Archive for the ‘News’ Category

New INV website

July 21, 2008

The National Grape-growing and Winemaking Institute (INV) launched its new website, redesigned in order to offer new services and tools for the industry.

The United States is still the major destination of bottled wines

July 21, 2008 by Ma. Soledad Gonzalez

Sales in dollars from January to June 2008 grew by 30.9%, representing 243 million dollars, and fulfilling predictions made at the beginning of the year. In June, a month for which expectations were low, bottled wine grew by 54.78% in terms of value. A summary of the wine export figures for the first semester.

Córdoba, more than Sierras and dikes

July 21, 2008 by Ma. Soledad Gonzalez

Córdoba wines seem to be growing. Although the industry is still quite small in the province, various undertakings are gaining their own reputation. Read about the repercussions of the Expo Delicatessen & Vinos.

“Driving future growth of wine sales is going to be more complex than in the past”

July 21, 2008 by Ma. Soledad Gonzalez

Arend Heijbroek is Associate Director of Beverages & Dairy of Rabobank International, a group providing financial services and founded on cooperative principles. He will be one of the lecturers during the International Wine Forum.

“I came to Argentina in 1995, fell in love with Malbec and with Mendoza´s old vineyards”

July 21, 2008 by Ma. Soledad Gonzalez

Born in Vinci, Italy, the same town where famous painter Leonardo was born, Alberto Antonini has traveled the world as an advisor to wineries of all latitudes and regions. In this interview, he shares some of his perspectives on the world wine industry and on Argentina in particular.

San Juan: stunning valleys and wines

July 7, 2008

The San Juan Wine Route has become one of the most traditional options for San Juan visitors. Ten wineries integrate the tour and offer very different features and suggestions. From organic wines to sparkling wines elaborated at the very heart of the mountains, visitors have a good deal to see and taste.

Best of Wine Tourism contest entries open

July 7, 2008 by Ma. Soledad Gonzalez

It is organized by the Argentinian chapter of the Great Wine Capitals network. The fourth edition of this international contest was kicked off at ProMendoza´s meeting hall.

“Argentinian wine has strong competitive advantages”

July 7, 2008 by Gabriela Malizia

Juan José Llach, the Argentinian sociologist and economist who will be a lecturer in the upcoming International Wine Forum, evaluated as positive the future of the local industry, although he emphasized that Argentina needs a systematic reduction program of distortive taxes in order to offset the value of the peso.

“Wine bottles are promotional brochures for destination markets”

July 7, 2008 by Ma. Soledad Gonzalez

Dolores Lavaque, MSc, is the director of STG, the consulting company that was in charge of conducting the study about Wine Tourism Demand and Benchmarking in Argentina, framed by the Argentinian Wine Tourism Consolidation Project IADB/FOMIN and Bodegas de Argentina. In this interview, she approaches the results yielded by this extensive study and describes Argentinian and international wine tourists.

“Argentine bottled table wines have great prospects in the United States for the immediate future”

July 7, 2008 by Ma. Soledad Gonzalez

The president of Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates will be a guest speaker in the 2008 edition of the International Wine Forum, to be carried out next September. In this interview, as in his upcoming lecture, he shares his view on the prospects for the US market.