11 July 2009

Health Through Vino

Mike and Kelly arrived at our apartment in Buenos Aires on June 30 in the midst of the worst flu epidemic to hit Argentina in years. All three of us Fernandez were suffering, with ailments ranging from chills and fever to full-blown bronchitis. Could it get any worse? 

We thought not, so provisioned with antibiotics, super ibuprofens, and prescription expectorants and wearing surgical masks, we ignored the advice "not to do anything" and boarded Aerolineas Argentina for our long-planned trip to the wine country of Mendoza. The warm winter sun and the fruit of the vine did wonders for our health.

Highlights from our visit:
  • Scenes along the wine routes
  • Shots from Quinta Anabtawi, our home away from home in Mendoza province, supervised by Homero, the best beagle in the world
  • Wine tour and tasting at Nieto Senetiner
  • Wine, snacks, and sun at Tempus Alba
  • Fantastic 5-course lunch and wine tasting at Ruca Malen
  • Our incredible drive up into the Andes, complete with a snow-chilled Sauvignon Blanc
  • Scenes from our brief visit to Mendoza City prior to returning home to Buenos Aires

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