Chinese Demanding More Premium Wines From Argentina, South America

China, the world’s fifth-largest consumer of wine, is already one of the Top 10 wine export markets for most South American countries. Chinese consumers drank more than 1.4 billion liters of wine in 2011, a number that is projected to grow to 2.2 billion liters by 2015. According to industry analysts, much of that 60% increase will come from vineyards …

Montevideo Welcomes More Furnished Short-term Rentals

The market of short-term furnished rental apartments in Montevideo is growing thanks to the newest wave of new construction units being delivered this quarter. While Punta del Este and Colonia are no strangers to the alquiler temporario phenomenon, MVD has historically been a market where business travelers had few choices beyond the handful of hotels in Montevideo. Now business-friendly furnished …

Argentina’s Condo-Hotel Boom Attracting Foreign Guests, Investors

Exactly six months ago, an article in La Nacion declared condo-hotels “the new boom in real estate investment” in Argentina. Annual ROI double that of rental properties, ease of absentee ownership and a monthly income stream derived from the hotel’s rental pool were just a few of the condo-hotel advantages cited in the article. Argentina’s record tourism levels, quality of …

Campos & Caviar: Uruguay The Perfect Mix of Wyoming and Saint-Tropez

Summer vacation may be over here in the Southern Hemisphere, but Terra readers in Brazil are getting a healthy dose of saudade uruguaio this morning. They came in droves from Rio and Sao Paulo this summer and filled the finest hotels and restaurants in Jose Ignacio, La Barra and Punta del Este. The combination of refined luxury and rural tranquility …

Irons & Vines: Argentine Vineyards Uncork Golf On the Wine Trails of Mendoza

When it comes to the world’s best golf regions, Scotland and several US destinations come to mind including Palm Springs, Pinehurst, Naples, Scottsdale and Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. While no such golf mecca exists in South America, we learned last year that PGA Tour officials were setting their sights on the Deep South (America). PGA officials have been …