VanityBA: Vinos de Lujo To Feature 300 Of Argentina’s Best Wines

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, lifestyle, vanityba, wine & vineyards

Late spring in Buenos Aires is prime time for two of the country’s best sporting events: polo watching and wine tasting. The Abierto is underway in Palermo with the usual suspects from Ellerstina and La Dolfina dominating, and polo’s ultimate pairing returns to the Alvear Palace next week. The 2013 edition of Vinos de Lujo sponsored by ICBC will feature over 300 …

Buenos Aires Tops Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, competitiveness, culture, global rankings, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism

Conde Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards were released this week, and Buenos Aires was named the #1 City in Central and South America as chosen by 80,000 world travelers. The Conde Nast website summarizes the Top 5 Cities in Central and South America in reverse order: 5. Antigua de Guatemala, 4. Paraty, Brazil, 3. Cartagena, Colombia, 2. Cusco, Peru …

New Law Gets Tough On Buenos Aires Short-Term Rentals

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, competitiveness, hotels & casinos, real estate, tourism

Buenos Aires hotels have been losing ground and guests to owners of short-term apartment rentals ever since the 2001 financial crisis, but new legislation approved this week seeks to clamp down on alquileres temporarios and dramatically stem the turista tide. The new law will require those who own and rent four or more Buenos Aires short-term rental properties to, among other things, add …