I'll be in Buenos Aires for the first time in a couple of weeks and would like some advice on what to order from restaurant wine lists. Obviously malbec which my wife and I love, but from what I've heard from friends who've been there a lot of the pricier reservas you'll find on the lists are too young. Haven't decided where we're going to eat yet, I guess the timeout list would be representative of the type of places we'll be eating
What should I be looking for on a list as far as malbecs I'll see on restaurant lists, and should I be asking the waiter/sommelier for something special that might not be on the list they drop in front of a tourist? I know enough Spanish to get a smile out of a waiter.
Also, I want to bring a couple styrofoam shippers back with me. Any suggestions on a couple of mixed case of reds I should bring back that I wouldn't be able to find back stateside, and which store I should buy it from - and preferable a store that also sells the styrofoam shippers? Preferably drinkable sooner rather than later.