What is an ‘armazém’?

‘Armazém’ is a Portuguese term that means ‘warehouse’ or’store’. Armazém are the long, low lodges where Port wines and Madeira wines are aged. They have shaped the architecture of the villages where these wines were stored, respectively Vila Nova de Gaia and Funchal.

A brief history of Argentinian wine

Argentina is the most substantial wine-producing country in South America, and has been one of the world’s most dynamic wine producers since the late 1990s. Significant investments in new vineyard regions have lately been undertaken to continue increasing the quality of Argentine wines. Furthermore, significant efforts are being made to assist in the export of Argentine wines. But how did this lovely tale of Argentinian wine begin?