Renowned Critic Presents List Best Argentine Wines
Renowned British wine critic, Tim Atkin, has recently presented a list of the best wines in Argentina. Atkin is widely regarded as one of the world´s foremost experts in wine, as a recipient of the prestigious Master of Wine title from the Institute of Masters of Wine.
Because of his reputation, the group Wines of Argentine invited him out to Argentina to come up with a list of the top 100 wines produced in the country.
To compile this list, Atkin journeyed throughout Argentine´s wine country a few months back. As a result of these travels, Atkins was able to note several key trends in Argentina´s wine. (more…)
Buenos Aires´ Famous Book Fair Returns
Buenos Aires´ famous book fair has returned to the city. The book fair, or Feria del Libro 2017, is an annual event that normally draws famous international authors and includes a myriad of different activities promoting cultural exchange in the literary arts.
This year´s lineup of renowned authors is no exception. Authors expected to attend the event include Carlos Ruiz Zafón, John Katzenbach, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, to name a few.
This event also always includes an award for a city that promotes cultural diversity in the literary arts. (more…)
New Buenos Aires Brewery Combines Rock Climbing with Beer
A new Buenos Aires brewery is now combining rock climbing with beer. The brewery, called ”Patio Cervecero del Capitan Torque” or in English: ”Captain Torque’s Beer Garden”, was recently opened at the already existing Realization Climbing Gym.
The brewery has a modern and cozy interior and is frequently visited by people that enjoy climbing and love drinking beer. Craft beer by the liter, to be precise. They also sell their own microbrew, which is of great quality and has a value of only 100 pesos a liter.
Apart from beer, this spot also serves delicious pizzas. (more…)
New Displays Celebrate Argentine Art Greats
New displays at different museums across the city of Buenos Aires have opened to celebrate Argentina´s greatest artists.
It´s no secret that Buenos Aires is a city that many great artists have called home. However, the exhibits at the respective museums will focus specifically on the artists Antonio Berni, Xul Solar, and Jorge Luis Borges.
The exhibit that features the work of Antonio Berni can be found at the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires. This exhibit is a part of the museum´s 60th Anniversary Celebration and features 222 of his drawings. (more…)
Video games to be Included in Buenos Aires’ Biggest Sporting Event
Buenos Aires’ largest sporting event will now be including video games. The event, called Juegos Bonaerenses, is considered the Olympics of the Buenos Aires province and already includes more than 64 sporting events.
With the inclusion of video games, this number only gets bigger as people are very excited about this brand new addition to the event.
Now, participants in the Juegos Bonaerenses can play the games League of Legends and FIFA 17 during the tournament. These games, which are also extremely popular, will be available for PC as well as PlayStation 3 and 4. (more…)
Buenos Aires Artist Creates New Kind of Street Art
Buenos Aires artist, Sebastian Andreatta, has created an innovative new kind of street art that is popping up all over the city. Andreatta´s work, dubbed the BiH project, is a series of fake traffic signs that contain witty, yet profound social commentary.
While his art is known for its biting humor, Andreatta wants people to know that it just supposed to be funny. As he puts it, “just because it makes you laugh doesn’t mean that it’s not serious.”
Futhermore, Andreatta got the idea for his street art from a very heavy visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina last year. (more…)
President Argentina Meets Dutch Royalty
The president Argentina, Mauricio Macri, met the Dutch royalty for the first time, after landing in the Netherlands on Saturday. Macri and his wife, First Lady Juliana Awada, passed time with King Willem-Alexander and and Queen Máxima over the weekend.
Macri explored the Wassenaar Forest by bike and he and his wife spent time at the King and Queen´s country estate with the Dutch royal family.
This week, the couple has plans to visit the port of Rotterdam and see a ballet at The Hague theater.
However, the purpose of this visit is not just for leisure (more…)
Buenos Aires Makes List of Cities with High Quality of Life
Buenos Aires has made a list of cities with a high quality of life. This list was published by the Mercer consulting firm and calculates city rankings based on factors like education, public transportation, and governmental stability, among others.
This list is published to assist businesses in figuring out suitable compensation and premiums in accordance with the reality of life in each city.
The official ranking of the Argentine capital was 93rd out of 231, but the city came in third for all of Latin America. (more…)
Famous Neighborhood Landmark Undergoes Restorations
A famous landmark in the Chacarita neighborhood of Buenos Aires is undergoing major restorations. The Comastri, a glass observatory, is an old relic of the colorful past of the neighborhood, built in 1875.
First, the Comastri operated as a private home, then as a cultural center, and most recently as a school for children with disabilities. In 2014, the site was declared a historical landmark.
Now, the Comastri will reopen once again as a cultural center in Buenos Aires.