Balbo: ‘We need to get our country running again’

20th July, 2015 by Gabriel Stone

One of Argentina’s top producers is standing as a candidate in the country’s national election with a pledge to tackle the “lies” that have cast its wine industry into “huge crisis”.

Susana Balbo, who founded Dominio del Plata winery in 1999 and has held the post of President of Wines of Argentina three times, is hoping to represent the centre-right party Propuesta Republicana (PRO) as member of parliament for the Mendoza region.

Named Woman of the Year at The Drinks Business Awards 2015, Balbo already has a track record of speaking out against the corruption and social inequality that she maintains hamper her country.

Now, with support from her colleagues and encouragement from PRO’s leader Mauricio Macri, she told the drinks business of her decision….

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One Response to “Balbo: ‘We need to get our country running again’”

  1. Steve says:

    I wish her well now that she has been elected. She has a lot of courage. The people of Argentina need change and will work to make change work. The wine industry if very vibrant in Argentina and they are turning out a much better product over the last few years.

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