Thursday June 4, 2020

Wine: Cry for Argentina

Argentinian wine is disappearing from our shelves, but there are still some brilliant possibilities to explore

26th April, 2015
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Mendoza produces vast quantities of fruits and olives. Pictiure: Getty

There’s something troubling on the Argentinian wine scene – and I don’t mean the increasing difficulty in finding a good malbec for under €20.

The South American country is the world’s sixth-largest wine producer, yet it exported only €823 million worth of wine in 2014. That’s for a sector of the economy that accounts for 1.2 per cent of GDP and employs just under half a million people. In neighbouring Chile,...

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