Tag: Torrontes

SoloContigo Supports Art Basel, Miami

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The SoloContigo wine team had a fantastic week during Art Basel 2014. Our sponsorship of the SoHo Beach House Art Basel tent was a great success with SoloContigo Torrontes being one of only two white wines available by the glass for celebrities and their guests throughout the week. The final evening at the Soho Beach tent featured Win Butler from Arcade Fire spinning electronic music in collaboration with live bongo players.

We also sponsored an Art + Vision with Cirle at the historic Moore Building in the Design District, which was attended by 85 VIP Art Basel visitors. Guests sipped exclusively on SoloContigo Premium Malbec and Torrontes.

Our owners showed support to our clients during their visit to Miami by dining at each of the following restaurants and hotels, all of which carry SoloContigo wine: Porfirio’s, MC Kitchen, La Gloutonnerie, The Dutch at the W Hotel, Soho Beach House, Cecconi’s, La Mar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Oak Tavern, Meat Market, 27 Restaurant and Bar, EDITION Hotel, and The Thompson Hotel.

We look forward to growing from our experience at Art Basel to continue supporting the efforts of the artists and galleries that contribute to the diverse and ever-changing international art community!

Cheers!

SoloContigo Pours at Soho House

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When Soho House hotel members head to their favourite retreat in any of five North American cities, a glass of SoloContigo Wine will be there to welcome them.

By-the-glass and by-the-bottle pours of select SoloContigo wines at Soho House dining rooms and bars across the continent are giving a coast-to-coast profile to the brand. The wines will soon be offered at Soho House hotel clubs in five cities. These include Soho Beach House in Miami, Soho House New York, Soho House West Hollywood, Soho House Toronto and the soon to be opened Soho House Chicago.

In April, the company answered the call for a premium wine partner at a Soho House event during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California. Coachella, the indie music happening of the year, showcased SoloContigo Sauvignon Blanc and Torrents.

SoloContigo wines will continue to be featured during upcoming events at each of the Soho House properties. For instance, SoloContigo will be highlighted at the Frieze Art Fair in New York in May, at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, at Art Basel in Miami Beach in December and at the next Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA.

Each House is slightly different depending on its location, but all offer comfortable accommodations, dining and lounges to like-minded, creative people. “We are very pleased that Soho House members will be enjoying our wines,” said Ladas.

The Soho House agreement builds on SoloContigo’s growing national distribution strategy, says Chris Ladas, National Sales and Marketing Director for SoloContigo. The wine company also has an agreement in place with STK Steakhouse Restaurants across the U.S., which is set to start in July 2014.

Robert Parker, InterVin Awards for SoloContigo Wines

SoloContigo Wines of Mendoza, Argentina has already established a record for winning awards of excellence.

Now the boutique winery is building on that record with titles earned at the InterVin International Wine Awards in the fall of 2013. There, two SoloContigo vintages were recognized. Silver medals went to the 2011 SoloContigo Premium Series Torrontes and 2011 Premium Series Malbec.

Also, new ratings by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gives a ranking of 90 to the 2010 Coleccion Series. A score of 90 describes wines of exceptional say the Wine Advocate.

Last year, the 2010 Reserva Series and 2010 Coleccion Series garnered silver medals at the InterVin International Wine Awards.

SoloContigo is a boutique winery in the Uco Valley south of Mendoza, producing exclusive lines of premium and super premium wines.

These wines are distributed throughout the United States and Ontario, Canada.

2013 Harvest Report

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2013 HarvestThe harvest season is underway in Mendoza, and the work continues as the Argentine fall serves up a mixture of cool and warm days.

Week two focused on the harvest of Torrontes, Chardonnay and Pinor Noir grapes. Cooler weather prevailed through much of the week, but by the weekend sunny days had arrived, bringing temperatures close to 27°C in the daytime.

Week three was dedicated to the harvest of Merlot grapes, and the workers were able to bring in nearly all of those grapes from the vineyard. Francisco and his team are really happy with the Merlot this year, and they say the number of kilos being harvested is slightly more than originally forecast.

2013 HarvestThe week ended with cloudy, cool days and some rain, which has delayed the harvest in week four. However, Pablo says the cloudy days help the grapes retain a nice freshness and fruit expression. These conditions are all very normal for this time of the year.