Why Buenos Aires is “The Paris, NYC, Barcelona & Rome of South America”

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, creative class, culture, lifestyle, tourism

Buenos Aires receives her fair share of virgin travel writers who arrive, fall in love, and share their adventure with the readers back home in Shaker Heights or Des Moines. The same could be said of Adrian Brijbassi of the Toronto Star, but his Travel Ode to BA put this travel writer on a different plateau with a level of …

Punta del Este Preparing For A Tourism Tidal Wave

Patrick Archer foreign investment, tourism, uruguay

“It’s the law: From Christmas until January 15, Punta del Este explodes with people,” writes La Nacion’s Jose Totah in a sweeping preview of Summer 2011 on the beaches of Uruguay. And unlike previous years when the only storyline was, “It’s Summer 20xx and more Argentines are coming than last year,” today’s headlines are A.) The diversity of who’s coming, …

Argentina Polo Open Championship: Will Ellerstina Wear the Triple Crown?

Patrick Archer argentina polo, buenos aires events, lifestyle

At long last, the final jewel of the Triple Crown is being contested in Palermo. Facundo Pieres and Ellerstina Etiqueta Negra already plucked the first two jewels at Tortugas and Hurlingham, so a victory in the 117th Polo Championship would complete the crown. Standing in their way in Group B are the Astradas of La Aguada BMW, who lost a …

Tribuna Real The Perfect Mix Of Polo, Art & Fashion

Patrick Archer argentina polo, buenos aires events, culture, lifestyle, vanityba, wine & vineyards

From December 1-4 Tribuna Real, the International Polo Fair, will take place at the Hipodromo Argentino. Occurring in conjunction with the Argentine Polo Open, Tribuna Real “will unite the entire Polo community and its friends in one place to see tango shows, fashion shows, and prizes awarded to distinguished Polo players.” Guests will also be able to enjoy cocktails, wines …

With Isenbeck Acquisition, SABMiller Takes A Dive Into Argentina Beer Pool

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, lifestyle

Yesterday the world’s number two brewer, SABMiller, announced the purchase of Argentina’s number three brewer, CASA Isenbeck, in a deal valued at US$43 billion. In addition to the Isenbeck and Warsteiner brands, the purchase gives SABMiller its own plant in Argentina with 300 employees and a distribution center in Chacarita. Drinks Business Review says CASA Isenbeck will continue to produce …