Pork, Plantains and a President
Written by John Capellan
The election is over. We have all learned the platforms and patience of all our friends & family with social media rants and posts. We have discuss, argued and have used political satire and GIF’s. A few things became apparent, the importance of the women voter and of the Hispanic/Latino community.
The Wines of Argentina
Written by The American Latino Team
Argentina is the world's fifth largest wine producer, after Italy, France, Spain and the US. It is best known for it's red Malbec grape variety, which was introduced to the country by Spanish Conquistadors in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and which is traditionally grown in the Mendoza region, in the foothills of the Andes mountains, in some cases still using irrigation systems that the Spaniards inherited from local indigenous tribes. There are literally hundreds, perhaps thousands, of vineyards in Mendoza, ranging from giant, international exporters, to those that in the past provided wine for just one house or family. With its sycamore-lined avenues, and the high peaks of the Andes range serving as a picturesque backdrop to most of the region, a wine-lover could happily spend months exploring Mendoza's vineyards, ambling lazily from tasting to tasting. If you can't spare that much time though, a few days is enough to begin to get to know the place.