The cool, extended 2013 growing season produced unusually vibrant and refined wines in the semi-desert Mendoza region, which accounts for the lion’s share of Argentina’s finest red wines.
Making vintage generalizations for this huge wine-soaked country is a tricky proposition--after all, we're talking about well over a thousand miles from Salta in the north to the main wine-producing areas of Patagonia in Argentina's extreme south
The U.S. market continues to be flooded with Mendoza malbec, as this wine has become as popular here--and as much of a brand name--as sauvignon blanc from Marlborough.
I was tempted to report that tasting through 800 or so new releases from Argentina in recent months was hard work, particularly as there is a great degree of sameness among the less-expensive malbecs
Argentina has had an extended run of very good to excellent vintages, so vintage generalizations are of limited value.
No wine category has grown as rapidly over the last seven years in the U
In the ten months ending in October of 2008, the total dollar value of wine shipped by the top ten wine-exporting countries to the U
Until as recently as ten years ago, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as wine consumption in Argentina was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there
Thanks to two highly successful vintages in 2002 and 2003, and to mostly stable prices in export markets, Argentina's wines are poised to find new fans in the coming months