How lockdown didn’t stop Argentina’s wine harvest

(Imbibe) Health and safety measures, picker location tracing, and on-site living quarters: Argentina’s bodegas have worked hard to protect their 2020 harvests during Covid-19. Sorrel Moseley-Williams reports. When Argentina’s government implemented national lockdown from 20 March – with just three hours’ notice – many wineries in Mendoza had already reached the final stages of picking, […]

Star Wine List South America Ambassador

(Star Wine List) British freelance journalist and sommelier Sorrel Moseley-Williams has been based in Argentina since 2006 and contributes to Monocle, The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveller, N by Norwegian, Decanter, Wine Enthusiast, Fine Dining Lovers and Rough Guide among other publications. Covering travel, food and wine, largely with a focus on Latin America, she is […]

New Extremes in Argentine Wine

(Fine Dining Lovers) Given that planting vineyards 1,200 metres above sea level is the norm, it’s fair to say that Argentina’s terroir harbours some of the world’s most elevated vineyards. But besides going Icarus-style ever closer to the sun, winemakers are pushing the limits in other ways too. Fine Dining Lovers met Matías Michelini, José Morales and Claudio Zucchino, who are […]

Behind the Bottle with South American Sommeliers

(Wine Enthusiast) It’s no secret that South America’s food and drink scene is diverse and delicious. But what might surprise wine lovers is that top establishments, those where one might expect to see a menu populated by Burgundy grand crus and vintage Champagne, instead choose to source bottlings from their home turf. Given that Argentina […]

Tasting at the top of the world

(Selector magazine) I’m in a ute driven by vintner Claudio Zucchino, bouncing along a stone track when Finca Moya, finally comes into view. At 3,329 metres above sea level, it is the world’s highest vineyard. Claudio’s cellar, housed in a disused mine 400 winding metres further up the mountain, shares the same accolade. That’s where we’re […]