Almost Fall: Time To Plan Your Trip To Argentina

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


The bad news: fall (and therefore winter) is around the corner. The good news: it’s just about that time to start thinking about travel to South America, where the second-half of the year is arguably the best time to visit.

This is especially true for travel to Argentina’s Mendoza region, Argentina’s Motown of wine, where over 1.2 billion liters of wine was produced last year. Motown of wine. It doesn’t even really make sense, but I’m going ahead and claiming myself as the inventor of that moniker. Maybe I’ll sell shirts with that motto and hope that it catches on three-wolf-moon-shirt style.

But I digress. As this SF Chronicle piece details, if you feel like getting away and sipping glasses of Malbec beneath a panoramic vista of the snow-capped Andes, then Mendoza’s your place. Blessed with runoff from the nearby mountains, temperate weather, and a fertile landscape, the region’s wines are some of the best in the world. Did I mention how cheap it is to fly there too?

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