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Friday 27 March 2015

Malbec

Argentina trials ancient Italian grape

Argentina’s Doña Paula winery has high hopes for an extremely rare Italian red grape called Casavecchia, which will be used as a blending partner for Malbec.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 No Comments »

South America in pictures

Giant spiders, massive pieces of meat, Malbec, Carmenère and Fernet Branca… it’s a combination only possible in South America, thanks to Santa Rita.

Monday, February 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux château to make pure Cab Franc

Château Civrac is to produce Bordeaux’s first pure Cabernet Franc from this year’s harvest.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 3 Comments »

Malbec becoming more ‘Michelangelo’

Limestone soils and new winemaking techniques are turning Argentine Malbecs from “Schwarzenegger” to “Michelangelo”, according to one wine consultant.

Monday, October 20th, 2014 No Comments »

New range advances Argentine terroir focus

Argentina is ready to direct greater focus towards its sub-regional differences, believes the winemaking director of Luigi Bosca as the producer releases its own terroir-driven range in the UK.

Friday, October 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Tesco to launch priciest own-label ever

UK supermarket Tesco has doubled its Argentine wine range and next month will launch its most expensive own-label wine ever.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 Australian reds

We round up the reds making an impact with the trade following Wine Australia’s “Inspired” annual tasting.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Trends in Chile: 9. Malbec revival

Although Malbec is closely linked to Argentina, the grape is taking on increasing importance in Chile as producers isolate old vine material for top end wines.

Friday, September 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Wines’ regional ‘fingerprints’ traced

Unique chemical characteristics could be used to identify the region of a wine, assess its quality and even help prevent fraud.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Hobbs unveils Cahors Malbec venture

Wine consultant and Argentine Malbec pioneer Paul Hobbs has launched the result of a new project with this variety in its native Cahors.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 No Comments »

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