A culinary guide to Montevideo, Uruguay

2021-01-11T10:22:50-03:00January 8, 2021|Categories: Food & Wines|Tags: , , , |

What the Uruguayan capital lacks in size, it more than makes up for in cuisine. This is a city busy carving out a new culinary identity, driven by a longstanding local obsession with its home-grown food and wine. Of all the curious things about Uruguay’s food scene, perhaps the most peculiar is that despite bodies [...]

Higher Standards, Kaya’s Cannabis Retail Experience In Uruguay Is A Feast For The Senses

2021-01-05T11:09:47-03:00January 5, 2021|Categories: Culture, Food & Wines|Tags: , , |

Weed, art, food, live music, and friends. The perfect combo has materialized in Uruguay, as two of the top high-end brands in cannabis have partnered up to create a unique retail experience in the first country in the world to legalize adult-use cannabis. Higher Standards, Kaya Herb House and Oracabessa Ventures Limited have come together to [...]

Uruguay launches new citrus varieties

2020-11-26T11:54:18-03:00November 24, 2020|Categories: Food & Wines, Made In|Tags: , |

Four new mandarins and three new oranges are also being made available for overseas growers. The Uruguayan Citrus Consortium has launched a raft of new citrus varieties after more than 30 years of research and development. The range comprises four new mandarin varieties and three new orange varieties, covering a wide marketing window, that have [...]

Germán Bruzzone of Bodega Garzón on Uruguay’s wine evolution

2020-10-27T12:09:23-03:00November 6, 2020|Categories: Food & Wines|Tags: , , , |

Uruguay is one of the most exciting—and least talked about—winemaking nations in the world. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization, Uruguay is one of the world’s leading producers of soybeans, beeswax, quinces, and horse meat—no mention of its booming wine industry here, nor any suggestions as to which wines would pair best with horse [...]

A Tannat tour of Uruguay

2020-09-28T11:50:35-03:00September 28, 2020|Categories: Country Brand, Food & Wines|Tags: , |

Small but mighty, Uruguay often surpasses expectations. Little did anyone suspect it would be the first nation to take home the World Cup in 1930, nor did it seem likely to become the first country to fully legalise cannabis in 2013. Progressive and enterprising, Uruguay is known for its garra charrúa — showing bravery against [...]

Where to Eat in Montevideo, Uruguay

2020-08-21T15:31:10-03:00August 21, 2020|Categories: Food & Wines|Tags: , |

Uruguay's superstar chef Lucia Soria talks pivoting during the pandemic and shares her favorite places to eat. There is much I forget about 2019—what it felt like to hug friends, or drink at a crowded dive bar—but there is one thing I could never: my first trip to Uruguay. The time I spent in and [...]

The world’s best vineyards for 2020 revealed

2020-07-24T13:31:47-03:00July 24, 2020|Categories: Food & Wines, Made In|Tags: , |

The comforting glug of wine into glass has been one of the few pleasures left to us during the long months of lockdown, but how much better to enjoy it on a sunlit winery terrace. The World's Best Vineyards awards, created to honor the finest in modern wine tourism, was meant to be held this [...]

Building Back Better – Greening dairy production in the Santa Lucia watershed of Uruguay

2020-07-16T17:38:59-03:00July 16, 2020|Categories: Food & Wines, Health, Science and Technology, Made In|Tags: , |

In the days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when hardship and uncertainty have hit many economic sectors around the world, including meat and dairy production, Uruguay’s management of a previous crisis lends hope for a sustainable recovery. Uruguay, a country of 3.5 million people, produces enough milk to supply about 20 million people and is a [...]

How to Make the Chivito, According to Uruguayan Chef Martín Lavecchia

2020-07-08T12:03:11-03:00July 8, 2020|Categories: Food & Wines, Made In|Tags: , |

The chivito is a uniquely Uruguayan sandwich. The English translation of the dish is “little goat,” but the recipe doesn’t call for the namesake ingredient. Culture Trip speaks with Uruguayan chef Martín Lavecchia to learn how to recreate the famous hearty classic Uruguayan dish at home. A chivito always consists of a slice of beef, [...]

The Promise of Uruguay

2020-06-10T12:53:41-03:00June 10, 2020|Categories: Food & Wines, Made In|Tags: , , , |

Something is incredibly familiar to me about Uruguay. It reminds me of Southern California in the 1970s when I was growing up. It seems so untouched and original. People are friendly. Ambiance is chilled and natural. Beaches are pristine like the countryside. It’s unspoiled. Of course, I have only been to Punta del Este a [...]