The South America Wine Guide is the brainchild and product of the sheer hard work of Amanda Barnes, an English wine writer who has lived in Argentina for the last dozen years.
Since the success of Fuzion, the Familia Zuccardi has gone from strength to strength. Zuccardi attributes some of the success to its being a family enterprise. The person behind this inspired wine was José Alberto Zuccardi, a second-generation winemaker whose father began planting vines in the Mendoza region of Argentina in the 1960s.
The whites are fresh and lively and the weightier reds do not fatigue your palate as so many full-bodied wines often do
Amid a tranquil forest of pine and eucalyptus trees, the Carmelo Resort and Spa by Hyatt is a luxurious enclave in an area that has become known as cottage country for wealthy Argentinians.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: All men are handsome, all women desirable under the spell of that aroused duenna called tango. The dance is a display of confidence, control, and bravura that spices the desire, intrigue, and tension between the sexes. But within the rise, turn, and fall of seductive cadence and throbbing beat lurk inconstancy, faithlessness, and betrayal. Every dance is an affair, never a marriage—and the final note its inevitable death knell.
Leisure and delight can be found at each of the five retreats of the Francis Ford Coppola Resorts. Designed by the renowned filmmaker, the resorts offer gorgeous views of Belize mountaintops, Guatemala rainforests, Argentina landscapes, or Italian hillsides.
If Argentines had not dramatically reduced their consumption of wine in the last few decades, the rest of the world might not be enjoying all those Argentinian wines now available in markets as diverse as Europe, Canada, the United States, and China. Fifty years ago, Argentina had one of the highest per capita rates of wine consumption anywhere.