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Argentinean Wine

Argentina Finally Gets Its Gin

Daniel Altman | Posted 10.07.2015 | 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 08.28.2015 | 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...

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...

Forks, Corks, Villas and Vines in Argentina

Karen Loftus | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Karen Loftus

Rest assured no matter how full the forks and corks and cultural offerings may leave you, you will leave Argentina begging for more.

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 educa...

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...

Getting to Know Mendoza's Varied Terroir

Daniel Altman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

When someone offers you a wine from Bordeaux, what do you say? If you've ever paid much attention to French wines, you'll probably ask what part of Bo...

How We Taste and Why

Daniel Altman | Posted 12.30.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

We don't taste blind.

Mendoza, Home of Wine and Rock

Daniel Altman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

People in Mendoza, the province that makes the lion's share of Argentine wine, care a lot about rock. They care about the kind that underpins great terroir, but they also care about the kind you can blast from your stereo. Wine and music are inseparable in Mendoza -- but why?

A Coming Out Party for Argentine Pinot Noir

Daniel Altman | Posted 12.15.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Pinot noir is that most delicate of grapes, known to flourish in only a few small corners of the world: Burgundy, the Willamette Valley, Marlborough, and the Sonoma County coast. Now it has found a home in Argentina, too, with some wonderful results.