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Tag Archives: Malbec

• Screaming Eagle’s sister winery, Jonata, soars skywards

Screaming Eagle’s sister winery, Jonata, soars skywards

The odds might have been stacked against Screaming Eagle’s sister winery Jonata in the beginning, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of California’s top producers. In his own words, Jonata winemaker Matt Dees is “obsessed with dirt.” As a young boy growing up in Kansas, he was more interested in closely examining plants […]

• Paul Hobbs Launches Cahors Malbec Venture

Paul Hobbs Launches Cahors Malbec Venture

Wine consultant and Argentine Malbec pioneer Paul Hobbs has launched the result of a new project with this variety in its native Cahors. Crocus Malbec de Cahors is a partnership with Bertrand Vigouroux, who has worked with Hobbs since the 2009 vintage on the winemaking at his family estate in Cahors, Château de Mercuès. Taking […]

• Booze Coming To Thousands Of Starbucks Locations, Eventually

Booze Coming To Thousands Of Starbucks Locations, Eventually

After a few years of testing and slowly expanding the number of Starbucks shops that serve alcohol, the coffee colossus says it will be going wide with that evening menu of adult snacks and drinks. But don’t expect it to happen overnight. Speaking with Bloomberg, Starbucks’ COO Troy Alstead says that the booze and nibbles […]

• Malbec-specific glass by Riedel proves big hit

Malbec-specific glass by Riedel proves big hit

The Malbec-specific glass developed by Riedel and Graffigna proved a big hit when it was unveiled at a Malbec tasting in New York. Riedel has created a number of glasses that have been designed to bring out the best of particular grape varieties, such as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The glassmaker partnered with […]

• Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Tasting & Auction February 23

Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Tasting & Auction February 23

The Napa Valley Vintners has announced that over 200 wines will be showcased at the Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and auction event on February 23, 2013. Barrels of each of the wines will line the famous cask room at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone holding one-of-a-kind blends, varietals or special vineyard lots […]

• Five fascinating facts about wine in the Bible

Five fascinating facts about wine in the Bible

It is difficult to grasp that one wild grape vine, vinis vinifera, evolved over millions of years into what are now some 10,000 grape varietals, including the California chardonnay or Argentine Malbec that you’re enjoying right … this … minute. The grape’s story is central to the Bible and some of the details of its […]

• When Is a Wine Not a Wine? When European Regulations Say It’s Not

When Is a Wine Not a Wine? When European Regulations Say It’s Not

Poured from the bottle, the ruby-colored liquid looks like wine. Swirled around a glass, it smells like wine. Sure enough, it tastes like wine, too. But, at least within the confines of the European Union, the closest it may come to be being called wine is “fruit-based alcoholic beverage.” The ruling is bad news for […]

“a woman walks into a bar…” at Palate

“a woman walks into a bar…” at Palate

I’ve been meaning to go to Palate, in Glendale, for jazz nite for, well, since it started…what, two years ago? Finally, a couple of weeks ago, hurrah, Tuesday night was free so I zoomed over there, all excited to make it a twofer – wine tasting + jazz. Full disclosure: I LOVE JAZZ…deeply. I finally […]

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• WINE RIOT Los Angeles, March 25 & 26

WINE RIOT Los Angeles, March 25 & 26

Sip over 250 different wines from every region of the world, all while rocking out with a few thousand of your closest friends. Discover a new Cabernet from California, sip on a Malbec from Argentina, hit up German Rieslings and wash ’em down with grapes no one can pronounce from Portugal. We have you covered […]

• Argentine winemakers set sights on Asian markets

Argentine winemakers set sights on Asian markets

Winemakers in Mendoza, where prized Malbec vines grow beneath Andean peaks, celebrated the end of grape-picking this month with a traditional parade of harvest queens and floats laden with flowers. But with festivities over for another year, Argentine vineyards have turned their attention to capturing relatively new Asian markets where burgeoning middle-classes are rapidly acquiring […]

• Pelican Brands & SOI Wines Announce Launch of Argentine Barking Sheep Wines

Pelican Brands & SOI Wines Announce Launch of Argentine Barking Sheep Wines

Pelican Brands and Schwartz Olcott Imports, LLC (SOI Wines) jointly announced today the formation of a long term strategic agreement to launch Barking Sheep wines from Argentina following a successful limited test market in 19 states.Barking Sheep wines are produced in Mendoza, Argentina, and are styled for the U.S. market. The launch will include a […]

• EOS Winery now part of Bill Foley wine portfolio

EOS Winery now part of Bill Foley wine portfolio

Bill Foley, owner and operator of Foley Family Wines, announced the purchase of Eos winery in Paso Robles, California. The sale includes: trademarks, case goods and bulk wine for the Eos, Cupa Grandis, Lost Angel and Novella labels. Eos was founded in the rolling Paso Robles countryside in the mid-1980s by the Arciero family. Today, […]

• Los Angeles: Special Invitation to Wines of Baja Tasting, Sunday Nov. 21st

Los Angeles: Special Invitation to Wines of Baja Tasting, Sunday Nov. 21st

Wines of Baja featured today on Tasting Table! Boozenews.com and Splash Productions cordially invite you to a private Wines of Baja tasting Los Angeles, Sunday, Nov. 21st, 3 – 6pm Private Residence $35 5971 W. Third Street Los Angeles, California  90036 RSVP: stacie@splashpros.com This is a great opportunity to taste and learn about newest discovery […]

• Los Angeles: Special Invitation to Wines of Baja Tasting, Sunday Nov. 21st

Los Angeles: Special Invitation to Wines of Baja Tasting, Sunday Nov. 21st

Wines of Baja featured on TastingTable! This is a great opportunity to taste and learn about newest discovery in wine regions:  Baja! Boozenews.com and Splash Productions cordially invite you to a private Wines of Baja! tasting Los Angeles, Sunday, Nov. 21st, 3 – 6pm Private Residence $35 5971 W. Third Street Los Angeles, California  90036 […]

• Hess buys new Argentinian winery

Donald Hess has added Argentina’s Bodegas Muñoz to his group of wineries. The acquisition is Hess Estates’ seventh winery and its second in Argentina after its flagship Colomé estate, the world’s highest altitude winery and vineyard, which Hess purchased in 2001. Located in Salta, on the northern outskirts of the region’s wine capital of Cafayate, […]