Monday, April 17, 2006

Argentinian Wine

From the Washington Post:

Quality winemakers are fast erasing last century's image of Argentine wineries as sleepy ventures with a reputation for unadventurous and often overripe table wines served up to a large but captive domestic market. Whether it's Bressia's small winery or the sprawling plants of far bigger wineries such as nearby Familia Zuccardi, the mantra is quality control.

"In 1992, Argentina exported less than 1 percent of its harvest," said Jose Alberto Zuccardi, director of the business started by his father in the 1950s. "In 2005, we are exporting in values above 16 percent. Today Argentina is seen as a country of the new world of winemaking . . . and its wines are very appetizing on the international markets."

Personally, I'm a fan of Chilean, Spanish and Argentinian wines.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read an article that said Baja California, Mexico was fast becoming a great wine making region too.

I'm happy for them. The world can never have too much wine!

4/17/2006 2:10 PM  

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