Despite the commoditization and very high prices of some Bordeaux, there remains a level of winemaking and perfect matching of grape with soil and climate that sustains its importance and relevance in today's fine wine world.
Chile has been a strong source of value-priced wines since the late 1980s. It is now the world's ninth largest producer of wine -- ahead of both Germany and Portugal -- and the fourth biggest source of wine imports to the U.S. after France, Italy and Australia.
Argentina is famous for its dance, food and wine. Winemakers in each region produce only high quality product and when selecting Argentine wine, there really is no wrong choice
The advantage of a winery without walls, says Bernard Portet, is that he can be more creative and flexible. He can blend Roussanne with Sauvignon Blanc or make Malbec in Argentina. 
The king of the red wine grapes, it has fallen unjustly into disfavor among wine hipsters, especially its Napa Valley expressions.