Cinematic spirit: Singani63’s new label design

(Wallpaper*) Film director Steven Soderbergh and Hollywood concept artist Joanna Bush have given Soderbergh’s Singani63 spirit brand a cinematic redesign. Singani is a little-known Bolivian spirit made from aromatic Muscat of Alexandria grapes distilled at altitude, in Soderbergh’s case at Casa Real distillery, 1,800m above sea level. He wanted the new design to reference the […]

Eat List: Mendoza, Argentina

(New Worlder) Where there’s fantastic wine, fantastic food invariably follows, and Mendoza’s dining scene lives up to this rule. Winery fine dining was pioneered by Francis Mallmann’s Restaurante 1884 at Bodega Escorihuela Gascón in 1998, with an array of wineries across Argentina’s largest grape-producing province following suit over the past two decades; Bodegas Lagarde, Susana […]

Tegui: officially 49th best in the world

(Buenos Aires Herald) MELBOURNE — For the first time in 15 years, Argentina houses one of the world’s 50 best restaurants ­with 49th place going to Buenos Aires’ Tegui. The fine-dining establishment led by chef-owner Germán Martitegui became the first Argentine restaurant to enter the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list since 2002 in Melbourne, Australia, […]

Reinventing Argentina’s classic sausage sandwich

(The Guardian) A staple at football matches, family barbecues and political demonstrations, Argentina’s popular sausage sandwich, the choripán, has changed little in 170 years. Until now. The simple concept of a grilled pork chorizo – sliced in half, slapped in a roll and slathered in spicy chimichurri sauce – is going through a gourmet makeover. […]

The 10 Best Steakhouses in Buenos Aires

(Fodor’s) While Buenos Aires is one of Latin America’s more cosmopolitan cities when it comes to dining, the capital city is especially known for serving up some of the world’s tastiest steaks. At Buenos Aires’ parrillas (steakhouses), sample grass-fed, organic, smoked, and dry-aged beef, and a vast array of cuts, such as entraña (skirt), ojo […]

Rock star

(Wallpaper*) Rock star: Zuccardi Valle de Uco, Mendoza. The icing on the design cake for Zuccardi’s mammoth project is picking up a gold medal for architecture and landscaping from Great Wine Capitals this week. I must have visited this winery five times since it opened in March, and I adore the Andean panorama, the wines coming […]