VanityBA: Vinos de Lujo To Feature 300 Of Argentina’s Best Wines

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, lifestyle, vanityba, wine & vineyards

Late spring in Buenos Aires is prime time for two of the country’s best sporting events: polo watching and wine tasting. The Abierto is underway in Palermo with the usual suspects from Ellerstina and La Dolfina dominating, and polo’s ultimate pairing returns to the Alvear Palace next week. The 2013 edition of Vinos de Lujo sponsored by ICBC will feature over 300 …

Quality Trumps Quantitiy in Argentina Wine Harvest

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

“Better Late Than Never.” That’s how Wine Spectator describes the 2010 harvest in Argentina, a year marked by a slow sugar start, some potentially-damaging weather fluctuations and, ultimately, a lower level of wine production compared to 2009. But fear not, the finished product is still outstanding. “Argentinean winemakers are pleased with lower alcohol levels and ripe tannins which they believe …

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 …