WINE TRAVEL: EXPLORING SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA

San Juan is Argentina’s second-largest wine region after Mendoza, with 17% of the total area planted in the country. It sits between Mendoza and La Rioja, and is almost entirely contained within the mountainous foothills of the Andes. The San Juan region is predominantly semi-desert, and its viticulture is dependent on irrigation from the San Juan […]

GRAPE VARIETY : FOCUS ON MALBEC

Malbec is a purple grape variety from France, where it grows in the west-south. After the phylloxera epidemic, in Bordeaux, most of the vines devoted to Malbec were destroyed.¬†However, the grape variety found a new home in Mendoza, Argentina where a French botanist planted it by order of the mayor in 1868. Malbec is, nowadays, […]