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High Hopes in The Andes

Can science help an Argentine heiress produce a New World wine as complex as a Bordeaux?

The Economist - by Dan Rosenheck - January 2017 READ MORE
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"Any protectionist action is harmful..."

By simply glancing Nicolás Catena Zapata’s CV, one can immediately tell that he’s no ordinary businessman.

La Nación - by José del Rio - February 12, 2017 READ MORE
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Argentina on fine wine mission to rival Burgundy

Catena Zapata is similarly a producer know for following the fine wine path...

The Drinks Business - by Lauren Eads - April 24, 2017 READ MORE
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Nicolás Catena: Innovation through technology is finished

Nicolás Catena Zapata, the patriarch of Argentina’s Catena Zapata, believes that the era of innovation through technology-driven winemaking is over, upended by pursuit of terroir.

The Drinks Business - by Natalie Wang - May 2017 READ MORE
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Vertical Tasting of the Nicolás Catena Zapata 1997-2012

The wines from Bodega Catena Zapata, including the Chardonnays, have established an impressive track record for longevity...

Vinous – by Stephen Tanzer - October 2016 READ MORE
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The Village Wines of Mendoza

Catena offers a range of deliciously fresh, high altitude, single-vineyard malbecs, as well as a new line of more affordable "village" wines from Mendoza.

Wine&Spirits Top 100- September 2016 READ MORE
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You Think You Know Malbec Wine...

A new wave of subtle, structured wines out of Argentina are poised to change the way the world sees the famous fruit bomb grape.

Bloomberg - by Elin McCoy - August 19, 2016 READ MORE
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The grande dame of Malbec

Heir to a dynasty that celebrates argentine wine, she is the first woman to run one of the high-end wineries of her country.

La Nación - by Christophe Salin, General Director Domaines Barons de Rothschild - December, 2015 READ MORE
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Saving Malbec

Emergency room doctor/winemaker Laura Catena breathes new life into Argentina's misunderstood national grape.

Saveur - by Bruce Schoenfeld - December 25, 2015 READ MORE
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Wine Trails: Mendoza wineries to visit

See Lonely Planet's recommendations for four Mendoza wineries to visit when travelling the region, from their new wine travel book.

Decanter - November 5, 2015 READ MORE
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Catena Wine's Measure of Influence..

Laura Catena was pissed off. It was 1995 at a prestigious tasting in New York, where she was pouring her family’s Bodega Catena Zapata...

Forbes - by Cathy Huyghe - September 8, 2015 READ MORE
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Taking Their Place

It seems surprising, but as recently as a generation ago, women in Argentina were kept at arm’s length by the wine industry.

Female Winemakers - by Amanda Barnes - 2015 READ MORE
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Is there a Doctor in the Vineyard?

Balancing a professional life in medicine with a family life is daunting enough, but throw a second career into the equation...

BCLiquorStores - by Kasey Wilson - March, 2015 READ MORE
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Characterization of Malbec

In this article, the author explains that the soil is not just an inert medium that supports the vine, but a rich environment filled with microflora.

Translation from Los Andes - By Fernando Buscema - February, 2015 READ MORE
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I knew I could help since I was young

She is not only Catena Zapata’s Managing Director, but she is also a Biologist and practicing Emergency Physician...

Translation from La Nación - by Sebastián Ríos - February, 2015 READ MORE
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Dark Horse Wines

Great Finds in Odd Places. On a quest for terrific wines from anywhere but the places you might think they were made...

The Wall Street Journal - by Lettie Teague - 2014 READ MORE
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Wine Star: Dr. Nicolás Catena Zapata

The right leader at the right time, this vintner effected profound change in Argentina's wines. Argentina's wine visionary, Nicolás Catena Zapata.

Wine Spectator - by Ben O'Donnell - October, 2014 READ MORE
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A doctor is reviving Argentinean Wine

Laura Catena, one of Argentina’s best wine producers, is also an emergency-room doctor in San Francisco...

Food&Wine - by Ray Isle - September, 2014 READ MORE
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The permanence of Malbec

Laura Catena, Catena Zapata's Managing Director stresses the fact that Malbec is already famous in the world...

Translation from Vinos y Buen Vivir - by Federico Lancia - 2014 READ MORE
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Beyond Malbec

Argentine wines offer quality, value and accesibility. Laura and Dr. Nicolás Catena Zapata are credited with improving winemaking...

Market Watch - by Eugenia Williamson - 2014 READ MORE
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We can't be tempted to produce cheap, bulk wines

Laura Catena insists on the fact that Argentina has to focus on selling high-end wines abroad.

Translation from Los Andes - by María Soledad Gonzalez - June, 2014 READ MORE
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Science at the Service of Pleasure

An Institute dedicated to achieving the perfect blend and balance.

Translation from La Nación - by Sebastián Ríos - July 19, 2014 READ MORE
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Why is Argentinian Malbec Unique?

Researchers explain why argentine malbec is different from malbec wines from other parts...

Translation from La Nación - by Sebastián Ríos - July 21, 2014 READ MORE
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High-end wines auctioned

The event took place for the second consecutive year. Wines are starting to sell like works of art.

Translation from La Nación - by Sebastián Ríos - May, 2014 READ MORE
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Lunch With Dr. Nicolás Catena Zapata

I was lucky enough to be seated next to Dr. Nicolás Catena Zapata, considered to be the Robert Mondavi of Argentina.

The Huffington Post - by Mary Orlin - Jun 23, 2013 READ MORE
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The Gentleman of Wine

Following Catena's enlightenment, Argentina began to make quality wines and found its place in the world of wine.

Translation from La Nación - by Sabrina Cuculiansky - 2012 READ MORE
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Argentina's Visionary Vintner

Nicolás Catena Zapata earns 2012 Wine Spectator Distinguished Service Award

by Nathan Wesley - November, 2012 READ MORE
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Q&A: Laura Catena

She is an emergency room doctor. She is also a fourth-generation winemaker from a family credited with revolutionizing Argentinian wine.

Wine Searcher - by Amanda Barnes - August, 2012 READ MORE
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Fatherly advice for wine on Dad's Day

In Argentina, Nicolás Catena Zapata took over from his father to establish Catena as one of the great Argentinian wine brands...

Shangai Daily - by Anthony Rose - June, 2014 READ MORE
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The Chill Above, The Chalk Below Gualtallary

Closing in on 5000 ft above sea level, the terrain southwest of Mendoza becomes extreme.

by Nathan Wesley - November, 2012 READ MORE
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Anniversary Buying Guide

Nicolás Catena Zapata is one of the principal figures today in Argentine wine, the force that's made malbec Argentina's defining wine.

Wine&Spirits - Special Issue - Winter 2011 READ MORE
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Catena Zapata, Pioneer of Malbec

Argentina wasn't exactly a hotbed of winemaking in the past. But after Nicolás Catena Zapata, the world turns its attention to the South American.

Beyond Magazine - by Bang Jin-sik - 2011 READ MORE
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We have to focus on the High-End

Laura Catena, president of Bodega Catena Zapata, is a key promoter of our white and red wines in the US.

Translation from El Conocedor - by Giorgio Benedetti - 2011 READ MORE
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Meat&Malbec: Bodega Catena Zapata

A Mayan piramid in the middle of Argentina? That's the first sign you have that Catena Zapata winery sees itself a little differently...

USAToday - by Chirs Gray Faust - 2011 READ MORE
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I'd like that working here becomes the equivalent of studying in Harvard

At present, Nicolás Catena Zapata's daughter is president of her family's winery...

Translation from Pap Mendoza - by Mauricio Llaver - 2011 READ MORE
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The Rich Wine and Food Heritage of Argentina is reflected by its people

First Impressions of Buenos Aires. Wine is a high source of national pride among Argentines.

Wine Spectator - by James Laube - February 9, 2011 READ MORE
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2010 Winestar Awards Ceremony

Wine Enthusiast Magazine honors wine industry luminaries from around the world at the New York Public Library on monday evening.

Wine Enthusiast - 2010 READ MORE
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Argentine Wine: Malbec and More

According to Vino Argentino, a new book by Laura Catena, malbec was introduced to Argentina in 1853...

Smithsonian.com - by Amanda Fiegl - 2010 READ MORE
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Princess of Wine

As a scientist and Emergency Physician, Laura Catena leads the family winery, a traditional Argentine icon, in the land she loves.

Translation from La Nación - by Sabrina Cuculiansky - May 2010 READ MORE
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Wine Tip: Malbec Madness

Argentina's star red is running up the score. With the explosion of Malbec bottlings available in the United States, it's becoming increasingly...

Wine Spectator - by James Molesworth - April 2010 READ MORE
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Catena rules Argentine chardonnay

When I think of wine from Argentina, it’s generally rich, full-flavored reds -especially malbec- that come to mind.

Winophilia - by Stephen Tanzer - 2010 READ MORE
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Nicolás Catena Zapata, Decanter Man of the Year

Nicolás, his wife Elena and daughters Laura and Adrianna enjoyed the award dinner in London...

Decanter - 2009 READ MORE
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Argentina's Ambassador of Wine

California had Mondavi. Argentina has Catena... Nicolás Catena Zapata is the visionary who saw Argentina's potential to produce fine wine...

The Washington Post - by Dave McIntyre - 2009 READ MORE
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Young Winemaking Stars in South America

Vigil has set aside his ego, but not his restless drive to find the vineyard expression in the wine.

Wine&Spirits - by Patricio Tapia - 2009 READ MORE
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100 Greatest Wine States

The Only Winery from Argentina & Chile Selected by Robert Parker Jr. as one the Great Wine Estates of the World.

by Robert Parker Jr. - 2008 READ MORE
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Tasting Highlights: Argentina

Malbec dominates the country's reds, but don't overlook Cabernet and even Pinot Noir.

Wine Spectator - by James Molesworth - 2007 READ MORE

Argentine Vintners Go Global

Argentina is one of the brave new worlds for wine. While it has a long history of winemaking, few vintners in this South American country...

The Washington Times - by Paul Lukacs - 2005 READ MORE
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Laura Catena, Argentine Ambassador

Laura Catena, 37, isn’t just a practicing emergency room physician with degrees from Harvard and Stanford...

Food & Wine - 2005 READ MORE
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Bodega Catena Zapata Leads Argentina's Push for Quality

Catena Zapata has long been among the leaders in moving Argentina into the realm of fine wine.

Shanken News Daily - September 22, 1995 READ MORE