Chardonnay and me on a fjord on Lake Argentino.
Sophenia 2 Sauvignon Blanc/Torrontés 2013 and me on a fjörd on Lake Argentino.

Love wine? I love it more.

Amas al vino? Yo lo amo más.

THE SHORT VERSION

I eat and sip my way around Latin America – then write about it. Freelance journalist. Sommelier. Saviour of orphaned grapes. Based in Argentina.

Como y tomo, por lo general en América Latina – luego escribo sobre mis experiencias. Periodista independiente. Sommelier. Salvadora de las uvas huérfanas. Vivo en la Argentina.

THE LONG VERSION

A British journalist and sommelier based in Buenos Aires, I first visited Argentina as a year-abroad student in 1998. I then moved here in 2006… so I’m fluent in Spanish, a legal resident and here for the long term.

I write about  the southern half of Latin America that includes Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Uruguay – their culture, food and wine, luxury travel and lifestyle – with special love for Argentina. I qualified as a sommelier in Buenos Aires in 2014 at CAVE, passed the Court of Master Sommeliers level one introductory certificate in March 2015 and WSET 3 with merit in August 2015.

I’ve written for an array of publications, websites and guide books including Condé Nast Traveler (US), Travel + Leisure, CNN Travel, The Guardian, Wallpaper*, Vice, Saveur, Departures, Munchies, Le Pan, Fortune, The Independent, Fodor’s, Rough Guide, Condé Nast Traveller (UK), Buenos Aires Herald, Time Out Buenos Aires (wine editor), Les Fidèles de Bacchus, DK Eyewitness, New Worlder, The Financialist and Screen International. Occasionally I write in Spanish for Cuisine & Vin, U-Like It and Forbes Argentina. I also contribute to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants blog, have worked as a fixer for CNN International, and I’m Mendoza’s expert for Foodie Hub.

Come Wine With Me is my latest side project, a blog focusing on Argentina’s wine industry that also stars sip tips and tales from around Latin America. Expect wine reviews, interviews and travel advice by me, as well as occasional beautiful images and insight from guest contributors. For a look at my travel and food pieces, please visit SorrelMW.