Wine from Mendoza
Continuing with the posts, my friend has just returned from Mendoza, Argentina and he sent me a text telling a bit about it. The city of Mendoza has one wineyard to each 89 habitants and the region produce 70% of the argentine wines, including some of the best in the world. The grape which is better adapted to the weather is the Malbec, which pleases the young taste. Visits can be scheduled to the wineyards (in the picture you can see the Catena Zapata) and are always accompanied with wine-tasting at the end. And guess what? The cost for that is zero. The prices may vary, but wines of good quality can be bought for 48 pesos. Not to mention that the city reminds a bit of Gramado, with charm and lots to do like paragliding, rafting, tour to Aconcágua (the highest mountain of Americas), ice cream of dulce de leche etc. Very hot in the summer, very cold in the winter (when there are ski resorts). The weather is dry, just to have an idea, it rains during one year what has rained in one week in São Paulo. The city also has one of the bests universities of Argentina, The Nacional de Cuyo, which lies in a huge park from the city with a football stadium, a lake and gates brought from France.