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Wine Blogs

Design for Wine
By kristie
Argentina is not without its own world-class bodegas, and I visited two new winery buildings in the Mendoza region of Argentina – Catena Zapata in Lujan de Cuyo, and O. Fournier in Valle de Uco – which make an interesting contrast in
The Argentimes – http://www.theargentimes.net/

Mendoza’s No. 10!
By Wayne Bernhardson
In its annual “destination scorecard” of historic places, National Geographic Traveler has ranked Argentina’s “Mendoza Wine Estancias” as the tenth-best of 109 destinations around the world. According to Traveler, its wineries and
Cleared for Takeoff – The Triporati Blog – http://www.triporati.com/blog/

1884 – Long before Orwell, but a VERY good year!
By Aaron Epstein
As anybody reading this will know by now, those of us here at The Vines of Mendoza like wine and food – a lot. We are always exploring the ever-changing culinary scene in Mendoza (and Buenos Aires, when we can), and have worked to put
Vines of Mendoza Blog – http://www.vinesofmendoza.com/blog/

Bike & Wine Tour in Maipu: It’s Better After a Bottle
By Kimberly
Content after a five hour day of bodega tours, we returned our bikes and got on a bus headed for Mendoza. The day wasn’t what we expected, but we still had fun. With good weather and good wine, you can’t go wrong.
Go Green Travel Green – http://gogreentravelgreen.com/

Wine Education Class – Argentina, Chile & Uruguay
Dec 03, 2008 (Wed): Wine Education Class – Wednesday, December 3rd, 7pm to 8:30pm “The Wines of Argentina, Chile & Uruguay” Must Register and Pay in Advance – Attendance is Limited Register by calling store and speak to Michelle Please …
Long Island Wine Tasting and… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Long-Island-Wine/

State of the Art Wines of Chile and Argentina
Nov 03, 2008 (Mon): Join us for our wine tasting here inside Bomberos wine bar to taste four wines from Chile and Argentina that are truly State of the Art. All of South America is seeing a growth in wine production and quality, …
Phoenix Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Phoenix-Wine/

Uncork Argentina with Boeger Winery!
… club administrator Tara De La Rosa, will be joining up with our friend Carolyn Gallagher of Uncorking Argentina to lead an unforgettable, action packed excursion to one of the most dramatic and unspoiled wine regions in the world. …
Sierra Foothills Wine Tasting… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Sierra-Foothills-Wine/

2005 Trapiche Malbec Broquel
Tasted by MitchL. (83 pts.) – Tasted 10/29/2008. [FIND IT!]
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0

Trapiche Malbec (6 bottles)
By Fine Wines
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fine wine trading – http://www.finewinetrading.com/

Malbec, Bodega Colomé, Estate Malbec, Valle Calchaqui, Salta …
By Adam Morganstern
Argentinean producers are very proud of their alt.credentials and so “mine is higher than yours” is a very big deal – you will see that altitude is frequently quoted on the back labels of Argentine wine bottles as a proxy for quality.
Organic Wine Journal – http://www.organicwinejournal.com/

Wine review: Colonia las Liebres 2007
By Jeff Siegel
WineFest 2008 is Saturday in Addison. More than a dozen wineries and two dozen restaurants will be on hand. Technorati Tags: red wine, Argentine wine,bonardo,Colonia las Liebres,$10 wine,cheap wine.
Back Talk Lakewood/East Dallas – http://backtalkeastdallas.typepad.com/back_talk/

Chilean Winery Invests in Land in Patagonia
By Gwen E. Kirby
Mendoza may be known as the quintessential Argentine wine haven, but Patagonia’s status as an up-and-coming wine region was confirmed earlier this month when a Chilean winery bought large tracks of land there.
Argentina’s Travel Guide – http://argentinastravel.com/

Wine of the week: Colonia las Liebres 2007
By Jeff Siegel
It’sa heftier, darker version of Beaujolais nouveau. Drink this with with any tomato-based Italian dish, grilled sausages or barbecue. Technorati Tags: red wine, Argentine wine,bonardo,Colonia las Liebres,$10 wine,cheap wine.
The Wine Curmudgeon – http://www.winecurmudgeon.com/my_weblog/

Wine Corner Review #38: Trapiche Mendoza Argentina Malbec
By Food Czar(Food Czar)
Well, a few years back, Argentina heard malbec’s frantic call for attention and came to the rescue, so much so that this noble blending grape assumed primacy in that South American country, rather than be allowed to rot on the vine,
Food Czar – http://foodczar.blogspot.com/

Independent Theater Week in Buenos Aires
By Gwen E. Kirby
Festival Beckett Buenos Aires Kicks Off for Third Year; Festival of Tango Starts Next Monday in Buenos Aires; Buenos Aires Sponsors Free Activities for Spring; Anuva Vinos Brings Argentine Wines to Select US Tasters; Verdi Opera Attila
Argentina’s Travel Guide – http://argentinastravel.com/

 

Wine News

YouTube – O.Fournier
Oct 29, 2008 José Manuel Ortega Gil-Fournier presents his wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.

New Eco-Friendly Varietal to Hit Shelves
Hospitality-Industry.com – Houten,Utrecht,Netherlands
J. Soif Wines is the only importer of Argentinian Yellow+Blue wine that offers quality taste in a sustainable package. Naturally produced at a certified
Argentine Wine Makers
The Fifth Annual VinoSub30 in Argentina is organized by ArgentineWines.Com. as the only contest where young consumers have a say. Young tasters under thirty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

Wine Blogs

TN : Altosur Malbec Rose 2008, Finca Sophenia SA, Tupungato, Argentina
By ANDY CHEESE(ANDY CHEESE)
“4000 feet high by the Argentine Andes” is the quote on the front label. All the grapes were hand-harvested by the end of February and beginning of March. The winemaker was Matias Michelini. This wine was imported by PrimeWine Sweden AB …
WINE IN SWEDEN – http://winesweden.blogspot.com/

Tuesday October 07, 2008 – Zinfandel Wine
By Austin Ramsey(Austin Ramsey)
If you came to Argentina’s wine country to be one with the vineyards, you can’t get any closer than Cavas Wine Lodge. Being out in the countryside doesn’t involve making sacrifices, though, as the accommodations here are some of the …
Blueberry Wine Information Blog – http://blueberry-wine-infoblogs-672.blogspot.com/

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

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

Argentina Heart & Soul
The heart & soul of Argentina is its food, wine, and music. Taste dozens of Argentina wines and enjoy a spread of food, including Parilla-inspired BBQ. Dance to the fantastic Incendio – internationally acclaimed, latin guitar w[…]
Tucson Wine Tasting and Dinners… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Tucson-Wine/

Tango Dancers Taste Wine in Buenos Aires
By danielkarlin
We had some clear favorites in this afternoon wine tasting. Not a surprise was Hom Sparkling and Don Juan Reserve, both from the Mendoza region of Argentina. Everyone left happily with bottles and is eager for us to start shipping to …
Wine Tastings in Buenos Aires – http://tastingsinbuenosaires.wordpress.com/

Cool Weather Wines
Oct 25, 2008 (Sat): Drop by any time this week from 6-8pm and taste our newest additions to our selection – all perfect for this cooler, Fall weather! Tonight’s selection is the 2006 Agua de Piedra Malbec Reserva from Mendoza, …
New York City Wine Tasting and… – http://www.localwineevents.com/New-York-City-Wine/

Is now a good time to invest in wine?
By BigCloud(BigCloud)
Consistently over time, fine wine generally shows a return of around 12% per annum, although some bottles do much better than that. A case of 1982 Château Pétrus in 1983 would have cost £300 which currently fetch around £32000. …
leisureblog – http://leisureblog.blogspot.com/

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

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

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Wine Blogs

Malbec Battle
By Crush59(Crush59)
I’ve never had Malbec from France and Argentina head to head. Always meant to, but as you know….too much wine, too little time. I have to say after visiting both Cahors and Mendoza, as to which is the nicer (and more exciting) place
The Crush – http://crushedgrapes.blogspot.com/

(8.1) 2006 Diseño Malbec
By kwilcox
Mendoza, Argentina – $13 Aromas of cherry, mint, chocolate. Flavors are likewise – cherry, açaí, and cigar. Dark, overall, and a bit acidic. Overly simple and a bit unimpressive for the price. 8.1.
The Sippy-Cup – http://korywilcox.wordpress.com

The Wine They Drank: 2006 La Posta Malbec
By Lance P. Martin(Lance P. Martin)
It was Argentina night on Saturday, and when we’re talking about Argentina, we’re talking about the three Ms: Maradona, Madonna, and Malbec. But don’t cry for me because the 2006 La Posta Malbec, Pizzella Family Vineyard,
Boston Dreams and Michelin Stars – http://runninggags.blogspot.com/

Wine Sites

Goldman to Gourmet: Ortega Draws Top Chefs to Argentine Winery
By Bill Faries
July 10 (Bloomberg) – Since opening in 2006, Jose Manuel Ortega’s award-winning O. Fournier winery has lured tourists to its stark headquarters in the shadow of Argentina’s snowcapped Andes. Now the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker wants people to come for the food as well as the wine.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601097&refer=wine&sid=aKJknIdm7rns

An expat discovers Peru’s answer to the Orient Express experience
Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom
There is champagne, but since it costs more than the £70 one-way train ticket we settle for an Argentine Malbec. Waiters carrying a silver tray bring a

2007 Doña Paula “Los Cardos” Malbec $10
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
When I first visited Mendoza, the tenderloin of Argentina’s wine country, I was taken by how the place seemed to be struggling to find its spot in the

Food Calendar
Austin American-Statesman – Austin,TX,USA
The Wine & Food Foundation presents a ‘Tastes of Argentina’ class taught by chef Kevin Quinn. Reservations required. Texas Culinary Academy, 11400 Burnet

Gaucho: Argentine beef and the “New York” approach
Reuters – USA
Their latest restaurant in London’s bustling O2 entertainment centre on the banks of the River Thames has only opened recently, but boasts a wine-tasting

Chat with Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library
Indian Wine Academy – New Delhi,Delhi,India
He is always scouting around for wines which are not expensive and yet are good quality- he is really enamoured with Argentina and Portugal which he says,