July 8, 2008
July 9th is the day Argentina celebrates its independence from Spain. The day is not celebrated with hot dogs and blowing stuff up, but I’ll spare you the history lesson, and instead celebrate the special day by posting 10 of my favorite photos that say “Argentina” to me. This is in response to a tag from Paz (Thanks!) These are 10 photos that I haven’t posted before, but will give you a little ‘taste’ of posts to come!
FELIZ DIA DE INDEPENDENCIA!! Now, go open that bottle of Malbec you’ve been saving!
Above: The story of this blog begins on my wedding day. These are bottles of Alamos Malbec that we gave our wedding guests as favors at the reception. The ribbon says “Guillermo y Rebecca 23 septimbere 2006”.
Above: Jamon Crudo at a family-owned deli in General Alvear–classic Argentina.
Above: Vines heavy with grapes during the harvest season. Taken outside of Bowen on a motorcycle ride.
Below: Another classic Argentinean scene: cafe cortito con leche and medialunas, at Dun Ken in Mendoza
Above: Reserve Wine Tasting at the Vines of Mendoza
Below: The meat counter at Mendoza’s Mercado Central
Above: Hand-crafted artesenal helado (gelato) at Pire Helados, General Alvear.
Above: A grape truck full of cargo, harvest season in Bowen.
Below: a delicious tray of sweet medialunas handmade by Raul Faur of Al Pan Pan.
Below: My father-in-law, Carlos sampling one of the sun-dried plums from his farm.