Wine Spectator Discovers The “Wonderfulness” of Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

American wine critic and Wine Spectator contributing editor Matt Kramer arrives in Buenos Aires for a three-month stay and wastes little time getting to know the food & wine delights of his newly adopted barrio of Palermo Soho. Kramer authored several Making Sense of Wine books and coined a term “somewhereness” in describing a wine’s character. Prior to his departure, …

Bordering on Success: Chile, Uruguay Courting Foreign Investors

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, uruguay

2011 will be a critical presidential election year in Argentina and aspiring candidates would do well to look at neighboring Chile and Uruguay for lessons in economic transformation. Both countries have elected presidents who ran on platforms prioritizing pro-business, foreign investment solutions over government programs and additional bureaucracy. Uruguay’s new president, Jose Mujica, takes office in March and “begins an …

Cirque Du Telecom: Finding Value Amid The Madness

Patrick Archer foreign investment, technology

It’s been twenty long years since the privatization of Argentina’s state-owned ENTel, four years since a massive $1.5 billion debt restructuring and two years since a highly publicized government investigation, but the future for Telecom Argentina shareholders still looks as volatile as its past. According to BusinessWeek, shares of Telecom’s ADRs (NYSE: TEO) have fallen 31% over the past two …

VanityBA: Keeping Up With The Jet Set Down in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, vanityba

The Dow broke above 10,000 this morning and European debt concerns eased, so TheStreet.com figures Wall Street execs could use some tips on what foreign countries to invade and blow invest their next quarterly bonus. But this isn’t 2000 when you could charter a G-IV and kite off to Sardinia for a Tyco toga party featuring Jimmy Buffett, an ice …

Buenos Aires Real Estate Spotlight: A Property Boom in Villa Urquiza

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate

When we reported last week on the 2009 summary statistics for units sold and under construction in the City of Buenos Aires, Palermo was singled out for it’s #1 ranking among neighborhoods in terms of projects under construction last year. Yet, according to Clarin, a closer look at the numbers throws a little cold water on the Palermopalooza and simultaneously …