Argentina’s biggest wine party

One website describes the National Grape Harvest Festival as the ‘Eurovision Song Contest rolled up with a North American beauty pageant, served up with a South American street carnival and washed down with lots of wine.'

Flickr Photo: Tanenhaus
A ceremony to crown the Harvest Queen involves regional candidates from Mendoza's 18 departments.
Asha Hingorani
Published: Wednesday, 03/02/2016 12:00 am EST

If you’re trying to decide on a bottle of wine, you won’t be disappointed with choosing a variety that is a benchmark for the region, one that grows exceptionally well in the area’s climate. For instance, Ontario Riesling, Burgundy Pinot Noir or Spanish Tempranillo have all made their mark on the international stage. But when it comes to Argentina, there’s no question: Malbec reigns queen. And during the first few days of March, Argentina’s National Grape Harvest Festival celebrates Mendoza’s crown jewel.

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