Uruguay Wines Bring Home The Gold And Silver At Paris Expo

Patrick Archer agribusiness, creative class, lifestyle, uruguay, wine & vineyards

Uruguay wineries just went head-to-head with forty of the world’s best known wine-producing countries at Vinalies Internationales 2014 and brought home fourteen gold and silver medals. The tiny South American country that perfected the art of Tannat received four gold medals for Tannat wines and ten silver medals for Tannats, Tannat blends and Viognier wines. The Vinalies Internationales is considered …

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 …

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 Argentine Reds Seducing Wine Lovers in Canada

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

While the U.S. is scheduled to become the world’s largest wine-drinking market by 2012, the neighbor to the north isn’t lagging behind. “Canadians might have a new passion to add after hockey: being wine connoisseurs,” the country’s Financial Post opined early last year. As one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for wine consumption, Canada is an important export destination for …

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 …