Ah, Cafayate…

We just spent a week in the other Argentinean wine country. Not Mendoza but Cafayate, in the northwest. It’s a lot less accessible than Mendoza and thus a lot less visited and a lot quieter.

It is Torrontes country but our highlights were more of the red wine and beer type – yes, beer.

More to come soon but a few links to get you all started:

Porvenir Winery: definitely our best tasting experience since Vérité and some beautiful, beautiful wines; light but still extremely flavourful.

Tasting at Porvenir in Cafayate, Argentina

Tasting at Porvenir in Cafayate, Argentina

Me Echo la Burra Brewery – Belgian style brewing with a light, refreshing feel  in the Calchaquies Valley

Bodega Salvador Figueroa in Cafayate. What a winemaker makes once he retires: his wine, his way, his time and his quantity (5000 bottle per year). And no website.

We’re in San Juan now, getting ready for a second week of tasting, this time around here and later on in Mendoza…


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Québécoise à peu près trentenaire qui fait de son mieux pour vivre bilingue, a Brooklyn et ailleurs. Si les bars a vins acceptaient les enfants et les chiens, et si mon chien savait se comporter en public, le monde serait parfait.


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