Argentine wines are produced on a large scale and enjoying fame throughout the world, due to their high quality.
Malbec is the most traditional red wine produced by the country and is considered to be the best Malbec in the world by wine connoisseurs.
The largest concentration of wineries is in Mendoza where the arid climate is suitable for producing a wide variety of wines.
However, the best white wines come from Salta, which produces its own varietal, called Torrontés. It is a subtle sweet wine, and is esteemed the wine world over.
For wine lovers, the best wines from different vineyards can be enjoyed in all of the good restaurants in Buenos Aires, where they can be guided by enologists that can satisfy all their needs and answer your questions.
Recently, wine has become more appreciated by a new generation. There are many specialized places where wine can be enjoyed: wine clubs, wine bars and even in the wineries themselves. Wine stores can be found in all parts of the city, and they offer a large selection of wines from both national and international wineries. The wine clubs are member-only affairs (but open to anyone who pays the monthly fee) and offer limited edition bottles, classes in wine tasting, tours, and more than anything, they are a place devoted to enjoying wine and food.
The wine bars can be found especially in the neighbourhoods of Palermo, the downtown, Las Cañitas and San Telmo. They are especially designed with the devotees of Dionysius in mind. They are open at night and are exemplars of modern design and good service. They offer distinctive types of menus and tapas, and some even offer complete meals. They have large cellars with wines of all types and price ranges, and both national and international wines are represented. And the ability to taste by the glass allows you to sample more wines than in a traditional restaurant.