A guide to Santiago

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(Suitcase) While a reputation for being Latin America’s most conservative capital isn’t exactly a sexy moniker, Santiago de Chile is often passed over by visitors for hipper cities such as Buenos Aires or São Paulo. Until now. Running parallel to the Andes, a mountain range that stretches the considerable length of the 2,670 mile-long country […]

Inside the kitchen of the Casa Rosada

Dante Liporace at Argentina's Pink House.

It’s midday on a Monday and a perky salad whizzes past the tiny office Dante Liporace is crammed into on the second floor of the Casa Rosada. “That’s for him,” says the chef personally charged with feeding President Mauricio Macri at Argentina’s presidential palace. The lunchtime rush is on: after prepping the presidential greens, Liporace now […]

‘Award winning’

Award

Thrilled and honoured to now rank as an ‘award-winning’ journalist after the Latin American Travel Association in London selected my article about Salta’s Calchaquí Valley as ‘best’. Many thanks! And you can read the piece I wrote for The Explorer here.

The Expat: Diego Jacquet

London-based chef patron Diego Jacquet.

(Buenos Aires Herald) CV Age: 39 Born: Buenos Aires and Chubut Lives: Southfields, London Degree: Degree in hotel management Job: Chef patron at Zoilo in London, Bochinche in Singapore Currently reading: Political History of Argentina Last movie: The Martian Can’t live without: My sorbet machine As The Herald continues its series with Argentine expats who […]

World’s best somm? A Swede in New York

The best sommelier in the world Arvid Rosengren.

(For Jancis Robinson) The Best Sommelier in Europe 2013 Arvid Rosengren pulled off the double last night when he was crowned best in the world at the fifteenth Meilleur Sommelier du Monde competition in Argentina yesterday. The 31-year-old Swede shook off stiff competition from France’s David Biraud and Julie Dupouy representing Ireland in the final […]

Argentina’s great somm hope #2

Sommelier Paz Levinson.

(TRA) In part five of The Real Argentina’s somms series, we meet Paz Levinson, the second of two Argentine sommeliers competing in the A.S.I. Concours du Meilleur Sommelier du Monde 2016 (A.S.I. Contest of the Best Sommelier of the World). Currently ranked number one in both the Americas and Argentina, and the only Argentine to […]