
The last day in Mendoza we decided to do the much hyped up wine tour. You take a bus out to the country and rent bikes and ride around to different wineries. It was okay, but really hot that day and the wineries were much further apart …
TravelPod.com Recent Updates – http://www.travelpod.com/syndication/atom/
This Wine Smells Like Dirt | micheleandtom.com
Someone who could accompany us on our sensory exploration of three emblematic wines of Argentina. Someone who could teach us how to savor a wine, understand it, and appreciate it. Which explains why there is a wine glass full of dirt in …
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Until the Monkey Runs Out… travelling so you dont have to …
By Helen
Mendoza produces around 70% of the wine in Argentina and it would have been rude not to have sampled some, though the drink of choice amongst the youngsters in the hostel was the rather punch packing fernet- which we nicknamed ferret …
Until the Money Runs Out – http://untilthemoneyrunsout.blogspot.com/
itinerary unknown: ::Rewind::
By M & J
Salta is beautiful…we have already taken a bunch of pictures and tomorrow we are off to Cafayate to visit some wineries and take some more pictures of pretty mountains. Yeah….this is too long. Who knows, maybe Jeff will thrill you …
itinerary unknown – http://downandback.blogspot.com/
Gothic Epicures VinCuisine: PORTFOLIO TASTING: Cynthia’s …
By Dean Tudor
-O.Fournier Alfa Crux Tempranillo-Malbec-Merlot 2002 $38 (Ex). ***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms): -Handley Cellars Pinot Gris 2006 California $26 (Cynthia) -Domaine De LaGasqui Vallat des Taches 2005 …
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2005 Masi Tupungato Corbec Appassimento La Arboleda (Argentina …
2005 Masi Tupungato Corbec Appassimento La Arboleda (Argentina, Mendoza). $$ FIND THIS WINE on WINE-SEARCHER.COM $$ … Vineyard, La Arboleda. Country, Argentina. Region, Mendoza. SubRegion, n/a. Appellation, n/a … Wines of Mendoza …
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Women & Wine : 5 Wine Pairings for the Golden Globe Best Picture …
When I think of secrets, I think to drink wines from Salta in Argentina. This area is not so much of a secret to those ‘in the know’ but rather a place where gorgeous wine is being made by pre-eminent wines makers like Paul Hobbs. …
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2004 Zolo Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva (Argentina, Mendoza …
A look at the world of wine … Tagged: 2004 Zolo, Argentina, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Reserva. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. …
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Trapiche Malbec (2006) « Tom and Melody’s wine blog
I chose this Malbec because I knew it would hold up to our spicy dinner. If I remember correctly, Tom bought this wine at Trader Joe’s in Ann Arbor for a very reasonable price. In the glass, this wine is a deep purple with a nose of …
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Tasty Wine – Chakana 2006 Reserve Malbec Argentina « Five12’s Blog
Tasty Wine – Chakana 2006 Reserve Malbec Argentina. 10-Jan-2009. I recently really enjoyed this wine:. http://www.gremolata.com/Wines/408-Chakana-Reserve-Malbec.aspx. Purchased for around $20 at the LCBO on Dundas & Ossington …
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2006 Tikal Patriota (Argentina, Mendoza) – CellarTracker!
60% Bonarda and 40% Malbec. On the same day I had a bottle of Bonarda by itself and I found it too floral. The 60/40 blend works much better. The Malbec adds its usual cocoa, smokey, dark fruit, leather taste and really calms the fresh …
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The Vines Blind Tastings | Vines of Mendoza Blog
Today we tasted through 3 Torrontes, one from San Juan, and two from Cayfayate(a province in the north of Argentina). One will be in our spring Acequia Wine Club, but I won’t be giving away those secrets just yet… …
Vines of Mendoza Blog – http://www.vinesofmendoza.com/blog/

2008 Maipe Bonarda (Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo …
2008 Maipe Bonarda (Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo). $$ FIND THIS WINE on WINE-SEARCHER.COM $$. Vintage, 2008. Type, Red. Producer, Maipe. Variety, Bonarda. Designation, n/a. Vineyard, n/a. Country, Argentina. Region, Mendoza …
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2006 Finca Las Moras Cabernet Sauvignon (Argentina, San Juan …
Producer website. FINCA LAS MORAS This winery is located in Tullum valley in San Juan at 630 mts high. The most exotic wine of winery is “Mora Negra”, is a blend with malbec and bonarda. But the company have a real good wine range. …
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Wine News Alert

Wine experts gather in Melbourne
Weekly Times Now – Southbank,Victoria,Australia
IMPROVING international supply chains for wine will be the focus of a workshop starting in Melbourne tomorrow. Experts from the US, Argentina, South Africa, …
Travel blog: Argentinean wine tasting with the French
TravelBite.co.uk – London,UK
We have come to Cafayate in the north-west of Argentina, to do some exploring, and sample some wine. Cafayate, a small, very touristy town is blessed with …
Fareway opens department, offers more choices
SW Iowa News – Council Bluffs,IA,USA
Malbec from Gascon from Argentina a full-bodied red wine with peppery notes, he added. There’s also Albarino from Codax from Spain, a medium-bodied white …