• Atkin put on two masterclasses with wines from his “Argentina 2019. Special Report”
• The UK is the second largest market for Argentine exports
London, 9 September 2019 - At the Residence of the Argentine Ambassador to the UK, renowned British wine expert and journalist Tim Atkin presented a selection of the best Argentine wines for 2019 to an audience of representatives from wine cellars, sommeliers, importers, distributors and specialist media from the United Kingdom. The UK is the second destination globally for exports of Argentine wines, with sales in excess of 105 million US dollars in 2018.
Alongside a series of events organised by the Embassy to promote Argentine wines in collaboration with Wines of Argentina (WofA), Atkin, Master of Wine, put on two masterclasses — one dedicated exclusively to white wines and another to red wines — to showcase the selection of 108 distinguished labels and 200 wineries that featured in his “Argentina 2019. Special Report”.
Running alongside this, 47 Argentine wineries helped organise a tasting of 84 of the 108 labels selected in 2019 and which Atkin presented along with Phil Crozier — Brand Ambassador for the UK and Europe — and Gisela Giordano — Manager for Europa & Asia—, both representing WofA.
Having travelled to Argentina for over a decade, Atkin has risen to the rank of connaiseur of our wines, our land and the progress the sector has made over recent decades. To compile his eighth report, he visited hundreds of wineries, speaking with producers and tasting 1,500 bottles from around 292 wineries over a three week period.
The result of his work offers key insights into different regions and varieties, and concludes that Argentine wine is continuing to expand its geographical boundaries, adding on new terroirs such as La Carrera, Uspallata, Chubut, El Espinillo, Pareditas and la Quebrada de San Lucas.
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