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Pinot Noir in Argentina

Date: Thu, Jun 24, 2010 Wine Business

Tired of hearing about Argentinean Malbec? Me too. Especially when Argentina has so much to offer. From Chardonnay to Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Tannat, Merlot, Tempranillo, Torrontés and beyond, the wine regions of Argentina accommodate the needs of many grape varieties. One of my all time favorite varietals is Pinot Noir. There are many versions of the [...]

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The Importance of an Effective Winery Website

Date: Tue, Jun 15, 2010 Wine Business

Recently Ryan Opaz, Founder of Catavino Marketing, told Harper Magazine that “most winemakers are living in the past” said. He attributes this to the fact that most winemakers fail to take advantage of new internet features to increase business, specifically, social media outlets such as online video streaming, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.. As a wine and [...]

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Date: Sat, Jun 5, 2010 Wine Business

In Argentine, high altitude wines are the product of vineyards located above 1,200 meters above sea level. These vineyards can be found in various regions of Argentina, but the best known are in the Uco Valley in Mendoza and Calchaquí Valley in Salta, where the highest elevation grapes in the world are grown (from the [...]

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What Does This May Rain Mean for California Wineries?

Date: Thu, May 27, 2010 Wine Business

Not since the El Niño year of 1998 has California seen this much rain this late in the season. This is even more noteworthy, because it follows 3 years of drought. Consequently, it has put some mountain wineries as much as 1-2 months behind schedule. There are only so many days in the growing season, and [...]

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Hugo Chavez Makes More Threats

Date: Mon, May 24, 2010 Wine Business

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez threatened Sunday, May 23rd 2010 on his television show “Aló Presidente” (Hello President) to nationalize the private food and beverage company “La Polar” if they continue with certain practices that “affect the Venezuelan people”. La Polar is the owner of the only Venezuelan winery “Pomar”. According to Chávez, Polar is exploiting the [...]

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Date: Fri, May 21, 2010 Wine Business

Los festejos por el Bicentenario son una gran oportunidad para seguir conociendo vinos argentinos. Por eso hoy hablaremos de los VINOS DE ALTURA. Los vinos de altura argentinos son producto de viñedos ubicados por encima de los 1.200 metros sobre el nivel del mar. Estos viñedos se encuentran en varias regiones de Argentina. Las más [...]

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The Wines of the World Cup 2010

Date: Sat, May 15, 2010 Wine Business

As a proper Argentinean it’s only natural that I write an article about the World Cup. The countdown has begun, and the Championship is the perfect platform for the hosting country to showcase its wines. South Africa is a major global producer of wines, famous for its sustainable wines, and its emblematic grape “pinotage” (a [...]

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Los vinos del Mundial de Fútbol 2010

Date: Sat, May 15, 2010 Wine Business

Como soy argentina, es natural que escriba un artículo relacionado con la Copa Mundial de Fútbol. La cuenta regresiva para el comienzo de la Mundial 2010 ha comenzado y El Mundial Sudáfrica 2010, es la plataforma perfecta para promover la industria vinícola del país organizador. Sudáfrica es un gran productor mundial de vinos, famoso por [...]

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Date: Fri, May 7, 2010 Wine Business

On May 25, 2010, Argentina will celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the Revolution of May. The “Revolution of May” was a historic process which resulted in the breakdown of colonial ties with Spain in 1810, and enabled the road to independence, which took place on July 9, 1816. The main celebrations will be held [...]

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Date: Thu, May 6, 2010 Wine Business

Para festejar el Bicentenario de la Revolución, bodegas de argentinas elaboraron vinos especiales con el emblema del bicentenario, algunos hasta de colección. El primer vino del Bicentenario que apareció en el mercado argentino fue Saint Felicien Tributo al 2º Centenario, de Bodegas Catena Zapata...

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Earth month at Vinoadvising: sustainable viticulture

Date: Sun, May 2, 2010 Wine Business

To end our series of eco-friendly viticultural practices, we will talk about Sustainable Viticulture. In Sustainable viticulture, like in organic and biodynamic viticulture, the aim is to leave the land for the next generation in better condition than it was when it was inherited. The difference is that this theory does not impose a set [...]

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Earth month at Vinoadvising: Biodynamic wines

Date: Sun, Apr 25, 2010 Wine Business

Continuing with our series of eco-friendly viticulture, let’s explore the practice of Biodynamic farming as developed by Austrian Rudolph Steiner in 1929. The principles and practices of biodynamics are based on his spiritual/practical philosophy called “Anthroposophy”, which includes understanding the ecological, energetic, and the spiritual in nature. This type of farming views the farm as a [...]

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