Mendoza is the grape capital of South America – and the food is just as good as the wine

(MIC – Out of Office) Visiting Mendoza, the wine capital of South America, is a sensory experience: The Andean region is pure eye candy, with hundreds of acres of vineyards tucked close to the mountains. Between a weak peso and increased international flights to Mendoza’s El Plumerillo International Airport, it’s an ideal time to visit Argentina’s glorious wine country. You’ll want […]

Colombia’s top sommelier Laura Hernández Espinosa on fermented fruit wine and a passion for pairings

(The World’s 50 Best) While a political science degree led Laura Hernández Espinosa to undertake diplomatic missions, her heart knew better and she ditched embassy life to fuse her real passions: social development and gastronomy. Since 2009, the head sommelier at Leo in Bogotá has also been executive director of FunLeo, a foundation set up by […]

10 of the best hotels near the sights in Argentina

(The Guardian) With the peso dropping 50% against the dollar, Argentina is affordable again, including characterful hotels and hostels in Mendoza, Patagonia, Buenos Aires and other hotspots. Hacienda de Molinos, Salta This 17th-century former governor’s residence is a comfortable stop-off on Ruta 40 through the Calchaquí valley in the rugged north-west. The hotel is reached […]

10 restaurantes argentinos quedaron entre los 50 mejores de América Latina

(La Nación) A joint report on Argentina’s performance in last night’s LatAm 50 Best in collaboration with Valentina Ruderman for LA NACION. Pablo Rivero of Don Julio takes home Best Hospitality; Tomas Kalika at Mishiguene is Highest Climber, Mariano Ramon of Gran Dabbang a scorching new entry; the PROPER RESTAURANT boys, Leo Lanussol and Augusto Mayer, giving small restaurants a big voice; and Narda Lepes at Narda Comedor taking on the challenge to make greens […]