Michael headed out at the end of May, first bound for London with a stopover in New York City for some work-related meetings. In London he attended the preeminent London Wine Fair where Argentine wines and bodegas were very well represented. Then it was onto Amsterdam , where he noted there was an Argentine restaurant on almost every corner! A bit of an exaggeration maybe, but there's no denying that Argentine cuisine is finding itself at home in Amsterdam. This week he's enjoying a bit of legitimate rest, sightseeing and dining about in Barcelona where he's recently been joined by Pablo, our Argentine cofounder.
The London Wine fair
After spending the weekend together in San Sebastian, in the heart of Spain's Basque Country, they will travel next week to Vinexpo, the leading international wine expostion in Bordeaux, France, where they will catch up with our third cofounder, Dave. Together, the three of them will be making the most of their debut visits to this granddaddy of all wine events which attracts people from all walks of the wine industry from around the globe. Argentina is expected to make a very strong showing with many bodegas pouring their finest Malbecs, TorrontÃ©s and other emblematic varietals for the attendees.
Argentine Parrilla in Amsterdam
After a quick refueling stop in Paris (and one last croissant), Michael will be back home in Mendoza in a couple weeks. Dave and Pablo will stay on in Europe a bit longer.
As Michael said on a recent (work-related) call, despite his time away going by very quickly, this trip is twice as long as any vacation he's ever taken before. He also said he's really looking forward to a good steak with a big glass of Malbec when he gets back to Mendoza! And, we're looking forward to his return - rejuvenated, revved up and ready for what's next.