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Argentine Wine

A Chat with Labid Al Ameri and Anne Bousquet of Domaine Bousquet

Daniel Altman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Taste
Daniel Altman

How many miles would you travel to live the dream of running a winery? Anne (née Bousquet) and Labid Al Ameri met twenty years ago while studying in ...

A Chat with Thibaut Delmotte of Colome

Daniel Altman | Posted 05.09.2016 | Taste
Daniel Altman

One afternoon, while wending my way by car through the jagged outcroppings and deserted mountain ranges of northern Argentina, I passed a dusty turnof...

A Chat With German di Cesare of Trivento

Daniel Altman | Posted 01.13.2017 | Taste
Daniel Altman

German di Cesare wants you to know that there is strength in unity. That even among rivals, there can be cooperation. And that people coming from the same starting points can reach very different destinations. This is how he describes the current cadre of young Mendozan winemakers, of which he is one of the stars.

Argentina Finally Gets Its Gin

Daniel Altman | Posted 10.07.2016 | Taste
Daniel Altman

What do you get when you combine that most English of spirits with that most Argentine of drinks? A gin made with mate, of course. That's right, Argen...

Pairings from the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show

Daniel Altman | Posted 08.28.2016 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Once again this summer, hundreds of vendors from around the world descended on New York City to introduce those from the food and beverage trade to their wares. This time, Argentine wines were missing in action. But once again, there were some delicious items for pairings.

Make Way for Tannat

Daniel Altman | Posted 07.30.2015 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Unless you've spent a long time studying wine, you may not even have heard of the grape called tannat. It comes from southwest France, and it's most p...

Whither Argentine Wine Exports?

Daniel Altman | Posted 06.16.2015 | Taste
Daniel Altman

This year, when a new government will be elected, things could well change. But at best, Argentina will draw level with Chile in the ease of exportation.

A Chat With Herve Chagneau of Antucura

Daniel Altman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Antucura may not be a household name for wine lovers, but it certainly should be. Its wines are an extraordinary expression of the Vista Flores terroi...

A Chat With Javier Lo Forte of Pulenta Estate

Daniel Altman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Have you ever heard of a winery whose guiding principle was humility?

Malbec + Cabernet Sauvigon = Elegance: A Chat With Fernando Buscema of Bodegas CARO

Daniel Altman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Bodegas CARO is one of the most fascinating and prestigious projects in Argentina's wine industry: a joint venture between the Catena family from Mend...

4 Great Wines to Buy in Argentina

Daniel Altman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

We at Argovino recently came back from a few days in Buenos Aires, where we had a chance to taste some of the excellent wines that haven't yet arrived...

14 Delicious Wines From Malbec World Day

Daniel Altman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

April 17 was Malbec World Day, and we joined in by leading a special #WineChat on Twitter live from the New York City celebration, a huge event called...

Malbec World Day Is Coming!

Daniel Altman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

April 17 is Malbec World Day, when people in more 50 countries will celebrate the flavor and finesse of Argentina's signature grape. At Argovino, we'l...

The 2014 Vintage in Argentina

Daniel Altman | Posted 05.08.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

The 2014 vintage promises to be a challenging one for wineries in Argentina. After an excellent year in 2013, the climate has conspired to reduce harv...

Presenting Argentine Cabernet Franc

Daniel Altman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Cabernet franc is a grape that's often found in supporting roles but is seldom the star.

Wine Names as Windows Onto Ancient Cultures

Daniel Altman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Before Europeans made their way across the Atlantic, indigenous cultures flourished in what is now the wine country at the foothills of the Andes and ...

What Currency Devaluation in Argentina Means for Wine

Daniel Altman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

The big news from Argentina this week is that the central bank has allowed the peso's currency to fall against the dollar. This is a watershed moment ...

The Place of Wine in Argentine Culture

Daniel Altman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Wine is a fundamental part of culture in Argentina, and a full understanding of Argentine wine requires some consideration of its place in that cultur...

The Best Argentine Wines of 2013

Daniel Altman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Argovino may be only eight months old, but those eight months were enough to taste some truly fabulous wines. In the past we've shared some of our gre...

A Chat With Jose Manuel Ortega Fournier of O. Fournier

Daniel Altman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

You may not have heard of Jose Manuel Ortega Fournier, but you've probably seen his O. Fournier and Urban Uco wines from Argentina. A Spaniard educate...

What To Eat WIth What In Argentina

Daniel Altman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Winter is coming to the United States, which means summer is coming to Argentina.

Gimenez Riili Arrives in the United States

Daniel Altman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Not many Americans can name more than a few small, family-run wineries in Argentina. The shelves in American shops are dominated by big producers and ...

Top Argentine Wines for the Holidays

Daniel Altman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

With the winter holidays coming up, it's a great time to stock up on wine. Argentine wines are meant for sharing and celebrating, so there are plenty to fit the bill. Here are some of our favorite pairings.

A Chat With Luis Barraud of Vina Cobos

Daniel Altman | Posted 02.02.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

If a winemaker ever personified Teddy Roosevelt's saying, "Speak softly and carry a big stick," it might be Luis Barraud. Luis is an unassuming man in...

Lunch With Nicolás Catena -- The Mondavi of Argentina

Mary Orlin | Posted 11.13.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Cabaña de Las Lilas is one of the most famous steakhouses in Buenos Aires, let alone all of Argentina.  When we walked in I recognized everything --...