While the majority of us are quarantined indoors, there’s a parallel reality in the Uruguay countryside. Uruguay produced award-winning internationally renowned wines and wine-makers just outside Montevideo, instead of feeling depressed, are celebrating the BEST grape harvest in FORTY years.
Karen, the Guru’Guay, makes a virtual visit to Los Nadies, a small winery which sells premium wines to Japan, Australia and friends. Los Nadies owner, Manuel Filgueira talks about why crises are nothing new to his winery–which was born in 2010 during a serious professional and personal crisis–, how work has not stopped in the winery (we get to see how his kids–home from school because of Coronavirus–play just as important a part as the adults), and why 2020 vintages from Canelones and Colonia 2020 are going to be the best in decades.
A guide to the Coronavirus in Uruguay
The Uruguay Coronavirus Chronicles – our videocast as a public service to English-speakers at this challenging time
Discover Uruguay group – for sharing & support during this taxing time
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An indepth summary of Uruguay’s response to COVID-19 from March to November 2020, when coronavirus cases were at their lowest. Exemplary pandemic response.
Spanish varies a lot from country to country. Here are some expressions used in Uruguay to get medication, teas & sympathy for your cough, flu or sickness.
Useful expressions to help you describe your cough and/or cold while you are in Uruguay, so that you can get some decent medication, teas and sympathy.
Our favourite foodie restaurants have pivoted to what is most helpful and safe right now – take away and delivery. Organic veggies around Punta del Este.