Marcelo Miras is a prestigious oenologist with a long history in the Alto Valle de Río Negro. After doing important work at major wineries such as Humberto Canale and Bodega del Fin del Mundo, Miras settled in Mainqué, in a vineyard that dates back to 1958, to found his own winery, Bodega Miras, where environmental awareness is of primary importance.
On Argentina’s vibrant gastronomic scene, October 20 is the Day of the Chef. Across the country, and the world, more and more cooks and restaurants are celebrating what each area has to offer, taking fresh new approaches and using innovative techniques to create dishes with real character, often conceived in close association with Argentine wine. Here, we celebrate the Day of the Chef with a brief – and far from complete – rundown of some of the most interesting restaurants and chefs across the country.
Marcelo Miras moved to Alto Valle de Río Negro, a valley with an incredible thermal range, to take over the oenology at Bodega Humberto Canale. A key figure in the development of the winemaking hub in San Patricio del Chañar, Neuquén, today he lives with his family on an estate in Mainqué, Valle Medio, Rio Negro. and is also the Director of Viticulture in Río Negro.
An initiative by Coviar, the Argentine Viticultural Corporation, might just be a game changer for wine producers and other actors in the industry. For the first time in its history, Argentina has carried out a study that assesses the key variables of physical and environmental conditions such as geology, the soil, the climate and the landscape of different viticultural regions in Mendoza, San Juan, Salta and Tucuman