This time next week, I’ll be riding across the pampas. OK, most likely in a van and inspecting vineyards, not cattle, but I’ll do my best gaucho impression anyway.
I’m joining a press trip organized by the Wines of Argentina trade group. We first head to Salta, an expansive and beautiful region in the northwest that borders Bolivia and Chile. Then we’ll transit to Mendoza, the epicenter of Argentine wine making at the foothills of the Andes. Then it’s back to Buenos Aires and its wine bars before hopping on the plane home.
The reason I mention this now is not to get you green with envy. Rather, if you have any questions you’d like me to ask or suggestions for travel let me know before I go. I’ll do my best to keep you posted in real time via the blog but I’m not sure where we’ll stand on the axis of internet connection/deprivation.
I look forward to getting the latest from this exciting part of the wine world. There’s been so much change over the last few years with the currency collapse, rising quality, and increasing internationalization. Heck, the president is even calling on Argentines to eat less beef!
Map source: The Economist