‘If you’ve got it, flaunt it’, goes the saying, and Argentina has taken this to heart with the coming Malbec World Day on 17th April which will see a 24 hour celebration of its flagship grape sweeping the globe.
Argentina is the first country in South America to legalise same-sex marriages and Buenos Aires is one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world. After all, the tango was started by two men slow-dancing together. But where should you go when you want to experience a bit of the culture and nightlife?
Argentina’s borders stretch from Antarctic waters in the south to Iguazú waterfalls amid the subtropical jungles of the northeast. Needless to say, within its boundaries, nearly all known foodstuffs can be grown or pastured, making for a rich cuisine.
My countdown of the 5 best steaks in Buenos Aires… Having lived in London for the past two years, steak has been largely off the menu. It’s not that steak isn’t available in London – it’s just that it’s either poor quality or will cost you a week’s rent. Sometimes both. Imagine my anticipation when my family and I arrived in Buenos Aires, the self-styled steak capital of the world…
Wine Enthusiast has awarded 90 points to Argento Reserva Malbec 2009 and included it as an “Editor’s Choice” in their May 2011 Buying Guide.
The 5th annual edition of the Argentina Wine Awards has honored Argento Bonarda 2009 with a Trophy, the only Bonarda in the competition to be awarded such a prize. This wine comes from vineyards in the Rivadavia region of Mendoza and is characterized by intense color, vibrant aromatics, great freshness, and round red fruit flavors.
If a developing country’s economic health can in part be judged by the foreign investment it attracts, then by the same yardstick Argentina’s wine industry appears to be in fantastic shape. Some of the biggest names of the global wine fraternity been drawn here, and they have all come to make high quality wines.
Where do you go when you want to see some of Argentina’s lesser-spotted tourist areas and places of interest? Matt Chesterton channels Sir Ben Kingsley and hits the road to find out.