Vinigma Basel – an Unusual Winery Model

A winery in the centre of the city of Basel? Unlikely, but true

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Celebrating World Malbec Day

Time to celebrate Malbec, the juicy, fruity red wine grape that came originally from France but which has established itself as Argentina’s signature grape

Torrontés and Tango, Malbec and Empanadas Part IV: Argentina March 2015

By Monty Style Day 15 – From Salta City to Los Molinos We drive south to Los Cerillos, then west into some of the most beautiful mountain scenery imaginable from Los Cerillos to Cachi and Molinos. We scale the Cuesta del Obispo (Pass of the Bishop), a dramatic feat of engineering but not a worrying,… Continue reading Torrontés and Tango, Malbec and Empanadas Part IV: Argentina March 2015

Torrontés and Tango, Malbec and Empanadas Part I: Argentina March 2015

ARGENTINA DIARY, 7th-26th March 2015, by Monty Style Day 1 – Buenos Aires arrival Endless flat grasslands below the 777 which floats motionless down to Ezeiza airport. After 13-and-a-bit hours’ flight we’re perfectly on time. Punctual and comfortable seats, but service- and meal-wise British Airways is not competitive at all. Dishwater coffee reminiscent of the… Continue reading Torrontés and Tango, Malbec and Empanadas Part I: Argentina March 2015

Favourite Holiday Wines (red)

Over the hols we scored some cracking sparklers and whites but there was no shortage of toothsome reds either. It’s been an unusually (for us) carnivorous few days, so meaty reds were required. Direct democracy ruled when it came to choosing the Christmas menu and the popular vote went to a rib of roast beef… Continue reading Favourite Holiday Wines (red)