When you think of Argentina, what springs to mind? Surely at the top of your list is a fine wine, as wine is one of the things the Argentines do best. Here is a list of the top 10 places in Buenos Aires where you can sample some of the country’s best wines.
Every day is wine o’clock at this small slice of Paris located in the Palermo area. Bar du Marché is a wonderful combination of cafe, wine bar and restaurant, and a great place to come and sample different wines by the glass. While obviously a wide range of Argentine wines are on offer, Bar du Marché have a vast selection from all over the globe. Should you get hungry, match your wine with some of the quality cured meats and cheeses on offer.
Gran Bar Danzon is a very popular bar with a legendary happy hour, but cocktails aside, you’ll find an extremely well-stocked wine bar, and each glass served comes with a ticket providing customers with specific information on their chosen wine.
Oporto Almacén has over two hundred different types of wine from Argentina, so this is a fantastic spot to sample the best of the home-grown produce. While its second floor is entirely wine-focused, with over 500 different labels, Oporto Almacén is also a great place to try typical Argentine tapas.
Located in the Parque Hyatt Hotel, the Vinoteca de Palacio Duhau has an incredible list of 200 different types of Malbec on offer. The real star of the show is the famous sommelier Marcelo Rebolé, who will skilfully pour you the very best wine in the hotel’s luxurious wine bar.
878 is a trendy Buenos Aires bar, with its closed door concept and stylish interior decor. Once a top secret, 878 is now popular with locals and ex-pats in search of a drink after a long day’s work. Considered to be one of the best cocktail bars in the city, the place also offers a brilliant wine list featuring bottles from all over the country.
Trova wine bar, with its prime Palermo Hollywood location, focuses on wines by the glass. The bar allows customers to sample a wide range of wines, all beautifully displayed behind the bar. Popular with a young crowd, this is a great spot to indulge in a wide variety of both Argentine and world wines.
A high-class bistro set in an unlikely area, the famous porteno chef Gonzalo Aramburu has won himself great reviews with this tiny bistro. Aramburus Bis is located in the rough and ready neighborhood of Constitución. The wine here is as good as the food, and all bottles are chosen by top sommelier Agustina de Alba.
Pain et vin is the ideal spot to lounge away an afternoon in. Freshly baked bread, a tantalizing cheese selection and of course, some great wines, make this sweet little cafe a great choice for visiting either day or night.
Villa Crespo is home to some of the best bars and cafes Buenos Aires has to offer, and Cava Jufré is representative of this. With a mix of more popular wines and bottles from smaller boutique vineyards, Cava Jufré has an impressive selection of wines all served in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Thelonious Club is a fun jazz club where at a first glance cocktails might appear to be the main drinks on offer, but where upon closer inspection, their wine list abounds. What better way to indulge in a glass of wine than being surrounded by quality live jazz?