Torrontes: the real emblem of Argentine wine

Torrontes is the emblematic variety of Salta province, a superb white wine with a floral bouquet and a crisp, dry finish. Its origins are mysterious and have nothing to do with the Torrontes variety from La Rioja, Spain, with which it was originally confused. DNA testing has now revealed it is a cross between two … Continued

Argentina re-opens to tourism

The Prime Minister of my home country, Boris Johnson, unwisely dubbed it “Freedom Day” when the UK liberated itself from most Covid-imposed restrictions on July 19th this year. The result was an uptick in infection rates despite mass vaccinations, and increasing hospital admissions now autumn is setting in. So it’s not Freedom Day today in Argentina, but the … Continued

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