‘Award winning’

Thrilled and honoured to now rank as an ‘award-winning’ journalist after the Latin American Travel Association in London selected my article about Salta’s Calchaquíes Valley as ‘best’. Many thanks! Here’s that confirmation in black and white, and you can read the piece I wrote for The Explorer here.

The Expat: Diego Jacquet

(Buenos Aires Herald) CV Age: 39 Born: Buenos Aires and Chubut Lives: Southfields, London Degree: Degree in hotel management Job: Chef patron at Zoilo in London, Bochinche in Singapore Currently reading: Political History of Argentina Last movie: The Martian Can’t live without: My sorbet machine As The Herald continues its series with Argentine expats who […]

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 […]

A day at Argentina’s largest cattle market

(Munchies) It’s a wonderfully balmy autumnal morning in Buenos Aires. The downside is that this only serves to heighten the punishing stench of shit and piss expelled by the temporary inmates penned in at Mercado de Liniers. I’m visiting Argentina’s largest live cattle auction in the Mataderos (translation: abattoir) neighbourhood with Gastón Riveira. He’s the owner-chef […]

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 […]