What do you think of when we say “Argentina“? Tango for sure, and it will certainly be a fantastic tango evening in Buenos Aires. Malbec of course, we’re talking about wine after all. And don’t forget, today’s malbec is lightyears from the bulk wine that was exported in the 80s. Today they make world-class wines.
But there are many other grape varieties worth discovering, semillon, syrah, fiano, torrontes, etc.
And “Chile“? Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is Valparaíso. The legendary port city that houses the Chilean congress. And the carmenère grape, but it is far from the most planted, cabernet sauvignon is the most planted and c. franc can do great things. País (aka mission, criolla chica), an almost forgotten grape that is now becoming super trendy. Perhaps you think seafood, of course, with the world’s longest coastline. And don’t forget the pisco sour, a must!
And for both countries, one cannot help but think of asado, the South American barbecue orgies with all imaginable varieties and accessories.
Come with us and discover the wine countries of Chile and Argentina.