A Beginner’s Guide to Argentinian Patagonia

(The Points Guy) A vast and remote region in South America that 402,000 square miles across Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is naturally divided by the Andes, though most of it — about 90% — is Argentinian. Five provinces  (Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego) make up Argentinian Patagonia, one of the […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Chilean Patagonia

(The Points Guy) A vast region spanning 402,000 square miles that’s shared between Argentina and Chile, Patagonia essentially constitutes the whole southern tip of South America and is naturally divided by the Andes, South America’s mountainous backbone. Sparsely populated, just 10% of this remote and wild corner of the world is Chilean. Three regions — Aysén, […]

Encuentro con Mauricio Couly

(AUREA) La conversación con Mauricio ‘Tony’ Couly Ventimiglia arranca con un piropo food porn que hace saltar el ritmo del corazón de esta fanática del queso: “Te vas a volver loca por el cheddar azul que estoy haciendo.” Todo indica que se viene una gran conversación apasionada. Cocinero por profesión, quesero por vocación, Tony nació […]

Where to stay in Buenos Aires: an area-by-area guide

(Rough Guides) One of South America’s most cosmopolitan and culturally rich cities, Buenos Aires sits on the western bank of the River Plate, a 78-square-mile block divided into 48 barrios or neighbourhoods. Argentina’s capital has been nipped and tucked over the past decade. The introduction of Metrobus bus and cycle lanes (including free bike hire) has helped […]

When Wolfgang Puck Went to South America

(New Worlder) With a constellation of Michelin stars under his belt, a string of restaurants around the world, including Spago in Beverly Hills, and as the man responsible for feeding Oscars winners (and losers) at the annual gala dinner for two decades, Wolfgang Puck’s CV has chartered many corners of the world. Except South America, until now. […]

Behind the Bottle with South American Sommeliers

(Wine Enthusiast) It’s no secret that South America’s food and drink scene is diverse and delicious. But what might surprise wine lovers is that top establishments, those where one might expect to see a menu populated by Burgundy grand crus and vintage Champagne, instead choose to source bottlings from their home turf. Given that Argentina […]

Tasting at the top of the world

(Selector magazine) I’m in a ute driven by vintner Claudio Zucchino, bouncing along a stone track when Finca Moya, finally comes into view. At 3,329 metres above sea level, it is the world’s highest vineyard. Claudio’s cellar, housed in a disused mine 400 winding metres further up the mountain, shares the same accolade. That’s where we’re […]