Mendoza Produced 69% Of Argentina’s Wine Harvest

Patrick Archer agribusiness, aruba, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

2013 was a good year for Mendoza vineyards, as production surged back to historical levels following a disappointing 2012. The 2013 Argentina wine harvest resulted in 28.51 million quintals (100 kilograms) of grapes, a 28% increase over the 22.30 million quintals harvested in 2012, according to Cronista. The 2013 rebound was something to celebrate following the 2012 harvest which was …

Global Grape: US Malbec Consumption Approaching Argentina Levels

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

Yesterday, for the second consecutive year, celebrations were held in 45 cities and 36 countries to toast Argentina’s signature grape. For Argentine wine makers and exporters, a few toasts of gratitude must have been raised for US wine enthusiasts who now consume almost as much Malbec as Argentines, according to a new article in Cronista. Nuria Rebon  charts Malbec’s meteoric rise: …

Brazil’s Importance Keeps Rising for Argentina Wine Exports, Tourism

Patrick Archer agribusiness, global rankings, real estate, tourism, wine & vineyards

The Portuguese accents and “Muito Obrigados” covering the Masters of Food & Wine barrel in the lobby of the Park Hyatt Mendoza were a good clue earlier this year. Now, mid-year wine export numbers and a Trapiche study of consumption habits confirm Brazil’s untapped upside as a consumer of Argentine wine and wine tourism. On assignment in Mendoza, Luiz Guimares of …

Porsche Argentina Will Trade Carreras for Cabernet Franc

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

As we’ve seen in recent spats with Brazil and China, Argentina’s trade balance can be a sensitive issue for the Casa Rosada. But the backlash moved beyond BRIC-landia when the Ministry of Interior Trade decided to go after luxury automakers who ship high-end cars to Argentina without buying anything in return. And while several U.S., European and Asian countries export …

Bundled Sales Could Boost Argentina Wine Exports to India

Patrick Archer wine & vineyards

Wine with beer may sound like a poor combination, but the pairing could significantly boost Argentine wine exports to India. Government authorities in Delhi have approved the sale of wine together with beer in local supermarkets, according to Gabriela Malizia of Los Andes. Department stores and supermarkets larger than 500 square feet with annual sales greater than Rs 1.5 million (US$33,333) …