Almacen, Bowen–Bowen Corner Store

On our recent trip to Argentina, we spent several days in Bowen, my husband's tiny hometown in rural Mendoza.  A new corner store opened a couple of weeks ago, offering all kinds of meat for an asado, of course…    …several types of yerba, pasta, and basics like eggs, flour and boxed wine (for cooking […]

Almacen del Sur

Almacen del Sur is one of Mendoza's hidden gems–where better to spend a sunny fall afternoon in between stops on the wine route?  One can rent a bicycle or go on horseback from winery to winery, making the nearby 'delicatessen' the perfect stop-off for a mid-day meal. 'Almacen' is a word used to describe an old-fashioned general […]

Dining Out Article–Awake to Argentina

  I recently wrote an article on Mendoza's wine country for Dining Out magazine–it's on newstands now  in Orange County/Long Beach, CA.   It can be read here: Download OC_Argentina in PDF .     

A Taste of Argentina

  I won't be able to attend this awesome event, hosted by the Argentinean Consulate General and the Casa Argentina de Colorado at the elegant Denver Athletic Club–but I hope you'll be there! The event is FREE, and will have a selection of fabulous Argentinean wines to try, as well as empanadas from Maria Empanada.  […]

Casa de Fader–Fader House

Not far from busy downtown Mendoza is Lujan de Cuyo, a sleepy suburb dotted with wineries, restaurants and private residences.  It's also home to the Casa de Fader, Mendoza's Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum).  In 1889, the Casa de Fader was a derelict mansion surrounded by almost 200 acres of tangled vineyards and overgrown […]