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Five minutes with Andrew Maidment, Zacal

Published:  30 April, 2024

Andrew Catchpole catches up with an ex-Wines of Argentina marketing director now launching his own mezcal to the UK, Zacal


Producer Q&A: Jaime de la Barra, Santa Rita Estates

Published:  25 April, 2024

This leading producer, with labels spanning Chile and Argentina, has been harnessing innovation and sustainability to drive forward its already premium positioning in South America’s wine world. Andrew Catchpole discovers more with Jaime de la Barra, winegrowing director at Santa Rita Estates


South America report: Importers’ Shout

Published:  18 April, 2024

Jo Gilbert quizzes UK importers on the burning questions surrounding Chile and Argentina.


Santa Rita Estates bolsters European team

Published:  27 February, 2024

Santa Rita Estates (SRE) has announced the appointment of two new members to its European team: Lucy Ward joins as the head of off-trade sales GB, while Maria Ines Pina assumes the role of export manager for continental Europe.


VSPT bolsters UK subsidiary with new role

Published:  26 February, 2024

South American company VSPT Wine Group has announced an appointment to the brand-new role of sales manager as the business looks to grow its UK subsidiary.


Argentina: Move over, Malbec

Published:  17 October, 2023

Jo Gilbert speaks to the trailblazing producers at the vanguard of Argentina’s white wine revolution.


Friday read: Argentina ban adds economic tension for winemakers

Published:  22 September, 2023

Argentina can add a ban on invoices for overseas services to their woes as a number of top estates have been forced to pull out of marketing and advertising commitments abroad. It is another blow to the industry, as winemakers are forced grapple with yet more economic volatility and a situation which is increasingly creating an uneven competitive playing field in global export markets.


Catena Zapata named ‘World’s Best Vineyard’ 2023

Published:  14 July, 2023

The annual ‘World’s Best Vineyard’ winners have been announced, recognising the very best wine tourism experiences around the globe.


Terrazas De Los Andes becomes 10th winery to achieve ROC status

Published:  03 July, 2023

Mendoza winery Terrazas de los Andes has become just the 10th winery in the world, and the first within LVMH, to be awarded ROC Certification (Regenerative Organic Certification).


The march of Malbec

Published:  21 June, 2023

Such is the success of Argentina’s flagship variety, it is now spreading its wings around the globe. Andrew Catchpole reports.


Argentina: Taking organic to the next level

Published:  29 March, 2023

Mendoza deserves its reputation as a pioneering force in sustainable viticulture – the region now has 7,300ha of vines under organic management, which represents approximately 11% of all organic viticulture in the world. Moreover, several of the region’s leading wineries are planning to adopt biodynamic viticulture in due course – the logical next step in this important journey.


Dr. Laura Catena wins the first Old Vine Hero Award

Published:  20 March, 2023

The co-founders of The Old Vine Conference announced the winner of the first Old Vine Hero Award last week, during a ceremony in London.


Argento’s biodiversity index paves the way for an organic future

Published:  16 March, 2023

Major Argentinian winemaker Bodega Argento is sharing the results of a compelling biodiversity study which aims to put flora, fauna and vine management in harmonious step, as it works to convert its entire estate to certified organic status.


Argentina’s ‘white revolution’ moves to newer sites

Published:  24 February, 2023

The slow but steady creep of Argentina’s white wines into new territories has entered a new chapter at Susana Balbo Wines, where the winemaking team has been experimenting with what it believes could be the Uco Valley’s first white-only appellation.


VSPT Wine Group announces launch of UK subsidiary

Published:  06 February, 2023

VSPT Wine Group has announced the launch of a new subsidiary – VSPT UK – to strengthen its distribution and service to the market and retailers. 


Domaine Bousquet announces B Corp certification

Published:  21 December, 2022

Domaine Bousquet, Argentina’s largest producer and exporter of organic wines has become a certified B corporation.  


Viña Doña Paula appoints Mauricio Palacios as CEO

Published:  19 December, 2022

Argentine winery Viña Doña Paula has announced the appointment of Mauricio Palacios as CEO of the company, effective from January 1, 2023.


BACC to host Mendoza tasting for UK trade

Published:  02 November, 2022

The British Argentine Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will welcome a Wine and Luxury Tourism Trade Delegation from the 14 to the 16 of November. 


Amanda Barnes: Argentina makes its move

Published:  31 October, 2022

With more than 211,000ha under vine and over 800 wine producers, Argentina is constantly awash with change. It isn’t only a numbers game, Argentina is also in a new golden age of winemaking with its wine industry at its most innovative to date.


Bodega Argento adds three new organic listings to on-trade portfolio

Published:  21 September, 2022

Bodega Argento has added a trio of premium organic Argentinian wines to its existing on-trade range with UK distribution partner Bibendum.