As it is peculiar with most history of Argentina, the story of its wine production is also an interesting one. Many years ago, an average of twenty-two gallons of wine was consumed per person every year. At that same period, an average of one to two gallons of wine was consumed per person every year in America. Also, the import of wine to America was almost non-existence. Now, things have turned around as Argentina's consumption of wine has drastically reduced to ten gallons from the original twenty gallons while that of America rose to 2.5 gallons. Several compelling factors, such as economic, cultural, and historical factors, brought about the exportation of Argentine wine to America... Continue reading
Long gone are the days when Argentian winemakers focused more on quantity over quality. The most notable change came from passionate winemakers like Catena Zapata and Familia Zuccardi, who have introduced Argentinian wines across the world.
Here’s a list of the best Argentinian wines we've had the pleasure of trying. The demand for these wines is off the chart and from what we have seen, it is not going to stop any time soon. Continue reading
Coming from the Lujan de Cuyo region in Mendoza, the Viñalba Gran Reservado is one of our favorite mid-price Argentinian Malbec wines. As the flagship of the range, this wine was carefully curated by Hervé Fabre, IWC Red Winemaker of the year, a legend known throughout the world and recognized internationally for recognizing the potential of Malbec grown in high-altitudes. Continue reading
As Malbecs gain in popularity (which they have been with increasing speed over the last few years) you'll far more commonly see them being served alongside food as a paired wine. Although Malbec is a beautiful wine in an of itself (and doesn't require much to really shine) the strong flavors can be almost overpowering to many foods. Continue reading