In my little puddle of vinous life I am becoming aware of the most massive U-turn on the part of an increasing number of thoughtful wine producers. Interestingly, this is nothing to do with marketing but sheer disaffection with the wines they made in the past.
The American consultant Bob Pepi visit Casa Bianchi in San Rafael to monitor the evolution of premium wines from the cellar.
We began searching the shelves of wine shops and we found that, besides the classic sectors such as “Malbec”, “Cabernet Sauvignon” and “Chardonnay”, some stores had a special place for “Other varietals”. In this small corner, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Riesling made their shy appearances. With time, their outstanding performance along with human curiosity have incremented their demand and, therefore, their supply.
Physical retail spaces are becoming less exciting, transparent and with less variety of options. And wine, like many other products sold in retail stores, are not exempt.
Oscar Marcovecchio, Director of ViñaVida, spoke with WineSur about the path to be followed by the winery which, upon focusing on premium wines, was awarded many prizes during 2014. That brought about its consolidation both in the domestic and foreign markets.
Are you thinking of travelling to the north of Argentina by dint of drinks of good wines? These five wines are the synthesis of the land of vineyards that smells of jasmines and red wines as dark as night. Take note and dive into the wine aisle.
Dante Robino winery has added a Chardonnay to its line Novecento Raíces that, so far, consisted of only two red wine varieties –Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. The brand-new Novecento Raíces Chardonnay 2014 has been produced with grapes from Los Árboles…
This is the Grappa produced by the Mendoza winery SinFin with selected Malbec grapes from old vineyards in Maipu harvested as late marc, is a delicate staple, floral character with citrus aromas and menthol and great intensity and presence on the palate.…
The Enemy Malbec 2011 started off with 93 points in the post 53 in the Top 100 Wine Enthusiast 2014.
Montechez presents its recent creation, brand new icon. It emerged from the careful selection of strains of vineyards in La Consulta, Valle de Uco (1050 m.) Is a blend of 60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Syrah prepared by the winemaking team winery…
Pulenta Estate Gran Cabernet Franc 2010 was chosen among the top 100 wines to taste this Christmas as the renowned english journalist, Master of Wine Tim Atkin. With a particular sympathy, Tim refers to the wine saying: The Pulenta family has been making…
Carlos Caselles, owner of the winery talked to WineSur and made an assessment of this year. Likewise, he stressed that in 2015, the industry will experience a process full of uncertainty and adjustments, propelled by inflation and exchange rate lag.
The widely-recognized Salentein’s chief winemaker says that he has never endorsed the school promoting the production of highly aged and extractive wines. He thinks that the industry should work to keep maintaining the price-quality ratio.
Tomas Hughes, Finca Decero’s winemaker
The new winemaker of the high-end winery made great stress on the importance and hard work of all technicians to alleviate the crisis, avoiding reducing cost at the expense of wine quality. By means of this interview, he talked about the steps to be followed at the winery and the future of Finca Decero wines.
The one advantage that wine shops have over online stores is the sense of immediacy. Online stores are now taking steps to address this particular problem through the use of same-day delivery.
Gallup’s latest hospitality study reveals the preferences of the up-and-coming generations of guests, who could reshape the industry