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A Chat With Herve Chagneau of Antucura

Daniel Altman | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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...

Mighty Malbec: From Forgotten Grape to International Fame

Menuism | Posted 12.14.2014 | Taste
Menuism

Pick a menu, pop the cork, and settle into a glass of a grape variety that found its place in the New World and will likely only keep surprising us.

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...

Drink The World: Buenos Aires

Dan Miles | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Dan Miles

This is the city of the Tango, a dance so hot it involves rubbing your whole body against another human being for prolonged periods of time creating enough friction to light a cigarette.

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...

The Malbec Dream: A Personal Reflection On Malbec's Rise To Stardom

Laura Catena | Posted 06.17.2014 | Taste
Laura Catena

The idea that Malbec would be a prevalent choice on prestigious restaurant wine lists would have been unfathomable to me.

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...

A Guide to Mendoza, From One Wine-o to Another

Magdalena Wojcik | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Magdalena Wojcik

Despite the fact that we did not make any reservations in advance, we still were fortunate enough to visit over 10 of the best wineries in the area.

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.

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...

Argentina Wine Country: Beyond Malbec! (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

In the old cavernous wine cellar, we whet our appetites sampling wines from a handful of local producers, which we later sipped with a multi-course midday meal.

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...

Challenges on the Horizon for Argentine Wine

Daniel Altman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Argentine wine's surge into the American market in the past few years has been one of the most remarkable stories in the industry. But production in Argentina is not as quick to change. Will Argentine wineries be able to react quickly enough to claim new niches in the market?

Hollywood & Vine? The Latest in Wine Themed Movies

Richard Jennings | Posted 11.26.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Wine-themed movies used to be few and far between. Fortunately for us wine lovers, that's changing. In just the last few months, First Run has released three wine-themed movies.

The Greatest Wine Values from Argentina

Daniel Altman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

At Argovino we track wine prices from all over the Internet every day to assess the best values from across the country. So here are our 13 top picks this week.

Which Wine Preservation Spray Is Best?

Daniel Altman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

It's the age-old problem. You open a bottle of wine, and you don't drink all of it. How long can you keep it before it turns into raisin-flavored syrup or vinegar?

The Wonderful Wine Journey of Alejandro Vigil

Daniel Altman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

As winemaker of Catena Zapata, he oversees the enormous and diverse production of one of the country's biggest and most prestigious premium wineries -- think Mondavi -- as well as his own "El Enemigo" line.

Argentina's Next Big Grape

Daniel Altman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

A couple of others are queuing up to share the mantle with malbec.

What's Next for Argentine Wine?

Daniel Altman | Posted 09.28.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

The future of Argentine wines in the American market.

Summer Fancy Food Show, Part II

Daniel Altman | Posted 09.21.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Food made for wine can be a good shortcut right out of the package, but there's nothing like a fresh artisanal product.

There's a Malbec for Everyone

Daniel Altman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

You love Malbec. So do we. But how do you choose the right malbec for you?

A Torrent of Torrontes

Daniel Altman | Posted 08.12.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Spicier than viognier, sweeter than pinot gris, lighter than chardonnay, torrontes -- Argentina's native grapes -- make wonderfully refreshing wines that are perfect for summer days.