Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

“World Malbec consumption amounts barely 3% and the limit is still far away”

January 24, 2014

In an interview with Vinos & Bodegas, Mario Giordano, manager of Wines of Argentina, talked about the present and future of the industry within a complex context

Thoughts on Terroir

December 27, 2013

Harvey Steiman, who writes for Wine Spectator Magazine, published this article about his thoughts on “Terroir”

“Let’s drink wine as we drink beer”

December 23, 2013

As the famous wine journalist, Patricio Tapia, published in EL TIEMPO, consumers drink a beer in a carefree way, with no other expectations than its cold temperature. In order to write a perfect and enthusiast “tasting note” of a beer, we only need four words: “It is really cold!”

“Bonarda has a bright future in Argentina”

December 18, 2013

Despite its workhorse roots, red grape Bonarda has a bright future in Argentina according to one of the country’s most promising young winemakers, Sebastián Zuccardi.

Cabernet Franc, the “future” for Argentina

December 10, 2013

Cabernet Franc has a greater future in Argentina than Cabernet Sauvignon according to one of the most respected winemakers in the country, Alejandro Vigil, chief winemaker at Catena Zapata.

“Most Chinese people do not know Argentine wine”

December 2, 2013 by Claudia Ortiz

The Chinese sommelier, who works at Shangri-La hotel, was in Mendoza invited by Wines of Argentina. In this article, he talks about Argentine wines and the consumption trends in his country.

“If we manage to make more young people study or train in Argentina, then they will recommend our wines worldwide”

November 26, 2013 by Claudia Ortiz

Andrés Rosberg, president of the Argentine Sommelier Association and vice-president of the International Sommelier Association, talked about the role of the sommelier as communicator and ambassador of wine. Moreover, he shared his personal projects within the wine world.

Paul Hobbs marvels at Malbec success story

November 12, 2013

Winemaking consultant Paul Hobbs has admitted he would “absolutely not” have predicted the international success of Argentine Malbec when he started working in the country 25 years ago.

“You only need to observe and understand the local habits and people´s tastes to know the wine style you should make”

October 29, 2013 by Claudia Ortiz

Borsi also works for other wineries: “Domaine La Roquéte” (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) and “Les Pallières en Gigondas”. There, his aim is to create French-style terroir wines to be appreciated by an international public. Moreover, he maintains that the highly demanded wines in Europe are organic, with medium alcohol level, good acidity, far from the heavy, fleshy, and oaky style.