10 of the best warming winter drinks around the world

(The Guardian) A selection of Christmas drinks that go beyond  mulled wine; our pick of the best winter tipples, from hot beer in Krakow to Chile’s pisco eggnog.  Cola de mono, Santiago de Chile Cheers: ¡Salud! Merry Christmas: ¡Feliz navidad! Translating as “monkey’s tail” (or, more crudely, “arse”), cola de mono is Chile’s quintessential Christmas and new year […]

Mendoza is the grape capital of South America – and the food is just as good as the wine

(MIC – Out of Office) Visiting Mendoza, the wine capital of South America, is a sensory experience: The Andean region is pure eye candy, with hundreds of acres of vineyards tucked close to the mountains. Between a weak peso and increased international flights to Mendoza’s El Plumerillo International Airport, it’s an ideal time to visit Argentina’s glorious wine country. You’ll want […]

Colombia’s top sommelier Laura Hernández Espinosa on fermented fruit wine and a passion for pairings

(The World’s 50 Best) While a political science degree led Laura Hernández Espinosa to undertake diplomatic missions, her heart knew better and she ditched embassy life to fuse her real passions: social development and gastronomy. Since 2009, the head sommelier at Leo in Bogotá has also been executive director of FunLeo, a foundation set up by […]