EP 382 Torrontes: The white wine of Argentina on Display

One of the great discoveries of 2007 for me and many Vayniacs was the Torrentes grape from Argentina.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Alamos TorrontesArgentine Torrontes
2006 Navarrita TorrontesArgentine Torrontes
2006 Monteflores TorrontesArgentine Torrontes

Links mentioned in todays episode.

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John Reese

Yea Hawaii got hammered by those UGA Bulldawgs!!!!! Big ups from a bulldawg in Athens, GA!!!

Tags: Argentina, review, Torrontes, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • http://bugga.net/ malliemcg

    Canberra, ACT (Australia)

  • http://bugga.net/ malliemcg

    Canberra, ACT (Australia)

  • MIDave

    Canton, MI

  • MIDave

    Canton, MI

  • ErikV

    Philadelphia, PA

  • ErikV

    Philadelphia, PA

  • MtnCharlie

    QOTD: Scotts Valley, CA

    Great show to start the new year! Torrontes is on the shopping list.

  • MtnCharlie

    QOTD: Scotts Valley, CA

    Great show to start the new year! Torrontes is on the shopping list.

  • Eryn

    San Francisco, CA

  • Eryn

    San Francisco, CA

  • Paul N.

    QOTD – Bloomington, IL

  • Paul N.

    QOTD – Bloomington, IL

  • Ryan

    QOTD – Brooklyn, NY

  • Ryan

    QOTD – Brooklyn, NY

  • http://kierajean.blogspot.com/ Valerie

    QOTD: Charlevoix, MI

  • http://kierajean.blogspot.com/ Valerie

    QOTD: Charlevoix, MI

  • Chaz

    Bow, New Hampshire. I also spend a lot of time in Boston, MA where I go to school, and would love to taste with other Vayniaks in either of those places!

    Also, I know you are reading this Gary so I have to tell you something really important to me (besides how frickin’ awesome you are… seriously): global warming affects long-term changes in the climate, and these are measured in terms of years and decades. So when the average December days is warmer in the 2000s than it was in the 1920s, that’s evidence for global warming. What you feel when you go outside is the weather, which is measured in days and months and seasons. So even if it’s a warm winter, a cold Thursday, or even an unusually warm year, that really has nothing to do with global warming!

  • Chaz

    Bow, New Hampshire. I also spend a lot of time in Boston, MA where I go to school, and would love to taste with other Vayniaks in either of those places!

    Also, I know you are reading this Gary so I have to tell you something really important to me (besides how frickin’ awesome you are… seriously): global warming affects long-term changes in the climate, and these are measured in terms of years and decades. So when the average December days is warmer in the 2000s than it was in the 1920s, that’s evidence for global warming. What you feel when you go outside is the weather, which is measured in days and months and seasons. So even if it’s a warm winter, a cold Thursday, or even an unusually warm year, that really has nothing to do with global warming!

  • Joseph L

    Just catching up.

    Louisville, KY.

    Well, actually, the Sunny side of Louisville, which is one of the stupidest tag lines for a city ever, but what the heck, I didn’t write it.

  • Joseph L

    Just catching up.

    Louisville, KY.

    Well, actually, the Sunny side of Louisville, which is one of the stupidest tag lines for a city ever, but what the heck, I didn’t write it.

  • TonyStro

    still archive-diving…
    Islamabad, Pakistan.
    Back home in Leesburg (Landsdowne) VA in 2011
    WOO-HOO !

  • TonyStro

    still archive-diving…
    Islamabad, Pakistan.
    Back home in Leesburg (Landsdowne) VA in 2011
    WOO-HOO !

  • Jordan

    Tipp City, OH

  • Jordan

    Tipp City, OH

  • Johnnyutah

    New Smyrna Beach, FL

  • Johnnyutah

    New Smyrna Beach, FL

  • http://sinplantilla.com/ Jesus Bastidas

    Caracas, Venezuela.

  • http://sinplantilla.com Jesus Bastidas

    Caracas, Venezuela.

  • BobbyTiger

    Ultra liberal, sanctuary city, Arlington, VA. (damnit) Love the Torrontes, which, in our house, has replaced the Chard & Chenin Blanc. As the dollar continues to sink in value, we have found the best bang for the buck in Argentine wines, which we very…..very, very much enjoy.

  • BobbyTiger

    Ultra liberal, sanctuary city, Arlington, VA. (damnit) Love the Torrontes, which, in our house, has replaced the Chard & Chenin Blanc. As the dollar continues to sink in value, we have found the best bang for the buck in Argentine wines, which we very…..very, very much enjoy.

  • JRay

    Jacksonville,FL

  • JRay

    Jacksonville,FL

  • Tom

    Houston, TX Gonna try that Torrontes

  • Tom

    Houston, TX Gonna try that Torrontes

  • Bryan

    College Station, Texas
    Just tried my first Torrontes and was so impressed I was gonna look it up in my wine bible. But, it isn’t in there so I searched the web and came across this.. This is a great show.

  • Bryan

    College Station, Texas
    Just tried my first Torrontes and was so impressed I was gonna look it up in my wine bible. But, it isn’t in there so I searched the web and came across this.. This is a great show.

  • Diego

    Just tried the Quara torrontes 2006 from cafayate argentina….IT BLEW MY MIND!!! AWSOME!!! and at just 5 U$D!!! . It even won a gold trophy at the wines from argentina awards judged some respectable people like Jancis Robinson.

  • Diego

    Just tried the Quara torrontes 2006 from cafayate argentina….IT BLEW MY MIND!!! AWSOME!!! and at just 5 U$D!!! . It even won a gold trophy at the wines from argentina awards judged some respectable people like Jancis Robinson.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Woohoo, nice chugging Gary! QOTD: Seattle, WA here.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Woohoo, nice chugging Gary! QOTD: Seattle, WA here.

  • Javier

    Buenos Aires, Argentina here.

    Good show on Torrontes.

  • Javier

    Buenos Aires, Argentina here.

    Good show on Torrontes.

  • nnothing

    West Des Moines, IA

  • nnothing

    West Des Moines, IA

  • http://palatematch.com/blog dcpatton

    QOTD: Fairfax, VA

  • jaybloxham

    I had to try torrontes because of this review. I am not a fan of white wine, but your comments about it made me do it.

  • John__J

    Baltimore, MD

  • corkscrew

    Have had Alamos red wine..Argentina whites have been hit or miss. Somerset, NJ http://www.winelx.com

  • bobbytiger

    Yes indeed. This little house in ARLINGTON, VA.,
    consumes its share of Torrontes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Reese/562788615 John Reese

    Yea Hawaii got hammered by those UGA Bulldawgs!!!!! Big ups from a bulldawg in Athens, GA!!!

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