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 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 III: Argentina March 2015

By Monty Style Day 11 – Lares de Chacras to Salta City Scrabble by the pool, simple, good lunch in the garden of Bodega Pulmary a few blocks from the lovely Lares de Chacras, then off to the airport heading for Salta City. Landed in light rain surrounded by green hills and fields. An exemplary… Continue reading Torrontés and Tango, Malbec and Empanadas Part III: Argentina March 2015