Comuna & Porteña have teamed up to promote an exclusive selection of delicious Argentine foods & wines.
Comuna is about the unique spirit of Buenos Aires, Argentina, which is made up of 15 Comunas or “Districts”, each with their own distinctive personality and story to tell. Comuna Nº 3 is considered to be the birthplace of tango in the 1890s and has inspired the innovative labels of Comuna Pinot Grigio & Comuna Malbec.
Porteño (feminine: Porteña) in Spanish is used to refer to a person who is from or lives in a port city, but it can also be used as an adjective for anything related to those port cities. The largest city to which the term is commonly applied is Buenos Aires, Argentina, and since the end of the 19th century Porteños has come to be the name of the people from that city. As a result of great immigration waves from Europe peaking in the 1880s, the Río de la Plata area, and in particular Buenos Aires was mostly populated with people of European descent, mainly Spanish and Italian. Hence, argentine heritage when it comes to food is simply delicious.
Although the name refers to Buenos Aires, the concept of Porteña was inspired by Argentine food, drinks and culture overall. Ever since they started, they have promoted Argentina through the products which became their identity all over the country and to the world. Since 2007 they have been sampling, sharing and selling these in the prestigious Borough Market. Their shop can be found in Stoney Street.
At Taste of London: The Festive Edition, Comuna & Porteña will be presenting their delicious food and wine parings from around Argentina. Make sure to give their samples a try - available will be Comuna Malbec and Pino Grigio, as well as Empanadas and Chimichurri.