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 …