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 …

Messi Was Rich, China Makes Him Riich(er)

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, lifestyle

Argentina and China may be having a spat over trade and tariffs, but one Chinese company is banking on Argentina’s #1 export to help sell some minivans. China-based automaker Chery International is rolling out a new MPV called the Riich, and the company chose Lionel Messi to be the face of the vehicle roll-out. Besides making an intriguing global marketing …