Exploring Wine Regions: A Culinary, Agricultural and Interesting Journey Through Argentina is the first book in a planned series that combines an inspiring wine education, elaborate travel guide, spectacular photography, and adventures into the depths of travel, food, and wine connoisseurship in a beautiful, coffee table format.
Drawing upon personal travels and interviews, author and photographer Michael C. Higgins delves deep into the lives and stories of Argentina's most extraordinary winemakers, chefs, sommeliers, agronomists, oenologists, and outdoor adventurers.
Step-by-step, Higgins helps readers plan their own vacations to Argentina's wine regions based on the country's most interesting and unusual wineries, restaurants, and resorts.
Detailed maps, lavish color photography, and local commentary round out this exquisite collection of Argentina's hidden gems in food, wine, and travel.
A true insider's guide to Argentina for anyone traveling there to experience the Argentinian culinary culture, as well as an extensive resource for wine novices who want to know where to look, what to look for, what questions to ask, how to understand complex answers, and how to develop a palate to appreciate the finest food and wine the world has to offer.
For more than 20 years, author, photographer, and wine expert Michael C. Higgins, has been the publisher of Flying Adventures Magazine, a lifestyle travel magazine for those who own and travel on private airplanes who are also food and wine connoisseurs. When it comes to wine, Higgins has virtually done it all: from working in vineyards, pruning vines, and picking grapes, to making wine alongside famous winemakers and vintners, making his own wine, and participating in blind tastings and food/wine pairings with celebrity chefs. As a result, Higgins has tasted some of the finest wines ever produced and seeks to share his extensive knowledge with others. Higgins has a BA in commercial art, an MBA, and a PhD in business administration. He lives in Pasadena, California.