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Going Local: Experiences and Encounters on the Road, by Tripatini member Nicholas Kontis
Exploring Argentina's Fabled Winemaking Heritage
The rich winemaking history of Latin America's foremost viniferous power dates back to the 16th century using irrigation canals modeled after those of the Incas. And now,especially since the 1990's, Argentina's wine scene has been continually blossoming with fine Malbecs, the rediscovery of native Torrontes grapes, and growing totally unexpected varietals like Reisling and Pinot Grigio by pushing into ever higher elevations achieving crisper, more refined and aromatic tasting experiences.Cuyo and Patagonia are the top two regions to begin exploring Argentina's latest winemaking treasures. keep reading
Three Cheers for Algiers!
Quick, what’s Africa’s largest country? If you said Congo, Libya, or South Africa, well, yes, they’re certainly up there, but the answer is Libya’s (plus Morocco’s and Tunisia’s) next-door neighbor Algeria – bigger than Alaska plus California put together, or nearly three times the size of the British Isles. It shares many allures in common with Morocco and Tunisia, but although it has been a major trading partner for Europe (especially in petrol and natural gas), touristically it has flown very low under the radar for decades because of years of civil strife as well as shortsightedly putting all its eggs in the energy basket) – and to this day remains still largely a business rather than leisure destination. But thanks to the drop in petrol prices, the régime is finally becoming more interested in encouraging tourism, and at least these days, things are calmer overall,, and... keep reading
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