AWToday 21/01/09

 Wine Blogs Alert

2007 Trapiche Malbec (Argentina, Mendoza) – CellarTracker!
They have a very well knowed range of products and is one of the most knowed argentinean winery in the world. In the “Iscay”, Michell Rollad is winemaker and the trapiche Malbec Single vineyard is another very good ranked wine. …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… – http://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=NotesOther
Food and wine events | Daily Loaf
Weekly tasting features Argentinean wines. $10. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 2706 4th St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-9463 or uncorkedwines.com). Friday, Jan. 23: Cork & Olive Carrolwood Learn how to pair cigars with wine, …
Daily Loaf – http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/
Argentina’s 2008 vintage: Parts greater than the whole …
Argentina’s 2008 vintage: Parts greater than the whole. By Ed Lehrman. Nick (my partner here at Vine Connections) and I were down to taste all the barrels and tanks of wine our wineries made from the 2008 harvest, …
Reflections from Grapeland – http://vineconnections.wordpress.com/
Greater Boston : Malbecs’ Road to Glory
Dr. Miller says it best, “it’s hard to go wrong these days.” Argentina is on such a roll and Mendoza is on fire! Three terrific vintages back to back and the quality of value oriented wine just keeps on climbing. …
Greater Boston Wine Tasting and… – http://www.localwineevents.com/Greater-Boston-Wine/
[Notes from the Cellar] » Blog Archive » This Week at Bella Vino
We will have our weekly wine tasting on Friday January 30. Thursday’s Wine Tasting. 2005 Trapiche Broquel – Cabernet Sauvignon – Mendoza, Argentina – An excellent Cabernet from Argentina. Reminiscent of many Californian …
[Notes from the Cellar] – http://bellavinonh.com/blog/
Exciting stuff from South America – Argentinean… | Gather
Jan 20, 2009 Great things are happening in Argentina’s wine industry! A growing number of wineries have changed their philosophy and now concentrate o.
Gather: Articles by ADDICTED TO GATHER! – http://addictedto.gather.com/
Last Tango in Buenos Aires: Brave New World
In fact, I noticed that at Tesco there was a great deal of fresh produce, especially berries, imported from Argentina which never used to be the case. There was also a lot more Argentine wine – at high prices. …
Last Tango in Buenos Aires – http://www.lasttangoinbuenosaires.com/

Flying South « Wannabe Wino Wine Blog
I chose the 2008 Bodega Tamari Reserva Torrontes as the wine for the evening. It retails for between $10-$13, hails from Argentina, and clocks in at 13.5% alcohol by volume. img_0821. I found this wine to be one of the more aromatic …
Wannabe Wino Wine Blog – http://wannabewino.com/

Poor Girl Gourmet: Happy Inauguration Day
By Amy
Happy Inauguration Day · Darned Tasty Shrimpy-Shrimp · Finca el Origen 2007 Torrontes Riserva · Sweet Caramelized Bliss · Who goes to the wine store at 10am? Unsmoked Pork Belly · Prunes in your Pasta …
Poor Girl Gourmet – http://poorgirlgourmet.blogspot.com/

White Wines – The finest tips about White Wines » Blog Archive …
Almost all the argentinean regions that produce wines make some examples of Torrontés. Nevertheless, there is nothing superior than the Torrontés from the region of Salta, in the north of the country, in which the grape can be …
White Wines – The finest tips… – http://www.whitewines.net/

Top Ten Wines: 2008 Maipe Malbec
By Paul Vernon, Proprietor
The 2008 Malbec is a glass-coating purple color with a striking perfume of violets, black cherry, and black raspberry. Exhibiting surprising complexity for its price category, the wine has gobs of fruit, savory flavors, and excellent …
Top Ten Wines – http://toptenwines.blogspot.com/

Wine News Alert

Food and wine calendar
Dallas Morning News – Dallas,TX,USA
GRAPE DINNER: Chef-owner Brian Luscher hosts a come-as-you-are, three-course wine dinner with Chilean and Argentinian wines at The Grape, 5:30 pm Sunday; …
WINE WISDOM: Boston Wine Expo is a taster’s delight
Daily News Tribune – Waltham,MA,USA
There are 25 wine seminars on topics from Argentina’s malbec to sangiovese, Super Tuscans, South Africa and more. Seminar tickets range in price from $25 to …
Wine bargains from Argentina and Chile
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
Argentina is best-known for malbec and also has an interesting white, torrontes, while Chile is one of the few places where you’ll find reds made from …
In the red? Drink it, instead
Sunday Jan 18 | Canada.com
… wines that enable you to drink well without breaking the bank. Look for a clutch of good-value reds from Argentina. These include Luna Benegas Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 ($14.95, No. 107730), which is extremely well made. You’ll find lots of ripe fruit …
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id=1206420

Tasting: Wines from Oregon and California
Thursday | Metroblogging Seattle
… and was warmly welcomed by Cawdrey, who had invited two importers to showcase wines imported from France and Argentina in a sort of head-to-head competition. The space, which is sparsely decorated and brightly lit, is focused on offering quality …
http://seattle.metblogs.com/2009/01/22/tasting-wines-from-oregon-and-california/

Thrifty? Tip back these tenners for our times
Thursday | The Georgia Straight
… Argentina’s Marcus James Chardonnay is still happily stuck at $8.49. There’s a fair bit of fresh fruit and something a shade spicy. …
http://www.straight.com/article-197381/thrifty-tip-back-these-tenners-our-times?
Wine Column by Joe Scutella: Think globally, act locally with wine
Wednesday | Williamson Herald
… Look for wine labels like Simmonasi, Sottano and Tercos from Argentina, as well as superb selections from California, Italy, Spain, France and South Africa. Another …
http://www.williamsonherald.com/home?id=61774
Wine trends are changing
Tuesday Jan 20 | The Victoria Star
… Flichman Reserva Malbec – Argentina ($13.99) No. 7790470083186 – Flichman Misterio Chardonnay – Argentina ($11.99)
http://miramichileader.canadaeast.com/rss/article/546296
Dining | New Mamas: Sassy, small-plates eatery
Meditrina dishes up restorative powers.
Wednesday | Salt Lake City Weekly
… asparagus ($9). The flank steak and lamb chops both worked nicely with a glass of Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec from Argentina ($8 glass/$36 bottle). Unfortunately, Meditrina falls short of being a wine bar. To my mind – notwithstanding Fleming’s 100 …
http://cityweekly.net/index.cfm?do=article.details&id=FA8F6606-14D1-1357-9CA7EF4746353D30
Wine bargains from Argentina
Tuesday Jan 20 | San Jose Mercury News
I’ve been trolling for wine bargains lately, and I’ve found some good ones from South America – specifically, Chile and Argentina.
http://www.mercurynews.com/lifeandstyleheadlines/ci_11500215
New Year’s Resolution: Get Healthy, Do Good, Buy Fair Trade Wines
Friday Jan 2 | CorkSavvy
… of Wal-Mart, launched its first Fair Trade Certified wine. It is a 100% Malbec from Lujan de Cuyo near Mendoza, Argentina. The wine, Neu Direction, is produced by Vina de la Solidaridad (vines of solidarity) a co-op representing 20 small farms which …
http://www.corksavvy.com/savvy-reporter/articles/new-year%E2%80%99s-resolution-get-healthy-do-good-buy-fair-trade-wines

Wine Web Alert

A Sunny Torrent of Torrontés – WSJ.com
While Torrontés, Argentina’s signature white wine, is hardly available at every neighborhood wine store, there now are dozens of labels out there.

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