Sometimes you just need to slow down and gently swirl a fragrant Malbec in a tall wine glass.
One of the best places in the world to do this is Buenos Aires, Argentina. After a busy day of sightseeing, shopping or working in this mega-metropolis, a copa de vino with friends is one of the best things to do in Buenos Aires.
But here’s the thing – my wine knowledge is …errr…to put it nicely, nonexistent. I never taste the fruits, rich chocolates or oaks that the wine labels claim to be locked inside, just waiting for my enjoyment. When asked what flavors I smell, I am inclined to say “Wine?”
So when I was offered the chance to participate in a wine tasting at Anuva Wines, I jumped at the chance to improve my palette.
I was not disappointed.
The tastings are well done with a small group of knowledgeable staff elegantly filling wine glasses and providing us with tips on how to bring out the hidden flavors.
Soon enough, I smelled spicy pepper and red cherries. Yum.
I sampled a sparkling Cava, Torrontes (my favorite), Bonarda, Mablec and a Malbec + Cabernet + Merlot blend. Each wine had its specific pairing. As I nibbled on meat and cheese, dark chocolate and world famous Argentine ice cream, I learned more about each grape and where it was grown in Argentina.
After a few pours, the wine had worked its magic and the room was overflowing with good-natured discussion. It was a delightful way to spend the evening and incredibly entertaining to meet fellow travelers from different backgrounds over a good glass of wine. Because isn’t that what life is all about?
Are you traveling to Argentina soon? Would you be interested in participating in a wine tasting in Buenos Aires?
Where did you enjoy your most amazing glass of wine? Let us know in the comments below! (click here if you can’t see the Facebook comments)