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 …

Uruguay Farmland: A Turnkey Global Investment In A Transparent Market

Patrick Archer agribusiness, aruba, average prices, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

Part of the wonder of tiny Uruguay is the wide range of topography and crop diversity. If Uruguay were a US state, it would rank somewhere between Florida and Missouri in terms of total land mass: 68,000 square miles. Despite its size, Uruguay boasts a laundry list of farmland producing commodities shipped around the world: soybeans, wheat, rice, cattle, sheep, …

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 …

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: …