Argentine Wine

The Argentine wine industry is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. Argentine wine, as with some aspects of Argentine cuisine, has its roots in Spain. During the Spanish colonization of the Americas, vine cuttings were brought to Santiago del Estero in 1557, and the cultivation of the grape and wine production stretched first to neighboring regions, and then to other parts of the country. Historically, Argentine winemakers were traditionally more interested in quantity than quality with the country consuming 90% of the wine it produces (12 gallons/45 liters a year per capita according to 2006 figures).
Posts about Argentine Wine
    • Thanksgiving Wines ~ The Reds

      Today’s blog is about red wines for this coming holiday. Wines are a natural topic during this time of giving thanks, since I’m in the wine business… right? During this time of year, from one year to the next, I reflect upon who’s been there for me in the past cycle… entrusting me with their stories. This blog post is more about giving thanks than it is about Thanksgiving wines.

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  • Argentina – Part 4

    … Spain, Italy, and France. Most were farmers and they brought with them treasured vine cuttings from the old country: Spanish Tempranillo and Torrontés, Italian Barbera and Sangiovese, and French Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier and Malbec. However, things started to go downhill for the wine industry throughout the twentieth century, thanks to a variety…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Malbec- 4 readers -
  • Science and Wine: The Argentine Marriage of True Vines

    …, with a rare combination when young: solid structure and silky texture. Argentine wine isn’t just bottled sunshine; it’s the liquid expression of solar energy. When I drink Malbec, I feel voluptuous and expansive—that’s probably why I’m also often wearing my buffet pants with the elasticized waistline. I like to indulge my thirst and my hunger…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Malbec- 6 readers -
  • Nicolas Catena: Argentina’s Wine Laureate

    … This morning, I’m driving to the Bodega Catena Zapata, the winery that changed my opinion of Argentine wine. I remember drinking a Catena red wine one night at a friend’s house and guessing that it was Australian Shiraz. My body hummed with contentment as I let myself down into its berry-decadence. I was pleasantly surprised to find out what…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Malbec- 1 readers -
  • Oak Knoll Winery, an Oregon first

    … July 2014 Hillsboro, Oregon © Spaswinefood Follow me on Twitter and Facebook Spaswinefood earlier posts on Oregon include : 1. The king is grape, long live the King Estate Winery 2. Feeling fine at Pfeiffer Winery 3. The train to Pinot Noir 4. Heidi Tunnell Catering Company features local winemakers 5. North Willamette Valley is not just Pinot Noir 6. The scent of an Argentine wine affair 7. Yes, it was a speed date with Recuerdo Wines …

    spaswinefoodin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Lunch with organic food and wine at the Native Foods Café

    … Noir and have since added three more grape varietals (Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Tocai Friulano). All five grape varietals are sustainably farmed (organic and biodynamic) using dry farming. Tasting Cooper Hill, Pinot Noir 2013 at Native Foods Café © SpaswinefoodCooper Hill, Pinot Noir 2013 at Native Foods Café © SpaswinefoodThis Pinot Noir 2013…

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  • In My Glass: El Malbec 2006 de Ricardo Santos (Mendoza)

    … It’s been so long now, that I cannot remember how Eleni and I became fascinated with Mendoza’s Ricardo Santos and his wines. But in any case, this bottle of Malbec from the 2006 vintage had been waiting for a comparative tasting of aging, mid-priced Argentine Malbecs that never happened. It was finally time to open and enjoy it. My immediate…

    WineDineWith.usin Malbec- 1 readers -
  • GRAFFIGNA CENTENARIO ELEVATION RED BLEND RESERVE 2012

    Argentinean wines are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. wine market and for good reason…they are really tasty wines and the value is unmatched. A real show stopper for the $10 market is the 2012 Graffigna Centenario Elevation Red Blend Reserve. A wonderful red blend that is so well balanced for having a five wine combo of exact, even percentages: 20% Bonarda, 20% Cabern ...

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