Wine comes in at the mouth, and business comes in at the mind
Updated: 2012-09-03 08:05
Editor's note: To make a good bottle of wine requires several factors, namely, the climate, soil and human effort. To drink one also demands certain elements. You need food, music, good company and, perhaps most importantly, a breathtaking landscape. Argentina is endowed with all of those. Deeply imbued with a flourishing wine culture, people living in Argentina's winemaking region Mendoza embrace wine as part and parcel of their Argentine lifestyle. In this edition, China Daily presents a selection of pictures showing Mendoza's gorgeous wineries, vineyards and restaurants that will lift your spirits without you having to take a sip.
A farmer working in his vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. Malbec, the most famous wine grape varietal in Mendoza, is a key factor in Argentina's rise to becoming a major winemaker globally. Winemakers in Argentina expect Malbec to charm Chinese customers just as it did in other markets. Provided to China Daily
Julia Zuccardi, daughter of the Familia Zuccardi winery owner. The winery is one of the major wine producers and exporters in Argentina. It is located a half-hour drive east of Mendoza city and operates one of the largest restaurants in the area.
Salentein winery's cellar near the town of Tupungato, a two-hour drive southwest from the downtown area of Mendoza city. Through its glass dome, sunlight during the daytime casts a huge cross upon the center of the underground cellar, surrounded by 5,000 barrels of wine.
(China Daily 09/03/2012 page15)