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 Lot Prices Rise 18%; Best Appreciation Among Global Wine Regions

Patrick Archer aruba, average prices, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

Mendoza lot prices rose an average of 18% in 2011, according to new data released this week from the Mendoza Real Estate Association. The analysis found while the price of the average lot in Mendoza rose 18% last year, there were some cases where annual appreciation was closer to 25% depending on the lot size, location and surrounding amenities. Los …

What Do You Need to Become a Winemaker in Argentina?

Patrick Archer aruba, creative class, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, wine & vineyards

From Bono to De Niro, the list of ricos y famosos buying their own private vineyards in Argentina keeps getting longer, as global appreciation and demand for Argentine wines continue to soar. But you don’t have to be the frontman for rock’s top-grossing act or the world’s greatest living actor to own your own vineyard and bottle your own private …

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 …

Malbec Inside: A New Look and Bottle for Argentine Wines

Patrick Archer competitiveness, entrepreneurs, wine & vineyards

As the country’s signature grape, Argentine Malbecs have taken the world by storm in recent years. From New York reviews to French wine expos to World Malbec Day, the quality of this Argentine varietal is unmistakable to novices and connoisseurs alike. Now an Argentine glass maker wants you to know your Malbec was “Hecho en Argentina” before you even pull …