Among the main varieties, only Malbec and red blends increased in volume.
In 2015, the amount of bottled wine brands rose to 2,681, a growth of 88 compared with 2014.
In 2015, out of the top 10 destinations, 7 grew in volume and value. The United Kingdom grew the most (+255.6 thousand boxes), United States (+156 thousand cases), China (+94.8 thousand cases) and Mexico (+77.2 thousand cases).
In 2015, bottled wine came to $722.9m with market share at 77%.
In December, Argentina’s wine industry exported 28.1 million litres valued at $70.6m.
In 2015, total wines and must exports came to $933.6m and amounted to 359.8 million litres.
Creating a consistent Brand image using social media is a demanding task: in order for it to be successful it requires perseverance and practise. The endeavour can be even more difficult if our company reaches a wide audience that is in permanent growth. However, as in every aspect of Branding, careful planning and a thorough following of what users are saying about our brand (buzz), can lead us to the creation of high-quality content.
Is good Marketing capable of making people respond the way we want them to? No. Nevertheless, it is capable of presenting our brand in the most accurate and beneficial manner. With this goal in mind, it is important to discover what consumers want, how they make decisions, why they choose the brands they do and, finally, how and through which channels we should address them.
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What are foreign consumers saying in social media when referring to Argentine wine?
Even though we cannot state sweeping generalizations on this subject, it can be easily noticed that the English-speaking public is more knowledgeable on Argentine wine than the Latin American consumer. They have a clear idea of what they want, they interact with confidence and they value educational content.
On one hand, younger audiences experience enthusiasm when they are able to distinguish and choose a specific wine for an event, they take pleasure in combining it with a special menu and they trust the recommendations that their peers share in social media, blogs and specific apps. They are not guided by the glamorous scores or prizes wines may obtain, but by the experience of their equals –TripAdvisor style-.
Elder audiences, on the other hand, appreciate the fact that they are able to understand the details that make an exceptional wine. They are familiar with classic pairings and with the aromas of Torrontés and Malbec. In addition, they choose their preferred brands and stay loyal to them. They help circulate the wineries’ news and they are capable of differentiating brands. These audiences are loyal consumers that value a deeper expertise of wine.
A recent internal study showed that in our social networks conversations revolve around Malbec, our star varietal and thus, the most acclaimed amongst our followers. These conversations are segmented as follows: 52% are related to the enjoyment that Malbec produces and its main characteristics, 38% are related to the memories and connections with the country and “being Argentine”, and 10% are related to pairings and typical Argentine cuisine.
These numbers not only demonstrate that wine linked to Argentina has renowned quality and is appreciated by its intrinsic value, but they also reflect the fact that wine is an emblematic ambassador for our country’s image, culture and places. Therefore, we can conclude by saying that the image created in the minds of our consumers, the conceptual core of Argentine wine, is being accomplished as a result of solid teamwork. This effort to present our country as a nation where wine is rooted in our culture is starting to bear fruit. The Argentine wine industry and the brand “Wines of Argentina”, with its pillars based in “being Argentine” have a lot of potential yet to discover hand in hand with our consumers. We believe it is a long and promising road ahead, but we have successfully taken the first step: choosing the right path. Thank you for reading us.