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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, ]]>

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