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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

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.

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.

06/25/13

Argentina producer Viñalba has added a new flagship wine to its range, a Malbec blend called Diane.

06/21/13

It's impossible to encapsulate a renowned wine-producing country in a short list. But we're not letting that stop us from suggesting 10 wineries that you should remember the next time you're in Chile -- or, maybe, just the next time you're ordering off an impressive wine list here in the Bay Area.

06/20/13

Wines of Brazil has set a target of doubling value exports between 2012 and 2016, with recent data suggesting that it is making strong progress towards this goal.

06/19/13

Improving Chile's image overseas will be top of the agenda for Aurelio Montes Sr following his appointment as international vice-president of Wines of Chile.

06/19/13

Prestigious Chilean producer Montes has released its first "super icon" wine onto the market.

06/17/13

The aging potential of Chilean wine won high profile recognition at a blind tasting event hosted by Viña Errázuriz in South Korea earlier this month.

06/11/13

Producer Dominio del Plata is launching an oak-matured Torrontés and "fruit forward" red blend, aiming to highlight the breadth of Argentina's wine repertoire.

06/07/13

A first look at vintage quality in Argentina and Chile

05/30/13

Carmenère and Cab Sauvignon may steal the headlines, but Chile's wealth of terroirs is raising the profile of other styles, from old bush vine Carignan to cool climate whites.

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