Limestone soils and new winemaking techniques are turning Argentine Malbecs from “Schwarzenegger” to “Michelangelo”, according to one wine consultant.
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.
UK supermarket Tesco has doubled its Argentine wine range and next month will launch its most expensive own-label wine ever.
We round up the reds making an impact with the trade following Wine Australia’s “Inspired” annual tasting.
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.
Unique chemical characteristics could be used to identify the region of a wine, assess its quality and even help prevent fraud.
Wine consultant and Argentine Malbec pioneer Paul Hobbs has launched the result of a new project with this variety in its native Cahors.
Biodynamic wine, copas of Sherry, seashell cocktails and a Bourbon barrel-aged gin were just some of the topics up for discussion among the drinks trade this week.
The UK and Canadian markets are helping to create demand for Australian Malbec, according to Wolf Blass chief winemaker Chris Hatcher.
Helena Nicklin, aka Winebird, rounds up her top 10 wine-based analogies, from the polo playing Malbec to the sun goddess Viognier.
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