TBT – Mendoza 2008 . . . On Two Wheels

Once again in honor of TBT, we want to take a trip back to what we consider a second homeland for us:  Argentina.  While we did not live in Mendoza but rather in Buenos Aires, it was Mendoza that first piqued our interest in moving to this amazing South American Country.  Step back with us to 2008 on our first day in Mendoza staying in the city proper.  We only stayed there two days before heading off to Chacras de Coria, a small village located just a few km from the city of Mendoza, to stay at Casa Glebinias.  Highly recommended for everyone.  Both the town AND the lodging.

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TBT – A Tale of Two Uruguayan Wineries

Today’s Throwback Thursday tale from 2008 follows on the heels of yesterday’s Wine Wednesday post about the very tasty Tannat wine.  It was during this trip to South America when we visited both Argentina and Uruguay, that we decided once leaving Costa Rica, we would make our next ex-pat move to Buenos Aires.  But let’s not jump the gun.

Plaza Independencia
Plaza Independencia

We were staying in Montevideo, the capital and largest city of Uruguay.  Montevideo is situated in the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata directly across from Buenos Aires.  Ironic that we are doing this on Malbec World Day.

So just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip.  This was our fateful trip into the Uruguayan wine country.

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