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02/20/14

No one can argue with the strength of "brand Malbec", which is bringing new consumers to wine via its generous and reliable style, but what does Argentina need to do in order to avoid Malbec becoming a commodity?

02/20/14

What does Argentina need to do to protect the image and strength of Argentine Malbec as a brand?

02/19/14

"This new generation is much more conscious about environmental problems and more committed to healthy, sustainable agriculture ... and also for the production of wines that have a stronger connection to the Earth."

02/18/14

Sven Bruchfeld doesn't mind if you don't like his wine, as long as some people love it.

02/13/14

"The fantastic thing about 'The New Chile' is that we are nine wineries working together, and that is quite unusual in the wine world," he said. "We are here with five of the wine producers sitting at the same table and trying our wines together, which is quite unique - you won't find this very often."

01/22/14

When I say the wines, I am talking mainly about one grape: tannat. It is to Uruguay what malbec is to neighboring Argentina, the country's dominant and defining variety.

01/20/14

Chile's southernmost vineyard has released its first vintage produced from the newly cultivated Lake Ranco region in Patagonia after seven years.

01/10/14

According to Gestion, the low cost of energy, cheaper labor, and "virgin land" for wine production are all attractive features for prospective Chilean investors.

01/03/14

While Argentina is South America's largest wine producer and the world's largest producer of Malbec, its wine regions grow a wealth of varietals spanning from Torrontes to Riesling, Syrah to Bonarda, Cabernet Franc to Cabernet Sauvignon and the list goes on.

12/03/13

Cabernet Franc has a greater future in Argentina than Cabernet Sauvignon according to one of the most respected winemakers in the country.

11/13/13

Since 2008, Paul Hobbs has been working with the producers of Alto Limay as consulting winemaker in an effort to explore this frontier geographical area and its synergy with the Pinot Noir varietal.

11/05/13

As many in Argentina are keen to look beyond Malbec, Trapiche's chief winemaker thinks producers could do a lot more to promote the diverse styles of its signature grape variety.

11/01/13

Santa Rita Estates is using its new top end Petite Sirah blend Bougainville to highlight the "tremendous" opportunity for Chile to broaden its fine wine perspective.

10/30/13

Clonal selection will drive the next major evolutionary phase for Chilean wines, according to Santa Rita Estates' head of viticulture Sebastian Warnier.

10/29/13

Santa Rita Estates is seeking to inject greater charisma into Chile's wine offer with the launch of a South American-inspired range, its first ever oak-aged Sauvignon Blanc and a pair of surfer-themed wines.

10/25/13

Santa Rita Estates is looking to plant more vines in Chile's Pumanque appellation, citing it as one of the country's most exciting up-and-coming wine areas.

10/23/13

A severe frost in Chile wiped out an estimated 20 percent of the country's crop earlier this month, which could reduce the 2014 harvest. However, a leading analyst views that as good news, as lower output in 2014 would help restore balance to Chile's wine industry.

10/22/13

Only 1,000 cases of three bottles each were produced from the initial 2007 vintage, and the selling price is about $300 per bottle.

10/17/13

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir buds damaged by freezing nights, but winemakers say it's too early to panic

10/15/13

Chile exported 596.4 million liters (158 million gallons) of bulk, bottled, sparkling and packed wines in January through August, with average prices falling from $2.50 a liter in the same period last year to $2.03 a liter in the first eight months this year.

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