Cervezeria Jerome–Jerome Brewery

  On our recent trip to Argentina, we took a day trip to the Andes with friends–headed to Potrerillos, a little town in the foothills of the Andes populated mostly by the weekend and summer homes of Mendocinos, businesses who attract tourists (horseback riding and rafting) and home to one stellar family-owned brewery called Jerome. […]

Martini de Yerba Mate–Yerba Mate Martini

 Sometimes life throws you lemons.  And if you're an optimist, you make lemonade.  Or, you use the rind of said lemon and use it to make a twist in an awesome martini and wait for things to get better. One of my favorite haunts when I was in my early 20s is the time-honored Cruise […]

Jerome–Argentina’s Best Beer!

OK…so, I've been a bit absent lately. Still, I encourage you to pick up the November/December issue of DRAFT magazine–where you'll find an article written by Yours Truly about Mendoza's (or perhaps the world's) best microbrewery, which, like all wonderful, magical places, remains relatively unknown and beautifully uncommercialized. 

Argentinean Mixology: Fernet and Coke

  I knew I would write about Fernet and Coke one of these days.  The trouble was finding a good story to tell…I wouldn't regale the tale of the time I had one Fernet too many, or the boisterous Fernet-downing rugby team we met at a party..and then as I was shooting photos of these […]

Limonchamp–Lemon Sorbet and Champagne

   In my mother's backyard, there is a big, white tent–the kind hired for special occasions, like this one–it's our engagement party.  It's a blazing hot July day, but we're out in the heat, anyway, tyring to escape the heat under the tent, sitting at big, round, rented tables and eating off rented glassware.  My mother […]