Meet Ireland’s South American twin

It’s a tiny republic squeezed in between Brazil and Argentina, but Uruguay knows how to fight its corner - not just at World Cups, but in the wine world too

Bodegas Garzon in Uruguay: aiming high with the tannat grape

Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America, squeezed in south of Brazil and north-east of Argentina. It is a largely agricultural nation that is famously green, wet and windy.

Cows outnumber the human population by almost five to one, and that human population is just under four million. The country is split like Ireland, with almost half the population living in the capital and the rest scattered throughout an essentially empty, ...