Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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By Two Monkeys Travel Group

If your partner is a wine – lover, then the best place to go to on a honeymoon trip would be Mendoza, Argentina. After all, it is one of the nine Great Wine Capitals. But before it gained popularity among tourists, Mendoza suffered from an earthquake that killed at least 5,000 people. Because of that bad incident, the city was rebuilt and was designed to tolerate and withstand upcoming quakes. Now, you would notice that the city has larger roads and sidewalks compared to other Argentinian cities.

Aside from great wines and hard – to – resist Asado, Mendoza is known to be a perfect place to... (Read More)

By Year Honeymoon

Mendoza, a city near to the Argentinian border with Chile in the Cuyo region of the country, is famous for its wine (specifically Malbecs and other reds), wide leafy avenues and its laid-back vibe.

During our time in Mendoza, the definite highlight... (Read More)

By Chez Moi

Mendoza is Argentina’s premiere wine region, and as such, there was no way that we were going to miss a short stopover to indulge in one of our favourite pastimes. Our flight back home departed from Santiago, so we knew that we had to make our way back to Chile at some point. Mendoza is located at the foot of the Andean Mountains and sits virtually parallel to... (Read More)

By Huffington Post

Aurelio Montes gestures out the window and toward the mass of granite and ice in the distance.

"That wall," he says with awe, "it is incredible what it can do."

Montes's "wall" is the highest barrier in the Western Hemisphere, the stretch of the Andes Mountains that divides Chile from Argentina and includes Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas. The natural obstruction has been a catalyst for all kinds of occurrences, including having an impact on the life one of South America's most distinguished winemakers.

A Chilean, Montes founded his eponymous winery in the 1980s after years as a... (Read More)

By jd - To Infinity & Beyond

We came for the wine, we stayed for the city. At least that’s how it happened in Mendoza, Argentina.

We decided to visit Mendoza during the annual grape harvest festival, known as the Vendimia. We didn’t really know what the festival involved but it sounded like something worth investigating. I mean, Mendoza is known around the world for its wines, especially its Malbec, so we knew we couldn’t go wrong.

A couple quick facts about Mendoza: the city of Mendoza is the capital of the province of Mendoza (just to be confusing). The whole province is a desert located on the western edge of Argentina at the foot of the Andes. You might be wondering how a desert can support a big city and so many vineyards. Well, hundreds of years ago the natives (whom the Spanish pretty much wiped out when they arrived) built huge irrigation systems throughout the region which carry water from the Andes mountains.

Just getting to Mendoza was an adventure in itself. We had to... (Read More)

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