Mendoza and Buenos Aires Pics

Just a few Mendoza pictures for now… this was where we attended the “Masters of Food & Wine” event. Argentina is well known for its Malbec-based wines, which were prominently featured at the event. They go well with steak, something else Argentina does very well! 🙂
At Achaval-Ferrer winery, the owner (Ferrer) gave us “the long walking tour” around his Bella Vista vineyard. He told us a lot about how they grow the grapes for their wine – I had no idea the extent to which wine makers micro-manage their vineyards. It’s pretty amazing stuff!
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The view from Catena Zapata was breathtaking. The winery itself is shaped like an ancient Mayan pyramid (I’m serious!) From the balcony you can see the vineyards, the Andes… wow.
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We spent our last evening in Argentina back in Buenos Aires. We stayed in a beautiful hotel. The staircase reminded me of a Mandelbrot…
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In the evening we attended a huuuuge tango show; it included an 8-piece band and about 15 dancers. The show turned out to be really fun; so was the people watching! But they sure pack people in there… sorry for the low-light picture, it was just too amusing to ignore. 🙂
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These few pictures can’t adequately portray the feeling of Argentina. That’s something I keep thinking about. How can one adequately represent a place via words, or pictures, or even simple videos? While I work on that problem, I recommend you hop on a plane and travel somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. 🙂