(The Drinks Business) Dubbed Tegui SuperUco, the pop-up is spearheaded by Germán Martitegui, whose flagship restaurant Tegui is currently at number 10 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The concept was dreamt up by Martitegui two years ago, who touted the idea to Michelini of Passionate Wines. Keen to make the dream a reality, Michelini […]
Me: What’s it like when you all get involved in making a wine?
Matías Michelini: Es un quilombo / We cause a commotion.
Super Uco winery in Uco Valley, Mendoza, opens this weekend.
A year in Uco Valley: how Francis Mallmann’s Siete Fuegos has made its mark.
(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 […]
(Imbibe UK) Malbec is synonymous with Argentina, but its Mendoza heartland is stepping into a new era as winemakers seek to better express the region’s terroir with geographical indications (IGs). The rise in IGs – the newest is Los Chacayes, approved late 2018, with San Pablo and Gualtallary to follow suit this year – proves Mendoza […]
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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
(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, […]
(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 […]