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 …

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 …

Wine Spectator Discovers The “Wonderfulness” of Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

American wine critic and Wine Spectator contributing editor Matt Kramer arrives in Buenos Aires for a three-month stay and wastes little time getting to know the food & wine delights of his newly adopted barrio of Palermo Soho. Kramer authored several Making Sense of Wine books and coined a term “somewhereness” in describing a wine’s character. Prior to his departure, …