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Monday, May 23, 2005

Argentine Wines

What a crazy week its been. I've been so busy this last week there hasn't been any time to write blog entries. Well, on Saturday last week, I was invited to dinner by the mother of one of my employees. In addition to preparing a fantastic meal and indulging my pathetic attempts to speak in Spanish, she gave me a list of Argentine wines to try. I thought I'd share the list here for anyone looking to try some Argentine wines once they get here:

List of Argentine Wines

  • Castel Shandon
  • Don Valentin Lacrado
  • Luigi Bosca
  • Carrascal
  • Font de Cave
  • San Telmo

At dinner we were served the Don Valentin Lacrado and I enjoyed it. I haven't tried anything from the rest of the list yet, but perhaps someone else can add their suggestions (Argentine wines only please).

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Jeff said...

Luigi Bosca is one of my favorites. San Huberto is also very good. A very informative book with over 200 pages of reviews about bodegas in Argentina is ViƱas, Bodegas & Vinos de America del Sur produced by the folks over at http://www.australspectator.com/. A lot of info is on their web site but the bilingual book is a handy reference guide.

5/24/2005 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! Keep up the posts, really enjoy checking in on you and your travels!

I will be living in Buenos Aires January-April, 2006, and am looking at host families. It seems to be the best deal. Any suggestions? WWW SITES? Personal families that YOUR know of and recommend? This list of recommendations may take a few weeks or months on your part and I am assuming will be compiled over time. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

~Tony

5/24/2005 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Adam said...

Check this out:
http://www.bytargentina.com/re/hostfamily.php

I'm moving there in Sept. so it's an option I'm looking into as well.

Also, Expat - great work with the site, keep it up!

5/24/2005 11:24:00 PM  
Blogger helen101 said...

Hi,
My friends and I will be visiting Buenos Aires from July to August ( 6 weeks ). Do you recommend that we find an apartment from an interet site, or find one through and agency when we arrive?

5/25/2005 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Kontessa said...

Hola Expat - been reading the blog for a few weeks now but thought I'd drop ya a line to say how much I enjoy it. Am looking forward to hearing about your experiences in Buenos Aires.

And - I second helen101's question. I'll be there next summer. Thinkin whether it's cheaper to find a place there instead of booking through an online agency.

5/26/2005 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Wolfgang A. Dietzel said...

I have been an avid reader of your
highly entertaining and informative
"Expat Argentina" installemts from
Thursday May 27, 2004 thru Monday
May 23, 2005!! Can't wait for your
next entry. Don't stop!

My birthplace is Munich, Germany
and now reside in Southern California. Having worked for both
Pan Am and TWA over the years, I
have seen many corners of this olde
planet. Being semi-retired, my time
had been spent searching for that
special place to spend my "sunset
years." Argentina is (and has been)
high on my "option" list.

I will have "dual citizenship" soon
(Germany & USA) but have decided
against any permanent/long term
stays in Germany or Europe.

My Spanish is mediocre (y como
le va?) but speak German fluently.

Would you please share with me any
information you may obtain with re-gard to the whereabouts and doings
of the "German Colony" in BA? I
have "Bariloche" (Patagonia) on my
list so far. Any info on BA would
be greatly appreciated...(contacts,
clubs, associations, community
"spokesmen" or "officials", ethnic
German immigration "welcome" or-ganizations, restaurants, dance/beer halls, German-Argentinian "Chamber of Commerce",any "Duel Language"
(English, German, Spanish) brochures,relevent Websites, etc.

I am planning an "exploratory"
trip down..sometime this year.

In the meantime, please keep up
your marvelous commentaries! By
the way, if you want to get into the Taxicab Business....find yourself a "mafioso mentor" first!

Kindest regards,

Wolfgang A. Dietzel
wadietzel166@aol.com
FAX: (781) 459-0256
P.O. Box 1395
San Jacinto, CA 92581-1395

5/27/2005 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While in Argentina, you WANT to try the following wines:

- Rutini Pinot Noir 1999 (About $130)
- Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (About $120)
- Rutini Cabernet Malbec ($50). This one is a great one!
- Catena Zapata (About $250)

The wines you have on your list are not big deal AT ALL.

2/05/2007 05:01:00 PM  

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