Readers Digest
Magazine subscription Podcast
HomeFood & DrinkDrinks

Malbec: Argentina's signature wine

BY READERS DIGEST

1st Jan 2015 Drinks

Malbec: Argentina's signature wine

Argentinian wines are often overlooked. Here's why you need to sample the malbec. 

"Everybody talks about wine in Argentina all the time,” laughs Aurelio Montes Jnr, who left his family’s Chilean vineyards to start his own company in Mendoza—a renowned wine-growing region in neighbouring Argentina. 

Aurelio Montes wine vineyard

The history of Chilean and Argentinean wine production couldn’t be more different. Steady Chilean companies have long dominated the South American market. Meanwhile, Argentina produces five times the amount of wine—but until recently, exported hardly any. 

“The arrival of big beer brands is what shook up the market,” explains Montes. Suddenly Pilsner provided another option, and the next generation of wine-drinkers was no longer guaranteed. Winemakers were forced to up their game. 

 

Loading up next...
Stories by email|Subscription
Readers Digest

Launched in 1922, Reader's Digest has built 100 years of trust with a loyal audience and has become the largest circulating magazine in the world

Readers Digest
Reader’s Digest is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (which regulates the UK’s magazine and newspaper industry). We abide by the Editors’ Code of Practice and are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism. If you think that we have not met those standards, please contact 0203 289 0940. If we are unable to resolve your complaint, or if you would like more information about IPSO or the Editors’ Code, contact IPSO on 0300 123 2220 or visit ipso.co.uk