Brilliant Wine Born From Strange Weather: Cheval des Andes 2014 Vintage

An almost-calamitous change in climate led to a vibrant, elegant and unique blend

After visiting the 35-hectare Cheval des Andes estate a few years ago—just outside of Mendoza, Argentina—we have been anticipating their 2014 vintage. This elegant red wine is unlike almost any other, thanks to the year’s odd climate. It’s also the first vintage that Lorenzo Pasquini (Technical Manager and Winemaker at Cheval des Andes) worked on. The result is, Pasquini says, the most unique in the brand’s history. Regarding the uncanny weather, …

Word of Mouth: Buenos Aires

Cocktail lounges, craft coffee bars, the best meats and more in the bustling Argentinian city

A cosmopolitan city bustling with energy, Buenos Aires is a jewel in South America that not enough North Americans visit. It seems far—it is almost directly across the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Town—but just a nine-hour overnight flight from Miami feels more like a quick jaunt when you get to sleep most of the way. Known for tango, robust malbecs, supple steaks and Evita, the …

Five Art + Design Destinations in Buenos Aires

Go beyond ArteBA to discover this dynamic city’s design scene

by Laura Feinstein Many emerging design capitals have vied for the fleeting attention of the art world in the past decade. Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Berlin and others have all sought the position, with various degrees of success. Buenos Aires, the bustling port capital of Argentina has in large part shied away from this global art competition—partly due to years of economic woes …

Estancia El Puesto, Argentina

A family-owned and operated horseback hike into the Andes mountains

Even in the rain there’s an unplaceable charm to Estancia El Puesto. The home at the heart of the estate, an old goat farm, feels lived in—because it is. Owner Raul Labat has been entertaining guests there for years. Family members frequent the rooms, offering treats including dishes made with local produce. Labat himself shares stories and shows off their years worth of guest books. …

Word of Mouth: Buenos Aires

Tango, coffee and an ecological reserve in our guide to Argentina's wondrous capital city

An undeniable magnificence envelops Buenos Aires, Argentina. Beyond the amiable weather, there’s an energy buzzing through the South American city and its residents. Modern, cosmopolitan neighborhoods yield to historic pockets—announcing the many periods where the port city was a global trade destination. There’s an array of world-class architecture stretched across BA that calls attention to its diverse influences and periods. And, of course, the food …