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AWToday 20/01/09

 Wine Blogs Alert

Welcome! Milonga – Argentine Tango
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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 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 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 10/01/09

Wine Podcasts

Torrontes
Torrontes is a virtually unknown varietal in the United States, but is actually the most widely planted white wine grape in Argentina, Chile, and parts of Spain. Listen to this podcast for a wine adventure that will enhance your understanding of Argentinian white wines.
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UK Wine Show 116 Mariela Molinari of Catena on altitude effects on wine
Bodega Catena Zapata has high elevation vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina producing world-class wines. We spoke to Mariela Molinari, assistant winemaker, to find out how altitude affects wine.  More Details >>
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3 Wine Guys
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Malbec 2003, Argentina Podcast
Where have we been?
Where have we been? Hello, fellow wine lovers! We have to sincerely apologize for not posting a new episode for about a month and a half. We would love to say that we were busy jetting off to the wine regions of Chile, Argentina,…
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The Wines of Argentina
Although Argentina is the world’s 5th largest in wine production, and 6th largest in consumption, how much do we really know about its wines and vines? With Argentine wines becoming more readily available, it really helps to have a sense of the geography of the country, what kind of wines they grow, and more importantly, what do they taste like?
Show #162(54-28 min 20 MB)
Wine for Newbies 37–Chile and Argentina
Two South American countries producing great wines and great values. And yes, Machu Picchu is in Peru, not Chile!
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Argentina: Not Just Malbec!
Argentina first planted winegrapes around 1557, they’re not exactly wine newbies. Alejandro Audisio joins us from Buenos Aires to tell us about the variety and qualities of the wines from his country.
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-11888/TS-26151.mp3 
The Wine Experience Daily Show
The Wine Experience – Argentina’s Catena Malbec

Wine Blogs Alert

The Eclectic Dilettante: Alamos Malbec Seleccion 2007
By Eclectic Dilettante
Area: Argentina, Mendoza; Grape: Malbec; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: Black 86, Dilettante 85. Description: The nose is full of ripe blueberry and fruitcake. The attack is bright and fruity. Flavors of cherry, cassis and boysenberry are …
The Eclectic Dilettante – http://eclectic-dilettante.blogspot.com/

Serious Grape: New Year, New Wine | Serious Eats
It can be as easy as making your next wine-by-the-glass pick not your familiar California Merlot, but an Argentinian Malbec. If you love Pinot Noir, for instance, why not explore the red wines of Austria? If you love big, bold reds why …
Serious Eats – http://www.seriouseats.com/

Veggie Belly: Exotic Eats Give Away – Argentina. Win a Bottle of …
By veggie belly
The Historias y Sabores (history and flavor) chocolate factory in Mendoza, particularly had very delicious chocolates, liquors and jams. Surrounded by the smells of caramel, limoncello and wine, I thought of my readers and how much …
Veggie Belly – http://veggiebelly.blogspot.com/

WHWC
Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): “The 2006 Quimera reveals a similar luxurious personality, layers of flavor, and a finish that just won’t quit. This sensational wine can be enjoyed in its succulent youth but should still be going strong in …
WHWC – Wine – http://www.whwc.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WHWC-WHWC-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewSearch-CategorySearch?CategoryName=WINE

Chicago Reader Blogs: Free Shit
Wines include Domaine de Coyeaux Muscat de Beaumes de Venise (France), Oremus Late Harvest Tokaji (Hungary), Santa Julia Late Harvest Torrontes “Tardio” (Argentina), and Warre’s Otima 10 Tawny Port (Portugal). Images: …
Free Shit – Chicago Reader – http://blogs.chicagoreader.com/freeshit/

Sentir le Bouchon!: Well I Never
By rodbod
Mendel Malbec ’06, under a rather decent cork, was a revelation. My mental shorthand for Malbec says “beefy bruiser”, but these guys have taken it to places entirely new to me. Light in body (all things are relative, of course: for an …
Sentir le Bouchon! – http://smellthecork.blogspot.com/

2005 Bodega Mendel Malbec (Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo …
Plush and substantial, this Malbec tastes of blackberry, blueberry and loamy, mineral-laden earth. Nice acidity to go with the big tannins. All-in-all, very good juice (although the heat is slightly distracting). …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Winemaker Night is back in action at The Vines of Mendoza! | Vines …
Clos de los Siete 2007 (48% Malbec, 28% Merlot, 12% Cabernet, and 12% Syrah) The star on the label has seven points symbolizing ambition and conviction, and to tell the truth it does indeed acheive that. Dark ruby color with velvety …
Vines of Mendoza Blog – http://www.vinesofmendoza.com/blog/

Found a great Malbec! – Club Stogie Cigar Discussion Forum
Found a great Malbec! Food, Wine, & Drink Forum. … tzaddi’s Icons. Re: Found a great Malbec! I can’t hear Malbec without thinking roasted lamb and Argentina. tzaddi is offline. tzaddi. View Public Profile · Visit tzaddi’s homepage! …
Club Stogie Cigar Discussion Forum – http://www.clubstogie.com/vb/

Malbec el Galpón
The Malbec from Argentina can be dark and powerful. This one has those qualities, although somewhat simple in composition, at a fair price of $11 or so. In this price range they tend to be simple, but they often carry a nice flavor …
elGalpón – http://unicoelgalpon.wordpress.com/
Que Syrah Syrah | Wine Tonite!
I won’t know for a while if I even came close until it gets bottled after 14 months of barrel aging. In the meantime, let’s try a flight of some Syrah from 3 very different regions of the world: Australia, France and Argentina. …
Wine Tonite! – http://www.winetonite.com/
Wine Notes: Three Italians and an Argentinian « eat. drink. cook …
Wine Notes: Three Italians and an Argentinian. 10 January 2009. One of my goals this year is to learn more about wine. I have started writing notes to find out which wines I like more and to use that to expand the repertoire of wines I …
eat. drink. cook. travel. – http://eatdrinkcooktravel.wordpress.com/

Wine News Alert

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

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

AWToday 07/01/09

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2007 Pure Love Wines Malbec Layer Cake (Argentina, Mendoza …
Layer Cake makes so pretty good vino. This is not the best Melbec I have ever had but I do like the gamey notes and dark fruit. Mid pallet could be a bit better. But the balance is ok. I would buy this again. (862 views) …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

What about Malbec? – CityPulse
But it thrives in the Mendoza region of Argentina, where abundant sunshine and cool nights typically produce a soft, dark, approachable wine, with decent mid-term aging potential. Plus, it represents great value when contrasted with …
CityPulse – http://npaper-wehaa.com/citypulse;see-last

The Wine Curmudgeon: Wine of the week: Tamar Malbec Reserva 2007
The wine, from Argentina, is not especially tannic or harsh, and the dark berry fruit is fresh and lively. Best yet, it’s not too jammy, as many malbecs at this price are. The Tamarai a step up from the Yellow + Blue, one of my favorite …
The Wine Curmudgeon – http://www.winecurmudgeon.com/my_weblog/
Up-Starts…Buenos Aires: Top Five survival tips for spending New …
By Jonathan
Argentine wines are very expensive in Uruguay. Bring over a couple of bottles in your bag and you won’t regret it. The temptation to bring red wine will be great, but with the heat and the fish, white wine is the way to go. …
Up-Starts…Buenos Aires – http://tutoramigos.blogspot.com/
A Work in Progress: Food & Wine, February 2009
By Vicki
Is Wine in Half-Bottles Fully Worth It? – Lettie Teague writes about her half-bottle experiences. Argentina’s Best Reds for $10 to $20 – I love Argentinian reds, now I have a list of new ones to try. Dinner with a Deity, …
A Work in Progress – http://madball911.blogspot.com/

2004 Viña Cobos Chardonnay Bramare Marchiori Vineyard (Argentina …
2004 Viña Cobos Chardonnay Bramare Marchiori Vineyard (Argentina, Mendoza). $$ FIND THIS WINE on WINE-SEARCHER.COM $$. Vintage, Type, Producer, Variety, Designation, Vineyard, Country … Wines of Mendoza. © 2003-09 CellarTracker! LLC. …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

jamie goode’s wine blog: Nicolas Catena Zapata, a first growth …
By Jamie
Tonight’s wine is a serious effort from Argentina, in a grand bottle that weighs 1.2 kg empty! Actually, I opened it last night, but was confused. Either this was a top class wine being judged very early in its life, or it was a rather …
jamie goode’s wine blog – http://www.wineanorak.com/blog/

2006 Trapiche Torrontés (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”, Michell Rollad 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

www.mnftiu.cc » Blog Archive » Malbec
Just sold a bottle of organic Malbec . . . customer seemed very pleased. What can I say? “We endeavor to give satisfaction.” About to make some more fresh bread for the evening rush . . . I’ll let you know how the customers react . …
www.mnftiu.cc – http://www.mnftiu.cc/
DAILY WINE TASTING: 2007 Don Miguel Gascon Malbec 88 points
By rich board
Don Miguel Gascon 2007 Malbec (Mendoza) $10. A beautiful inky purple color and the flavor to match; With a fat palate of blueberry liqueur, blackberry, black plum and fudge. This red is dense, but yet still balanced with tons of flavor. …
DAILY WINE TASTING – http://dailywinetasting.blogspot.com/
The Frugal Oenologist: Navarro Correas Syrah 2005
By Arnulf
Navarro Correas Syrah 2005 · Pascual Toso Torrontes 2007 · Norton Chardonnay 2007 · Freixenet Cava Brut · Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino 2002 · ► 2008 (16). ► December (15). Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2008 · Don David Tannat Reserve …
The Frugal Oenologist – http://thefrugaloenologist.blogspot.com/

Buying Argentinean Wine | ABC article directory
Bonarda is a little-known Italian grape which when grown on Argentine soils, becomes a fruity marvel. Malbec is a Bordeaux grape, which in native France makes rather tannic wines. It’s taken to Argentina like a duck to water, …
ABC Article Directory | Submit… – http://www.abcarticledirectory.com/

Mendoza
We sampled Torrontes, Bonarda, Malbec and had a special tasting of their Grand Reserve, one of Argentina’s best Malbecs. Barrels used for aging, originally uploaded by dollop. Next we had a tank and barrel tasting at the large, …
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wine the blog: odds and ends for Tues
By alan
Maipe Bonarda Argentina 2008 an up and coming varietal from argentina…but not this one…again a pretty color but chunky dull fruit, not interesting at all… Prunier VS Cognac an old family run cognac with hints of orange and …
wine the blog – http://winetheblog.blogspot.com/

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Wines of Argentina | Wine Regions
Argentina: the ideal terroir. Covering a territory of 3.761.274 km², Argentina holds an outstanding natural richness, where peaks and prairies, …

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Argentine wine holds up to test of time; bag-in-box wine wows
El Paso Times – El Paso,TX,USA
… this wine is Villa Magna, which is taken from the name of a small Italian village, and is owned by an American corporation of Italian-Argentine roots. …

Corkheads: Wine resolutions
Inside Bay Area – Oakland,CA,USA
I can think of no other red wine that delights merlot and cabernet sauvignon drinkers alike as much as Malbec. Argentina’s grape, particularly those grown …
A wine fan’s New Year’s resolutions
Bradenton Herald – FL, United States
Last year’s winner was the 2007 Bodega Norton Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina: chocolate-cherry aromas and flavors; soft, ripe and mellow; $9. …
The year of the egg and other culinary food trends
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sarasota,FL,USA
“Look beyond traditional varietals from the “big boy” wine regions and enjoy markedly lower prices on surprisingly delectable wines: Argentina’s Torrontes …
Increase your wine knowledge by 132%: same grape, different region
Examiner.com – USA
These potent wines are nothing like their fruitier counterparts in Mendoza. They last for ages, too—so go ahead and try older vintages. …
Discover more about wine
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – Rochester,NY,USA
There’s a reason so many drinking toasts compare a bottle of fine wine with a good friend: Who wants to savor a saucy Sauvignon, a mellow Malbec, …

AWToday 06/01/09

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Iron Chef on “Trapiche Viña Victorio Coletto Malbec 2004”
By Norman
Trapiche Viña Victorio Coletto Malbec 2004 · New Year’s Wine! ► 2008 (119). ► December (17) …

What To Drink In Argentina? Enjoy Wine And Mate As You Study …
Today it is the fourth major wine manufacture in the globe, especially attractive to those who want to study Spanish and discover a new culture. Mendoza is the region where most of the Argentinean vineyards are found. …
Latest articles from Isnare.com – http://www.isnare.com/

The 2008 Top Ten Wines under $20
Learn About Wine. … Altocedro, Malbec, Mendoza 2007 $18.99. 7. Loosen Brothers “Dr. L” Mosel, Germany 2007 $8.99. 8. Terrazas de los Andes, Malbec, Mendoza 2006 $18.99. 9. ALTOS Del Duraton, Castilla y Leon, Spain 2005 $9.99 …
Blog – http://learnaboutwine.com/blog/

Wine of the Week – Food & Drink – Wine of the Week – Gambit Weekly …
Mendoza, Argentina / $16-$20 Retail. Grapes for this engaging, high-quality wine were sourced from cool-climate vineyards 3000 feet above sea level and planted nearly a century ago. A great value, it was made from 100 percent Malbec and …
Gambit Weekly Site Feed – http://www.bestofneworleans.com/

Startmakingchocolate.com Niche News » The Chronicle Wine …
The Chronicle Wine Selections Argentine Malbec San Francisco Chronicle, USA -16 hours ago. Sexy, complex nose of tarry blackberry, rich espresso, chocolate and violet with background hints of loam and smoke. Accessible flavors of anise, …
Startmakingchocolate.com Niche News – http://startmakingchocolate.com/making-chocolate/

2006 Clos de los Siete (Michel Rolland) Clos de Los Siete …
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 (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

Reflections from Grapeland « Reflections from Grapeland
It’s not that 40+-year-olds can’t be part of the tech generation, it’s that the world of Argentine wine and Japanese sake importing always seems so distant from the front lines of the revolution. I’m calling these periodic posts …
Reflections from Grapeland – http://vineconnections.wordpress.com/

2007 Bodega NQN Viñedos de la Patagonia Picada 15 (Argentina …
Tasted by hankj on 6/14/2008 & rated 83 points: I’m not qualified to rate this wine, as it seems too new to tell what’s up with it. there is bell pepper in the nose, which I generally don’t like. It was slightly effervescent when I …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

2005 Altos Las Hormigas Malbec (Argentina, Mendoza) – CellarTracker!
Tasted by SadofskyDS on 7/23/2007: S. thought this was off, but it was just heavy malbec without lightness of character. not musty, but the structure overtook the flavour. I would not buy this again. some lees present in the last glass. …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Zolo 2006 Malbec – Red Wine | Great Wines – Wine Supplies
Red Wine by Zolo from Argentina, South America. Argentina’s flagship varietal. Deep purple color, with intense aromas and tastes of black fruits, plums, and.
Great Wines – Wine Supplies – http://www.newgreatwine.com/

The Chronicle Wine Selections Argentine Malbec | Vines of Mendoza Blog
By Lynne Char Bennett Friday, January 2, 2009 Malbec, one of the six red Bordeaux grape varieties, has come into its own in Argentina. It is usually used.
Vines of Mendoza Blog – http://www.vinesofmendoza.com/blog/

Culinary Wine & Food Adventures: Organic wine match of the day …
By Randy Caparoso:
At least that’s what goes on in my mind when I pop a bottle of Argentina’s 2008 Pircas Negras Torrontés (about $10); a luscious white wine made from a grape originally indigenous to Galicia in Spain, but which has evolved as Argentina’s …
Culinary Wine & Food Adventures – http://culinarywineandfood.blogspot.com/

Our Vino of the Day
By Caren and Jordan
2006 Alta Vista Premium Torrontes This wine made … 2005 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc This… 2005 Fielding Hills Merlot This Merlot is from a … ► November (12). 2005 Radio-Coteau Sonoma Coast La Neblina This Pi. …
Our Vino of the Day – http://ourvino.blogspot.com/

2006 St. Lucas Torrontés Estate Bottled (Argentina, Mendoza …
2006 St. Lucas Torrontés Estate Bottled (Argentina, Mendoza). $$ FIND THIS WINE on WINE-SEARCHER.COM $$. Vintage, Type, Producer, Variety, Designation, Vineyard, Country … Torrontes: the White Wine of Argentina · Wines of Argentina …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

BenMarco Malbec 2006
“The 2006 Malbec (with 10% Bonarda) received 11 months in 50% new French oak and 50% 1 year American oak. Purple-colored, it offers an attractive toasty, smoky nose with notes of earth and black cherry. Medium-bodied and elegant, …
wine.com presents: products Red… – http://www.wine.com/v6/rss/rss.aspx?N=13+124&Ntk=All&Ntt=red&D=red

Grape Sense – A Glass Half Full: Col. No. 6 – Lots of Options for …
By hwh
Rose of Malbec from top Female Producer · Grape Sense, #3 – Merlot’s Big Comeback · The Perplexing Bonarda Grape · Fabulous Pinot Noir from Robert Stemmler Wineries · If You Go to Cleveland – Visit Lola’s · Col. No. …
Grape Sense – A Glass Half Full – http://redforme.blogspot.com/

Vintwined: #4, 3, 2, 1…
By Erin McGrath
At less than $10, Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda 2006 from Argentina is a marvelous value. And finally… …one of the loveliest bottles of Champagne I’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy. I am in no way a Champagne guru, though I am slowly …
Vintwined – http://vintwined.blogspot.com/

Tour to the end of the world: I like Argentinian wine
By Rosemary
… they charge for tasting and a tour in most places, but I have found it interesting to learn about wine making, as the Australian wineries I have been to don’t do tours. We went touring in 2 places, Cafayate and Mendoza. …
Tour to the end of the world – http://tourtotheendoftheworld.blogspot.com/

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Wines of Argentina | Contact
Wines of Argentina UK Somerset House Somerset Road Teddington Middlesex TW 11 8RL. Phone: +44 (0) 20 8973 4022/4023. Fax: +44 (0) 20 8973 4181 …

Cork’d | Wine Reviews for Trapiche Origen
Ratings and Cellaring for Trapiche Origen, Trapiche, Salta Province, Argentina, Torrontes. The simple way to review and share wine.

Argentine Wine Exporters Toast Peso Devaluation – The Financial …
Most of Argentina’s wine shipments go to the United States, Germany, Holland, Brazil, Denmark, Japan, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. …

The Chronicle Wine Selections Argentine Malbec
Argentine Malbec, with its rich, dark fruit and relatively soft tannins, is sharing the stage with New World Merlot as an accessible, easy-to-taste wine, …

Cork’d | Wine Reviews for 2007 Crios Malbec
Ratings and Cellaring for 2007 Crios Malbec, Crios De Susana Balbo, Mendoza Province, Argentina, Malbec. The simple way to review and share wine.

Wine Library TV Forums :: View topic – Chicago: February 24, 2009 …
What: A February 2009 Chicago tasting focused on the Malbec varietal – the … Format: A general tasting of the Malbec grape (Argentinian bottlings only) …

 

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1770 House: A Delightful Journey For Your Palate
Hamptons.com – Southampton,NY,USA
The wine pairing, a Vistalba ‘Corte C’ 2004 Malbec from Argentina was just okay and the bottle may have been open a bit too long. To cleanse our palates, …

Singe city
New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
Flying into Mendoza on a hot day is like arriving in the middle of a dust storm …
Wine of the Week: 2007 Silvertop Torrontes
Tampabay.com – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
… Torrontes (about $7 at wine shops and big box stores) hails from the high, semiarid, earthquake-shivered vineyards of Argentina’s Mendoza wine region. …
Singe city
NZ Herald Hamilton Metro – Hamilton,New Zealand
Malbec’s smoky aromas, meaty flavours and staunch tannic backbone just so happen to taste really good with Argentina’s most popular food: asado – grilled …
Books about wine
Houston Chronicle – United States
Info: The four-course dinner will showcase the famed Argentine parrillada mixed grill paired with the 2005 Don Humberto Canale Malbec from Patagonia. …
“Swing” Serves up a Tasty, Fun Show
Berthoud Recorder – CO, USA
We accompanied our meal with a few glasses of my favorite type of wine, Malbec (Broquel from Mendoza, Argentina), which was spicy and smooth and went fairly …
Organic wine match of the day: Pircas Negras Torrontes
Examiner.com – USA
by Randy Caparoso, Denver Wine Examiner At least that’s what goes on in my mind when I pop a bottle of Argentina’s 2008 Pircas Negras Torrontés (about $10); …
De l’Argentine à New York, ou Paul Auster et le Torrontes
Actualitté.com – France
… Auster et lui confier son manuscrit, Cousin envisage le vin paradoxal que livre le cépage Torrontes, à mi-chemin entre un blanc sec et doux à la fois. …

 

AWToday 05/01/09

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AWToday 04/01/09

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2 Days per Bottle: Argentina
By dhonig
Ushuaia, Argentina: The bottom of the world. 3 days ago. San Francisco Wine Enthusiasts Guild · December Walk Around Taste Off. 3 days ago. WineLoversPage.com · 30 Second Wine Advisor: Recession-busting bubbly. 3 days ago …
2 Days per Bottle – http://2daysperbottle.blogspot.com/

Supermarket Wine: 2008 Las Moras Bonarda, San Juan
Supermarket Wine: 2008 Las Moras Bonarda, San Juan.
Supermarket Wine – http://www.supermarketwine.com/

2005 Finca Dubois Bonarda (Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de Uco …
2005 Finca Dubois Bonarda (Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de Uco, Tupungato). $$ FIND THIS WINE on WINE-SEARCHER.COM $$. Vintage, Type, Producer, Variety, Designation, Vineyard, Country, Region, SubRegion, Appellation …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

The Whinery: Buen Vino de la Argentina – Si!
By Mrs Big Dubya
Buen Vino de la Argentina – Si! 24 · We’re Twitter Tweeple · C’mon, Can I get a Woop Woop? Mr. October · Don’t let it be forgot that once there was a spot,… ► September (3). Summer Abroad · Vacation · OOO RAH! …
The Whinery – http://thewhineryclub.blogspot.com/

2002 Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva Viña Hormigas (Argentina …
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 (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

Enoteca – Fine Wine & Beer – Gourmet Wine and Beer Store and …
Red Wine El Portillo Malbec 2007 (Mendoza, Argentina) This deep ruby red wine with shades of violet boasts aromas of plums, blackberries and ripe red fruits. Soft and velvety on the palate with lush fruit flavors and a well rounded …
Enoteca – Fine Wine & Beer – http://www.corkjoy.com/

Sacramento : Wednesday Wine Tasting–The Argentinian Growth Market
A Collective Listing Of Food And Wine Tasting Events In Most Major Cities Around The World. Beer And Spirit Tasting Events As Well.
Sacramento Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Sacramento-Wine/

Wine With Life Please. . .: Crown Pork Roast for the New Year
Search Wine with Life Please… for wines, recipes, cookbook and restaurant reviews. Enjoy! … Wine Links. Gascon Wines (Argentina) · Vines of Medoza (Argentina) · Wines from Spain. We are trying to drink as much wine as possible! …
Wine With Life Please. . . – http://www.winewithlifeplease.org/

where to get cheap wine?? | Living in or moving to Hong Kong …
Discussion regarding where to get cheap wine?? at Hong Kong expat forums’ Living in or moving to Hong Kong discussions. View original post and user responses.
AsiaXPAT Forums – Living in or… – http://hongkong.asiaxpat.com/forums/living-in-or-moving-to-hong-kong/

The Frugal Oenologist: Pascual Toso Torrontes 2007
By Arnulf
Pascual Toso Torrontes 2007. This is by way of a caveat, do not buy this wine! The PLCB is displaying it prominently and pushing it as a great bargain at $7.99 in every store around Harrisburg, and normally it would be, but evidently, …
The Frugal Oenologist – http://thefrugaloenologist.blogspot.com/

2008 Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontés (Argentina, Salta …
Tasted by Ranieri on 1/3/2009 & rated 84 points: Tudo o que se pode esperar de um puro Torrontes novo. No nariz um festival de frutas e flores, alegre e muito marcante. Na boca, sem dúvida, um vinho básico e jovem demais. …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

wine is life: Elsa Bianchi Torrontes 2007
By baldwinegeek
Elsa Bianchi Torrontes 2007 · Kung Fu Girl 2007 Riesling · Alta Vista 2005 Malbec …
wine is life – http://baldwinegeek.blogspot.com/

MissCellany – Malbec wine question for Josh or Brandy
By MissCellany
Malbec wine question for Josh or Brandy, [Jan. 3rd, 2009|12:53 pm]. Previous Entry · Add to Memories · Tell a Friend · Next Entry. What was the brand/vintner and year for the Malbec wine you guys had? …
MissCellany – http://shscanlon.livejournal.com/

City Frische Markt » Blog Archive » 2006 Bodegas Escorihuela …
Just crisp and delicious in the way I so often have heard others describe good Malbec but rarely realize for myself. Palate mirrors the ripe fruit on the nose but adds additional elements of tobacco leaf, brown sugar, and a touch of …
City Frische Markt – http://cityfrischemarkt.de/

 

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Newsvine – Argentine Wine and Tapas – The Grapevine (Washington …
if I could, I’d join this evening of fun – but I am not able. Maybe one of you would enjoy a new vino! Read on!

Wine Witch – Fantastic, Affordable Wine Suggestions » Blog Archive …
Trapiche Merlot 2006 Argentina Wine Witch wine review rated this wine 3.5 of … The 2006 Trapiche Merlot would be a good match for Southern (tomato based) …

CulinaryColorado: Four for Your Foodie Calendar
By ClaireWalter
… Wine Focus (January 28-31) that features such varied events as the MasterChef Challenge, the Grand Tasting, Celebrity Chef Ski Race and Awards Luncheon and a choice of either the Argentine wine or Brazilian cocktail seminar. …
CulinaryColorado – http://culinary-colorado.blogspot.com/

Mendozan Wines: What Makes them so Good | Expose
When a foreigner thinks of wine from Argentina, they will almost always associate it with Mendoza. The majority of exported wines are from Mendoza, and the Mendozan wines are so good that they are starting to win many international …
Expose – http://exposebuenosaires.com/

The Wine Log Blog: Mostly South America
By Jason Zacarias
I’m always reminded of salty licorice candy or preserved salty sour plums when I have a good Argentine Malbec, and those characteristics were certainly evident here. 94 from Wine Spectator: flashy and seductive, blue fruits, …
The Wine Log Blog – http://winelogblog.blogspot.com/

Best wines have sense of novelty
Scranton Times – Scranton,PA,USA
The first torrontes to ring my bell was Trivento 2007 Mendoza Torrontes … Other worthwhile torrontes I’ve tried include those by Crios and Luigi Bosca. …
Cork’d | Wine Reviews for Pascual Toso Reserve Malbec 2007
Ratings and Cellaring for Pascual Toso Reserve Malbec 2007, Bodegas Y Vinedos Pascual Toso, Mendoza Province, Argentina, Malbec.

 

 

 

AWToday 03/01/09

Wine Blogs Alert

2006 Domaine Jean Bousquet Malbec Reserva (Argentina, Mendoza …
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 (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0
Four Argentine Wines among the Top 100 of Wine Spectator
The most influential American publication on consumption included four Argentine wines with more than 90 points, three from Mendoza and one from Salta. Last year only 2 were listed. Here, the complete list…
http://www.investinmendoza.com/2008/12/15/four-argentine-wines-among-the-top-100-of-wine-spectator/
The Home of Cato the Censor: Wine Duel of Classic, Old Wines Reloaded
By catothecensor
On the red corner we have a Viña el Cerno Syrah vintage 1999, and on the blue corner, we have a Trapiche Syrah vintage 1996. Both wines hail from Maipú in the Mendoza province of Argentina. The most traditional wine region of that …
The Home of Cato the Censor – http://catothecensor.blogspot.com/
GrapeLeavesOnline – Happy New Year from Grape Leaves Online
Port Wine Tasting 1/16. Inaguration Celebration – Champagne and Other Bubbles 1/16. Vertical Tasting at Gadino Cellars 1/17. Keswick Vineyards Wine Cruise Reception 1/24. Wines of Argentina at the Argentine Embassy 1/29 …
GrapeLeavesOnline RSS Feed – http://www.grapeleavesonline.com/

Credit Crunch Drinking: Why Malbec is a good buy on a wine list
By Fiona Beckett
Take Malbec, for example. Not a hugely familiar grape variety just as Argentina, from which most of it comes these days, is a less well-known wine producing country. Result? Malbecs tend to be fairly priced on most wine lists. …
Credit Crunch Drinking – http://creditcrunchdrinking.blogspot.com/

2003 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Catena (Argentina, Mendoza …
I’m not a Malbec fan, but the scent melted my heart: lavender, red meat, earth and vegetation and a bright red toned fruitiness. Unfortunately just a couple swirls later the nose had become an oaky mess: dill and chocolate/coffeed oak …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

2006 Malbec – Oak aged – Trapiche Estate – Currently Not Available …
2006 Malbec – Oak aged – Trapiche Estate – Currently Not Available. Dark red with hints of violet, intense and appealing in colour, predominant juicy aromas of berries and plum jam, the light oak enhanced into a vanilla, biscuity touch …
World Wines UK – http://world-wines.co.uk/

Tasting a Couple of Obscure Varietals: Aglianico & Bonarda
By CabFrancoPhile
The other half of bargain offered in the title of this post comes by way of Mendoza, Argentina. Mendoza is well known for its Malbec with other Bordeaux varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon garnering most of the remainder of the attention. Bonarda, though, seems to have carved out its own niche and is either the most or second most widely planted grape in Argentina (depending of what you read). …
The Cab Franco Files – http://thecabfrancofiles.blogspot.com/

Mogulette-in-the-making: Beat the Recession with Multiple Streams …
By Carmina Pérez
When Rodrigo visited the vineyard he was mesmerized by the crisp, clean air and beautiful countryside, as well as by the smooth, distinct flavor of the local Malbec and Torrontes grapes, along with the Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots, …
Mogulette-in-the-making – http://mogulette.blogspot.com/

Tasting Room Confidential: Cheap Wines for Recessionary Times
Quara Torrontes, Argentina $12.99. For two bucks more than the Tarapaca, this puppy is loaded with everything you want in a crisp white: fresh fruit of the citric and melon type, lively acidity, and a sharp clean finish that make you …
Tasting Room Confidential – http://tastingroomconfidential.blogspot.com/

Are you drinking wine? Or water? – Uncorked in Calgary
beringer pergolas pedro spain sale founder’s estate shelley boettcher calgary herald · therapy · Tinhorn Creek Merlot B.C. Shelley Boettcher Calgary Herald futures 2007 2009 cellar wine shop · top 100 · torrontes viognier pachanga …
Uncorked in Calgary – http://communities.canada.com/calgaryherald/blogs/uncorked/default.aspx

Out with the Old, In with the New: Wine Trends of 2009 – Wine
Aromatic whites from the likes of Argentina – let’s give it up for Torrontes! – and Portugal – we’re talking about you, Vino Verde – are leading the pack for value at this price point, and – happily – American wine merchants are …
Wine – http://discover.winecountry.com/wine/

The Frugal Oenologist: Norton Chardonnay 2007
By Arnulf
Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2008 · Don David Tannat Reserve 2004 · Alamos Torrontes 2007 · Carlos Basso Sauvignon Blanc 2007 · Valdubon 2006 · Don David Torrontes Reserve 2006 · Norton Malbec 2006 · Vionta Albarino 2006 · Gougenheim Malbec …
The Frugal Oenologist – http://thefrugaloenologist.blogspot.com/

Wine Podcasts

ABigSlice :: Argentinian wines podcasts
ABigSlice :: A Year of Wine – http://abigslice.typepad.com/radio/

Wine Web Alert

Wine Zone – Virgin Wines
Argentinean Malbec is THE red wine for barbeques. Powerful, smooth, fruity and full of character and spice, this really is Argentinean wine at its best. …

Argentina O. Fournier
For O. Fournier it is essential not only to produce high-quality wines but also … The O Fournier wine empire is relatively recent and includes Spain and …
2005 NQN Vinedos Patagonia Malbec Lonko Estate Single : Wine …
2005 NQN Vinedos Patagonia Malbec Lonko Estate Single. Prices and availability at all online wine stores.

Wine News Alert

Anthony Rose: The buyer’s guide to 2009
Independent – London,England,UK
Argentinian reds, juicy malbec in particular, should play a starring role in 2009. And just as Australia loses out on the reds front, New Zealand sauvignon …
Winter Getaway: Discovering Winter Wineries
findingDulcinea – New York,New York,USA
Wine is still “the main draw,” however, and visitors can easily taste a wide variety of pours, such as “blends like Torrontes” and “Argentina’s signature …