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Tomo Sur: Fresh, Easy-Drinking Wines Are Trending Now (ES)

Maria Claudia Eraso is a sommelier living in Lima, Peru. Originally from Mendoza, Argentina, she is the co-author of Dos Mujeres y Cientos de Vinos. Currently, she is the Director of Content for Almendariz News and Wine magazine and Vivanda magazine. Always eager to talk about wine, today she gives us some insight into the wines that are trending across Latin America.  

[Patrick Hieger]

[Patrick Hieger]

By Maria Claudia Eraso

Since the beginning of the 2000’s, the words “varietal” and “barrel” have become the talking points in the Latin wine market; wines appeared to be competing in a category that wasn’t legislated by a governing body, and hadn’t previously been explored by anyone. It was the category of the explosion of grapes, the exploration of aromatic descriptors of both the barrel and the grape. The most common questions were, How many months does it pass in a new barrel? How much aging did this wine have? What level of alcohol did it reach?

San Pellegrino’s Young Chef 2015 Lat Am Finalist Will Be Chosen Today (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 11.42.12 AMFor one lucky chef from Latin America, today is going to be a big day. Right now in São Paulo, chefs Mitsuharu Tsumura of Maido  (Lima), Alex Atala of D.O.M. (São Paulo), and Jorge Vallejo of Quintonil (Mexico), are judging the dishes of the ten semi-finalists who are competing to represent the region at the San Pellegrino Young Chef finals, which will be held in June in Milan. Via social media, the well-known chefs have said that the competition is stiff, and that each of the competitors has a good chance of winning. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we know who’ll be heading to the finals.

Para uno chef afortunado de America Latina, hoy será un gran dia. Ahora mismo en São Paulo, los chefs Mitsuharu Tsumura de Maido (Lima), Alex Atala de D.O.M. (São Paulo), y Jorge Vallejo de Quintonil (Mexico D.F.), están jurando los platos de los diez semi-finalistas que están competiendo para representar la región en la final de San Pellegrino Young Chef, que pasará en junio en Milan. A traves de las redes sociales, cada de los chefs prominentes ha dicho que la competencia es fuerte, y que cada de los competidores tiene la oportunidad de ganar. Les mantendremos informados tan pronto como sepamos quien va al gran final.

Top Chefs Will Unite In Spain For “Save The Oceans: Feed The World” (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Oceana]

[Oceana]

Next month, on March 17, leading chefs from around the world will come together at Basque Culinary Centre in support of Save The Oceans: Feed The World. Created by OCEANA, the world’s largest ocean advocacy organization, the campaign is dedicated to elucidating the benefits of eating fish, yet how overfishing is drastically reducing fish populations in our oceans. The event will be hosted by Andoni Aduriz of Mugaritz and Joan Roca of El Celler de Can Roca. “Chefs feel passionately about the importance of wild seafood, not just on the small scale and what it brings to our kitchens, but also because of its importance to the planet.  I think we all just deeply feel the need to support this campaign and help make the oceans abundant again,” said Aduriz, about the event. 

Are These The 101 Best Restaurants In Latin America? (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[The Daily Meal]

[The Daily Meal]

For the second year in a row, U.S.-based catch-all food site The Daily Meal has compiled their list of the 101 best restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean. Apparently compiled after extensive research with industry experts, local food guides, and a lot of eating around 28 different countries, the list includes everything from World’s 50 Best members like D.O.M. and Pujol, to restaurants you won’t hear much about like Eric Ripert’s Blue in Grand Cayman and a few beachside restaurants, just because. “As we believe that a beachside seafood shack can be just as good, in its own way, as a sleek Michelin-quality establishment, we included restaurants of all types and size, excluding, sometimes reluctantly, food stalls and street stands (for instance, we did not consider one of our favorite dispensers of fresh Mexican seafood, Mariscos La Guerrerense in Ensenada).”

Kickstarter Project ‘De Vuelta’ Wants To Reunite Latin Immigrants With Their Culture And Cuisine (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[De Vuelta / Kickstarter]

[De Vuelta / Kickstarter]

With Christmas now just a little more than two days away, if you haven’t done anything charitable yet this holiday season, now just might be your chance.  A new Kickstarter project called ‘De Vuelta’ would like to bring Latin American immigrants now based in the United States back to their native countries to rediscover the sights, the flavors, the smells and the sounds that they knew as a child, before heading to the United States to find a new home.  In an era where everyone and their brother is trying to make a culinary travel show, this one sounds like it at least has a foundation rooted in something more than just eating on camera.