The Vineyard at the End of the World Book Giveaway!

If James Bond drank Malbec instead of Martinis, he would be in this book.  At first, I'll admit, I was skeptical–would I be interested in reading a whole book about the history of Argentine wine?  But reading this book  is like having your BFF climb into bed with you and tell you all the latest chisme.  […]

Bomboneria “Bombonella”, Buenos Aires

When we stumbled across this chocolate shop in Buenos Aires, it was love at first sight.  The window display was like a brick wall of bars personalized with messages of all kinds.  White, milk, or dark chocolate, they can be inscribed with someone's name, which I loved, since stateside names like Guillermo and Esteban are […]

Tour of an Argentinean Grocery Store

A lot can be gleaned from a visit to the local grocer when traveling.  I think it's one of the most fascinating looks at a different culture–a peek into the pantries of the people.  Food is a great connector–sharing something across the table creating bonds, sustaining people, perpetuating culture. So what are the people of […]

Cervezeria Jerome–Jerome Brewery

  On our recent trip to Argentina, we took a day trip to the Andes with friends–headed to Potrerillos, a little town in the foothills of the Andes populated mostly by the weekend and summer homes of Mendocinos, businesses who attract tourists (horseback riding and rafting) and home to one stellar family-owned brewery called Jerome. […]

Cafe Las Violetas, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is gritty, loud, busy–everything a big city should be. But it's overwhelming for the newcomer, and while its world-class offerings parallel a city like New York, Buenos Aires goes on and on–unlike the Big Apple, which can be taken in bite-sized chunks because it's contained on an island. Buenos Aires sprawls on forever. […]