The Government of Argentina announced during the weekend the creation of yet another foreign currency exchange rate; one to be applied particularly to wine exports, effective next month.
The latest annual report, which is available through his website timatkin.com, is the eighth of his annual reports from Argentina. Atkin said: “I first went to Argentina in 1992 and the transformation has been remarkable. I can’t think of another country, even South Africa that has changed so much in my wine writing lifetime.
Under the current Argentine Presidency, the meeting of the World Wine Trade Group (WWTG) is being hosted in London over the course of today and tomorrow.
World wine production is having a historically bad year. Europe, home to the world's leading wine producers, is making wine at significantly lower levels than usual – and that's because of extreme weather events such as frost and drought that have damaged vineyards, according to the International Organization of Vine and Wine, (OIV)
“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.