Andres Rosberg: ”My top 7 wine places in Buenos Aires”
We caught up with the Buenos Aires sommelier Andres Rosberg, former president of the International Sommelier Association, ASI, to get some of his favourite recommendations to go and drink wine in Buenos Aires. Here are his top wine spots in the city!
Phone: +54 11 4832-6058
Address: Guatemala 4699, Buenos Aires
Another big wine list and a definitive star of Argentina’s gastronomy is, of course, Don Julio, the steakhouse that just placed 4th in the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurant list. The owner is a very good friend and a sommelier, and has one of the most beautiful and complete cellars in the country. I used to live around the corner, too, so I would end up at the restaurant more often than I should, but not as often as I would like to!
Phone: +54 11 4773-2311
Address: Gurruchaga 1149, Buenos Aires
Vico has a selection of over one hundred different wines being poured by the glass and a team of well-trained sommeliers. It is a fantastic place to go to if you are interested in tasting a big number of wines, as they also sell small portions for those tasting rather than drinking.
Phone: +54 11 4811-1108
Address: Libertad 1161, AAW Buenos Aires
I love Gran Bar Danzon. This is where I stopped working as a bartender and started my training to become a sommelier over twenty years ago. It has a very comprehensive wine list, including many old vintages that are sometimes hard to find, and several different wines offered by the glass.
Phone: +54 11 15-4821-3741
Address: Beruti 2602, Buenos Aires
Such a classic Spanish restaurant, this place has been around for many years. Not only it has one of the best cellars in Argentina by far, but it also serves ridiculously good suckling pic, baby goat, octopus, and many other delicacies.
Phone: +54 11 4321-1200
Address: 1086/88 Posadas, ABB, Buenos Aires
This is a fantastic place where the combination of a proper cellar, impeccable service by well-trained sommeliers, elegant deco, and dry-aged beef takes the gastronomic experience to the next level.
Phone: +54 11 5171-1234
Address: Avenida Alvear 1661, Buenos Aires
The Duhau Palace is today a Park Hyatt hotel. It was built almost a century ago, when Argentina was one of the richest countries on Earth. This beautiful place boasts a restaurant, a cocktail and cigar bar, a wine bar and Buenos Aires’ only serious cheese cellar. It is like a food & wine lover’s heaven...
Phone: +54 11 4773-3739
Address: Arévalo 2032, Palermo, Buenos Aires
The creation of celebrity somm Aldo Graziani, Aldo’s is a great combination of wine bar, restaurant and wine store. They have branches in Retiro and Palermo, but the one not to be missed is the one in San Telmo, as it boasts what is arguably Buenos Aires’ best jazz club, Bebop, in its basement.