Mendoza guide: where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Argentina’s wine capital

(The Independent) Argentina’s wine-making capital Mendoza (the name of the city and the province) is a welcome indulgence at any time of year. Dozens of bodegas(wineries) open their cellar doors year round to offer up tastings, paired lunches or picnics among vineyards, many in the shadow of the Andes’ handsome peaks. Besides its wine-making heritage, Mendoza – officially one […]

This Is Not A List: notable female chefs in Argentina

Tired of seeing women objectified in Argentine media, in 2018 I created a calendar featuring 12 semi-nude male chefs. And, tired of certain media and lists frequently putting male chefs on a pedestal, I’ve compiled a non-ranking database, mapping notable women currently working in Argentine gastronomy or Argentine women working abroad. From their 20s to […]

Quebrada de Humahuaca vineyards and wineries to visit

(Decanter) While Uco Valley and Cafayate are Argentina’s benchmark for making wine at altitude, the Quebrada is taking those extremes to new heights; it is home to the world’s highest vineyard at 3,329m above sea level. Granted Geographical Indication (GI) in 2015, just 12 years after the first commercial plantings, what the tiny 22ha Quebrada […]

Mendoza is the grape capital of South America – and the food is just as good as the wine

(MIC – Out of Office) Visiting Mendoza, the wine capital of South America, is a sensory experience: The Andean region is pure eye candy, with hundreds of acres of vineyards tucked close to the mountains. Between a weak peso and increased international flights to Mendoza’s El Plumerillo International Airport, it’s an ideal time to visit Argentina’s glorious wine country. You’ll want […]

Tegui pops up in Mendoza for 40 days

(The World’s 50 Best blog) When Germán Martitegui plans a pop-up, it’s no ordinary one-nighter helmed by a couple of his chefs. Instead, he goes 180º – and then some. Closing his restaurant in Buenos Aires for an unprecedented six weeks from 24th February, Martitegui has transferred his entire 24-strong team to SuperUco winery in Uco Valley, Mendoza, […]

The Pedro Aznar-Marcelo Pelleriti enological alliance

(New Worlder) A founding member of Argentine rock band Serú Girán, a Grammy-award winner, and now 99 James Suckling points for his first blend: Pedro Aznar’s talents seemingly know no boundaries. The singer-songwriter’s winemaking partner-in-crime? None other than Marcelo Pelleriti from Monteviejo, the first Argentine enologist to score 100 Parker points for his Château La […]