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2006 Colomé Estate Malbec 91 points
By rich board(rich board)
Malbec, Calchaqui Valley, $25 Intense, bold with big ripe dark fruit; With a velvety palate of Blueberry liqueur, cassis, cinnamon and french oak. With 14.9% alcohol it’s warm but balanced, the earth and ground coffee flavors coming out
November 2008 Wines of the Month – Wines from Argentina
By neil
Our November wines of the month (El Cipres Torrontes, Malbec, and Cabernet Sauvignon) come to us from Bodegas Correas in Argentina. Their vineyards and winery are now owned and managed by fourth generation Correas family members,
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SOHO 119 Wine Pairings Dinner Series–Argentina 11/19/08
Nov 19, 2008 (Wed): the argentinean wine dinner 11/19/2008 7pm $50/person 1st course creamy andean humitas en chala–traditional argentinean tamales tucuman-style beef and salta-style chicken empanadas […]
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Mountains and Wine – Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Arrived in Mendoza about 8:00 after not such a great trip. Well last time we traveled on the bus it was a Cama, this was a semi Cama. The difference was that the Cama is a full size type of lay dowm bed, semi Camas are seats which Recent Updates –

Travel Suggestions for a Strong Dollar
By Nanoose
Me? I’m drinking the red wine. As in Mendoza. I’m going to ship up 4 years worth of Mendoza wine to get me through Obama’s administration until the people wise up and throw the bum out. Put him in a cell with Rezko.
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Ivy by Mountainsmith Recycled Backpack Review
By Elizabeth
We’ve used it for several day trips where we’ve needed extra water, jackets, or extra room to store some Mendoza wine. Because you can only access this bag from the top it’s very secure. A thief would have to unstrap the top cover and
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One Year Anniversary – Join Us All Day on Saturday, Nov 1st and … Saturday, October 1st, 2008 1pm to 4pm Free Wine Tasting 2006 Avanti Chardonnay San Juan, Argentina 2005 Trinitas Old Vine Zinfandel Contra Costa, CA 2003 Del Golf Bonarda Mendoza, Argentina 2004 Maryhill […]
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New Ad Pitching Argentine Wine Proves Argentinians are all White …
By latinbeauty
Verdades Cantadas is the title of this 2008 spot promoting the virtues of Argentine wine. Created by Buenos Aires-based ad shop La Negra, the 40-second spot shows Argentinians are not your typical Hispanics.
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TO Events for October 31st-November 6th
By Greg Clow
ticket info tba Wine tasting event presented by Wines of Argentina, a body that groups more than 100 wineries, spread around every wine region of the country. These wineries represent 95% of the total of exports of Argentine wine.
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Thoughts on Urban Survival (2005)
Another important factor is that now, with our new economy, it’s not good business to sell Argentine food to Argentina. Why sell a kg of meat to the local market for 17 pesos when they can now sell it to Spain for 17 Euros when 1 Euro
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Friday October 31, 2008 – Wine Bottles
By Austin Ramsey(Austin Ramsey)
Elsewhere in the world the major plantings are in Argentine and California. In the latter region it is called Valdepenas and is regarded as a unsuitable for making fine wine. Tempranillo has taken off in Australia only in the past few
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Navarro Correas Alegoria Malbec 2005 added by kevkeisha.
By Kevkeisha
Navarro Correas Alegoria Malbec 2005 added by kevkeisha.
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2006 Colomé Estate Malbec 91 points
By fireontop06
Malbec, Calchaqui Valley, $25. Intense, bold with big ripe dark fruit; With a velvety palate of Blueberry liqueur, cassis, cinnamon and french oak. With 14.9% alcohol it’s warm but balanced, the earth and ground coffee flavors coming

Media Round Up Saturday 1st November 2008
By admin
Norton Barrel Select Malbec 2005, O’Briens , €9.99. “The Norton Malbec has always been one of my favourite wines from Argentina. Rich juicy dark fruits, without any bully-boy tannins”. Mitchelton Blackwood Park Riesling 2006 Central
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2006 Trumpeter (Familia Rutini) Malbec
Tasted by Hi-Ho-Silver. (84 pts.) – Tasted 10/31/2008. [FIND IT!]
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Champagnes – The Vine Times Daily Wine Pick – Alamos Malbec
By Noel
2003 Almos Malbec – The Vine Times Rating – 3 Glasses out of 5 Glasses (Well Recommended) A deep purple colored full bodied and bold Malbec with dominant black cherry, blackberry, cocoa, smoky oak and slight spice characteristics.
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Wine News

Chilean group invests $15m in Argentina – London,UK
In Rio Negro, one of Argentina’s oldest wine zones, the group has bought a 65ha vineyard dating back to the 1930s. The vineyards will produce Pinot Noir and

Belt-tightening leaves wine exporters strapped
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
While the falling dollar would boost the export industry, other New World producers such asChile, South Africa and Argentina were becoming more competitive

There’s more to Malbec than meets the palate
Globe and Mail – Canada
75101) hails from a 100-year-old family-owned winery in the southern region of Patagonia. Full-bodied, smooth and silky, it shows coffee and vanilla over a
Chilean wine giant Ricardo Claro dies – London,UK
Dona Paula, an Argentinian winery, was acquired by Claro in 1997. The Claro Group is worth an estimated £1.85bn (US$3bn).
Making a Case for South America
Richard Nalley 10.09.08, Forbes Magazine October 27, 2008
The wine lover’s map of the world just got a little larger New data can be pretty inconvenient when you’ve already made up your mind.
Twenty Exceptional South American Wines
Richard Nalley 10.09.08, Forbes Magazine
New data can be pretty inconvenient when you’ve already made up your mind. In the case of the opinion-altering South
Malbecs Maligned? A difference of opinion on what’s usually a reliable bargain.
By Blair Campbell October 29, 2008
Perhaps it was the power of suggestion; value Malbecs have never let me down before, so I had every reason to believe that all three wines

AWToday 28/09/08

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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 – 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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …

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 …
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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 …
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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, …
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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. …
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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. …
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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…

AWToday 20/09/08

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Four Of The Best From Supermarket Shelves
Glasgow Daily Record – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Argentina has promoted Malbec into the big league, from a minor grape used for blending with illustrious peers like Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Dry Pride of Argentina
New York Times – United States
By HOWARD G. GOLDBERG Torrontés is Argentina’s most planted white grape, and the source of its signature dry white wine. Dominio del Plata’s 2008 Crios de

Unlikely pairings appeal to Jets fan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Milwaukee,WI,USA
Malbec is the most-celebrated wine grape of Argentina. And many producers offer good, reasonably priced examples. Conquista is not as inky and robust as

Wine Blogs

Dona Paula Los Cardos Malbec Rose 2007 commented on by dustinjacobsen.
By Dustinjacobsen
“Delicate aromas of red fruits like strawberries and raspberries come together on the palate with freshness and an elegant finish” by dustinjacobsen.
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2006 Bodega Del Genio Malbec
While this Malbec was good, it lacked the wonderfully velvety mouthfeel that many other delicious Argentine Malbecs offer. Tasty, but better options out there. 87/88 (88 pts.) – Tasted 9/19/2008. [FIND IT!]
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