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News - 24.05.11

New Report on Argentine Winemaking Regions

Mike Potashnik Report in the International Wine Review

In January, the prestigious publisher of the magazine International Wine Review, Mike Potashnik, visited our country with the purpose of having a firsthand experience with Argentine wine and the winemaking regions of the country. During his visits and activities organized by Wines of Argentina, Potashnik tasted wines in wineries of Patagonia, Mendoza, San Juan, and Buenos Aires.

After his visit, the publisher made an exhaustive report on Argentina’s wine industry. In it, he summarizes the history of wine to the present day and includes a study on the country’s winemaking regions, the market, and the quantity and quality of Argentine wine exports. In Potashnik’s words, “Argentina produces many other varieties besides Malbec, and good-quality wines are produced in other provinces as in Mendoza.”

Michael Potashnik, PhD Publisher

Mike Potashnik is currently Publisher of the International Wine Review which he founded in September 2005. He has been tasting wines, and writing and lecturing about wine for more than 25 years, and has thus gained wide experience in the field. He has traveled extensively and tasted in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Argentina, Chile and other wine regions. Mike has also served as chef apprentice in several Washington, DC restaurants. He lives in McLean Virginia when not traveling. Prior to publishing the International Wine Review, he founded the online Virginia Wine Guide and Virginia Wine and Food Society. He is also a biker and combines biking with wine tasting and writing – although not simultaneously.

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