Argentina – the best and worst of times


This week we are featuring recent developments in Argentine wine. Below are some general observations about the current wine scene in Argentina. From tomorrow we will publish successive tasting articles on Malbecs, other reds (some interesting examples), and other wines. See Travels in Argentina – the guide.

As Argentina, like South Africa and Chile, experiences its earliest grape harvest ever, there is a sense of frustration in the Argentine wine industry. The quality of Argentine wine has never been greater, but producers are having a seriously hard time making any money. There is a sense of simply waiting for the...