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Zuccardi Valle de Uco in Mendoza, Argentina has ranked the world’s best winery for the third straight year

The Winery in the Andes Mountains was named the world’s best vineyard for a third consecutive year; five Latin American sites make the top 100 list. The Zuccardi Valle de Uco winery, located in the province of Mendoza, topped the 2021 list, which evaluates the facilities of the wineries and the quality of their products to choose the top 100 best wine tourism destinations in the world.  “We are very happy. It is an important recognition for us and the region because it is a large international…

The connection between Argentina and wine

The world of wines is so vast that to try and taste your way through them would amount to trying to traverse the universe in a single lifetime! Luckily, we already know how rewarding checking out wineries can be, and I, for one, don’t ever get bored of my job. But don’t envy me because I have to taste good and the bad. When I was in Argentina for a visit, the first thing I realised was how little I know about wines in general. Travel seems to have a sobering effect on me, and I am glad I get […]

Mendoza in Argentina is a wine region with barrels of potential

Mendoza in Argentina is a wine region with barrels of potential On the world stage, Argentina is perhaps best known for three things, all beginning with the letter “M”: Lionel Messi, the world’s best footballer; mismanagement – Argentina is unique in its radical reversal from the advanced economic development it apparently achieved in the early 20th century; and Malbec, the Bordeaux grape that is celebrated as Argentina’s most distinctive wine varietal. This report – the first in a series on Latin…

Argentine winemakers set sights on Asian markets

Winemakers in Mendoza, where prized Malbec vines grow beneath Andean peaks, celebrated the end of grape-picking this month with a traditional parade of harvest queens and floats laden with flowers. But with festivities over for another year, Argentine vineyards have turned their attention to capturing relatively new Asian markets where burgeoning middle-classes are rapidly acquiring a taste for wine. “Today China consumes less than a liter of wine per person per year,” said Cristina Brachetta, director…
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