Friday, February 23, 2018

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By The

Take the bus across the Andes from Mendoza in Argentina to Santiago, capital of Chile, for phenomenal views across the peaks. At the Paso Internacional Los Libertadores border crossing passengers can enjoy the peaceful scenery, contrasting with lines of waiting buses and crowds. Book in advance and go for seats as close to the front as possible on the top deck of the bus...[Read More]

By The Wine Economist

Sue and I are back from the second United Nations World Tourism Organization global wine tourism conference in Mendoza, Argentina. It was an intense and interesting few days in a welcoming and dynamic part of the wine world. Here are a few things we think we learned at the conference. More to follow.

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Mendoza has come a long way as a wine tourist destination and they are justifiably proud of their accomplishments. Unlike Napa Valley, which is next door to cosmopolitan San Francisco and fast-paced Silicon Valley, Mendoza takes...[Read More]



No trip to Argentina is complete without visiting Mendoza, the wine capital. During our Spaswinefood stay we used Mendoza city as our base while exploring Mendoza Province, the largest wine-producing region in Argentina. Naturally whatever free time we had in the city we were on the search for delicious food. Similarly while touring the wine country we were on the lookout for those winery restaurants...[Read More]


Food and wine go together like travel and a passport and in Mendoza you’ll find the combo at every turn. In a wine-producing country like Argentina, it’s seen as a God-given right to have wine with your meal.

When going to Argentina to explore wineries, food inevitably becomes part of the experience. Food in Argentina is such a part of their culture that you encounter it everywhere you go. Whether in a family situation, at a business meeting, or traveling on holiday, the food is an essential part of the experience.

Wine lovers coming to Mendoza may not have as many restaurants to choose from as in Buenos Aires. That’s kind of a blessing, however, since...[Read More]

By Economic Times of India Times

Don’t cry for me Argentina. The truth is I only had two days to spend in Buenos Aires, and for a city with so much to offer, that didn’t seem enough.

We had landed the evening before, on a national holiday, and had found all banks and currency exchange counters shut. So with just a few US dollars in our pocket, we...[Read More]

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