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 …

Russia Emerges As #1 Destination For Uruguay Wines

Patrick Archer agribusiness, uruguay, wine & vineyards

According to the Uruguay National Wine Institute (INAVI), 2013 is projected to be a big year as the country will significantly boost its wine exports to Russia. In the process, Russia will become the number one export destination for Uruguay wines. By the end of this year, 20 million liters of Uruguay wine will be exported to Russia, and the …

Golf on the Argentina Wine Trail Becomes Year-Round Attraction

Patrick Archer aruba, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

Great golf courses and beautiful vineyards: Two of Argentina’s most attractive assets for foreign visitors continue to blend seamlessly like an Atamisque Assemblage or a La Linda Chardonnay Viognier. Argentina’s Golf Circuit on the Wine Trails (Circuito de Golf en los Caminos del Vino) launched earlier this year with four golf tournaments held at some of Mendoza’s finest golf courses …

More Argentine Wineries Bringing The Vineyard To Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, culture, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

From Salta to Mendoza to the Patagonia, more Argentine wineries are realizing you can’t spell “bodega” without BA. No longer content with just selling wine, more Argentine vineyards are creating unique spaces where they can envelop both clients and customers with the total vineyard experience. Clarin’s Oscar Martinez says Buenos Aires real estate has played a starring role in the …

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 …