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Buenos Aires: The Ultimate City Break

 A city where the past and present collide in a pleasingly effervescent mixture, where the unmistakeable face of Eva Perón still adorns many of the buildings alongside that of her present day equivalent Christina Fernández de Kirchner. A place where one can explore streets lined with ancient colonial bistros that blend with McDonald’s and Starbucks coffee houses and where the memory of past revolution lingers in the air. Buenos Aires by Day No trip to Buenos Aires would be complete without a visit to the…

Valle de Uco continues to experience a huge boom- what challenges do they now face?

During 2013 the Valle de Uco area continued to generate news of real estate investment, specifically hotels and ‘owned farm’ projects. The value of the land continues to grow especially with the area being cultivated with vineyards. In the last 10 years the value has increased a huge 96%. With each project that is advertised in this area they talk about values in the thousands, hotels going from between 10 to 50 million dollars, houses on range estancias that are valued at a base level at 400 thousand dollars,…

Argentina’s ‘Napa Valley’- Valle de Uco

On the eastern side of the Andes, in the region of stunning foothills and high plains, is Argentina’s Napa Valley. The Uco Valley, in Mendoza, has rapidly become one of the most talked about and exciting wine regions in the southern hemisphere. Originally created as a stopping point in the crossing of the Andes on the commercial route from Río de la Plata to Chile’s Santiago, Mendoza has become the largest wine producing area in Latin America, claiming 70% of Argentina’s wines. The Uco Valley with its…

UK passion for Argentine wines: First quarter 2012 imports rocket 15% in volume

UK passion for Argentine wines MercoPress Argentine wine exports to the UK have rocketed by 25% in value and 12% in volume in the first three months of the year. This put the UK back ahead of Brazil as Argentina’s third largest market worldwide, and the US and Canada, and represents the largest gains for over four years. “It’s the volume figure that is the most encouraging” said Andrew Maidment, European director of Wines of Argentina. “Given that there is obviously a delay between this export data…

Argentine winemakers set sights on Asian markets

Winemakers in Mendoza, where prized Malbec vines grow beneath Andean peaks, celebrated the end of grape-picking this month with a traditional parade of harvest queens and floats laden with flowers. But with festivities over for another year, Argentine vineyards have turned their attention to capturing relatively new Asian markets where burgeoning middle-classes are rapidly acquiring a taste for wine. “Today China consumes less than a liter of wine per person per year,” said Cristina Brachetta, director…