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09/26/13

The improvement in quality of wines from Chile, while maintaining value prices over the last ten years has been truly remarkable. I highlight a few below but read about all 13 on my Top 50 Value Wines list.

09/13/13

Sebastian Zuccardi was named "Winemaker's Winemaker" at the Gaucho Argentine Winemaker Awards last night.

09/12/13

Pioneering Chilean producer Aurelio Montes believes the country can now compete on the world stage with the best fine wines from France.

09/12/13

Errazuriz, Cono Sur, Concha y Toro and Montes all have traditional method sparklers in production set to fill a price gap between cava and Champagne.

09/10/13

Chile's Viña Carmen has launched a new brand called Wave which the producer hopes will challenge New Zealand's success in the UK with Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.

09/09/13

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is losing ground to Chile and South Africa in the UK, according to a new report by Bibendum.

09/04/13

Uruguayan discovery could lead to "more pleasing and valuable" wines..

08/21/13

In a previous column, I noted that one can't speak of the growth and evolution of the California wine industry without mentioning the name Paul Hobbs. The same is true to an even greater extent with Hobbs's influence in Argentina.

08/06/13

Recently we wrote about Argentina's potential to be the next great source of cabernet sauvignon, but that's not the grape that wineries are pushing these days. In fact, a couple of others are queuing up to share the mantle with malbec. But can they follow in the footsteps of Argentina's greatest alcoholic export?

08/01/13

Any discussion of wine in Argentina is quick to single out Torrontés, a fragrant grape that was originally believed to be a Spanish, which is capable of producing exotic white wines. The vine is unique to Argentina and performs best in the high elevation vineyards in the northern most wine region of Salta.

07/30/13

The purchase comes just seven months after Bulgheroni purchased 134 hectares of land, including 25ha of vines, from the owner of Fattoria dei Barbi for a reported 15 million euros ($19.9 million).

07/24/13

Declining economic growth rates, high levels of inflation and protectionist threats are hampering sales of imported wine in Brazil, according to Rabobank.

07/23/13

Wine has successfully penetrated the local market: it is now bought in 75 percent of Argentine households. That means one million more buyers choose wine over beer -which is purchased by 67 percent of households.

07/12/13

Mendoza, Argentina, is the perfect home for winemaker Ernesto "Nesti" Bajda: He has an incredible passion for high altitude vineyards.

07/11/13

Political instability in Argentina is pushing up production costs for French winemakers based in the country, prompting questions over the rationale for making wine there.

07/09/13

Wine enthusiasts will be able to taste a variety of labels before buying a bottle at the Alta Gama Winefest organized by the Almendariz group coming up on July 12 and 13. More than 600 wine labels hailing from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, U.S., France, Spain and Italy, as well as national labels, will participate in the event.

07/09/13

Santa Rita is championing Chilean Petite Sirah with the addition of a new "icon" wine to its range.

07/08/13

The Beautiful South tasting, a joint initiative between the generic bodies for Argentina, Chile and South Africa, has shot past its exhibitor target two months before the event takes place.

06/26/13

Spain's Félix Solís is planning to build a bulk and bottled wine operation in Chile as well as update its facility in Valdepeñas.

06/26/13

Carlos Cousiño, director of Cousiño Macul is optimistic that a strong 2013 harvest marks a positive turning point in Chile's recent fortunes, despite the challenge posed by ongoing trade union strikes.

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