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By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter

MENDOZA, ARGENTINA - Today, vineyards to Mendoza are like the Sugarloaf to Rio: synonymous. The city has successfully positioned itself as a wine tourism destination with plenty of other activities thrown into the mix, making it an enjoyable holiday destination for both wine lovers and outdoor adventure enthusiasts.

Originally a dry and arid landscape, grape growing was not native to the locale; it was brought to the area through waves of European immigration. After an earthquake in 1861, in which much . . .

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