New Simulator Lets Golfers Swing Down 9 de Julio

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Downtown workers have a new option for relieving stress after work, and it’s not an After Office cocktail party. The Green Club is a new indoor golf center located in the Hotel Panamericano next to the Obelisco and the Avenida 9 de Julio. According to Clari­n, over 100 golfers of all skill levels visit the center daily to tackle the …

Cruceristas: Record Cruise Ship Arrivals in Buenos Aires, Uruguay

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

City traffic was heavier than usual here in Punta del Este yesterday. Yes, it is high season and the weather is perfect, but there was a sudden influx of casually-dressed pedestrians with accents other than casetllano. As the new arrivals made their way along the Rambla del Puerto, the four large cruise ships on which they traveled sat glistening in …

Will Bonarda Become Argentina’s Next Signature Grape?

Patrick Archer competitiveness, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

They call it Dolce Nero in Italy, Charbono in California and Corbeau Noir in the Savoy region of France. With so many different names, ongoing debate over its European origins, and a less-than-lujoso introduction in Argentina, sommelier and wine author Rodrigo Griguela attempts to set the record straight on the grape known locally as Bonarda. It’s a much-needed analysis considering …

The Harvard Club of Punta del Este

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The beaches, boutiques and restaurants of Punta del Este are beginning to fill up for the year-end celebrations, as long-time property owners and first-time visitors arrive at the most famous of balnearios uruguayos. According to El Pais, one gathering tomorrow night will be an eclectic mix of international businessmen with a common crimson bond. Technically, Harvard does not have an Alumni …

WSJ: More Americans Discover New Life in Argentina

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The Wall Street Journal’s ongoing series of travel stories from Americans living abroad touches down today in Argentina. Having lived and worked in Arizona, California, Colorado and New York, Yvonne and Tom Phelan were finally ready to settle down in 2007. Unfortunately, their lifelong dream of owning a vineyard in Napa Valley was priced out of reach, so they headed …