Wednesday, June 27, 2007

News Wrap-Up

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In the San Marcos Daily Record (San Marcos, Texas), the “wine guys” – Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr – detail the recent success of Argentine wine, and more specifically, Malbec.

“Winemakers in Argentina getting some attention.” By Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr. San Marcos Daily Record. June 27, 2007.

New York Sun (New York, NY) wine writer Matt Kramer recommends the Punto Final Malbec 2006 Bodega Renacer, suggesting that Bodega Renacer skillfully combines vines that are at least 50 years old with modern wine making techniques.

“Wines for the Obsessive Mind.” By Matt Kramer. New York Sun. June 27, 2007.

In the Wall Street Journal’s weekly Q&A column on wine, a reader asks which kind of wine she should introduce her husband to if he isn't a wine drinker. The answer? “Try a Chardonnay from Chile or Argentina. The labels are as easy as the wines and they're inexpensive, so there's no pressure.”

“Wine Notes.” By Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher. Wall Street Journal. June 23, 2007. (subscription required)

Dave McIntyre discusses wines appropriate for the summertime on He suggests the Santa Julia Torrontés 2006. He says, “…no winery hits the value/quality quotient quite like Santa Julia, a winery known for value in all its wines.”

“Two Bargain Whites for Summer.” By Dave McIntyre. June 21, 2007.

Vinexpo is the world’s largest wine fair, held yearly in Bordeaux. A big theme of this year was how the old world wine countries were falling behind the new world in terms of marketing. The article, from Reuters News Service, says, “New wine producers Chile and Argentina are up one end of the main hall. Their stands are buzzing with potential buyers who are swilling away on the wine that is sold in bottles with minimalist labels, catchy names and amusing pictures…That contrasts with many of the French labels that have stuck to traditional designs, give information on the chateau, details lost on the average Saturday night drinker.”

“Old wine in new bottles – a French revolution.” By Unknown. Reuters News Service. June 21, 2007.

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