VanityBA: The 10 Best Wines From Argentina

Patrick Archer competitiveness, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, vanityba, wine & vineyards

The Vinos & Bodegas section of iProfesional features a rundown of the Top 10 Wines in Argentina according to Stephen Tanzer and his bimonthly publication for wine enthusiasts, International Wine Cellar. The Top 10 Argentine Wines on Tanzer’s list have scores ranging from 93+ to 95+ and prices ranging from $59 to $230. Both Malbecs and the Catena Zapata Bodega …

More Brazilians Buying Vineyards in Argentina & Uruguay

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay, wine & vineyards

Exactly one year ago, we shared the news that Mendoza is now the second-most popular destination for Brazilians in Argentina after Buenos Aires. According to the Ministry of Tourism, the southern region of Mendoza was the most sought after in January with San Rafael topping the list of visitors and hotel occupancy with 92%. Now, one year later, it seems many Brazilians are …

Double-Digit Growth & Record Revenue For Mendoza Tourism

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, aruba, competitiveness, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

“Come for the Mendoza wine and vineyards, but stay for the horseback riding, fine dining, whitewater rafting, olive tourism, hiking, futbol tournaments, beauty pageants, downhill skiing, rugby matches, new shopping centers and casinos.” OK, maybe it’s a tad verbose, but it’s hard to summarize all of the factors making Mendoza the tourism juggernaut it is today. All of the above …

Uruguay Wines Follow Uruguay Beef Into Russian Hearts & Stomachs

Patrick Archer uruguay, wine & vineyards

Uruguay wines are beginning to seduce Russian palates following the same path of Uruguay beef just a decade ago. In a well researched exclusive for Rusia Hoy, Juan Samuelle says sales of Uruguay wine to Russia have doubled from 2008 to 2012. Currently barrel wine accounts for the bulk of Uruguay wine exported to Russia; yet, local producers see major …

“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 …