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Wine Blogs

Argentinian and Chilean Wine By btho At first, the guy who told me, a wine rep who handles South American wines, seemed like he wasn’t really sure if he would be able to pull the strings. Once we got to talk a bit more about it though, and he realized that all I wanted was … Btho’s Weblog –

What wine goes with Candy Bars? – Episode #587 By (Winelibrary TV) 2006 Monteflores Merlot Argentine Merlot, play, review at cork’d. Cantus CarmenereChile Carmenere, play, review at cork’d. 2007 Sottimano Bric Del Salto DolcettoDolcetto, play, review at cork’d. 2004 Casali Di Bibbiano ArganteTOSCANA IGT … Wine Library TV –

Wine and Comic Books By Scott(Scott) Tonight’s wine is from Argentina, a Cabernet Sauvignon called Elsa Bianchi from 2006. I tend to pefer red wines over whites, and this one is pretty good. I’m still a newbie at the whole wine thing…you won’t find me describing wines … Blog of the Beast –

New edition of Parker’s wine bible, the Buyer’s Guide By Per and Britt(Per and Britt) The rest of the book is shared thus: : Neal Martin – New Zealand & South America; Mark Squires – Portugal & Israel; Antonio Galloni – Italy; Jay Miller – Australia, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Oregon, Washington & Port wine; … BKWine Brief Blog –

Not About Leftover Turkey By evan … glassware such as the Fusion line from Wine Enthusiast. And if you’re feeling flush and have the urge – you can take home winemaking seriously by getting yes, a Wine Pod. Happy shopping! Until I blog from Argentina – hasta pronto. Full Circle Blog –

November 2008 Dirty Dozen By winehousesf Not your run of the mill, plonky pinot grigio, this viscous, rich wine comes from the Mendoza region of Argentina. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, try this wine with fish, shellfish or an after-performance, late-night dinner omlette … The Wine House San Francisco –

2006 Andeluna Cellars (Familia Reina) Malbec Winemaker’s Selection Tasted by snaff. Ripe fruit with an earthy finish. Good QPR. (87 pts.) – Tasted 12/1/2008. [FIND IT!] CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

2004 Viña Cobos Malbec El Felino Tasted by Pimenta. (87 pts.) – Tasted 11/29/2008. [FIND IT!] CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… –

Bodega Mendel Malbec Mendoza 2006 $27 (Wine Spectator) By blogo Nicely layered with warm fig sauce, mocha, crushed raspberry and boysenberry fruit and a long, dark, spice- and espresso-tinged finish. Powerful but balanced. Should age nicely. Best from 2009 through 2012. 3500 cases made. … City Frische Markt –

Mine’s a large Doner… By thirsty bird(thirsty bird) Is it my imagination or is the Argentine offer improving by the week? Nicest wine of the week – La Grille rose, Waitrose, £5.49. I love cab franc and I love rose – any time, any place, anywhere, c’est moi! … THIRSTY BIRD WINE BLOG –

The Wine Bubble By joe Maybe instead of buying those Cabernets at $40, you might consider buying some of those Spanish and Argentinean wines rated in the high eighties by the Wine Spectator and Robert Parker that are amazingly priced under $20. … Napa Valley Wine Blog –

Sunday solutions: Fair trade wine By Siel Neu Direction, Sam’s Club’s new brand of fair trade certified wine, is a 100% Malbec produced by a co-op in Argentina. (via A bottle will run you about $10. For more socio-eco-conscious drinking tips, here’s my post on happy … green LA girl –

Home Cooking: A Conversation with Daniel Pearlman of Casa Saltshaker By Chef Ben(Chef Ben) His partner, Henry, takes care of bringing out the courses and wine, and the guests are left to marvel at each course and talk about the meal and Buenos Aires. SG: What do you think of Argentine cuisine? … Cooking With The Single Guy –

Argentina’s Newest Wine Region – Patagonia – Topix Argentina’s Newest Wine Region – Patagonia. Argentina has experienced a swell of wineries and vineyard plantings in the wine region of Patagonia. …

The Wine Barn Tasting: Gouguenheim Winery with winemaker/owner … Dec 02, 2008 (Tue): Come meet winemaker Patricio Gouguenheim and explore his incredibly tasty, small production line-up of wines, from the Tupungato Valley, right at the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina. … Orlando Wine Tasting and Dinners… –

Recovering from Thanksgiving Feast, South America On My Mind By susannah16 Happily, that is not the case when one goes into a local wine bar or wine store. You can find great Argentinian wines all over. Later in the week I will write about my trip to Mendoza last year. I was lucky enough to try many fabulous … avvinare –

Bodega Mendel Unus Mendoza 2006 $50 (Wine Spectator) By blogo Vivid and tightly wound, with a racy, superripe core of blueberry, raspberry and fig fruit held back for now by a layer of sweet, spicy toast. Yet this is well-integrated and superlengthy, with a great graphite edge underneath. … City Frische Markt –

2006 Domaine Jean Bousquet Malbec Reserva $19.99 WA90 WS88 By Imperial Hotel Management College(Imperial Hotel Management College) Domaine Jean Bousquet has two notable values, a Malbec and a Chardonnay, listed in the Best Buy chart at the end of this report. A modest step up the price scale is the 2006 Malbec Reserva sourced from estate vineyards. … Imperial Hotel Management College –

Tapiz Malbec By gravisman This was hands down the worst malbec I’ve had – ever. It made me cry to see a grape I love violated so. It smelled and tasted like burnt rubber. About 4 swallows was all I could stand and the rest went down my sink. … Chronicles of a San Francisco Wino –

2005 Viña Cornejo Costas Malbec don Rodolfo Tasted by Currywm. (90 pts.) – Tasted 11/30/2008. [FIND IT!] CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

*Harvest* Tour to Argentina & Chile (by Wine-Knows Travel, Inc.) Private tours©Mar 28, 2009 (Sat): & Winemaker lunches©tastings at la crma de la crma wineries & Introductory seminars on each regions© Culinary tour of farmers markets with a chef © Olive oil tasting ©dinners wine & food … Argentina Wine Tasting and Dinners… –

The Wines of Chile and Argentina at the Beanery Cafe – Aitkin, MN Jan 15, 2009 (Thu): A Co-production of the Beanery Cafe and Northern Lights Wine Club 209 Minnesota Avenue NorthAitkin, MN 56431218-927-7811 BEANERY CAFE WINE SERIES THE WINES OF CHILE & ARGENTINAAn informal and educational event for … Other Minnesota Wine Tasting… –

DucKing By Huai Bin I ordered INTIS (RM 78) an Argentinean Merlot meaning Sun God. It’s the cheapest wine on the menu – I haven’t started working yet, tomorrow is my first day at work so we figured we needed to conserve our funds. … –

22-Nov-08 – To the Landmark in London for the DECANTER Fine Wine … By John Radford(John Radford) In addition, his beautiful wife Nadia (below) has won an award as executive chef of the in-house restaurant at their bodega in Mendoza (we ate there in February). Unfortunately, he says, he seems to spend most of his time in aeroplanes … John Radford’s Blog –

The Wine List: Santa Florentina Torrontés Riojano 2007 By Christine Folch(Christine Folch) From the Valles del Famatina in La Rioja, Argentina. The torrontés riojano grape in this white wine is new for me. Really floral, tropical fruit bouquet but still quite crisp. Very pleasant to drink. Defringing Latin America –

2006 Trapiche Torrontés Tasted by jjlobi. Just ok. Not a flowery nose like some others. Flavor is much more subtle than other Torrontes. Slight hint of nutmeg or almond, not much else. Prefer others like Phebus, Alamos. (85 pts.) – Tasted 11/29/2008. [FIND IT! CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

2006 Viña Cobos Malbec El Felino Tasted by incident. Consistent with previous bottles. (90 pts.) – Tasted 11/28/2008. [FIND IT!] CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… –

Thanks-taking Wines By thepixelsuite 2007 Bodega Noemia de Patagonia “A Lisa” Malbec Rio Negro Valley, Argentina. Leave tasting notes in Comments. Add to Facebook Add to Digg Add to Add to Stumbleupon Add to Reddit Add to Blinklist Add to Ma.gnolia Add to … Pixel Pusher –

Awesome Dinner By penners(penners) Medium-rare steak, shrimp and prosciutto wrapped asparagus from the grill (thanks Dave), potatoes from the oven and Mendoza de Argentina’s Conquista Reserve 2006 Malbec ($15 at World Market). … a penney for my thoughts –

Alamos Malbec Mendoza Seleccion 2007 Alamos Malbec Mendoza Seleccion 2007 wine from Argentina, South America.

Affordable Travel for the South African By Brandon Marc If anyone has already had the opportunity to visit the Mendoza wine region (or any others for that matter) we at My Wine Cellar would love to hear of your first-hand experience. Cheers! Brandon Marc. My Wine Cellar –

Mendoza journal: Wine, Food and Song in Mendoza By Tod & Jen(RealTravel members) The ride to Mendoza across the Andes would be nearly seven hours and the zig-zag up from the Chilean side was both a little frightening and a sight to behold. Once on the Argentine side, we cruised alongside the lovely Rio Mendoza. … Recent Travel Blogs on RealTravel –

A Top Travel Destination By compasskim Mendoza´s wine festival brings in almost 20000 people for the long weekend and is held at the end of March, a great time to see the city. Now, too is a great time to visit to take in not only a bevy of wines, but rafting, … If Your Compass Could Talk… –

Argentina Trip 2008 – Day 7: Andes Outta Here The next morning we … By ryan dobson(ryan dobson) With about an hour before we needed to be at the Omnibus stop, we headed back into Mendoza because we wanted to buy a specific wine we were worried we wouldn’t be able to get in BA: La Azul Reserve. We had this wine for lunch at … ryandobs –

2006 Bodega Catena Zapata Torrontés Alamos Orange peel, floral note and apricot nectar. It has nice acidity and citrus flavors in the mouth. I think this is a great value white. I’ve only had a few Torrontes, but the Alamos is far and away the top of that short list. … CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

2007 Poesia Torrontés Poesia The family was quite intrigued by the floral perfume nose on Torrontes. Acidity and lengh were both superb. The second day, the bouquet was still banging. Another great Torrontes. (89 pts.) – Tasted 11/27/2008. [FIND IT!] CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

Neu Direction Malbec 2005 wine review by (PB) By PB(Billy) This Malbec is from the Mendoza area of Argentina which is truly coming of age with respect to this grape. The 2005 vintage was a 90 point rated vintage according to the Wine Spectator. (The current issue of the Wine Spectator … The Wine Cask Blog –

2000 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Catena Alta Tasted by win. I think this wine is getting better, and more complex….still quite a bit of fruit present, but more mellow, with hints of olive in the background. Nice cork….should be able to age quite a bit longer. (89 pts. … CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

Neu Direction Malbec 2005 wine review by (PB) It represents an embarkation to “Fair trade” products which purchases products from humans who are committed to paying their workers in every step of the process a “fair wage.”This Malbec is from the Mendoza area of Argent… Wine News. Wine News –
Weekend Sale & Special Tasting Tonight (Fri,11/28) By McGinnes(McGinnes) a gorgeous, complex, inky purple Malbec grown at 4000 feet in the foothills of Argentina’s Andes Mountains, the most popular wine at this fall’s seminar on Argentine Malbec. a super ripe, bold Syrah from Paso Robles, the hit of our … Northern Virginia Wine Tastings –

Wines from Argentina Holiday Tasting – Wine Compliments Edison Park A representative for Santa Julia and Familia Zuccardi will be here to taste and answer any questions you may have about these wines. Be sure to try the Malamado Malbec for a great fortified port-like wine, perfect for sipping a[…] Chicago Wine Tasting and Dinners… –

Pairing from a Wine List By Author Often there are wines from South America, Australia and even South Africa on most wine lists. South American wines are often very enjoyable and easy to drink. You can’t go wrong with an Argentinean red when you are ordering a steak. … WineXpert –

Wine for Thanksgiving By EricaMichele77(EricaMichele77) 2007 Anne Amie Pinot Gris From Oregon, this zesty white has big, apply flavors that are especially good with turkey and gravy. 2007 Sur de los Andes Malbec Velvety, with berry and plum notes, this Argentinean red won’t overpower your … beats, wine and life –

Studio Spotlight : Dizen By Mike Carter Dizen in a design firm in Argentina that specializes in packaging for wine and spirits. Their restrained, elegant approach is apparent in most of their designs. Although their work isn’t edgy, it’s well done and very appropriate for the … Serious About Wine –

2004 Bodega O. Fournier Ribera del Duero Spiga Tasted by Snookboy. Big red fruit and oak. Fairly well balanced with nice integrated tannins. (90 pts.) – Tasted 11/27/2008. [FIND IT!] CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… –
O Fournier – Seckford Agencies O Fournier’s exciting new project in Chile is in its early stages but already has all the signs of being equally as impressive as their highly successful …
Wines of Argentina | Wine Regions Argentina: the ideal terroir Covering a territory of 3.761.274 km², Argentina holds an outstanding natural richness, where peaks and prairies, …

Thanksgiving Wine Episode – Episode #586 By (Winelibrary TV) 2007 Poesia TorrontesArgentine Torrontes, play, review at cork’d. 2006 Thunder Napa WhiteNapa White Meritage, play, review at cork’d. 2006 Christophe Buisson Bourgogne RougeBourgogne Rouge, play, review at cork’d … Wine Library TV –

Thanksgiving Wines: Options for Those Who Need to Drink A Lot of Wine By Christy(Christy) Yellow + Blue 1 liter Tetrapacks, Malbec and Torrontes: The malbec is a huge favorite and now there’s a white option with the Torrontes. Good value – and added bonus: tetrapacks won’t break if you need to throw them at your crazy … Frankly My Dear –

Bin Ends’ Weekly Features-Complimentary Tasting Nov 28, 2008 (Fri): Please join us to taste the great wines: Sileni Estate Sauvignon Blanc Wishing Tree Unoaked Chardonnay Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes The Lackey Shiraz Domaine de Ameillaud Cairanne Venta Mazzaron Tempranillo A … Greater Boston Wine Tasting and… –

2006 Conquista Malbec Tasted by ldhaynesnc. Nice malbec. Goog value. (84 pts.) – Tasted 11/27/2008. [FIND IT!] CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –
Fairtrade Wine Awards 2008 By niki The aim of the competition is to raise awareness of the high standard of Fairtrade wines on offer and was first set up by the UK Fairtrade Wine Committee in 2007. Entries from the three Fairtrade producing countries: Argentina, … Lovethatwine Blog –

Ewine of the Week: from Mendoza By Susan Porter One of my favorite wine regions in the world is in Argentina. It’s named Mendoza, after a 500-year-old city that was actually Argentina’s first capital. What makes it unique, aside from its east Andes location, are the tree lined … The Fayetteville Free Weekly –

Marton Andina: Serrera Bonarda 2007 – Hints of Caramel By Jerrold In Argentina’s wine history, up until only recently the Bonarda grape was the most widely-planted red grape for wine production in Argentina (it has since been surpassed by the mighty Malbec). Of Italian origins, Bonarda in ArgentinaThe Woodside Wine Appreciation Club –

Another moan! By colinkeenan Just back in Santiago from the Mendoza wine region in Argentina. It was incredible!! We did a cycyling tour of the vineyards there, not a cloud in the sky and all the red wine you can handle! Pretty cool seeing it from grape to bottle … –

2006 Noemia de Patagonia Malbec Tasted by Thralow. Gave the last one a 96… but this is even better. This is a real find. Don’t tell anyone. (97 pts.) – Tasted 11/26/2008. [FIND IT!] CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes) –

Argentina Recommendations By Allison(Allison) Hugo´s bike rental for wine tasting…. A great reminder that it´s always best to go with the second most popular excursion company (Bikes & Wines is the most popular in this case). They´re scrappy and fighting to win your approval. Mr. … Go Confidently… –
Bin Ends’ Weekly Features-Complimentary Tasting Nov 29, 2008 (Sat): Please join us to taste the great wines: Sileni Estate Sauvignon Blanc Wishing Tree Unoaked Chardonnay Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes The Lackey Shiraz Domaine de Ameillaud Cairanne Venta Mazzaron Tempranillo A … Greater Boston Wine Tasting and… –

Ca’ de Calle 2007 Gran Reserva By Jeff Now that the wine has had some time to settle in bottle, this blend of 32% Malbec, 23% Bonarda, 21% Syrah, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Merlot is drinking fabulously, filled with the dense rustic flavors of dark fruits and berries … Southern Wine Group’s Blog –

More Great Press! By Jeff Durigutti 2006 Bonarda – 87 pts, Best Buy Martino 2003 Malbec Reserva – 91 pts Paris Goulart 2006 Malbec/Cabernet Reserva – 90 pts. Wine & Spirits:. Carlos Basso 2004 Signature Blend – 92 pts Martino 2003 Malbec Reserva – 91 pts … Southern Wine Group’s Blog –

More Good Press By Kirk Durigutti 2006 Bonarda – 87 pts, Best Buy Martino 2003 Malbec Reserva – 91 pts Paris Goulart 2006 Malbec/Cabernet Reserva – 90 pts. Wine & Spirits:. Carlos Basso 2004 Signature Blend – 92 pts Martino 2003 Malbec Reserva – 91 pts … Southern Wine Group’s Blog –

Wine News

Choose a price, then a wine – Miami,FL,USA 2007 Doña Paula Estate Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Argentina: Hint of oak, mulberry and mocha flavors, very smooth, deeply fruity, $21. …

FYI: Dec. 1, 2008 Naples Daily News – Naples,FL,USA Information: 431-7928 Wine tastings with winemaker Patricio Gouguenheim of Gouguenheim Winery in Mendoza, Argentina, will be held at Bella Maria Cafe from 5 …
Goodbye Chile, Helo Argentina Mountain Home News – Mountain Home,ID,USA But now here I am, Mendoza, Argentina, about to go on a bycicle wine tour, then take an overnight bus to Buenos Aires.
Choosing the right wine Madison County Herald – Madison County,MS,USA «The hottest grapes today are Malbec and Pinot Noir and the hottest regions are Spain and Argentina.» The next big trend, according to Jackson, is good wine …
Anthony Rose: ‘It’s impressive the way the wine trade has turned … Independent – London,England,UK … for the Cape at sawinesonline, for Chile and Argentina with southamericanwinesonline and, also for Chile, The Real Wine Company’s …
The lost lagoon – UK And, of course, fantastic Argentinian steak with bottles of big, chewy Malbec from Mendoza. When the Esteros became a natural reserve in 1983, …
The WineNews Corner WineNews – Montalcino,Toscana,Italy … The Macallan (Distiller of the Year), Spec’s Wine, Spirits & Finer Foods (Retailer of the Year), Mendoza in Argentina (Wine Region of the Year), …
A tasty sip of the holidays Signal – Santa Clarita,CA,USA TGIC featured wines from Argentina, Chile and Italy and spotlighted a Montes «Napa Angel» 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon ($65.99 to $13.99). The Wine Warehouse …
South America — the ultimate destination Galway Advertiser – Galway,Ireland For the wine lovers Mendoza is the wine capital of the Andes. Described as the ‘Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires will captivate you with the warmth of …
Getting Class By the Glass Seattle Weekly – Seattle,WA,USA I appreciate Black Bottle for having at least one Torrontes by the glass when I visit. Serving wines from lesser-known grapes and places is the hallmark—I …