In The Land Of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah Gaining Ground

Patrick Archer agribusiness, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

Argentina may now be synonymous with Malbec, but some other red vines have seen exponential growth in the number of hectares planted in recent years. In The Country of Malbec, Cabernet & Syrah Wines Gain Market Share is the headline of Nuria Rebon’s detailed analysis in today’s Cronista. Indeed, Malbec is the most commonly planted vine in Argentina accounting for …

Global Grape: US Malbec Consumption Approaching Argentina Levels

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

Yesterday, for the second consecutive year, celebrations were held in 45 cities and 36 countries to toast Argentina’s signature grape. For Argentine wine makers and exporters, a few toasts of gratitude must have been raised for US wine enthusiasts who now consume almost as much Malbec as Argentines, according to a new article in Cronista. Nuria Rebon  charts Malbec’s meteoric rise: …

New Year’s Resolution: Drink More…Argentine Malbec That Is

Patrick Archer lifestyle, uruguay, wine & vineyards

With 2010 only hours away, it’s time to start making some serious resolutions for the New Year. But rather than the usual “Lose Weight, Save Money, Join A Gym” jibberish, why not make a resolution you will actually stick to. “Why“ you might ask? Because #1) It’s delicious, #2) It’s good for your health, and #3) It’s good for your …

Argentine Malbec Rising: Catena’s Journey & An Industry Transformed

Patrick Archer competitiveness, visionaries, wine & vineyards

The Washington Post traces the rapid rise of Argentina’s wine industry from the 1980’s (pretty dormant, low-end and geared toward domestic consumption) to today’s vibrant export model with award-winning Malbecs and other local varietals increasingly gaining market share abroad. Argentine vintner Nicolas Catena is described as “the founding father of modern Argentine wine,” and he drew inspiration for his home …