Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Vinos y Bodegas Expo

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This is another huge wine event, and a perfect opportunity for you to try over 1000 Argentine wines from both large and boutique Argentine wineries. It is the largest and the most important wine event in Latina America, and provides wineries, wine lovers, buyers and sellers, all a chance to get together and learn about […]

Argentine Beef

Argentine Beef

When someone thinks about the food in Argentina, beef is always the first thing to come to mind. Argentine´s claim it is the best in the world, and so do many foreigners. My personal opinion? It is excellent, but it is not the best in the world. I have tried steaks that are just as […]

Top Argentine Wine Picks in Four Different Price Brackets

Top Argentine Wine Picks in Four Different Price Brackets

When most people first arrive in Argentina, they have no idea what wine to choose.  Usually, they end up drinking a few standard wines all the time because they don´t know what else to order (Trapiche, Norton, or a Rodas Malbec seem to be the most common).  This is unfortunate, because Argentina has great wine, […]

Tango Festival and World Tango Championships in Buenos Aires

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If you have even the slightest interest in tango, you should be attending this festival, the largest of its kind worldwide. Even if you don’t, you may want to consider that if you are in Buenos Aires, you are in the heart of the tango culture, and this is the best chance you’ll ever have […]

Argentine Cocktails

Argentine Cocktails

Fernet and Coke Fernet is actually an italian spirit, made from fermented grapes and a plethora of herbs.  It is bitter and syropy, and has a taste similar to cough syrop.  Just like mate, Fernet is generally an acquired taste, something you don´t like until you´ve tried it a number of times. In Argentina, fernet […]

Locro Day

Locro Day

The 25th of May is an important holiday in Argentina, because on May 25th, 1810, Argentina’s first independent government was created.  This national holiday is celebrated every year, and the  festivities are often accompanied by a large bowl of locro. The origins of this tradition are not well documented, and the only thing that can […]

29th of the Month – Ñoquis Day

In Argentina, the 29th day of every month is known as Ñoquis Day.  On this day, it is common for people to order ñoquis in a restaurant or to prepare them at home, and to bring them luck, they are served with some pesos underneath the plate.  Although it is not a closely followed tradition, […]

Food and Wine Expo at the Palacion Paz

Food and Wine Expo at the Palacion Paz

If you can only make it to one wine event, this is the one you shouldn´t miss.  Known as the Expo de Cuisine & Vins, it is put on by the magazine of the same name. By attending the event, you get to try hundreds of Argentine wines as well as different cheeses, chocolates, and […]

New Years In Buenos Aires

New Years In Buenos Aires

In North America, New Year´s Eve is often about finding a killer party or a special unique event. In Buenos Aires, there is some of the best nightlife on the planet….and most people would expect nothing less than a world-class New Year´s Eve, on par with those of Rio de Janeiro or New York City. […]

Mastering Argentine Spanish

In order to understand and master Argentine Spanish, there are a few things you will need to learn first, even if you already speak Spanish. First, you will have to learn and become familiar with the Argentine accent and intonation, which is what gives the Argentine Spanish such a distinct sound. Once familiar with these […]