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Here, you will find news about Argentina and its wines, written by the world’s most influential Wine Bloggers selected by WineSur. The articles will be read in their original language.

Grape Transformations: Mondavi and Catena

November 2, 2011 - by Mike Veseth

Karl Polanyi’s classic 1944 book, The Great Transformation presented a theory of how the Industrial Revolution transformed much the world. Polanyi proposed a complex paradigm of acting (economy and technology) and reacting (politics and social movements) forces that combined to shape history.  It is a must read (but not always an [...]

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Mad about Masi

October 17, 2011 - by Blog Elitistreview - David Strange

Recently a Master of Wine friend said he wanted to try more Argentinian Malbec. As a classical drinker I though this a tad odd, until I recalled my first experience with fine Argentinian wine.
As long-time readers will know, I’ve been in loony bins far too often. Once, on an escorted trip outside, I spotted a [...]

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Argentinian Malbecs vs. The World

September 27, 2011 - by Andrew Catchpole

Mention Argentina to the average wine drinker and Malbec is the variety that everyone knows. It’s the runaway flagship variety, with a well-deserved reputation for producing intense, aromatic, flavour-packed wines running the gamut from barbecue-friendly quaffers to fine wines with great structure and complexity. Argentina’s vignerons have managed the neat trick [...]

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Eating well in unexpected places – Argentinian Torrontes

September 19, 2011 - by Iron Chevsky

In the heart of Healdsburg, right there on the charming main plaza, tourist traps abound. The famous Oakville Grocery at the corner, full inside and out, is but a Whole-Foods-like shadow of its authentic self along highway 29 in Oakville that still draws me during visits to Napa Valley. But hidden behind [...]

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My Relationship with Argentinean Malbec

September 16, 2011 - by Jason Phelps

I don’t recall the very first glass of Argentinean Malbec I ever had, but I am guessing it was in the early 2000’s. I likely picked it from a menu based on the description of it coming from a wine region on the rise and having been made from a well known [...]

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The Two M’s of Argentinian Wine in Canada

September 13, 2011 - by Steve Shanahan

Canada has fallen in love Argentinian wine. Well at least, we have fallen in love with the tip of the iceberg of Argentinian wine. Most Canadians have two M’s come to mind when they think about Argentinian wine, Mendoza and Malbec. Mendoza is the arid region cobbled with mountains and valleys [...]

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Argentine Wine Feast – Seven Courses

September 7, 2011 - by Joe and Janelle

Our next stop on our Mendoza wine tour is the Posada Salentein, a wine lodge owned by the Bodega Salentein, located in the Valle de Uco. The Valle de Uco or Uco Valley is located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, some 90 Kilometers south of our last stop, Club [...]

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Malbec con Cow

September 1, 2011 - by Nicholas Gill

Malbec grapes grow in Argentina like nowhere else on earth; just as grass fed cows have no prettier place to graze than on the country’s endless plains. These are two iconic elements of the country. On their own they spin legends, but pair the two and this is where they form [...]

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