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: …

Mendoza Is Now Brazilians’ #2 Destination In Argentina

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

Mendoza welcomed over 320,000 tourists in the summer month of January, as the Argentine province continues to seduce more national and international visitors with its unique combination of natural beauty, outdoor activities and wine tourism. According to the Ministry of Tourism, the southern region of Mendoza was the most sought after in January with San Rafael topping the list of …

More Brazilian Winemakers Opening Vineyards in Mendoza

Patrick Archer aruba, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, wine & vineyards

As we learned last month, Brazil’s importance to Argentine wineries is evident in the export numbers and the rising number of Brazilian tourists discovering the wines and natural beauty of Mendoza. Now we find out Mendoza is beginning to lure more Brazilian bodegas to Argentina’s most prolific wine region. Jornal do Comercio’s Danilo Ucha says many of Brazil’s largest winemakers have …

San Rafael Mendoza Is Having Its Moment

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, tourism, wine & vineyards

We already know Montevideo is Having Its Moment, so what is it about San Rafael? Ever since a CNN Money study came out naming the Mendoza city one of the four best places to retire in the world, media coverage and investor buzz has been building about this picturesque slice of Argentine wine heaven also known as Bonarda Country. While the …

Quality Trumps Quantitiy in Argentina Wine Harvest

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

“Better Late Than Never.” That’s how Wine Spectator describes the 2010 harvest in Argentina, a year marked by a slow sugar start, some potentially-damaging weather fluctuations and, ultimately, a lower level of wine production compared to 2009. But fear not, the finished product is still outstanding. “Argentinean winemakers are pleased with lower alcohol levels and ripe tannins which they believe …