Archive for the ‘Torrontés’ Tag

AWToday 29/10/08

Wine News

Wine: King of clubs
By Anthony Rose Saturday, 25 October 2008
One pleasant surprise in the autumn round of tastings is a bonus, but two in a week and it was starting to feel as if Christmas had come early. So it was with the tastings put on by the Wine Society, the mail-order club, and Virgin Wines
Enjoy wine on the cheap
By Sandra Silfven Thursday, October 16, 2008
Today’s tough times call for wine lovers to adopt a penny-pinching strategy — you know, read the ad circulars and opt for a price-friendly Malbec from Argentina over a high-rent Cab from Napa. Here are tips to score good buys.
Eco-Friendly Wines Launched in Trendy Packaging
Packaging Digest, 10/28/2008 8:15:00 AM
New sustainable package reduces carbon footprint for organically-grown spirits. The Yellow+Blue brand of organically grown Argentinian wines has announced the release of its new Torrontes varietal in new Tetra Pak

Malbecs Maligned?
East Bay Express – Berkeley,CA,USA
We invite both East Bay wine bars and wine retailers to tell us what you’re doing to make the price of fine sipping a little easier on our wallets,

Wine and Spirits / In good ta’am
Ha’aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
Bodegas Santa Ana, Malbec, La Mascota, Argentina, 2005: Dark garnet to royal purple, with generous wood and firm tannins yielding slowly in the glass to

New Eco-Friendly Varietal to Hit Shelves
Earthtimes (press release) – London,UK
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

REVIEW: Unusual reds from South America
Otago Daily Times – Dunedin,New Zealand
Trapiche of Argentina includes in its wide range of malbecs a handsome series of single-vineyard wines worth exploration. Although wine sent for review is

Wine Blogs

By Seankervin
Greetings from Mendoza, Argentina – the heart of Argentina’s wine country. There are over 1000 bodegas (wineries) around Mendoza with a combined annual production of over a Billion liters. The majority of the wine produced is consumed locally – so I figured I would consume some locally as well!
V V List release
Saturday Oct. 25, 2008
Hello Everyone! Winter’s coming and the cooler weather is directing our palates toward red wines and social gatherings to ward off the chill in the air. I know we just got through Thanksgiving and all the excess of food, wine and family dysfunction that comes
Serious Grape: Chardonnay 101
Posted by Deb Harkness, October 24, 2008 at 11:30 AM
On Fridays, Deb Harkness of Good Wine Under $20 drops by with Serious Grape. This week, she explores Chardonnays.
Alamos Bonarda 2006 Wine Review (NW)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Tasting notes: Aromas of crushed berries on the nose. Juicy and rich on the palate. Finish of raspberry jam and trace pepper notes. Like all the wines of Alamos, this is a great value at $10 or so. It’s well made and delivers a very fruity package. While I often see their Malbec bottlings, I don’t often see the Bonarda which is just a bit…

Wine Department Specials
By seaside
Stella PinotGrigio 2007, Italy $7.99; Deloach Chardonnay 2007, California $6.99; Big House Red 2006, California $7.99; Gougenheim Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Mendoza, Argentina $9.99; Bogle Phantom 2005, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, …
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2005 Terrazas del los Andes Reserva Malbec
By Mike Jacobs(Mike Jacobs)
The grapes used for the Terrazas Reserva Malbec are selected from our finest estate vineyards, located in the best districts of Mendoza, the the ideal elevation of 3500 feet.”-Winery.
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1884 . . . it was a very good year.
By Sharyn
The one thing to do that seemed to be a universal suggestion from everyone I spoke to, every Mendoza site I perused and book I read, was a visit to THE restaurant in Mendoza, 1884 Francis Mallmann. Quoting The Vines of Mendoza – Our …
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Argentinean Wine Dinner
Nov 06, 2008 (Thu): Argentina wine tasting dinner menu Amuse Picada A pre-meal of small noshing hors d’oeuvres Almanegra Sparkling Chardonnay 1st Roasted Citrus-Amarillo Chile Glazed Shrimp, Plantian Tostones, Coconut-Basil Sauce Alamos …
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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, ...
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Wines to Try
By Norman(Norman)
Trapiche Pinot Noir $9.99 Canaletto Primitivo di Puglia $11.49 Palo Alto Reserva Red $13.49 Trapiche Broquel Cabernet Sauvignon $14.99 Guigal Crozes Hermitage 2004 $31 Donnafugata Tancredi $38 Clos de l’Oratoire Chateauneuf du Pape $45
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Ropa Vieja Recipe, a food for the New Depression
By Karl Wilder, Chef(Karl Wilder, Chef)
Falling Star Merlot/Malbec, another budget entry from Trapiche. The double burst of fruity juice wins. This wine is refreshing enough to work with the garlic/salt flavors without overpowering the lime and tomato.
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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. …
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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 …
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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: ****
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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 …
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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!]
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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, …
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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 … – A Blog… –

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.[…]
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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. …
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AWToday 03/10/08

Wine News

Wine brokers, importers find affordable, well-made selections in …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
“And in Argentina, you can enjoy a big, delicious grilled steak and a bottle of well-made red wine for around $10.” Foreign exchange rates in Argentina and …

Surviving the test of time
NZ Herald Wellington Metro – Wellington,New Zealand
Malbec is a food wine. Drunk in isolation, it simply doesn’t work, being too rich. Ideally it should be served with red meats, stews, mushrooms, pasta, …

2007 J&F Lurton Land of Fire Red (Argentina) $8
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
In 1992 they made their foray into Argentina and now produce what is, to my mind, some of the best wine values anywhere with their new Land of Fire label. …

A calendar of wine and beer tastings and events – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
… Wine Garden, 7800 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach. Refreshing sauvignon blanc from California, plus sample rich cabernet sauvignon from Argentina. Free. …

Wine Under $20 The Dry Pride of Argentina
By HOWARD G. GOLDBERG Published: September 19, 2008
Torrontés is
Argentina’s most planted white grape, and the source of its signature dry white wine. Dominio del Plata’s 2008 Crios de Susana Balbo torrontés is scintillating. Tasting of honey, melon and peaches, it is best drunk young and lightly chilled.

Training Seminars for Export activities
Cuyonoticias – Cuyo,Mendoza, Argentina
Works in Argentina, in the Wine Industry Field since 1984. 1995: Advanced Certificate on Wine & Spirit Education Trust, London. …

Cruceros Australis Announces the Start of their 2008-2009 Season …
Adventure Travel Media Source (press release) – Wellington,CO,USA
The cruise is “all-inclusive”: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an open bar for wine, beer, liquor and other beverages. The menu combines international cuisine …

San Antonio, more than you think
The Tribune – Kingwood,TX,USA
Argentina has become one of the largest wine growing regions in the world since 1990. Malbec is the signature wine of Argentina. The wine is distinctive …

Luca Winery Debuts New Wine from Argentina’s Original Double …
PR Web (press release) – Ferndale,WA,USA
The purity and density of the Luca Syrah speaks to Laborde’s passion for Syrah and to his vision that Syrah could make a great wine in Mendoza, Argentina. …

Malbec Is The New Black
See Magazine – Edmonton,AB,Canada
I drink it when I want a “warm and fuzzy” wine — something full-bodied that will provide instant gratification without requiring any serious thought. …

Taste, and learn.
Philadelphia Inquirer – Philadelphia,PA,USA
By Dianna Marder No meal is complete without the right drink – whether that’s wine, beer or another lubricant. And this region is rich with classes and …

Eat: Pop goes the red wine
Independent – London,England,UK
By Terry Durack I don’t DO horses, so when invited recently to a polo lesson and wine-tasting by a leading Argentinian winery and Gaucho Restaurants, …

Institute offers winemaking program
Mail Tribune – Medford,OR,USA
A college entity called the Southern Oregon Wine Institute is offering a one-year viticulture certification program and a two-year viticulture and enology …

Wine Blogs

Central Market Wine Class-Red Wine Varietals: Malbec!
Nov 06, 2008 (Thu): This meaty grape has recently gained a popular following especially among steak lovers, a natural pairing. Miguel will take us on the journey from its origin in France to its better known home in Argentina.[…]
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Consider every eventuality before planting vineyard
By Jeannette E. Warnert
After retiring from the aerospace industry, Overmire planted four acres of Malbec wine grapes in Sheldon, Calif. A somewhat uncommon winegrape variety, Malbec creates an inky red wine with plum-like flavor and is often used for blending …
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2006 Terrazas de Los Andes Malbec Reserva
Tightly wound and dense with robust red fruit, round tannins and plenty of acidity. Good, solid malbec that is perhaps lacking some of the earthy, briary notes that define the best of this varietal. (87 pts.) – Tasted 10/1/2008. …
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2005 Trapiche Malbec Oak Cask
Tasted by philastem. Very smooth; better balance than I remembered from last time (88 pts.) – Tasted 9/30/2008. [FIND IT!]
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The Last Days of The Month of Malbec | 20% off
By Alejandrina
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Malbec tasting
By Ian Gorton(Ian Gorton)
I must confess, Malbec isn’t a grape variety I’ve tasted in abundance. A few samples have been tasted over the years in Australia, but only in the last two years has Malbec got on my radar due to its emergence in several local wineries. …
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Mapema 2005 Malbec
This wine was a new winery for me and I’m glad I discovered it. …
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Bariloche 20-24 September 2008
By Adam Drawbridge(Adam Drawbridge)
It amused me when the chap next to me asked for a ´vaso de vino e sprite´, which is pretty much a red wine shandy!! Apparently all the young kids do it to get into wine and apparently this guy was never weaned off this idea hahah. …
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Chenin Blanc – A Chameleon Grape
By Hank Greer(Hank Greer)
In France it is known as Pineau de la Loire, in South Africa as Steen, and it is known as Pinot Blanco in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Argentina. Chenin’s versatility stems from its high acidity. It can be used to make sweet wines, …
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Andean Vineyards Reserve Malbec 2007 RED Argentina
By Wine Delivered
Here’sa one-off opportunity to secure the barrel-aged Malbec that swept the board at this year’s Wines of Argentina Awards. 478 wines tasted just 4 Trophies given and old friend Opi Sadler’s magnificent flavour-packed gem scooped the …
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A little Malbec this weekend?
By Laura Reiley
The Malbec Tour is making a stop at B-21 in Tarpon Springs, giving people a chance to meet winemakers from Chile and Argentina, have their bottles signed and taste great wines from the Andes. Manual Ferrer, winemaker for the estate …
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AWToday 20/09/08

Wine News

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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