Tuesday, January 02, 2007

3. Wine tasting in Mendoza

Mendoza is the centre of Argentina's wine industry, with around 70% of their total production. Unfortunately we were too busy wine tasting to take too many photos, although I did manage to snap the two pics below :-).

However, even though wine drinking and wine trading are hobbies of mine, with hindsight if I had to choose one of the places that we visited on this holiday to miss, then it would be Mendoza. I thought that the general Mendoza scenery wasn't nearly as pretty as the scenery in other wine producing areas that I've visited (Burgundy, Tuscany, Bordeaux, Barossa, Umbria, Sonoma, Hunter Valley, Napa, Stellenbosch, Valpolicella, ...). So since we get great wine from all the world's major wine regions in the UK, it's really not necessary to visit just for a tasting.

We spent a couple of happy hours at the Zuccardi family winery, where the above picture was taken.

The picture above shows the wine tasting cellar at another Mendoza winery.

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