Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This just in from Vine Connections...

Good News for the Producers of Vine Connections! They just sent out a bundle of Holiday Cheer... "We hope you all are staying warm and surviving the rush of the oncoming holidays. Christmas came early for us this year with a slew of great accolades from Wine Spectator, Robert Parker, and even Oprah Magazine!"

PRESS + REVIEWS Fresh off the press from Wine Spectator:
92 points, BenMarco Expresivo 2007, Wine Spectator Insider Nov '09 (Est. March Release)

91 points, Susana Balbo Malbec 2008, Wine Spectator Insider Nov '09 (Est. Jan Release)

91 points, Luca Laborde Syrah 2007, Wine Spectator Nov '09
88 points, La Posta Paulucci Malbec 2008, Wine Spectator Nov '09 (Now Shipping)

Wine Spectator Daily Pick, 91 points, Luca Malbec 2008, Nov '09 (Est. Jan Release)

Here are links to a preview of James Molesworth's articles on Argentina mentioning Mendel, Luca, and Dominio del Plata:
Too Much of a Good Thing?
Malbec Madness:

Robert Parker's Wine Bargains: Of our 19 Argentine wines under $25, Robert Parker named 15 in his new book "World's Best Wine Values Under $25".

Reginato Celestina Sparkling Rosé of Malbec Makes the BIG O:
The 'O List' that is. Each year, the folks at Oprah's Magazine handpick a selection of fabulous and well-priced items to add to your holiday gift list. This year, Reginato Celestina Sparkling Rosé of Malbec made the front page of the list (turn to page 65 to check it out). This will be on New Year's Eve shopping lists all over the country, so get ready for it. Salut!

Crios is a HIT on's 100 of 2009: No, you're not seeing triple. Crios Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Torrontes all appeared on the third annual 100, a top 100 list based entirely on customer preferences. Of over 3500 wines they sell, these are the customer's top 100 picks and Crios took 3 of these spots!

Great Press for Guy Davis in Wine
Enthusiast and the New York Times: 90 Points & Editors' Choice, Davis Family 2007 Riesling (Santa Lucia Highlands), Wine Enthusiast "Best of Year 2009" Buying Guide. Guy Davis causes a stir in the Big Apple with his 'Apple-ation' Apple Brandy! Click here to read the New York Times article.

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