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Argentina’s Sommelier Class of 2014-15

For the past two academic years, dozens of trainee sommeliers have religiously been spitting (not swallowing) vino in the quest to become the next generation of Argentina’s professional wine stewards. While several schools offer sommellerie degrees in Buenos Aires, the academic choice of a photographer, wait staff, a rock star, lawyers, a wine seller, cooks, bartenders and a journalist (me) was the…

 

Road Tripping through Mendoza and San Juan: A Tale of Two Provincias

Just as this spring’s torrential downpours descended upon Buenos Aires, I decided to escape the quilombo and head for higher ground to Mendoza and San Juan, two dry, sunny provinces hugging the Andes in the west of Argentina.

 

The Art of Craftsmanship in Argentina

Argentina may not be as well known for its quality goods as it is for its steak, with “Industria Argentina” calling to mind infuriating impermeable coated napkins or the plastic paradise of Colombraro. But “Industria Argentina” could be interpreted as something else entirely – a support for the artisan and an appreciation and celebration of craft that continues to exist, not just in more rural areas of the country, where artisan goods are commonplace, but also in the capital…

 

Meet the Top Waiters of Buenos Aires

While chefs receive plenty of glory and press for their creative flair in the kitchen, and sommeliers are lauded for their pairing skills, let’s not forget one other important member of restaurant staff: the waiter. The face of any eatery from the most humble café to the most accoladed of Michelin-starred restaurants, your local watering-hole likely employs a waiter who has chosen service as his profession for life…

 
 

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