Brazil’s Importance Keeps Rising for Argentina Wine Exports, Tourism

Patrick Archer agribusiness, global rankings, real estate, tourism, wine & vineyards

The Portuguese accents and “Muito Obrigados” covering the Masters of Food & Wine barrel in the lobby of the Park Hyatt Mendoza were a good clue earlier this year. Now, mid-year wine export numbers and a Trapiche study of consumption habits confirm Brazil’s untapped upside as a consumer of Argentine wine and wine tourism. On assignment in Mendoza, Luiz Guimares of …

Bundled Sales Could Boost Argentina Wine Exports to India

Patrick Archer wine & vineyards

Wine with beer may sound like a poor combination, but the pairing could significantly boost Argentine wine exports to India. Government authorities in Delhi have approved the sale of wine together with beer in local supermarkets, according to Gabriela Malizia of Los Andes. Department stores and supermarkets larger than 500 square feet with annual sales greater than Rs 1.5 million (US$33,333) …

“Sabor A Mendoza” Seeks to Expand Argentina Olive Oil Tourism

Patrick Archer agribusiness, tourism, wine & vineyards

Mendoza is a unique Argentine province with multiple trails devoted to promoting local industry and generating more inbound tourism. First there was the Wine Trail, then came the Golf Trail and now Mendoza is ready to promote La Ruta del Olivo or The Olive Trail. Like grapes, premium olives and olive oil are now synonymous with Argentina, the #1 olive …

Global Grape: US Malbec Consumption Approaching Argentina Levels

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

Yesterday, for the second consecutive year, celebrations were held in 45 cities and 36 countries to toast Argentina’s signature grape. For Argentine wine makers and exporters, a few toasts of gratitude must have been raised for US wine enthusiasts who now consume almost as much Malbec as Argentines, according to a new article in Cronista. Nuria Rebon  charts Malbec’s meteoric rise: …

Uruguay Wines Winning Medals Abroad; Record Exports to China and Russia

Patrick Archer agribusiness, lifestyle, uruguay, wine & vineyards

Uruguay wine is garnering a good reputation and loyal following abroad, especially in BRIC nations where demand for bulk wine is strongest. El Pais’ Pablo Antunez says Uruguay will export record amounts of both wine (14 million liters) and grape juice (3 million liters) in the first half of 2012. In the first two months of this year, Uruguay exported …