An initiative by Coviar, the Argentine Viticultural Corporation, might just be a game changer for wine producers and other actors in the industry. For the first time in its history, Argentina has carried out a study that assesses the key variables of physical and environmental conditions such as geology, the soil, the climate and the landscape of different viticultural regions in Mendoza, San Juan, Salta and Tucuman
Ana Viola is head of Malma Wines, President of the Chamber of Export Wineries of Patagonia and a member of a family who pioneered wine production in San Patricio del Chañar, Neuquén. Why Argentine wine is like a lion cub and the struggle for a Patagonian Denomination of Origin.
The 4 challenges that Argentine terroirs present wine producers
Argentina is a diverse country with a wealth of different terroirs. The Andes alone offer a vast multiplicity of soils and altitudes meaning presenting consumers with a wide range of options.
Achieving sustainability is an increasingly urgent issue and in the middle of a water crisis, taking care of water resources at Argentine wineries and ensuring that they are used efficiently…
MICHELIN Guide in Argentina. The famous MICHELIN Guide has come to Argentina to fulfill the dreams of chefs and diners alike. A secret team is carrying out its first tour of Buenos Aires and Mendoza to determine which restaurants deserve the prestigious honor. Why this is excellent news for the Argentine tourist and wine industries.
The geophysicist Guillermo Corona spends his working days looking for oil. On weekends, however, he indulges in a passion that began at an agricultural and oenological college in Mendoza; spending his “free time” touring vineyards and studying their soils to provide wineries with knowledge that will help them to improve the quality of their wines.
Sustainable viticulture. By implementing a series of measures both large and small, along with a range of protocols and certifications, the country has made major progress. Argentine wine is looking to the future.
July 27 is international Shiraz Day. Originally from Persia, the variety found a welcoming home in France before spreading across the world. How much Syrah is produced and drunk in Argentina?
Marriage is still very much in fashion. The trend of holding your wedding at wineries is becoming increasingly attractive to Argentinians and foreigners alike.
And no wonder: dreamy landscapes paired with special menus and wine lists ensure that a winery wedding is a distinctive, memorable event.
The Zonda wind, which comes down from the Andes, is a well-known, widely studied phenomenon across the world. How does the wind, a key part of the local terroir, affect vineyards?