Shackleton and Sargent: our two high-flying guest writers - take a look at the pros and cons of both the hot- and cold versions of Christmas...

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December 18, 2017

If a couple of friends were talking about wine and Argentina the conversation would naturally start with Malbec. Juicy, fruity, great on its own, but even better with a grilled steak. It is the countr...

Now, there are a few pointers one must note before enjoying your best Barolo out-of -doors. There is, at least, in the eyes of the law a thin line between The Alfresco Wine connoisseur and the common...

April 17, 2017

Malbec has become the red wine of choice in the last 6 or 7 years. Sales are booming in the UK, USA, Canada and even in beer crazy Brazil. However in Argentina the grape is far from being a novelty, i...

April 3, 2017

Malbec week is upon us again, terrible I know! I have selected five wines for you to try, so you can really make the most of it! Each wine has it’s own character and shows how diverse Malbec can be.

 T...

March 16, 2017

Humita, pronounced u-me-ta, is one of the oldest and most traditional dishes eaten in Argentina. It is a stew made from sweetcorn and other typical South American vegetables. Like most things to do wi...

March 4, 2017

Evita, Malbec, Messi, Empanadas are all synonymous with Argentina. Ahh one more…. Polo! One of the musts while visiting Buenos Aires, after the wine tastings and the Evita Museum (not necessarily in t...

February 17, 2017

Argentina is a country of extremes. Just look at the climates and the geography- from subtropical to deserts, from mountains to glaciers and pretty much everything inbetween.

These extremes make Argent...

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