We are always combing through the web for interesting posts on Malbec, Mendoza, and the Argentina wine world, and while this post is a bit dated, August 2008, I thought it was such a great review that I wanted to share.
So check out the Global Nomad:
Especially if youâ€™re a beginner when it comes to Mendoza wines, your first stop in the city should be their tasting room to pick up the short, 4-page â€œInsiderâ€™s Guide to Mendoza.â€ (Much of the same info is available on their website, but the clear, well-organised insiderâ€™s guide was the most useful tool we found after a map.) With literally hundreds of bodegas and at least as many restaurants all spread out over a huge area, Mendoza can be daunting. The Vines guys have obsessively visited, sipped and chewed their way through as many as humanly possible, and distilled their experience into some fantastic top picks, best-ofs and favourites that virtually guarantee you canâ€™t go wrong. Trust me, Iâ€™ve tried out a lot of them, and they were spot on every time.
Iâ€™ll get into some details in my following posts, but if I have one piece of advice when it comes to wine touring in Mendoza, itâ€™s this: talk to the Vines of Mendoza for maximum fun and minimum time-wasting! (Oh and no, I got absolutely nothing for saying all thisâ€¦trust me I wish I did.)