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You’d be right to assume that Malbec is the heart and soul of Mendoza’s wine industry. It’s not only the most widely-planted grape variety in Mendoza, but it is the grape variety that put Argentina as a wine country on the map for most wine consumers. It is the most exported grape variety and it is the most valued too.

To celebrate the importance of this grape variety for the Argentine wine industry, Wines of Argentina started Malbec World Day —on 17th April — during which several wine events celebrating Malbec are celebrated simultaneously around the world. Where the events were perhaps lacking though, was in the home of Malbec — in Mendoza.

On the winery Domhof visitors experience an escape room as spys in search of the secret wine recipe: The new wine is priceless, the winemaker created a new recipe – the bottle must be somewhere down here. And the game begins ...

The Emery Family has been producing quality wines for over 125 years and trough 5 generations. Tradition, know-how, elegance, passion and emotion are distinguishing the two brothers’ commitment to maintain the heritage of wine producing. Today their offer ranges from a wine tasting with local culinary specialities to a helicopter tour that takes you on an epicurean experience on a nearby glacier in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

Go up, up and away in the Graves and get birds' eye view of Bordeaux.

The Graves region of Bordeaux, south of the city, may be Bordeaux's oldest vineyard and the cradle of Bordeaux fine wine making as we know it today but that doesn't mean it's not moving with the times. 

The most heartwarming moment at the 2019 Bilbao-Rioja ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards ceremony was the standing ovation given to three women from Bodegas Bohedal for their innovative wine tourism program. Three generations of women not only run the winery but have created experiences that perfectly define the family’s passion for wine, with a feminine touch and great attention to detail.

The history of Penfolds and how Grange came to be sounds like a proper mystery novel. Years of secret winemaking by Max Schubert leading to one of the most iconic South Australian wines, the rise of its intriguing counterpoint found in St. Henri Shiraz, and a thriving wine business led by a women (in possession of a lock of Rob Roys hair) not much unlike the Grande Dame at the wheel of Veuve Clicquot.

At this Quinta, one feels a genuine Douro in which tradition is still what it was!

In Rheinhessen, wine consumers can be really part of the process of winemaking.
They are cutting grapevines in the vineyard, they learn how to maker a cuvee – and in the end, they are even making their own wine, right in their own kitchens or cellars: "We wanted to give people a chance to really experience what it means to be a winemaker", Wolfgang Thomas says.

Domaine Bousquet was one of the first certified organic producers in Mendoza far before it became a buzz word in local wine circles. Arriving with a philosophy driven by his home terroir in Carcassonne, France, and inspired by four generations of wine producers before him, Jean Bousquet first arrived to Mendoza in 1990 and soon developed the winery which has been one of Mendoza’s icons of organic wine production ever since.

The French definition of 'Terroir' often includes climate or at least microclimate. Nowhere in Bordeaux does this seem more appropriate than in Sauternes and Barsac. Thanks to its proximity to two rivers, the large and sluggish Garonne and the smaller more vibrant Ciron, this south-western corner of the region has its own unique microclimate.

 

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