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 […]

Argentina’s great somm hope #2

(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 […]

Argentina’s great somm hope #1

(TRA) One of two Argentine sommeliers who will compete in the A.S.I. Concours du Meilleur Sommelier du Monde (A.S.I. Contest of the Best Sommelier of the World), we meet Martín Bruno, sommelier at top Buenos Aires restaurant Tegui, in part four of The Real Argentina’s somms series. Martín spills the beans on how he’s been […]

Zuccardi romances the stone

MENDOZA – When you excavate 1,000 lorries worth of mountainous rocks in order to plant vineyards, the only logical outcome for all that surplus material – if your name is Sebastián Zuccardi – is to build a winery with it. And from Wednesday, Bodega Zuccardi Valle de Uco throws open its doors to its second […]