Will Bonarda Become Argentina’s Next Signature Grape?

Patrick Archer competitiveness, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

They call it Dolce Nero in Italy, Charbono in California and Corbeau Noir in the Savoy region of France. With so many different names, ongoing debate over its European origins, and a less-than-lujoso introduction in Argentina, sommelier and wine author Rodrigo Griguela attempts to set the record straight on the grape known locally as Bonarda. It’s a much-needed analysis considering …

The Harvard Club of Punta del Este

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, uruguay

The beaches, boutiques and restaurants of Punta del Este are beginning to fill up for the year-end celebrations, as long-time property owners and first-time visitors arrive at the most famous of balnearios uruguayos. According to El Pais, one gathering tomorrow night will be an eclectic mix of international businessmen with a common crimson bond. Technically, Harvard does not have an Alumni …

WSJ: More Americans Discover New Life in Argentina

Patrick Archer creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

The Wall Street Journal’s ongoing series of travel stories from Americans living abroad touches down today in Argentina. Having lived and worked in Arizona, California, Colorado and New York, Yvonne and Tom Phelan were finally ready to settle down in 2007. Unfortunately, their lifelong dream of owning a vineyard in Napa Valley was priced out of reach, so they headed …

La Nación: Several Reasons Why Argentina Is Attractive to Foreign Buyers

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, us companies

La Nacion sat down with Richard Moeser, head of Latin America and the Caribbean for Christie’s Great Estates, on his recent trip to Buenos Aires. While the Christie’s VP was focused on the progress of the Al Ri­o project in Vicente Lopez, he shared his thoughts regarding the fascination that U.S. and other international buyers hold for Argentine food, wine, …

La Martina: The Fantasy Camp for Polo Lovers in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer argentina polo, lifestyle, tourism

With last Sunday’s final in Palermo, thecurtain fell on the 2010 Triple Crown, but the polo season lives year-round at one of the oldest and most beautiful estancias in Argentina. La Martina is only 30 miles from downtown Buenos Aires, but once you enter the gates of the sprawling 500-acre estancia, you feel as if you are entering another century. …