The importance that gastronomy and wine have gained today has led to reassess its service and management. They are key points that imply the professionalization and training of all the staff involved. Just as chefs create original dishes, beverages are the domain of sommeliers. They are in charge of proposing an attractive offer that enhances the menu and meets guests’ expectations. Sommeliers are also responsible for its management in optimal conditions, as well as for advising and serving guests for them to have an unforgettable and pleasant experience. The other side of their service is to generate income from sales and build customer loyalty through careful attention and advice.
We live in a world where time has become the most valuable resource, so much so that we speak about the luxury of time, and we carefully choose where we invest it. Consequently, and talking about hospitality, our clients measure their experiences in terms of how much they have enjoyed (or not) the time they spent in a winery experience rather than in doing anything else. It is no longer just about iconic wines, stunning architecture, top notch wine glasses and silverware or even, breathtaking landscapes. Now, more than ever, it all narrows down to people.
Vendimia (Wine Harvest Festival) is the largest national festival in Argentina and has been celebrated since 1936. Nowadays, the central act of this celebration is an imposing allegorical show with great choreography framed in a display of light and sound that takes place on a
130-meter stage wide at the Frank Romero Day Amphitheater nestled in the middle of the hills surrounding the city of Mendoza.
There’s something very special about waking up in the Uco Valley. The gentle whispering of mountain breeze rushing through the leaves of the alamos trees and the grapevines, the golden sunrise which casts a glowing light on the Andes mountains in the distance, and the calm feeling the overcomes you in this most peaceful corner of the world. It’s the sort of wake up you want to linger over for hours, and one of the most peaceful places to gently wake up in the Uco Valley is this year’s Accommodation Winner in Mendoza — the beautiful boutique hotel of Postales.