Wines of Argentina Presents the New Wine Ambassador
Mendoza, December 12, 2011. During a cocktail held in the evening of last Monday 12 at Dominio del Plata winery, whose owner is Susana Balbo –WofA’s vicepresident –, Wines of Argentina presented the new ambassador of Argentine wine: Verónica Cangemi, the renowned Mendocinian soprano.
Born in Mendoza, Verónica Cangemi is a prestigious soprano with wide experience in international lyrical music. She has traveled extensively, representing Argentina with passion and professionalism in many countries.
“I am greatly honored and very happy. My country’s most representative wine, Malbec, comes from my native province, and I wish to promote it around the world,” said the 47-year-old artist, who is considered by international critics to be one of the world’s three best sopranos today.
At present, Verónica Cangemi is developing her professional career in Europe, the United States and Japan, among other locations, where she holds her performances and concerts. She has also founded the Argentine Baroque Orchestra and created a scholarship program at Universidad de Congreso (Mendoza), where she lectures and communicates her knowledge and professional experience to her students. She has more than 20 years’ experience on the stage and has recorded 23 albums.
“This distinction fills me with pride and gives me the opportunity to promote Argentine wine at each presentation I give on any stage in the world,” stated the artist.
Verónica Cangemi became the first woman to be designated ambassador of Argentine wine. Ballet dancer Julio Bocca and composer Gustavo Santaolalla were formerly appointed as Argentina’s Wine Ambassadors and now participate in a program created by Wines of Argentina in 2008, by which personalities with outstanding professional careers are chosen to contribute, through their activities, to the promotion of Argentine wine around the world.