Argentinian visionaries

(Drinks International) Think of Argentinian wine, and your nose anticipates the concentrated plum and cherry aromas of a joyful Malbec, tastebuds salivating at the umami sizzle of a medium-rare rib-eye, its perfect partner. Perhaps it’s barrel-aged Malbec from the elevated Cafayate Valley or Perdriel grapes freshened up with carbonic maceration. No matter the style, the […]

A drink with… Valeria Gamper

(Decanter) Awarded first place in the national sommellerie competition in her native Argentina three years ago, in February this year Valeria Gamper won the ASI Best Sommelier of the Americas contest 2022, which was held in Santiago, Chile. A WSET diploma student, she currently works at two-star El Molino de Urdániz in Pamplona, Spain. ‘My […]

Buenos Aires: Best bars and restaurants for wine lovers

(Decanter) The wine scene in Buenos Aires is booming and opportunities to sample Argentina’s far-flung terroirs in its capital have never been more inspiring. Establishments such as World’s 50 Best-ranked Parrilla Don Julio and Oviedo have long invested in their cellars. But today a thirst extending beyond Malbec has inspired a multitude of new bars and vinotecas (wine stores). Chefs […]

Posada Ayana hotel review, Uruguay

(Condé Nast Traveller) Sustainable family-run art haven and artists’ retreat in chic José Ignacio – and the only hotel with its own James Turrell installation. Why book? One of Uruguay’s most-talked-about openings in the world’s funkiest fishing village, design, art and barefoot luxury seamlessly fuse at Posada Ayana, a stone’s throw from José Ignacio’s La Mansa beach. Austrian art […]

Córdoba in Argentina: a wine tour guide to this exciting region

(Decanter) Córdoba often plays third fiddle to Argentina’s glamorous capital Buenos Aires and the country’s key wine city Mendoza, but this picturesque province is a surprisingly diverse destination. A rich 16th-century history, tracts of rolling countryside and hospitable Fernandito-sipping cordobeses have long ensured its reputation as a favourite with domestic travellers. Fernandito is the local favourite mixed […]

La posada de dueños austríacos que aloja el nuevo observatorio de James Turrell

(Lugares) El océano Atlántico, el brillante cielo, los atardeceres de fuego y las noches estrelladas de José Ignacio inspiran a muchos artistas plásticos, ceramistas y escultores. Así sucedió con el estadounidense James Turrell —el “maestro de la luz” considerado el mejor artista contemporáneo vivo de ese rubro—, que en noviembre reveló su nueva instalación interactiva, el Skyspace Ta […]

In the World’s Southernmost Wine Region, Tasting Local Pinot Noirs Beside Penguins

(Condé Nast Traveler) Atlantic waves break near the vines, and Southern Argentine winds blow icy gusts across their leaves as I pop a few of the morning’s harvest—round Pinot Noir grapes—into my mouth. These vineyards, running along Patagonia’s moody eastern coast, produce fruit with delicate maritime flavors; a recent storm has left a lick of […]

Virgilio Martínez’s favourite places to eat

(Condé Nast Traveller) Virgilio Martínez, the chef behind Peru’s game-changing restaurant Central and author of a new book on Latin American cooking, reveals his favourite places to eat. 2021 turned out to be quite a year for the Peruvian chef known for showcasing his country’s extraordinary cooking at Lima’s Central and high-in-the-Andes Mil. In the summer, his wife and […]