VanityBA: The 10 Best Wines From Argentina

Patrick Archer competitiveness, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, vanityba, wine & vineyards

The Vinos & Bodegas section of iProfesional features a rundown of the Top 10 Wines in Argentina according to Stephen Tanzer and his bimonthly publication for wine enthusiasts, International Wine Cellar. The Top 10 Argentine Wines on Tanzer’s list have scores ranging from 93+ to 95+ and prices ranging from $59 to $230. Both Malbecs and the Catena Zapata Bodega …

Messi By The Glass: Argentine Wine Inspired By The World’s Greatest Player

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

Like fine wine, Rosario native and Barcelona striker Leo Messi only gets better with age, so it seems only fitting that the world’s greatest futbol player have his own bottle of wine. That’s the idea behind “Leo,” a new collection from the Valentin Bianchi Winery in San Rafael, Mendoza. The 24-year-old, multiple Ballon d’Or winner has proven his ability to …

Argentina’s Emerging 1-2 Wine Punch: Malbec Surging, Torrontes Rising

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

Argentina’s December wine export numbers are now available, so we finally have a figure for full-year 2010 exports of Argentine wine and grape juice: US$864.5 million, a healthy 12% increase over full-year 2009. Export volume rose 6.7% in December compared to 2009, while the total value of Argentine exports reached US$77.8 million, a 21% increase over December 2009. The 2010 …

Will Bonarda Become Argentina’s Next Signature Grape?

Patrick Archer competitiveness, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

They call it Dolce Nero in Italy, Charbono in California and Corbeau Noir in the Savoy region of France. With so many different names, ongoing debate over its European origins, and a less-than-lujoso introduction in Argentina, sommelier and wine author Rodrigo Griguela attempts to set the record straight on the grape known locally as Bonarda. It’s a much-needed analysis considering …

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 …