Wine Lovers Tours Announces its 2011 Uruguay & Argentina Tour with a Focus on Wine, Cuisine & Culture

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Wine Lovers Tours is Offering a Wine, Food and Cultural Tour to Uruguay and Argentina during the 2011 Harvest Season

"Visiting Uruguay and Argentina during the harvest season is an exciting time."

Wine Lovers Tours has released information on its new South American Wine, Food and Cultural Tour in 2011.

The South American odyssey is a study of contrasts: the cosmopolitan allure of Buenos Aires and Montevideo; the colonial allure of Mendoza, Argentina's undisputed wine capital; Salta which still retains its Wild West atmosphere, and Canelones, Uruguay, because it's the 'new kid' on the block.

The Uruguay portion of the tour offers 4 nights in Montevideo with VIP visits to key wineries in Canelones, Uruguay's Napa Valley, 7 meals and a ferry ride to Buenos Aires for the start of the Argentine portion.

After 2 nights of tango and Buenos Aires night life, the tour connects with a flight to Salta in the remote Northwest where there are 2 nights in Cafayate and 2 in Salta, visiting along the way the spectacular scenery of the Conchas River Valley, named a UNESCO natural monument.

The tour then continues on to Mendoza, Argentina's Napa Valley. The comparison with Napa is very appropriate. Nicolas Catena, the pioneer of the modern era of Argentine wines, was deeply influenced by Robert Mondavi and was determined to be the inspiration for the rebirth of Mendoza and its wines. There are 4 nights scheduled in Mendoza with visits to some of the most significant wineries.

Visiting Uruguay and Argentina during the harvest season is an exciting time and Buenos Aires is exciting to visit anytime.

Vin Marottoli, who has a Ph.D. in French, is fluent in Spanish and Italian and has been organizing and personally escorting his Wine Lovers Tours for 29 years. He is proud of the many repeat travelers on his tours; most tours have over 80% repeat participants.

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