Wining and dining in Mendoza’s bodegas

(Fine Dining Lovers) Mendoza, Argentina’s best-known wine-making region, has long been popular with the Malbec-sipping set who yearn for lazy lunches paired with vineyard vistas. A short 90-minute flight from the capital city Buenos Aires, Mendoza is a year-round destination thanks to the fun-packed late summer vendimia (grape harvest festivities), scaling summits such as the southern hemisphere’s […]

The Best New Hotels In The World 2023: SB Winemaker’s House and Spa Suites, Mendoza

(Condé Nast Traveler) Why book?  Wellness and wine blend together at this centenary property impeccably refurbished by enologist Susana Balbo and her daughter in Mendoza, Argentina. Set the scene The latest addition to Mendoza’s constellation of luxury hotels is set in Chacras de Coria, a traditional vineyard region that, over time, has slowly been urbanized. Bearing that […]

De bacheros a empresarios

(La Nación Revista) Los llaman los dueños de la calle Thames y tienen razón. Germán Sitz y Pedro Peña, le hacen honor al título por ser padres de una familia compuesta de cinco restaurantes amados por los foodies locales y los comensales del exterior. Ellos son los chefs y emprendedores detrás de Niño Gordo, La Carnicería, Chori, Paquito y Juan […]

Soderbergh directs singani to a win

(Drinks International) Steven Soderbergh has dipped into the oceans of spirits and secured his favourite Bolivian drink its own classification. It’s been eight years in the making but singani has finally received its own spirits designation in the US – and Oscar-winning film director Steven Soderbergh couldn’t be more ecstatic. Previously tucked away in the […]

Piluccare a tutte le ore: il boom di Buenos Aires

(Identità Golose) Buenos Aires è il paradiso dei piluccatori [grazer, ndt]. Proprio come gli Aberdeen Angus che si rimpinzano nelle pampas della Capitale, così i foodlover possono godersi gli interessantissimi indirizzi che punteggiano l’intera città. I porteños, gli abitanti di Buenos Aires, sono animali sociali: si parte con colazione a base di caffè e dolcetti, poi un giro di yerba mate per riprendere le energie […]

Peru reaches new heights with spirits

(Drinks International) The South American country has been making waves with its cuisine in recent years. and now drinks producers are getting in on the act, says Sorrel Moseley-Williams. Without a doubt, Peru has been South America’s leading gastronomic force for the past 15 years. A slew of establishments and their culinary leaders dominate global […]

Wildfires devastate Chile vines

(Drinks International) Sorrel Moseley-Williams reports on how wine producers are coping following the recent disaster in their ancient vineyards. Devastating wildfires wiped out around 1,000ha of land at the start of February in southern Chile, including many centenary vineyards and wineries, also leaving 25 people dead. Given their ferocious nature, 53 fires hadn’t been completely […]

A drink with… Pablo Rivero

(Decanter) Pablo Rivero is the sommelier and owner behind award-winning Parrilla Don Julio steakhouse in Buenos Aires. He was named Latin America’s Best Sommelier 2022 in the inaugural prize by the World’s 50 Best in November 2022. ‘Like many Argentines, I have family in Mendoza, so wine was always on the table, at lunchtime and over […]