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Wine Weekend Lands In São Paulo July 17 – 20 (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Vinho Magazine]

[Vinho Magazine]

Next weekend, São Paulo will host the fifth annual Wine Weekend, which will bring together wine lovers and producers with wines from around the world.  The São Paulo version kicks off a string of Wine Weekend events that will take place throughout Brazil in the upcoming months.  Hot on the heels of the World Cup, though, this promises to be an extra exciting version.

Wine Weekend will take place in the Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras, located in Ibirapuera, from July 17 to 20.  More than 350 varieties of wine will be on hand from wine regions around the world, including Chile, Argentina, the United States, and even Brazil.  In addition to the free tastings that will be happening all weekend long, there will be live music, an entire food tent with wine pairings, classes, chats, and much more. 

Caminos Y Sabores Is Back In Buenos Aires This Weekend (ES)

By Megan Chochla

[Caminos y Sabores]

[Caminos y Sabores]

So while we still have new editions of both the Raíz and Masticar festivals to wait for with anticipation later this year, one of Buenos Aires’ longest running food festivals–Caminos y Sabores–is back this weekend for its tenth addition.  Caminos y Sabores will bring together the best of Argentina, from regional foods to artisan crafts, tourism, and much much more.  Like previous years, the festival will be broken up into nine different ‘caminos,’ including cheeses, meats, tradition, tourism, oil and spices, drinks, matés and teas, fruits and sweets.  This year, more than 400 exhibitors are expected to be on hand, with crowds nearing 100,000 over the four days.

The 10th edition of Caminos y Sabores will take place at La Rural located at Av. Sarmiento 2704 in Buenos Aires.  Entry to the event is AR $60.  Discounts will be given to children and seniors.  For a complete list of activities during the festival, including talks, cooking classes, and even live music, visit the festival’s site.  Need a way to warm up this weekend?  Looks like you just found it. 

ExpoVino Bogotá Starts Tomorrow (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 4.23.45 PMLima got a big dose of wine last week with Alta Gama.  This week, it’s Bogotá’s turn.  If you want something to drink other than coffee, tinto or cachaça this weekend in Colombia, head to this year’s edition of ExpoVino.  Colombia’s biggest wine festival, ExpoVino 2014 will feature wines from around the world, live music and, of course, food.  The more than 12,000m of the Gran Salon de Corferias will be full of more than 80 stands.  In addition to the wines, foods from restaurants like La Mar, Watakushi, Club Colombia and more will be available to pair with your wines.  Sommeliers and other wine experts will be on hand from the US, Chile, Argentina, Spain, and more for all four days of the festival.  ExpoVinos will take place from June 18 to 21 at Gran Salon de Corferias located at Carrera 37 # 24-67 in Bogotá.  Register here and get ready for a delicious festival.  

Alta Gama Wine Fest Brought The World To Lima

By Anna Virkama De Cabrejos

[Juan Cabrejos]

[Juan Cabrejos]

The 5th edition of Alta Gama Winefest was held in Lima’s Country Club Hotel on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of June this year. This event, organized by wine retailer Almendariz, gathered together sommeliers and wine enthusiasts from Peru and elsewhere in Latin America. Although Latin American wines (Chilean, Uruguayan and Argentinian) were the most present, one could also try wines from North American, Spanish, Italian, French and South-African wineries.

Watch Renzo Garibaldi’s Full Mesamerica Presentation (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Animal Gourmet]

[Animal Gourmet]

Though his butcher shop and small eatery Osso hasn’t even been open for a year, it’s already been a big 10 months for Lima-based meat man Renzo Garibaldi.  During last year’s Mistura he hobbled together a tasting menu for a group of chefs including Massimo Bottura, Gastón Acurio, and more, though he had only recently opened the doors.  This year, he was invited to Mexico’s largest food festival, Mesamérica, to talk meat.  Watch as Garibaldi talks about Osso, his experience, and Lima, all while breaking down whole sides of animals with the precision of a surgeon.  Suddenly, pork chops for lunch sounds surprisingly delicious.  [via Animal Gourmet]

Chocolate Fair This Weekend In Barranco, Lima (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Chocoo Peru]

[Chocoo Peru]

If you’re in Lima this weekend and need an excuse to do something other than watch copious amounts of football, you might want to head over to Barranco for the Feria de Chocolateros.  This Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15, Barranco’s Parque Municipal will be taken over by the best in artisan chocolates that Peru has to offer.  The event is free to enter, and will run from 11 am to 10 pm Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm Sunday.  Chocolate has caffeine.  Caffeine will let you watch more World Cup.  This all makes sense. 

The Lineup Has Been Announced For This Year’s Bogotá Food And Wine Fest (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Bogotá Food and Wine]

[Bogotá Food and Wine]

Last week we got the dates.  This week we have the lineup.  And, damn, it’s a good one.  Some of Latin America’s leading chefs, as well as rising stars from New York, and even Iñaki Aizpitarte from France’s Chateaubriand will be on hand for this year’s fourth annual Bogotá Food and Wine Festival.  Many of the chefs have participated before, but not all were at the festival last year.  Some of the big names at this year’s festival include Ignacio Mattos, Enrique Olvera, Rodrigo Oliveira, a good chunk of the Momofuku Group, and many many more.  Neither a schedule nor itinerary have been released yet, but we’ll get them to you as they come out.  Get ready.  It’s going to be a good one! 

Uruguay’s Lamb and Tannat Festival Comes To A Close This Weekend (ES)

By Majo Lois

[Bodegas del Uruguay]

[Bodegas del Uruguay]

This weekend, another round of offerings will bring to a close one of the year’s most anticipated celebrations of two beloved Uruguayan mainstays, lamb and Tannat.  Below, a list of where you should be enjoying both.