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Wednesday 2 September 2015


Montes to try ‘dry farming’ in Mendoza

Chile’s Aurelio Montes is to try growing grapes at his Argentine estate without any irrigation from the start of this year’s growing season.

Monday, August 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Europe’s largest South American wine tasting hits London

Wines of Chile and Wines of Argentina are joining forces to host a tasting of more than 1,000 wines as part of the Mercado Andino tasting.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Argentina reports on ‘intense’ 2015 harvest

Argentine winemakers are confident in the quality of the country’s 2015 vintage having battled heavy rainfall and frost that contributed to a “challenging” harvest.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 No Comments »

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

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”.

Monday, July 20th, 2015 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Aurelio Montes Jr.

The Chilean-born, Mendoza-based winemaker on his admiration of the Pope, addiction to sea urchins and love of sensuality.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 2 Comments »

Winemakers eye ‘next dimension’ Malbec

A set of experimental, high altitude vineyards which boast the soil complexity of Burgundy will unlock the “next dimension” of Argentine Malbec, believe the founders of Achaval Ferrer.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 1 Comment »

Copa América: Malbec vs Carmenère

Saturday sees Chile and Argentina go head-to-head in football’s Copa América final – but if it were a wine competition, which nation would win?

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 1 Comment »

Biodynamics makes you ‘more human’

Aurelio Montes Jr. of Kaiken in Argentina has defended using preps like virgin deer stomach in the vineyard, claiming that biodynamic viticulture makes you “more human”.

Friday, June 19th, 2015 4 Comments »

Gaucho launches own-label beer

The Gaucho restaurant group, known for its successful chain of Argentine steakhouses across the capital, has launched an own-label blonde beer.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Argentina to try Albariño in coastal vineyard

Trapiche is to try emulating the Galician white wine style by planting Albariño on Argentina’s south Atlantic coast.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 No Comments »

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