VanityBA: The 10 Best Wines From Argentina

Patrick Archer competitiveness, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, vanityba, wine & vineyards

The Vinos & Bodegas section of iProfesional features a rundown of the Top 10 Wines in Argentina according to Stephen Tanzer and his bimonthly publication for wine enthusiasts, International Wine Cellar. The Top 10 Argentine Wines on Tanzer’s list have scores ranging from 93+ to 95+ and prices ranging from $59 to $230. Both Malbecs and the Catena Zapata Bodega …

Buenos Aires, Lain American Art Fuels Art Basel Miami Beach

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, culture, vanityba

From December 2-5 Art Basel, the most important art event in the United States and one of the most important art shows in the world, returns to Miami Beach. The sister event to Switzerland’s Art Basel, which has reigned as the world’s most prestigious art fair for over 40 years, Art Basel Miami Beach has opened the door to an …

“Virgen Extra”: Argentina Olive Oil Investments

Patrick Archer agribusiness, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, wine & vineyards

Of all the agribusiness investment opportunities in Argentina and Uruguay, olive oil estates are some of the youngest and most promising. Increasingly health conscious consumers in foreign countries are stoking global demand for olive oil which has tremendous health benefits including heart disease protection and colon cancer prevention. Industry publication Olive Oil Times says Argentina has capitalized on growing demand …

Santander Sees the Future in Argentina, Brazil, Latin America

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, visionaries

If you had any doubts about where the smart money is moving globally, you might want to take a look at Grupo Santander, the largest bank in the Euro-zone and one of the largest banks in the world. In recent interviews with everyone from Bloomberg to El Pai­s, Santander officials are understandably bullish on Argentina, Brazil and Latin America in general…so …

Buenos Aires Real Estate Market Showing Strength

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate

A story we’ve monitored closely since the end of last year is the recovery of the Buenos Aires real estate sector. After an abysmal 2009, December finally offered a positive note; a trend that continued during the first four months of this year. Now the newly-released housing data for May suggest BA’s property rebound is in full swing. According to …