High-Altitude Vineyards That Are Changing Wine

From the Mosel’s Riesling vines that dip at dizzying 70-degree angles, to the Canary Islands’ arid garia holes that harbor Malvasía, or Norwegian vineyards located at 59º latitude, winemakers push grapes to all kinds of extremes. One of those extremes is altitude. We take a look at six vineyards reaching dizzying heights on each continent (excluding Antarctica), and […]

Riccitelli labels by Marcos López

(Wallpaper*) After meeting at a wine store in Bern, Switzerland, fellow Argentines Matías Riccitelli and Marcos López, respectively an oenologist and photographer/visual artist, took their budding friendship a step further to collaborate on the winemaker’s latest releases. Mendoza-based Riccitelli takes pride in eye-catching labels – his Hey! Malbec portrays a turquoise cartoon superhero – but […]

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, […]

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 […]

Somm-elle-rie

Congrats Les Fidèles de Bacchus on your first online issue! You can read my contribution about ladies rocking the world of somm-elle-rie in the‪ #‎WorldsBestSommArg‬ contest here https://appsto.re/ca/KPeO-.i (iPad only).