Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

“In the first months of 2014, Norton’s exports have grown by 10%”

July 16, 2014 by Claudia Ortiz

Luis Steindl, Operations manager at Norton, anticipates the winery’s new releases for this year and the expectations for both domestic and foreign market.

“When consumers distinguish how Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon express in Cafayate, the other varietals will be more appreciated”

July 4, 2014 by Claudia Ortiz

Alejandro Pepa, winemaker of El Esteco winery, shares in this article how the regional features of the north of Argentina define its wines and which are the best-performing varieties and regions.

“Learning about wine is not so difficult”

April 24, 2014

Spanish critic Caius Apicius argues that the only way to learn is to taste many wines. Besides, he believes that it is a mistake to rate a wine.

“It is important to be cautious about the time a wine stay in oak in pursuit of its freshness”

April 7, 2014 by Claudia Ortiz

These words were pronounced by Andreas Larsson during his visit to Mendoza. According to the world’s best sommelier in 2007, it is difficult to find elegant Argentine wines and he suggests making wines with less oak in pursuit of their fruit profile.

“We expect to grow by 100% in terms of production in 2014”

April 3, 2014 by Laura Saieg

The winemaker of Estrella del Sur, Lucas Morán, talked to WineSur and explained that this increase will be mainly the result of the development the company has made through different distribution channels and deals with supermarkets. Nonetheless, the quality consistency of wines goes hand in hand with this growth.

Advantages and disadvantages of Argentine wines in China

March 21, 2014

Demei Li, considered China’s best winemaker, was one of the judges at the Argentina Wine Awards 2014. In this article, he talks about Argentine wines, their performance in the Asian market and the need to promote all the wine regions to raise the influence of the wines from this country.

“If you train sommeliers you will have hundreds of ambassadors of your wines all over the world”

March 18, 2014 by Claudia Ortiz

Tommy Lam, belonging to the Asia Wine Institute of Singapore, visited Mendoza to give a lecture at the “Argentina Wine Awards” about the Asian market and its consumption needs. He considers that Argentina should further promote its Torrontés in this destination as it goes very well with Asian food.

“Argentina should make wines without considering markets”

March 10, 2014 by Claudia Ortiz

Patricio Tapia, the specialized journalist, with a diploma in wine tasting, works currently for Wine & Spirits magazine in New York and was one of the judges at the Argentina Wine Awards wine contest. In this article, he shares his opinion about the Argentine viticulture and where it should focus to remain establishing worldwide.

“Argentina and Chile should work together to compete abroad”

March 5, 2014 by Claudia Ortiz

The businessman, Aurelio Montes, runs apart from Kaiken, his family project Montes winery, in Chile. Based in Mendoza, he maintains that it is necessary to respect local vinification techniques so as to make great wines. Every year, Kaiken brand manages to reach new markets and it was the best-selling Argentine brand in Chile.

“I am more interested in the origin and terroir of a wine, than its variety”

February 26, 2014 by Laura Saieg

Luis Gutierrez is in charge of rating Argentine wines for Robert Parker. In his visit to Argentina and Mendoza, the expert talked with WineSur about the wines he tasted. Get to know below which attracted his attention and how he sees the future of consumption.