I had a fabulous lunch at Oviedo Monday. Chipirones a la plancha and the unbelievably tender and delicately flavored Scottish Black Face lamb from La Biznaguita farm. The wine I ordered was less impressive: Bodega Mendel ’s Unus Mendoza 2005 (218 pesos, about US$65).
At nine a.m. Monday morning it's already too hot to sit outside and finish my coffee. It's my third day now in Buenos Aires and each seems to be warmer than the last. I'm on vacation, back in one of my favorite cities, for a week of Tango, carne and Malbec.
In my last blog, I discussed the idea of terroir in Champagne. When I visited the region for the first time in 2003, my impression was that the work in the vineyards was less advanced than what I had seen in Alsace or Burgundy.
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