Mendoza and me

Don’t cry for me — I’m going to Argentina.

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.

I’m looking forward to hopefully meeting Susana Balbo and posting another (overdue!) installment in the Real Wine World.

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

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7 Responses to “Mendoza and me”

  1. I hope you get to visit Catena. Give Nicolas and Laura my best. Catena is the best Argentina has to offer and one of my all time favorite vineyards.


  2. That’s funny. Guess where I’m leaving for on Sunday?

    I’m looking forward to LOTS of beef. And finally deciding whether Malbec is worth the fuss.

    Buen Viaje !

  3. what a coincidence! Let me know your plans — it would be great to meet, and in Argentina, no less!

  4. I really love vine yards and wants to go there specially Catena as soon as possible.

    Rajinder Dogra

  5. And I expect both of you to get in touch with me while you’re in BsAs! You may as well have someone local to hang out with!

  6. Leave Mendoza behind and get to San Rafael (about three hours south) which made me want to quit my job and stay permanently!

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