Casa de Fader–Fader House

Not far from busy downtown Mendoza is Lujan de Cuyo, a sleepy suburb dotted with wineries, restaurants and private residences.  It's also home to the Casa de Fader, Mendoza's Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum).  In 1889, the Casa de Fader was a derelict mansion surrounded by almost 200 acres of tangled vineyards and overgrown […]

Cuentame un Cuentito–Bilingual Family Theater

  Gabriella Cavellero, the force behind the Tango Seduction show I wrote about last year, has created another masterpiece!  This time, she's brought us a family-oriented bilingual theater production, combining tradtional Latin American stories and music told/sung in English and Spanish. This is just the sort of thing that Denver needs more of!   Not only does […]

Laura Catena’s Vino Argentino

In 2009, when I met Peter Perez of Chronicle Books at the IACP conference he told me that Laura Catena was writing a guidebook to Argentinean wines and wine regions, to be published by Chronicle in 2010.  Guidebook is an understatement–Bible of Argentine Wine is a more accurate description–and the wait is finally over! If you're not familiar […]

Q & A With Te Extraño Director Fabian Hofman

 Last week I had the chance to pose a few questions to Argentinean director Fabián Hofman, who's poignant film, Te Extraño, will screen at the 2010 Starz Denver Film Festival.  The film follows two brothers, adolescent Javier and his older, politically involved brother, Adrian.  Based on Hofman's real life story during Argentina's military dictatorship of […]

Te Extraño (I Miss You) at the 33rd Annual Denver International Film Festival

    This fall I was lucky enough to have the chance to work with the 33rd Annual Starz Denver Film Festival, doing some screening and writing.  Not only did I get to watch some amazing independent and foreign films, and then write about them, but the film festival itself is one big party–full of food, film and […]