One Fall Day

April 22, 2016

The last day of our Southern Cone Sampler tour, we woke up to glorious sun streaming through the hotel curtains. A mixture of clouds and golden rays illuminated swathes of the blue-grey waters of the Rio de la Plata. It was that kind of pure light that only appears after a stormy night. We set […]

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Gardenia: Montevideo’s Foodie Spot

July 6, 2011

Photo: I am at the end of what can only be described as one of those spectacular meals. You know … where you stop to take copious notes and numerous pictures (some call it food porn, I call it memories). The flavors, textures, sensations, all meld together into one warm, fuzzy, wine-induced meal full […]

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Montevideo: Cool & Coming Up, Part I

April 28, 2011

These days, Uruguay seems to be on everyone’s lips. Last weekend The Wall Street Journal declared Colonia and Carmelo a “great escape”. Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay also took refuge from the harsh northern winter in Uruguay during their summer season. What is it about the place? It’s decidedly under-the-radar, a rural bucolic country, not unlike […]

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What’s Coming Up: Colonia, Uruguay

March 9, 2011

Just a hop on the ferry across the grand Río de la Plata from Buenos Aires, the charming colonial gem of Colonia on the Southwestern shores of Uruguay, is quickly becoming a favorite getaway to South America’s smallest nation.

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On the Radar: Uruguayan Wine Country

July 29, 2010

I know, your first thought may be, “Uruguayan Wine Country? Seriously?” Yes, it’s true. This cattle-producing country may get more international buzz for its grass-fed steaks, stinky old world cheeses, and pristine beaches, but it is just a matter of time before people catch onto the amazing wines being made there. It’s on the radar. […]

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