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Saturday 4 July 2015

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Auction house snaps up online wine specialist

Online auction firm Bid for Wine has been sold to The Fine Art Auction Group in more...

Delegat aims high with new Barossa brand

Oyster Bay owner Delegat has launched “a new global brand” from more...

Hart Davis Hart biggest in US

Chicago-based wine auctioneer Hart Davis Hart is the market leader in the US in more...

E-commerce, Sales & Marketing Executive

London, United Kingdom

Competitive salary and bonus package based on experience and qualification.

UK vineyards included in tax relief scheme

Winemakers in the UK will be able to benefit from income tax changes for the more...

Final call for Liberty apprentice scheme

Liberty Wines is inviting final applications for its apprentice programme, more...

English fizz attracts new deal

English sparkling wine producer Jenkyn Place has stepped up its ambitions by more...

Sales Executive - Wines & Spirits Competitions

London, United Kingdom

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Beaujolais pushes for sparkling AOC

Beaujolais is trying to gain AOC status for its sparkling wines which, with it more...

Accolade's Fish Hoek goes Fairtrade

South Africa's Fish Hoek is to go Fairtrade from the 2015 vintage, becoming more...

Vinadeis unveils Languedoc 'black diamonds'

One of France’s largest wine producers has launched a high-end Languedoc more...

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China’s Ningxia region launches wine contest

Select winemakers will have the chance to travel to China to learn from its more...

Flavoured styles lead drinks NPD

A new report from Nielsen shows that flavoured variants are dominating more...

Top 10 wines in the US press

A Texan Albariño, NY Riesling and Californian Syrah are among the wine tips more...

Social Media Editor

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Copa América: Malbec vs Carmenère

Saturday sees Chile and Argentina go head-to-head in football’s Copa América more...

The week in pictures

Pub-friendly pooches, Kevin Spacey and a one-off tasting of Achaval Ferrer more...

WOSA woos UK indies and on-trade

Wines of South Africa has announced plans for a new UK trade tasting later this more...

Marketing and eCommerce Manager

London, United Kingdom

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Champagne needs to 'create a new occasion'

Champagne needs to "create a new occasion" and better communicate its brand if more...

Oregon producer takes international view

One of Oregon’s youngest wine estates has partnered with Jackson Family Wines more...

Australia puts quality centre stage

Wine Australia has pledged to invest AUD$35m annually for the next five years more...

London Sales Manager / Key Account Manager

London, United Kingdom

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Top 10 wines in the US press

An impressive Tannat-Merlot-Zinfandel blend from Uruguay and a Vernaccia from more...

Californian wine struggling with supply

There is a "growing mismatch" between supply and demand that is badly hampering more...

The future of Argentine Malbec

19th February, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

Argentine Malbec is memorable, gives immediate pleasure and is bringing new drinkers to wine. But how does the country build on this without making the same mistakes made by other varieties that became brands.

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With global plantings of Malbec on the up, there has never been a more important time for Argentine producers to protect the image and strength of brand Malbec and reassert their status as the original “kings” of Malbec, as Trapiche’s Daniel Pi puts it.

Read on to find of out what opinion formers in the Argentine wine industry like Pi, Phil Crozier of Gaucho and Wines of Argentina head Alberto Arizu believe needs to be done in order to protect the strength of brand Malbec.

If you have a strong opinion on the subject then please leave a comment below or contact us via twitter @teamdb

For an in-depth analysis of the rise of “brand Malbec” and the risks it brings, please also see our recent magazine feature, Argentina: Old dog, new tricks.

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