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Wine tasting in London to promote the Top 100 Argentine Wines, as chosen by Tim Atkin

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“This is, probably, the largest tasting of Argentine wines to have ever been held in the United Kingdom”, read the introductory note from the renowned British wine expert and journalist Tim Atkin for the showcasing of the fifth edition of his annual report entitled “the top 100 Argentine wines” at the Ambassador’s Residence. Read full article


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  • AustrOllOpithecus

    Ok, I don't even know where to start so I will end up being rather brief.

    Too many wines from Valle de Uco. Yes, I get it, the U-valley is hot in the world market now and the appellations are now exploding into the international wine drinker's conscience. Only 10 years ago they just bought cheap argie wine. Now more people want a Malbec from Altamira, from San Carlos, etc. The quality is now coming online as the mass planting of high-quality vines 10-15 years ago is now yielding more mature plants and deeper root systems, so the wines naturally are getting much better simply by default. So Uco Valley is where people want to be at... but don't forget Lujan and Maipu. Yes Uco valley wines have more terroir and cellaring, but Lujan and Maipu can make soupy rich wines that anyone can drink without having to think too much about it. Uco Valley is wine for the geeks, which is fine. But they needed a bit more wines from the 1st zone.

    Also, no wine from southern Buenos Aires? That is the biggest upcoming secret to be revealed. The climate of Medanos, and the areas just north of B.B are almost analogous with Bordeaux, and the big wine names of the world are secretly pouring money there and you will see things happen within a decade. But I am surprise not too see even one entry here.

    Finally, just one Cabernet? Yes the Big Bat is a great wine and I have had it for free as a native Mendozan, but there are other fine CabSauvs out there: Decero Cabernet should have been there.

    Just one Bonarda? what about Las Liebres Bonarda? At massive little gem. Tikal's Patriota? 50% Bonarda 50% Malbec, that wine is just a beauty and should be a national blend law.

    Anyway... Pulenta Cabernet Franc agree, that is fantastic, so is El Enemigo. Cabernet Franc could be the greatest in the world from Argentina in the next quarter century. All the experts are pointing to how this grape is just adapting amazing in Arg.

    Unanime is great. Imperfecto is awesome. Anything Colome, good...

    May 12th, 2017 - 03:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Why should anyone here in the UK want to drink Argentine wines when better quality wines are available from Italy, France, Spain, Australia, California, New Zealand at very reasonable prices?

    May 12th, 2017 - 05:08 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Clyde15


    I thought that you did not want to trade with the UK ?

    May 12th, 2017 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • AustrOllOpithecus

    And then YOU dare get all precious when I show my lack of partiality about anything from the UK? When day after day you all do the exact same thing about Argentina lol, and have for years and years.

    Anglos will be Anglos.

    I personally don't know why anyone would even bother exporting to a country whose currency has crashed and purchasing power has been liquified.

    Heard the latest predictions from multiple economic magazines, and even your own central Bank? Looking dire for your Brits. The Great Squeeze is on... You will pay for Brexit, one way or another. :)

    May 12th, 2017 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • The Voice

    Nostrils I sometimes buy Argie wines which shows I am not a racist bigot like you. I have said it need treatment because of your inaccurate purile comments, warped by bigotry like those above.

    May 12th, 2017 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pete Bog

    “I personally don't know why anyone would even bother exporting to a country whose currency has crashed and purchasing power has been liquified.”

    Fair enough, nothing against Argentine wines bought in Argentina.

    You keep the insecticide flavoured wine.

    My elderberry wine is just as good as Malbec and costs 25-50p a bottle to make. Being homebrew, don't have to travel to shops to get it either.

    May 12th, 2017 - 02:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Clyde15

    Anglos will be Anglos.

    You seem to be rather proud of this epithet.

    Here is one I have just coined....“ Twats will be twats” as you continually prove.

    May 12th, 2017 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • AustrOllOpithecus

    The difference is clear though: I simply repeated what dozens of outlets, banks, NGOs, and government and international organizations have just said: The UK economy is in for a rough ride.

    Pete Bog, representative specimen of Anglo, said comments that virtually no group or person is on record of saying about the supposed poison wine from just one country... how coincidental eh? There you have Tim Atkins and hundreds of Anglos and EUians poisoning themselves, one can thus infer.

    That is the difference, one comment has sources the other none.

    And ignoring the fact European wine is far more full of poison than anything out of argie, what with all that Acid Rain (look at a map), the higher radiation levels in the Northern Hemisphere, and that EUian soil ravaged by 3000 years of human pollution, all that poison. I mean they keep finding bombs and chemical weapons all over that continent... you can imagine between the filthy soil, the Duracell rain, and a touch of Fukushima what any land product out of Europe must have for “vitamins and minerals”.

    May 12th, 2017 - 11:22 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • gordo1

    For AustrOllOpithecus

    Just thought you would like to read this from the Daily Telegraph Saturday 13/05/2017

    May 13th, 2017 - 06:00 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    The UK should before making any exit payment to the EU see audited accounts for the EU, just want to see where all the billions are actually going. As I understand it the EU has NEVER EVER audited their accounts.

    May 13th, 2017 - 07:21 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • The Voice

    Despite our devaluation is still 20 Pesos to the pound and we dont have a 27% inflation rate either. Argieland is the place experiencing the rough ride!

    Enjoy that feedlot steak!

    May 13th, 2017 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @ TTT

    You have no perspective of the world other than the echo chamber you inhabit online. You greedily swallow every negative falsehood about the UK because it is your wet dream. And all because an English tourist rejected you for your big feet. Why are you letting her affect your life all these years later?

    There is some real nonsense in this thread. Some Argentine wines are great and I like them. In fact I like wines from many different countries and I don't allow politics or knobs on a message board shape my opinion. The best wine in the world is the one you like and my favourite is a Chilean wine. I won't share the name with you because they only make about 3,000 bottles a year and I don't want anyone to make it harder for me to secure a crate or two.

    It is true that despite the pound devaluation we can still live like kings in Argentina because their currency is incredibly cheap for us. I thought I would find this two month long trip to the Americas noticeably more expensive but it has not been. South America is still a very cheap destination for the British and a most enjoyable place to visit. I highly recommend it.

    May 14th, 2017 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Nostrils, the wine I selected for our wine club recently...

    Los Haroldos Oak Aged Bonarda 2014 13.5% £13.99
    From Mendoza. Red fruits (cherry, plum and raspberry) are combined with a touch of wood which enhances the presence of chocolate and vanilla. Aged six months in French and American oak casks

    We had this too...

    Arboleda Aconcagua Valley Carmenere 2012 Chile 14% £17.48
    Coffee, mint and earthy blackberry aromas open this rich, ripe—almost unctuous—Carmenère. Spiced berry and lightly herbal black plum flavors finish full and balanced, while ending flavors of dark-roast coffee, chocolate and herbs are just right.

    When was the last time you had some English fizz?

    May 14th, 2017 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • AustrOllOpithecus

    But England makes nothing of note, unless some scotch makers are near the border or something.

    But unlike what you all think of me, I would like to try English sparkling, I have heard it is more than respectable. Considering the soil profile in Southern England is the same geological feature as that in Northern France, it would not surprise me. That and global warming. I'm sure you will make more quantities in the future and who knows, maybe you will have a Malbec moment with a type of Sparkling that is different from champagne but good enough to create a new market for itself.

    May 15th, 2017 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox


    “...more terroir...”

    How can you have more terroir? Are you using (not so) long words without knowing what they mean?

    May 15th, 2017 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh


    Here you go - your wish comes true

    May 17th, 2017 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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