Argentina´s perfect weather makes for perfect wine. And since we do try to immerse ourselves in a country´s culture, the only responsible thing to do was open our mouths. First up, the sun-kissed village of Cafayate. And although we tasted some ridiculously good Malbecs, Cabernet Sauvignons and Tannats, the local white wine varietal of choice is the Torrontes. It did not disappoint.
Next we traveled 1,000 kilometers south to the beautiful province of Mendoza which produces two-thirds of the country´s vino. We were in heaven. Delicious Malbecs starting at five dollars a bottle - you have got to be kidding me! Not to mention some really special Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrahs. So we rented a few bikes and rode straight to the source tasting at Carinae, Familia Di Tomaso, Vina El Cerno, Tempus Alba and possibly some other ones. Salud.