Biodynamics on a Michelin tasting menu

(Atlas of the Future) Mirazur, a Michelin three-star restaurant located in Menton on France’s Côte d’Azur, has long applied a holistic biodynamic agriculture philosophy to its own small estate but now the chef of the world’s best restaurant, according to this 2019 list, has extended the approach so that his tasting menu is also in synch […]

Sommeliers get a Taste of the ‘New Normal’

(Fine Dining Lovers) While wine bars reacted to Covid-19 emergency lockdown restrictions (relatively) easily, sommeliers in restaurants have dug deep to continue connecting diners to wine and other drinks. Many establishments are only open for delivery, while others in more advanced recovery phases are operating with limited capacities. But beyond the obvious difficulty of sampling […]

How lockdown didn’t stop Argentina’s wine harvest

(Imbibe) Health and safety measures, picker location tracing, and on-site living quarters: Argentina’s bodegas have worked hard to protect their 2020 harvests during Covid-19. Sorrel Moseley-Williams reports. When Argentina’s government implemented national lockdown from 20 March – with just three hours’ notice – many wineries in Mendoza had already reached the final stages of picking, […]

Star Wine List South America Ambassador

(Star Wine List) British freelance journalist and sommelier Sorrel Moseley-Williams has been based in Argentina since 2006 and contributes to Monocle, The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveller, N by Norwegian, Decanter, Wine Enthusiast, Fine Dining Lovers and Rough Guide among other publications. Covering travel, food and wine, largely with a focus on Latin America, she is […]

New Extremes in Argentine Wine

(Fine Dining Lovers) Given that planting vineyards 1,200 metres above sea level is the norm, it’s fair to say that Argentina’s terroir harbours some of the world’s most elevated vineyards. But besides going Icarus-style ever closer to the sun, winemakers are pushing the limits in other ways too. Fine Dining Lovers met Matías Michelini, José Morales and Claudio Zucchino, who are […]