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).

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 […]