Chile and Argentina are known as South America’s premiere wine-producing countries. With lush, fertile valleys ripe for harvesting grapes, the scenery is as beautiful as the wine is delicious. On your next trip to Chile and Argentina, visit to sample the vineyards producing each country’s best blends.
Last year, we sent three world-class foodies to Peru to get a taste of the place many now consider to be The Gastronomic. Capital of The Americas. Our three foodies were: Gaby Dalkin a chef, recipe developer and the mastermind behind www.whatsgabycooking.com. Adam Pearson is a renowned food stylist, and food photographer Matt Armendariz often shoots his work and is a go-to food photographer for major US brands. The three foodies–and friends–chronicled their Peruvian culinary adventure.
Restaurantes a puertas cerradas, or closed-door restaurants, are on the rise in Buenos Aires, where Argentine and international chefs alike are delivering some of the city’s best culinary offerings in the elusive quarters of their own homes. These private gatherings have been around for years, with the dinner party circuit allowing chefs complete creative control to invite a limited number of guests to their in-home establishments.
Since the mid-1980s, Chile has solidified itself in the International wine community as a country that not only produces exceptional varietals but does so at an affordable price point. A social country built on the backbone of good wine and good conversation, here’s a brief overview of Chile’s vast wine regions, as well as the profiles you must try when you’re there.
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Okay, you’ve got four sommeliers, 32 of the best Chilean wines and eight hours. We need you to build a Chilean-inspired wine bar, and be ready to serve over 500 people this evening.
Oh, and this is a competition. There are three other teams with exactly the same assignment. Yes, it’s going to be challenging, but the reward is pretty sweet; LAN Airlines will fly the winning team in our Premium Business class for a once in a lifetime trip to Chile.