Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires
Argentina may be best known for its red malbec wines, but the country’s varied terrain yields quite a few varietals—enough to pique the interest of even the most serious wine lover. Here’s how to experience the nation’s wine scene in Buenos Aires.
When you think of Argentinean wine, it’s probably a juicy, redmalbecthat first comes to mind. Those setting off to discover Argentina’s best-known varietal will likely have Mendoza pegged as their top destination, but there are plenty of places in Buenos Aires to try malbec.Torrontesis a unusual, crisp, floral white grape that grows best in the high mountainous regions around Salta. And althoughmerlotis generally blended with malbec to produce a smooth table wine, some producers make a 100-percent varietal that can rival a French wine.
- Explorechic wine bars and restaurantson a walking tour of the Palermo neighborhood.
*Feast on Argentinean cuisineduring an interactive dining experience featuring steak, empanadas, mate, alfajores (cookie sandwiches traditionally filled with dulce de leche or other confection and covered in chocolate or powdered sugar)—and, of course, wine.
Sample a few of theworld’s finest malbecsat some of Palermo’s hippest speakeasies and secret cafés.
Sip some wines (and nibble on tapas) at a prestigious cellar under the direction of aprofessional sommelier.