Now the fifth largest wine producer in the world, it wasn’t until the 1990’s we started to see Argentine wine exported for the rest of the world to enjoy. Nowadays a mouth watering Malbec or a fresh glass of Torrontes are a wine tasters staple, but nothing can compare to acquainting your taste buds to the local flavours quite like visiting the vineyards themselves.
Here are three of our favourite places to stay on a wine fuelled trip to experience a truly unique Argentine wine experience.

Cavas Wine lodge

Sitting just 30 minutes outside of Mendoza – Argentina’s most famous of wine regions – Cavas Wine Lodge is nestled beautifully between 900 of Argentina’s finest Bodega’s (Vineyards). Worth the 

trip for the stunning setting alone, this chic boutique hotel has a truly fantastic wine cellar showcasing 250 carefully selected wines from the local region. And for those wanting to find a new way with wine, Cavas Wine Lodge even offers a range of amazing wine based spa treatments – Crushed Malbec Scrub anyone?

Vinas de Cafayate

Cafayate is a lesser known yet stunningly beautiful wine region in Argentina’s North West region in the province of Salta. This up and coming region is becoming famous for its delightfully crisp Torrontés with help from the low humidity and mild weather of the valleys. Stay at Vinas de Cafayate, our favourite hotel at foot of the majestic San Isidro Hill, and the perfect base to visit the best wineries in the area - from the traditional and prestigious Etchart to small and premium wineries such as Finca Las Nubes de José Luis Mounier and El Porvenir. 

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Last week a picture was posted on Twitter of vines in Shabo, a large estate that lies to the west of Odesa on southern Ukraine’s Black Sea coastline. The image seemed benign at face value but the reality, of course, is that the city of Odesa has been bracing itself for attack by Russian forces. 


As COVID-19 conspires with the grimmest of winds and rain to force a societal retreat behind our own front doors, the word ennui springs to mind. The muddle of displeasure is pierced when Natalia hands me a large bulbous glass of a liquid I do not recognise.



Britain’s lamentable exit

On the eve of Britain’s official departure from the EU, my partner and I decided to explore a small town on the Italian Riviera where thewintry cold doesn’t feel so much like cold war bite.

I had warned my significant other that I would be having an inverse departure party, a release of the sanity valve if you like!


Sitting inside the ancient castle walls inside the town of Soave, a short drive from Verona in northern Italy, the unique slightly almond aroma of the indigenous grape, Garganega, rises gently from my glass. The castle sprawls up the side of an extinct volcano that gives the region its variant soil structures that mark out the better quality of Soave wines.


Tanisha Townsend decided to move to Paris 4 years ago after regularly passing through the city en route to the world’s most famous vineyards. In fact, it was about 2 years ago at the Printemps de Champagne Bouzy Rouge tasting in Reims that I saw (who we shall now refer to as) GirlMeetsGlass chirpily speaking to her web followers on Snapchat.


The cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, the final resting place of Saint James, rises out of the landscape, infested with antiquity. The rambling steep streets give way to shafts of dramatic light, emblazoned chapels, and tightly packed tapas bars, dusty, as old novels pressed together in antiquarian bookshops.


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