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

Empanada Explorations

On our travels around Argentina last month, we carried out an intensive benchmarking exercise on empanadas, those cheeky little pastry turnovers with artfullly pinched and pleated edges that you find pretty much all over South America. They probably found their way to the continent via Spain, though they’re quite different from the large tray-baked empanadas found in Galicia, which are usually filled with tuna and sold… Continue reading Empanada Explorations

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

By Monty Style Day 6 – Martindale to the Uco Valley, Mendoza Flew 90 minutes from BA’s Jorge Newbery airport to Mendoza in a comfortable Embraer of Aerolineas Argentinas, the state-owned carrier. Their route map shows “Las Malvinas (Arg.)”. On arrival we took possession of a brand new rented Ford Eco Sport. Obliged to sign… Continue reading Torrontés and Tango, Malbec and Empanadas Part II: Argentina March 2015