Winemaker Susana Balbo (who along with her husband, viticulturalist Pedro Marchesvky, owns Dominio del Plata in Argentina) has taken over as president of Wines of Argentina, the trade organization which handles public relations for Argentine wineries. It should be interesting to see how a winemaker - and one who is committed to quality - handles a position that is essentially a marketing one.
Juggling the desires of all the member wineries, while still running her own, won't be easy. Argentina has historically shown lots of potential but has had trouble putting a unified foot forward in the American market. Balbo is soft spoken but determined, and might just be the right person for the job. Time will tell...
Kevin Lewis — West Palm, Florida — May 1, 2006 8:07pm ET
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