Argentina Archive

Get to Know 8 Wines of South America

If you travel to South America as a tourist, or even better on a wine tour, you’re going to sample some familiar flavors of grapes also grown in California or Europe. All vine histories lead to Europe originally, of course, but some plants thrived in the new world better than the old. Other wines that [&hellip

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Wine and Wild Wanderings in the Salta Province of Argentina

Over the years we’ve run a few stories on the regions around Salta and Jujay provinces in northern Argentina. This is a wild landscape that’s far different than the better-known, more frequently visited parts of the country to the south. We just posted a new feature story on a tour with Socompa Adventures that heads to [&hellip

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Catch the Next Total Solar Eclipse in South America

If you were in the path of the last total solar eclipse that moved through the USA in 2017, you got quite a treat. If you were out of the direct path, however, you probably saw a whole lot of nothing. You’ll still have other chances in your lifetime though, as soon as 2019 and [&hellip

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House of Jasmines Revised Review and Video Tour

The best luxury hotels in each region tend to stay that way, but over time many of them do improve or add more buildings to the mix. Both are true with the country estancia retreat House of Jasmines outside of Salta, in Argentina. When we first reviewed this Salta hotel it was kind of a [&hellip

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The Beautiful Quebrada de Las Conchas in Argentina

The first time I went through the Quebrada de las Conchas on Route 68 in Argentina, I was on my way from Salta to spend a few nights in Cafayate. I was traveling independently back then and saw it all from the window of a public express bus. I was entranced with the views, but [&hellip

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An Empanada Cooking Class at House of Jasmines in Salta

As I sat down to eat my empanadas that came straight out of the oven, I thought they just might be the best ones I’ve ever had. Part of that was probably an emotional feeling about the process though: I put them together with my own hands in a cooking class at House of Jasmines [&hellip

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