Archive by Category "Wine"


Your online guide and insider's tips to Chile and Argentina's wine regions, wineries and wines
Mariana Onofri interview

Mariana Onofri has been the head sommelier and Wine Director of The Vines of Mendoza since it started in 2009 but last week we caught up with her wearing a different hat - as a winemaker. Making wines with her husband,...
Matias Michelini - Photo Amanda Barnes

New World Sauvignon Blanc is best known as coming from the coast - whether it is the coast of California, the bay of Malborough or by the Pacific breezes in Chile. However, with very few coastal vineyards, Argentina’s Sauvignon Blanc...
Argentina Wine Awards

This year's Argentina Wine Awards (organised annually by Wines of Argentina) was a bumper year for trophies with 17 of the top Trophy accolades going to producers across Argentina, as well as 30 gold awards and hundreds of silver and...
Francois Lurton interview

When the Cot grape made its way to Argentina in the 1800s, it arrived in a new wine region with a new name - Malbec. Since then Malbec has become synonymous with Argentina. Its great success worldwide means that today...
Matervini Malbec Santiago Achaval interview in Mendoza

Santiago Achaval is a man that needs little introduction in Mendoza. Having started Achaval Ferrer with renowned Italian winemaker Roberto Cipresso in 1995, the winery in Lujan de Cuyo became synonymous with high-quality Malbec. Both Cipresso and Achaval sold their...
Vino casero mendoza wine production

Getting to grips with the difference between boutique, artisanal and garage winemakers can feel a bit tricky when the terms are loosely interchanged between bottles and marketing material of wineries of all sizes. However, Argentina's National Viticulture Institution, the INV, the...
Malbec World Day

International Malbec Day, or Malbec World Day, on 17 April is a great excuse to open a couple bottles of your favourite Argentine variety. Although Malbec became internationally famous coming from Mendoza, Argentina, its story stretches much further back in...
Itata rising from the ashes

The forest fires in Chile were devastating. Many producers lost their vineyards and livelihood in those catastrophic weeks, and several firefighters lost their lives courageously trying to combat the flames. Vines do however have a remarkable ability to recover, and we...
Ricardo Grellet, new president APAS sommelier

During the Pan-American Alliance of Sommeliers General Assembly last weekend, Chilean sommelier Ricardo Grellet was elected the new President. He will take over the role from Argentine sommelier Andres Rosberg and head up the international alliance which is formed of...
millesima blog awards

We have been shortlisted for a wine blogging award, and we need your help to win it! Our video post on the Ultimate Argentine Asado & Wine Pairings for 80 Harvests is a finalist for the Millesima Wine Blog Awards...
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