daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy (aug.2, 2013) | DMCA policy | flipboard magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Photo Forums > Cityscapes and Skyline Photos

Cityscapes and Skyline Photos Photos and images from all around the world

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 2nd, 2010, 08:14 PM   #41
Di3go2000
...
 
Di3go2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Comodoro - Patagonia Argentina
Posts: 1,328
Likes (Received): 37

Greats pics!!
__________________
Mi vieja crio un idiota de corazon lunatico (8)
Di3go2000 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old November 7th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #42
triodegradable
Buenos Aires-Argentina
 
triodegradable's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Buenos Aires
Posts: 5,138
Likes (Received): 1436

__________________
LESS IS MORE ... Mies Van Der Rohe
triodegradable no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2010, 10:52 AM   #43
christos-greece
Moderator!
 
christos-greece's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 96,956
Likes (Received): 62884

Amazing and very nice photos indeed
__________________
Urban Showcase: Athens Kalamata Trikala Thessaloniki
Cityscapes: Paris Barcelona Dubai, U.A.E. Monte Carlo, Monaco
General photography: Castles of France - Chateau de France and, since May of '08: Greece!
christos-greece no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2010, 04:03 AM   #44
mariano_mza
Registered User
 
mariano_mza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mendoza
Posts: 760
Likes (Received): 103

Argentine malbec comes to America, and that's a good thing.

Published: Saturday, May 01, 2010, 10:00 AM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Casual wine drinkers are sometimes surprised to hear Argentina is a significant wine-producing nation. But there's a good reason for this: Until the past decade or so, almost no one in America saw any Argentine wines on the shelves.

But all of that has changed in a very big way. Argentine wines are hot by anybody's measure. For example, neighboring Chile -- which started sooner in the U.S. market, in the 1990s -- exports twice as much wine as Argentina. Yet the average price of exported Argentine wine dropped 2 percent in 2009 while Chile's wine exports fell 13 percent in price.

Share 0 Comments Not only that, while Chilean wine exports fell 4.4 percent between January and June 2009 compared with the same period in 2008, Argentina's wine exports increased 144 percent.

This helps explain why today you can't walk into a wine shop or supermarket without practically tripping over Argentine wines. At the moment, they're the darling of the wine business.

What's Argentina got? In a word, malbec. This red grape variety was imported from Bordeaux to Argentina more than a century ago. And the malbec grape liked what it found in Argentina, namely high-elevation vineyard sites (3,000 feet to 8,000 feet) that see intense sunshine and abundant irrigation thanks to snowpack water from the Andes mountains.

So when Argentine malbec arrived in the U.S. market in the early 2000s, we received luscious, intensely flavorful, deeply colored wines from ancient vines anywhere from 60 to 100 years old. And the wines cost what can only be called absurdly low prices, often as little as $10 a bottle.

Not least, malbec grown in Argentina -- unlike in France's Bordeaux region or in the Loire Valley -- has soft, gentle tannins, probably thanks to a greater ripeness than is common in France. You can drink a very young Argentine malbec with pleasure, as it goes down the gullet without a catch.

Malbec Reserva "Luján de Cuyo" 2008, Bodegas Nieto Senetiner -- Here's an example of just what an extraordinary deal Argentine malbec can be. Bodegas Nieto Senetiner was founded in 1888 and today owns about 750 acres of vines. These vines are in what is arguably the best district in the vast Mendoza region, an area called Luján de Cuyo. It's where the Mendoza-area wine business began more than a century ago and consequently has the largest number of very old vines.

In 1998, the old Bodegas Nieto Senetiner was purchased by the Pérez Companc family, one of Argentina's wealthiest (oil and natural gas money). The new owners hired Alberto Antonini, who was formerly the head winemaker for the famed Antinori estate in Chianti, as their consultant.

This combination of old vines in a choice district allied to deft, modern winemaking and the deep pockets of an ambitious new owner results in really good malbec. This 2008 bottling -- an exceptionally fine vintage -- offers proof. It is, in a word, delicious, as it's dense yet supple, lightly touched by oak and utterly, wonderfully drinkable right now. At $9.95 a bottle it's a standout deal in genuinely fine Argentine malbec. Get out the grill. (Distributor is Galaxy Wine Company.)

Malbec 2007, Mendel -- Not every malbec from Argentina is outrageously cheap. Sometimes you have to pay more to get something exceptionally fine. To get a notion of what "exceptionally fine" really means in Argentine malbec, you need to taste the wines of the small (10,000 cases) artisan winery called Mendel.

Here again you have an old winery with 80-year-old malbec vines located in one of the choicest sections of the Luján de Cuyo district -- a small zone called Perdriel -- that was purchased in 2003 and revitalized. The winemaker of Mendel, also a minority partner, is Roberto de la Mota, previously the winemaker for the much larger Chandon winery in Mendoza, which specializes in sparkling wines.

Because of his experience, de la Mota makes his wines in a distinctive fashion. He harvests the grapes from Mendel's three vineyards at three different stages of ripeness. Each "ripeness level" is fermented separately and kept separate during the barrel-aging. Only when the wines are ready to be bottled does de la Mota engage in creating a blend for each of the wines Mendel offers.

Effectively, this is a champagne-style approach to winemaking. And it works.

Mendel Malbec 2007 is flat-out superb Argentine malbec. It's an austere, taut, beautifully defined red wine that delivers an unusual degree of minerality and, above all, refinement. You would serve this on the same occasions, and with the same food, as you would a fine red Bordeaux or Burgundy. It's that good. And it's worth its $22.95 asking price. (Distributor is Young's Columbia.)

-- Matt Kramer


http://www.oregonlive.com/O/index.ss...erica_and.html
mariano_mza no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2010, 11:52 AM   #45
Joseph85
Present and Future
 
Joseph85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tucumán, Argentina
Posts: 13,528
Likes (Received): 2665




















Joseph85 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2010, 12:05 PM   #46
christos-greece
Moderator!
 
christos-greece's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 96,956
Likes (Received): 62884

Great photos from Mendoza, once again
__________________
Urban Showcase: Athens Kalamata Trikala Thessaloniki
Cityscapes: Paris Barcelona Dubai, U.A.E. Monte Carlo, Monaco
General photography: Castles of France - Chateau de France and, since May of '08: Greece!
christos-greece no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2011, 02:20 AM   #47
meridiano17
maipucino maniatico
 
meridiano17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Fray Luis Beltrán - MENDOZA
Posts: 675
Likes (Received): 29

Para que no decaiga quoteo estas fotos del parque General San Martin ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by saurdemol View Post
siesta en la ciudad

Paseando por el parque











calle 25 de Mayo

__________________
Mendocino de pura cepa ...cepa de Malbec
meridiano17 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 25th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #48
Joseph85
Present and Future
 
Joseph85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tucumán, Argentina
Posts: 13,528
Likes (Received): 2665




















Last edited by Joseph85; April 8th, 2012 at 04:20 AM.
Joseph85 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2011, 01:39 AM   #49
Mike_UT
UT: Still the Right Place
 
Mike_UT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Salt Lake City UT
Posts: 163
Likes (Received): 4

What does the title mean?
__________________
I SALT LAKE CITY - UTAH
Mike_UT no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2011, 04:24 AM   #50
ngfede
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Buenos Aires
Posts: 107
Likes (Received): 0

Fantástica ciudad, me atrevo a decir que mas linda que Buenos Aires, aunque es mucho mas chica.... esas arboledas, las asequias, el aire puro, ese parque tremendo, el vino, las mujeres, pufff quiero volver!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike_UT View Post
What does the title mean?
"one of the eight wine capitals of the world" maybe?
ngfede no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2011, 10:54 PM   #51
Mike_UT
UT: Still the Right Place
 
Mike_UT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Salt Lake City UT
Posts: 163
Likes (Received): 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by ngfede View Post
Fantástica ciudad, me atrevo a decir que mas linda que Buenos Aires, aunque es mucho mas chica.... esas arboledas, las asequias, el aire puro, ese parque tremendo, el vino, las mujeres, pufff quiero volver!



"one of the eight wine capitals of the world" maybe?
Thanks,,
__________________
I SALT LAKE CITY - UTAH
Mike_UT no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 11th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #52
mariano_mza
Registered User
 
mariano_mza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mendoza
Posts: 760
Likes (Received): 103

More pictures of this great city. Soon, more pictures from its wineries.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordon2 View Post
Y ahora se vienen las panorámicas que pude captar desde el piso 17 del edificio Executive, que está al lado de Da Vinci

Empire State () y Sheraton



Mirando hacia la cordillera



Dos edificios bastante altos sobre la Avenida del Metrotranvía (ya la apodé )





Plaza zoom



Plaza no tan zoom











Espero les haya gustado este recorrido
mariano_mza no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #53
Joseph85
Present and Future
 
Joseph85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tucumán, Argentina
Posts: 13,528
Likes (Received): 2665

Awesome
Joseph85 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2012, 04:20 AM   #54
Joseph85
Present and Future
 
Joseph85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tucumán, Argentina
Posts: 13,528
Likes (Received): 2665

































Joseph85 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2012, 12:37 AM   #55
santfu
BANNED
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: mendoza
Posts: 1,321
Likes (Received): 5






parque san martin





parque central


plaza españa

plaza chile


plaza independencia

peatonal











santfu no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #56
santfu
BANNED
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: mendoza
Posts: 1,321
Likes (Received): 5





santfu no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2012, 08:27 AM   #57
Linguine
leisure cook
 
Linguine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bacolod Uptown East
Posts: 11,944
Likes (Received): 3748

really nice shots from Mendoza...
__________________
Bacolod: "Culinary destination par excellence"
Linguine no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #58
Joseph85
Present and Future
 
Joseph85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tucumán, Argentina
Posts: 13,528
Likes (Received): 2665

Nice pics
Joseph85 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 29th, 2012, 01:11 AM   #59
0scart
Salta - Argentina
 
0scart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Aquí y ahora
Posts: 3,649
Likes (Received): 979

Great unseen footage! (Joseph's posts #45 &48)

@Santfu, a word of advice:you separate photos, they are too together! (separa las fotos si podés están muy juntas, un consejo)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike_UT View Post
What does the title mean?
It tried to mean: Mendoza, one of the eight world wine capitals. Mendoza´s terrain is very dry yet only a small portion of it (if I'm not mistaken only 7%) can be harvested and produces around 80% of Argentine wines to be exported.
__________________
no one liked this post


0scart no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 9th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #60
santfu
BANNED
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: mendoza
Posts: 1,321
Likes (Received): 5

santfu no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu