Archive for the ‘Buenos Aires’ Tag

AWToday 03/11/08

Wine News

Love, Buenos Aires-style
Chicago Sun-Times – United States
Stop in one of its upscale restaurants for a $6 glass of Malbec red wine along the docks. But then head a few blocks east to the Costanera. …

Pendock’s Pick:
The Times – Johannesburg,Gauteng,South Africa
… flavours of red fruit and vanilla and you want to follow Lou Reed and take a walk on the wild side, this exciting blend of Malbec and shiraz is for you. …

Cafayate Wine Resort Review | The Northwest | Fodor’s Hotel Reviews
Read the Fodor’s review of Cafayate Wine Resort, or post your own.
Price freeze on quality wine as glut and credit crunch hit
The West Australian – Perth,Western Australia,Australia
He said he was conscious consumers could turn to cheaper wine from Chile and Argentina and was not planning to increase prices for the next 12 months. …
All That’s Wrong With Global Wine Is in This Bottle: Review
Bloomberg – USA
… wine — in fact, it’s a very carefully made wine — but it is not the kind of wine that expresses the best coming out of Argentina’s Mendoza Valley, …

Wine Blogs

Malbec on 150th
By Daniel
Walking into The Beaumont on 150th last night, I felt at ease with the marble inlay and incredible decor of this gorgeous apartment building. My comfort and Janis’s wonderful ability to host (and project her voice) made this evening …
AnuvaBlog – http://blog.anuvavinos.com/

Los Cerrillos: Finca El Peral Reserva 2006 – Silver Medal Blend in …
By Jerrold
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Carmenere are often blended in France to produce Bordeaux wines. Here in Ontario and in California similar blends are created but called Meritage. …
The Woodside Wine Appreciation Club – http://www.woodsidewine.com/

OK, so tell me exactly why I thought signing on for NaBloPoMo …
By Stefanie(Stefanie)
And really, who better to rattle on about dating than the girl who is home alone at 9:30 on a Saturday, drinking Malbec in her yoga pants instead of being out on an actual date? Seriously, WHO? I am totally qualified to elaborate on …
Stefanie Says – http://stefanie-says.blogspot.com/

Autumn in DC
By vinicultured
This wine–70% Malbec, 15% merlot, and 15% tannat–was one of my favorites from Kermit Lynch in Berkeley, and I was so excited to see one lone bottle at the Wine Specialist the other day… for $13.99 it was a bit more expensive than in …
Vinicultured: A Wine Blog – http://vinicultured.com/

Chileans Continue Investing in Local Wine
Chile capital in the Argentine wine producing industry are growing and will continue the investments in the coming months with the acquisition of vineyards and wineries of this region. If the total of Argentine wines bottles is …
Invest in Mendoza – http://www.investinmendoza.com/
Organic Wine & Cheese Pairing (continued)
By Dave Trieger(Dave Trieger)
Argentina. Rich ruby color with full bouquet of boysenberry, blueberries and oak. Dry and full bodied with spicy cherry flavors. paired with Les Freres. Crave Brothers. Pasteurized cow’s milk. Soft, washed and rind cheese developed in …
vigna • uva • vino – http://vignauvavino.blogspot.com/
Lovin’ Lobsters in Landlocked Colorado
By ClaireWalter(ClaireWalter)
We did manage to finish three bottles of white wine that were as international — actually intercontinental — as our varied experiences: Cepas de Familia Torrontes, Gimenez Riili, 2007, from Mendoza, Argentina; Kenwood Vineyards …
CulinaryColorado – http://culinary-colorado.blogspot.com/

Wine News (6)
By wineinindia
In France, the wine-store chain Nicolas (owned by french Castel group, like Oddbins in the UK) seem to have capitalized on the leftist mythology for one of its foreign imports: Che, San Juan, Argentina Syrah 2004 is a cheap argentina …
Wine in india – http://wineinindia.wordpress.com/

Outside Brown
By Liana(Liana)
Our friend Regan came out to watch the Florida-Georgia game and hang out and drink Argentinian wine and throw the football around out in the yard. She brought pretty little turnips from Locally Grown Athens, for which she volunteers …
Pie and Beer – http://pieandbeer.blogspot.com/

Of wine and wine-making
By Jason(Jason)
I think the average Singaporean palate is partial to spicier wines, with more fruit, which make New World wines like Spanish Riojas, South Africa Syrahs, Chilean Cabs, and Argentinean Malbecs generally more popular here – and I’m just …
Gluttony: The High Cost of Living – http://www.gluttons-anonymous.com/

Crios Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza (2006)
By Tom & Melody
I purchased this wine on the recommendation of my new wine consultant from a wine club to which we belong! Nice job, Cathy!! This Crios Cabernet from Mendoza, Argentina is fabulous. As soon as I poured the wine into my glass, …
Tom and Melody’s wine blog – http://tomandmelodywine.com/

More Martinborough Wines
By redbankjames
The pale golden wine opens in the glass with aromas of tropical fruits and ripe peaches to delight the nose. The wine fills the palate with great fruit flavours typical of Mendoza, and finishes with a refreshing hint of citrus. …
RedbankJames’s WineBlog – http://redbankjames.wordpress.com/

Bienbebidos.
By katielewis
Bikes & Wines, situated in Mendoza, Argentina–a wine lover’s heaven–lent me my exploratory vehicle, handed me a map, and said, “Bienbebidos.” And that’s exactly what we did. 11 bodegas/vineyards on the map, 8 hours to make the 12 …
Katie in BUENOS AIRES – http://katielewisbuenosaires.wordpress.com/

2006 Trapiche Malbec
Tasted by kramsauer. (75 pts.) – Tasted 10/31/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Hints of cherry, cedar smoke, and sweet, sweet victory
By sockmonkey
… VQA Twenty Mile Bench (Niagara) – Ontario; Temparanillo (and others) – Marques de Riscal Reserva 2003 – Spain (Rioja); Malbec – Trapiche Malbec Reserve 2006, Mendoza – Argentina; Cabernet Sauvignon – Santa Carolina Reserva 2007, …
melle.ca – http://melle.ca/

Artisan Argentine Wines Fare Very Well at the 2008 Cellars of the …
By Jerrold
These, amongst other fine Argentine wines and others from all around the world, will be available for tasting at the Spectrum Wines booth at the 23rd Annual Ottawa Food & Wine Show from November 7th to 9th, 2008. Earning GOLD medals: …
The Woodside Wine Appreciation Club – http://www.woodsidewine.com/

Where In The World (err..South America)?
By Jason(Jason)
“Mendoza is a city in western Argentina, in the desert Cuyo region. Mendoza is the center of the Argentinian wine industry, for which it is world renowned. It is also near the Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas.”
Jason’s In South America – http://jasonsinsouthamerica.blogspot.com/

[Wines Til Sold Out] Valentin Bianchi Particular Cabernet …
One can clearly identify the traits of the Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon wines, with distinct aromas of berries and small wild berries like mulberry and blackcurrant, with a combination of spices, vanilla, chocolate and toasted scents of …
DODTracker.com New Deals Feed – http://www.dodtracker.com/

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AWToday 12/10/08

Wine Blogs

Trapiche Oak Cask 2006 Malbec Mendoza
By robert
purity of the fruit and the oak, this didn’t excel with tonight’s baked chicken (it was fine, though) – would be mucho better with red meat. Still, a bargain for the price. Plus, Marjorie liked it – a rarity for red wine these days. …
Wine-O-Rama – http://robertmiller.org/wordpress

Beluga Wine and Bar Restaurant, Surry Hills
By linda
Fillet of beef with korma emulsion wild mushroon and rogan josh air accompanied by 2005 Domino del plata Malbec Mendoza, Argentina. Prior to the meals being served, noticing beef on the menu, I explained to chef Khan that I did not eat …
eatshowandtell – http://www.eatshowandtell.com

Argentinian Malbec (Top Rated Wine)
By Ax(Ax)
Colour: Red Name: Diego Murillo Rio Negro Variety: Malbec Vintage: 2006 Origin: Argentina Appellation: Patagonia Price: $9.99 Ax: **** J: ****
Wines Under $10(CDN) – http://winesunder10bucks.blogspot.com/

Trapiche Broquel Malbec 2006
By Leslie
It displayed a rich, full flavor, tasty fruit and a hint of chocolate. Great “drinkability” with a variety of foods. We highly recommend this well-priced Malbec, we even took a bottle home. Wine: 2006 Trapiche Broquel Malbec …
D&D Wine Review – http://www.ddwinereview.com

 

2006 Trapiche Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Cask
Tasted by Bellissimo. Dark fruit and cedar on the nose. Berries and spice on the taste. Not impressive but Ok for the price. (81 pts.) – Tasted 10/11/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia
By Stephan Paschalides
… a Tempranillo from the Spanish city of Yecla, and two Argentine wines from Mendoza, a Malbec and a Torrontes, complete the collection. The selection is comprised of popular picks that will certainly not impress wine connoiseurs, …
Trendtrekking – http://www.trendtrekking.com
In Review: 2006 Kaiken Malbec (Argentina) – A Toasty Wine from the …
By Clinton Stark
As Malbecs go, this is right on the mark, and definitely makes it onto our repeat buy list. Take a look at your local Costco, for $8.99 you can’t go wrong. STARKSILVERCREEK WINE REVIEW. 2006 Kaiken Malbec Argentina …
StarkSilverCreek.com – A Blog… – http://www.starksilvercreek.com/

Free Wine Tasting at The Cave – The Wines of Argentina
Oct 15, 2008 (Wed): Join us at The Cave for our Free Thursday Wine Tasting. This week, join us for samplings of the great wines of Argentina. Our experts will be on hand to guide you, and afterwards, stick around for live Jazz.[…]
Atlanta Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Atlanta-Wine/

 

PhDs Attend Buenos Aires Wine Tasting
By danielkarlin
We are quickly establishing a reputation as the place to go for wine tasting in Buenos Aires. Last night, a group of Ph.D. students from Cornell accompanied me for 5 wines from different regions of Argentina that tempted and tantalized. …
Wine Tastings in Buenos Aires – http://tastingsinbuenosaires.wordpress.com/

AWToday 28/09/08

Wine News

No hair shirt, just fine wine
Cumberland News Features Food & Drink Last updated 13:41, Thursday, 28 February 2008
This is Fairtrade Fortnight (February 25-March 9). Fairtrade is an admirable concept, guaranteeing producers in the Third World a decent price for their labour.

2007 Alamos Seleccion Mendoza Pinot Noir ($15)
In Our Glasses: What we’re drinking Cindy Lee, Lynne Char Bennett, Jon Bonné Friday, September 26, 2008
Retailers are as frustrated as the rest of us in trying to service the seemingly bottomless demand for low-priced Pinot. So we’re all looking beyond the usual places. 
 

Buenos Aires Reborn
NewsChannel5.com – Nashville,TN,USA
beyond which is the dining room, with a wine rack holding an entire wall of the country’s best wines, served with adventurous modern Argentine cuisine. …

Ten top steak joints in England
Times Online – UK…four-storey site is now packed with diners tucking into some of the most succulent steaks around, washed down with bottles of equally juicy Malbec. …

Wine of the week  
By Dave Falchek Published: Friday, September 26, 2008
Trivento 2007 Mendoza Torrontes Dave’s rating For something different – and outstanding – try Trivento 2007 Mendoza Torrontes. This wine from Argentina is made from the lesser-known torrontes grape which the Argentine industry is pushing as its trademark grape. I can’t get enough of it.

South American wines are fine
From the Vineyard By September 24, 2008
Here are wines from Argentina and Chile that are both good and affordable (about $12 each). Start with the 2007 Trapiche Chardonnay from Argentina. Produced from grapes grown in the justly famous Mendoza region, this white wine has crisp flavors and a dry finish.

 

Wine Blogs

Malbec is emerging as a new favorite wine in the US…
By kwkrause
American wine drinkers are moving on up… literally… tired of Shiraz they are switching to mountain grown Malbec. Most are seeking out Malbec
especially from Argentina. High in the mountains of Argentina specifically in the Mendoza Lujan …
Fluid Conversations – http://acorkabove.com/blog

Malbec Tasting at Blacklick
Oct 02, 2008 (Thu): If you’ve had a Bordeaux, you’ve probably had some Malbec. One of the principal blending grapes in the region has become a stand-alone star in South America over the last 25 years. Beautiful tannins, complex, and a …
Columbus Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Columbus-Wine/

Schroeder Estate Malbec 2006 Red Argentina
By Wine Delivered
We go to the ends of the earth to secure amazing new wines and here is spectacular proof … black-as-night barrel-aged Malbec
newly arrived from wild and beautiful … Patagonia! Argentine Patagonia is a diverse land of deserts mountains …
Wine Delivered – http://www.wine-delivered.co.uk

2006 Chakana Malbec 91 points
By fireontop06
This value-packed Malbec
is a home run; With blackberry, licorice, cassis and charred oak filling the palate of this interesting wine. Restrained tannins make this an easy drinking wine. With undertones of mocha and caramel on a long …
DAILY WINE TASTING – http://dailywinetasting.wordpress.com

Finca Federada Fairtrade Malbec Oak-Aged Reserva 2005 Red Argentina
By Wine Delivered
Argentina’s best reds are dominated by Malbec
now fully established as the country’s signature grape. The best … feature vivid dark fruit flavours racy acidity and minerality. (Wine Spectator). So it’s fitting that this exceptionally …
Wine Delivered – http://www.wine-delivered.co.uk

2004 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Catena Alta
Tasted by cmr. This went from 89-92 throughout the night. From the start had great full body and structure but was a little closed. With a little air time <1 hour started to open up with some very nice berry fruits on the nose and …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther

In praise of Saturday (and Malbec)!
By srinivasv
There, I tried, for the first time, a 2006 Malbec
from the Mendoza region of Argentina. I found it very impressive — it was medium bodied, had a juicy flavor and left a mild tannic aftertaste. I’m nowhere near to being an oenophile, …
Musings – http://srinivasv.wordpress.com

Wine and the electoral process
By winecase
… have to rename it “Vino de la Casa Blanca”, if the Republicans win. Palin sounds fine to me. (The word “Palin”, if you’re wondering, comes from the Mapuche language, a native people from the southern tip of Chile and Argentina. …
The Wine Case – http://winecase.wordpress.com

temple of wine
By jbg(jbg)
Bodegas Salentein / Tunuyán, Argentina Ahhhhhh, Argentinian wine. Sunny days and cool nights in the foothills of the Andes makes for near perfect growing conditions resulting in both excellent and affordable vino. …
exposure factor – http://exposurefactor.blogspot.com/

Dona Paula Los Cardos Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
wine review by (PB) 
My beloved picked this up at the store and when I read the label–an Argentinian Cabernet–I was scratching my head. Argentina is Malbec not Cabernet Sauvignon. Well…
http://winecask.blogspot.com/2008/09/dona-paula-los-cardos-cabernet.html

AWToday 26/09/08

Wine News

Audebert launches new Cheval des Andes, Terrazas
September 25, 2008 Selena Masson from Decanter.com
Cheval des Andes winemaker Nicolas Audebert has just launched the latest vintages of his wines – atop an Argentine polo pony…

Kosher wines: They’re hip, hot and still follow the rules
DetNews.com – Detroit,MI,USA
For Rosh Hashana, it’s the perfect celebratory wine. It’s big, well-sculpted and elegant. • Flechas de los Andes Gran Malbec Argentina, $29.99: This is

Bernards Inn
Lawrence Ledger – Lawrence,NJ,USA
These include vintages from Hungary, Greece, Austria, Argentina, Michigan and Idaho, as well as more familiar wine-producing regions.

Need Another Reason to Raise a Glass?
Daily Green – USA
South Africa’s Stellar Winery, and Argentina’s Bodega Furlotti are two producers that have been certified. While Stellar is organic, not all the wine will

Pallucci Wine Event
blogTO – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Victoria Wine Presents an Organic taste of Argentina with special guest, Alejandro Gori of Victorica Wines. Plus authentic Argentinean hor d’oeuvres will be

How to cook the perfect steak
Independent – London,England,UK
To toast your perfect steak, advises Fernando Trocca, one of Buenos Aires’ most respected chefs, uncork a bottle of good Malbec.

South American wines are fine
Orlando Sentinel – Orlando,FL,USA
For those who like their reds filled with rich fruit flavors but don’t like strong, harsh tannins, the 2006 Cavia Reserva Malbec is for you.

Wine Blogs

Dos Lomos Malbec
By ian
Note to self: This stuff is good at 8.50 a bottle at Tidal Creek. Rich, drinkable, euro.
The Grove Project – http://www.groveproject.org

2007 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Alamos Selección
Tasted by knuckledragger. A very nice wine. Reminded me of a shiraz, buy only slightly less jammy. Blackberry on the nose. Tarry taste. (89 pts.) – Tasted 9/23/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Dominio Del Plata “Susana Balbo Crios Malbec” 2007 Malbec
This very affordable bright ruby wine opens with a light black cherry like bouquet. …
Ken’s Wine Guide RSS Feed – http://www.kenswineguide.com/

and still in argentina
I could use dos copas de vino y una cama buena para volver a Aconcagua en mis sueños. Is it a stroke of luck or misfortune to have been in the presence of Aconcagua at this point in my travels / writing? Returned to the everyday,
“the time we have, the task… – http://web.me.com/campbellspencil/Luftmensch/24/24.html

AWToday 07/08/08

wine sites

Salud! Choosing the house wine for anytime
The Capital Times – Madison,WI,USA
If you like your reds dry, consider picking up the Conquista Malbec ($6.99 at Steve’s). With lots of dark fruit and a bright finish, it’s one of my favorite

wine blogs

Crios de Susana Balbo Rose of Malbec 2007 added by chandy.
By Chandy
Crios de Susana Balbo Rose of Malbec 2007 added by chandy.
Recent Activity Report at WineLog.net – http://www.winelog.net

2006 Ricardo Santos 92 points
By fireontop06
I can’t get enough of this gorgeous Malbec, big dark fruit and lots of earth. Blackberry, black cherry, currant and spiced earth on the palate with a soft mouth-feel. With a hint of cocoa and vanilla and a weighty finish makes this a
DAILY WINE TASTING – http://dailywinetasting.wordpress.com

Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Aug. 5th
By danielkarlin
Whether it’sa young malbec, oaked chardonnay, bold bonarda or blend, 750mL means that groups of people can share. And if you’re not sharing, then it might be time to find a 12 step program. Last night we shared some great wines.
Wine Tastings in Buenos Aires – http://tastingsinbuenosaires.wordpress.com/

In the San Angelo News…
By Alison Smith(Alison Smith)
My current favorite is Susana Balbo Malbec 2006 ($29). This deep purple wine has blackberry aromas, smooth black cherry and plum flavors, and hints of chocolate. The distinctive flavors of malbec, Argentina’s signature red grape,
TexaCali Wine Trail – http://texacaliwinetrail.blogspot.com/