Buenos Aires is plenty of ways of getting in touch with malbec.
Argentina is a country with great experience in wines: it’s the fifth export country worldwide and its malbecs are admired everywhere. If you cannot go to to learn about the first emblematic vine of the country and visit its vineyards and wineries (an advisable experience), don’t feel bad, you know why? Because is plenty of ways of getting in touch with malbec. Below, you can find some of them:
Fifteen years ago, Gran Bar Danzón pioneered in wine bars in . It was the first to offer a wide range of wines served in glasses and to show up the new face of the Argentine wine. Even today it keeps working; within a chic, nighttime and enveloping atmosphere, you can try over 420 wine Argentine labels.
DOMICILE: LIBERTAD 1161, RECOLETA
Trova is part of the new wine bars troop. It opened to public in 2014 at a corner, with an offer of wineglass and tapas. Alejandro Verbitsky, Trova sommelier and owner, also delivers guided wine tasting. Its amazing wine cellars store up to 3000 bottles from 200 different labels. Its menu is short and simple, but it´s highlighted for some meals such as burrata or carrillera de vaca al cabernet (cabernet cow cheek).
DOMICILE: HONDURAS 5903, PALERMO
"Al pan, pan, y al vino, vino" [“Call a spade a spade”, but in Spanish the saying is referred to bread and wine], is a typical Argentine saying. What if we join the most two humble meals in the world? It turns into Paint et vin, a wineglass and bread proposal, made from several months sourdough and fresh from the oven with milk. The creators of this innovative proposal are sommelier Eleonora Jezzi and her mate, the Israeli chef Ohad Weiner.
DOMICILE: GORRITI 5132, PALERMO
La Cava Jufré means an ethylic refuge in the city. This charming "store" with underground cellar offers courses for wine lovers and a wine bar to enjoy a splendid afternoon trying the best Argentine wines at great prices, at a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
DOMICILE: JUFRÉ 201, VILLA CRESPO
If you’re looking for a special event, you should consider this place as your first option since it´s located in an early 20th Century aristocratic palace at Recoleta. The restaurante overlooks a gorgeous terraced garden, in which time seems to pass at another speed. The wine bar, meanwhile, is open daily from 6 pm and features the premium Malbec of the country, which can be accompanied with a "cava cheese" made up of more than 40 varieties of artisan cheeses from different regions of the country.
DOMICILE: AV. ALVEAR 1661, RECOLETA
This restaurante & wine bar is highlighted in the market for its awesome atmosphere and its wide wine range with more than 500 labels of the best Argentine wines. The person behind this enterprise is Aldo Graziani, one of the most remarkable sommeliers of this era. They also organize tastings and events which are published through their facebook page. Secret: at Aldo´s basement it´s hidden Bebop, one of the best Jazz clubs in the city.
DOMICILE: MORENO 372, SAN TELMO
Bar du marché is located in , but in the blink of an eye this lovely bistro can teleport you to . From its name to the aesthetic pays homage to the French. With one exception: the wines, most of which are “well” Argentines (there are also some Chilean, French or American labels). They offer 50 wines by the glass for every palate, the fleshy looking specimens, and also for those who prefer light and fruity.
DOMICILE: NICARAGUA 5946, PALERMO
A quick approach to the Argentine wine. A proposal thought for tourists who are just beginning to get in touch with the topic. Since 2007, Anuva organizes tastings for a small group of people in a loft at Palermo Soho. Usually, events are set up on Friday or Saturday and include five glasses of Argentine boutique wines. Booking essential.
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