22 November 2017

Quality becomes challenge for Argentina’s wine industry


Quality becomes challenge for Argentina’s wine industry

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Argentina has a world-class wine industry and has become the fifth largest producer of Wine in the world, due to which thousands of wine tourists are attracted. These tourists stay at boutique hotels at or near many wineries and taste the local wines produced by this country.

Argentina is the fifth largest producer of Wine in the world, as per the data given by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). It is also the ninth largest exporter of wine in the world and is a big domestic consumer, as per the data given by the Argentine Wine Clearinghouse (OVA).

In Argentina, the major challenge for the winemakers is, to improve their quality quotient further. Because of this, the winemakers must work hard in order to achieve it.

Mendoza, which is in the southwest of Argentina, is the fifth most populous province which produces 70% of Argentine wines. Malbec is a red wine-brand which is one of the top brands in the world, from this province in Argentina. In the Mendoza area, 900 wineries are spread out over 20,000 hectares, which has alone attracted many foreign capitals such as Pernod Ricard from France,   Trivento (Concha y Toro) from Chile and Finca Flichmann from Portuguese.

In Argentina, winemakers had exported 365 million litres, i.e. up 17 percent year on year, of worth $920 million in 2012 and their top markets were Russia, Canada and United States, as per the data given by OIV.

France, Italy, Spain, US, Argentina, Chile, Australia, South Africa, Germany and Portugal are the top 10 wine producing countries in the world, as per the data given by Mapsofworld.

Gallo (California, U.S), Conchay Toro (Chile), Yellow Tail (Australia), Robert Mondavi (New York, U.S) and Hardys (Australia) are the top 5 wine brands in the world, as per the data given by thedrinksbusiness.

Source: thedrinksbusiness.com

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