News

5 Argentine wines among the “Top 100 Best Buys”

December 17, 2014 by Laura Saieg

Wine Enthusiast published the Top 100 Best Buys of 2014, chosen by its select tasting panelists. Beyond Malbec, in this opportunity, Torrontés and Syrah were the surprising varieties of the list. See in this article the 2014’s best wines under USD 15.



WineSur’s wines with the best score in Wine Spectator

December 10, 2014

In its next release, on December 31, the US magazine will publish the list of the 390 wines tasted throughout the year. See below those labels receiving 90 points or more.

Red vs. White: which is best for health?

December 10, 2014

This infographics shows the amount of carbs, calcium, iron, among others, granted by these wines. See below the results and get surprised.



Japan steps up domestic wine output

December 10, 2014

Chateau Mercian, one of Japan’s largest wine producers has announced plans to almost double its vineyard area to meet growing domestic demand for this small scale industry.

Do you know which the best terroir to produce Malbec wines is?

December 10, 2014

Three surveys conducted by international experts chose this area as the best “terroir” for the production of Malbec wines due to the quality of the wines made with grapes produced there.



New wines for young consumers

December 10, 2014

Angel A. Mendoza, winemaking graduate, considers that it is necessary to develop wines made of native “Creole” grapes for a new generation. Besides, he highlights their cost/benefit relationship.


What is going on with Wine Consumption in Argentina?

December 9, 2014 by Laura Saieg

According to the analysis conducted by Kantar Worldpanel, wine sales remain stable in spite of the drop in mass consumption. The study shows that around 8 million households bought wine between January and September, spending AR$ 45 in average in each purchase. The conclusions of the report are mentioned below.


Tourism and good wines merge for exquisite palates

December 3, 2014

Guided tours, cuisine classes, photography courses, horseback riding, and tastings aren´t but some of the options offered by the most exclusive wineries. Their prices are around AR$ 900.


Wineries

  • Monte Cinco

    Monte Cinco

    Monte Cinco is a dream which began in Italy in the late 19th century, when Mr Pedro Bertona and his family arrived in Argentina. Mr…

  • Finca Decero

    Finca Decero

    As Decero means "from scratch", this way Finca Decero was born, from a land that once was a bare patch of soil in the Argentine foothills…

  • Finca El Origen

    Finca El Origen

    Finca El Origen is a young winery, with the support and know-how of Santa Carolina, a Chilean business group with a vast experience…

  • Terrazas de Los Andes

    Terrazas de Los Andes

    Terrazas de los Andes' story began as the LVMH subsidiary Moët & Chandon toured the world searching to establish its first vineyards…

  • Altos Las Hormigas

    Altos Las Hormigas

    Altos Las Hormigas envisions a terroir in Argentina. Malbec specialists since 1995, well-known Tuscan winemaker Alberto Antonini, …

Wineries' News

  • Ramos Otero launched its new wine “30 Yardas Blend 2014″

    Se trata de su línea entry level. Según contaron desde la bodega, es un blend de Malbec-Tannat y Bonarda, muy moderno y frutado. “Este vino tiene un toque muy sutil de madera francesa el cual se ha ensamblado muy bien con el vino haciéndolo más…

  • Del Fin del Mundo Winery in the Solidarity Auction of wines in Olivos

    The collection was 231.000 pesos, surpassing the expectations of the organizers and with a national record auction of 60.000 pesos for a unique batch. Among the beneficiaries, there are civil non-profit associations, such as Peldaños; Centro de Jubilados…

  • Great success of ¨Vino el Cine¨ at Dominio del Plata

    More than 50 people enjoyed a different night at the winery. This event is carried out within the traveling film circuit through the Wine Routes, organized by Bodegas de Argentina and Megacine Audiovisuales. Visitors could appreciate the fantastic musical…

  • Viñavida Petit Verdot 2011, first in the Federal Challenge

    Marcovecchio, happy owner and author of Viñavida, is not entirely agree that the Petit Verdot is an overly long and hard variety. At least in Vista Flores and Viñavida, whose SEDA Petit Verdot Pie Americano, Clone 400, has admired Tim Atkin, a Hug…

  • Finca Sophenia, present at Paladar restaurant in Buenos Aires

    Its Altosur Malbec Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc, along with Finca Sophenia Syrah are the recommended wines to pair with Paladar’s menu. This exclusive restaurant has a capacity of 16 diners, in the living room of Chef Pablo Abramovsky and his wife Sommelier…

  • Sin Fin with two new products in the market

    The winery releases the 2014 vintage of its Sauvignon Blanc and a new sparkling wine, limited edition: Sin Fin Rosé Nature, made of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, under the Champenoise method.

  • Gauchezco grows with its 100% Pinot Noir sparkler

    The winery, which determined to release a lower volume in 2013, decided to double its production this year, due to its significant growth and the excellent response from consumers. It is Gauchezco Extra Brut, made of 100% Pinot Noir grapes, hailing from…

  • Casa Bianchi launches an advertising campaign for its new line

    The winery ends the year with an advertising campaign for its new line of oak varietal wines, “wines created to extend the portfolio of Don Valentín Lacrado”. The new campaign was designed by Casa Bianchi’s marketing team, along with the Aschen…

  • The new Piattelli Premium Reserve Malbec 2012

    Piattelli Vineyards, winery located in Mendoza and Salta, presents its new vintage. It is a wine made of 100% Malbec, from Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo (Mendoza). It was aged for 8 months in French oak barrels. “On the palate, it offers ripe red fruit and…

Opinions

“At SinFin, we are going strongly for wine tourism”

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.

José Galante: “I’ve always loved producing refined and elegant wines”

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

“Winemakers are facing the challenge of keeping the quality by improving productive processes”

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.

Business

Same-day delivery: The next frontier for online wine?

August 20, 2014

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.

How Hotels Can Engage Gen X and Millennial Guests

August 20, 2014

Gallup’s latest hospitality study reveals the preferences of the up-and-coming generations of guests, who could reshape the industry