About Sorrel

I’m a British freelance journalist and sommelier living in Argentina since 2006 covering travel, food and drinks in Latin America; I’m also the World’s 50 Best Bars academy chair for South America. 

I qualified as a sommelier in December 2014, and hold WSET 3 and the Court of Master Sommeliers level one introductory certificate. I am executive sommelier for the Grupo Thames restaurant group in Buenos Aires and was a judge for the AAS Best Argentine Sommelier contest in 2022. I’m co-founder of Dill & Tonic, a ready-to-drink gin and tonic made in Argentina, which launched in July 2020 and Sorol Wines, a collaboration with Lui Wines. Mil, the book I co-wrote with Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez, was published in 2022.

I’ve contributed to an array of publications, online media and books over the past 15 years.

In 2022 I’ve written for Monocle, Decanter, Drinks International, Condé Nast Traveller (UK), Condé Nast Traveler (US), Food & Wine, Fine Dining Lovers, Fodor’s, Good Beer Hunting, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants blog, The World’s 50 Best Bars blog, Saisonnier (NDL), La Nación (ARG), Lugares (ARG), The Tonic, Pit, Time Out, Topia and The Independent, among others.

Over the years I’ve also written for The Points Guy, T+L, Wallpaper* magazine and guide books, Fortune, Wine Enthusiast, Saveur, Departures, N by Norwegian, Rough Guides, MIC, Centurion, CNN Travel, The Guardian, The Real Argentina, New Worlder, Cuisine & Vins (ARG), Forbes Argentina, Buenos Aires Herald for nine years, Time Out Buenos Aires, DK Eyewitness, The Financialist and Screen International. In 2016 I won a LATA prize for an article about Salta; in 2022 I won a prize a NAGBW prize for an article about craft beer in Mendoza.

I also run a wine blog Come Wine With Me.

One thought on “About Sorrel

  1. Hello Sorrel!

    I am a photographer in New York and will be visiting Buenos Aires for the first two weeks of January. I am very much interested
    in finding a local fixer or guide for a few days to help me get oriented and to meet locals.

    As you can see from my work, I am not interested in tourist attractions and if anything, I appreciate the slums, favelas, villas
    side of a city. Please checkout my work here:


    I read a few articles of yours and am fascinated by your journey and work. Do you think we could meet up for a meal or some
    drinks to chat? And do you know of anyone that I can hire for a few days to help me get a feel for the city, translate for me and
    possibly visit the slums?

    The greatest goal for me always with each city I visit is to eat with a family in their home.

    The best way to contact me is at doug@ricecracker.net


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