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, […]

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).

The world’s 50 best restaurants 2016

An Italian restaurant has been named the best in the world for the first time ever. The three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana in the city of Modena, Italy topped the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 list, announced in New York City last night. It’s the first time an Italian establishment has taken the coveted title. Seven out of the […]

World’s best somm? A Swede in New York

(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 […]