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 Buenos Aires Technology District Is Transforming The South

Patrick Archer ba government, competitiveness, creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, technology

The City of Buenos Aires’ continued efforts to revitalize a 495-acre southern region of the metropolis continues to attract entrepreneurs, investors and global tech companies. Exactly one year ago, the Subsecretary of Investment for the City, Carlos Pirovano, said the number of companies working in the Tech District would more than double in 2010 from 22 to 50. He was …

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 …

5 Predictions For The Buenos Aires Real Estate Market

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, real estate

La Nacion ends the year with a survey of local real estate brokers and developers (B&D) regarding their outlook and expectations for the coming year. Considering the nature of their business, their collective forecast is predictably optimistic, so we’ll put our spin (IBA) on the list to keep things balanced. (Full Story in Spanish) Prediction No. 1: B&D: The level of investor demand …

What Makes The Carmelo Real Estate Market So Attractive?

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

As the corneja  flies, it’s only thirty miles from downtown Buenos Aires, it’s on Uruguayan soil, it’s the home of the only other Four Seasons in South America, and it’s going to be one of the region’s most sought after destinations in the coming years. Carmelo has been a well kept secret since the Four Seasons Resort was completed in 2002. …