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Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group: Riding The Young Argentinian Credit Bull

Source: Seeking Alpha
Author: Dallas Salazar
Mon, 21 Nov 2016

Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group: A Decade-Long Investment Thesis Finally Playing Out…

Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, referred to as VINO going forward, is one way to play the unlevered assets and the credit expansion of Argentina, and it took some digging to find this name. VINO, while having been put together over the last decade, is newly public - the timing of the go-public transaction no doubt much more than purely coincidental (with the political regime change, Argentinian structural reform, etc.). VINO, while being valued at ~$125 million in market cap, also trades "by appointment" at this point so it's public (again, at this point) only in name and in reporting. This is important to take into consideration when prospecting an investment. An investment in VINO should be thought of as an investment into a private enterprise; something which I find attractive when investing (thus why I'm covering this name).


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Algodon Fine Wines Wins Gold in Global Malbec Masters 2016

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Wed, 19 Oct 2016

Global Masters of Wine & Master Sommeliers Award Prestigious Gold Medal to Algodon's 2012 Black Label Malbec

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/19/16 -- Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, Inc. (OTCQB: VINO), a real estate development brand with luxury lifestyle assets and premium wines in Argentina, has been awarded a gold medal in the Global Malbec Masters 2016 Wine Competition for its 2012 Black Label Malbec.


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Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group Partners with Ginevra Sotheby’s International Realty for Exclusive Vineyard Estate Lot Sales at Algodon Wine Estates

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Thu, 13 Oct 2016

Global Provider of Luxury Real Estate Brokerage to Market Algodon’s Luxury Vineyard Estates in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina

NEW YORK, NY – October 13, 2016 – Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, Inc. (OTCQB: VINO), an emerging luxury brand and luxury real estate developer, has selected Ginevra Sotheby's International Realty to provide sales representation for the company's luxury residential development in the San Rafael, Mendoza wine region of Argentina. Algodon Group's collection of luxury assets currently includes Algodon Fine Wines, Algodon Wine Estates, Algodon Wine & Wellness Resort, Algodon Mansion, and Algodon Extra Virgin Olive Oil.


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Algodon Mansion Recognized as Top 20 International Hideaway for Andrew Harper's 2016 Readers' Choice Awards

Tue, 11 Oct 2016

Luxury Boutique Hotel in Recoleta Neighborhood of Buenos Aires Takes 8th Place from Leading Travel Publication in Luxury Travel
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Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group Commences United States Rollout of Fine Malbec Wines with Seaview Imports

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Mon, 12 Sep 2016

NEW YORK, NY - September 12, 2016 - Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, Inc. (OTCQB: VINO), a real estate development brand with luxury lifestyle assets and premium wines in Argentina, has appointed Seaview Imports as its sole U.S. agent and importer of Algodon's complete portfolio of fine wines produced in the San Rafael, Mendoza wine region of Argentina.
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ALGODON MANSION RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

NEW YORK, NY – (August 18, 2016): Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires was today honored with an Experts' Choice Award for 2016 from TripExpert, which rates hotels and restaurants around the world based on reviews from journalists and professional travel writers.
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ALGODON WINES & LUXURY DEVELOPMENT GROUP, ON MISSION TO MAKE THE WORLD'S BEST MALBEC WINES AND MALBEC BLENDS, WINS SILVER FROM GLOBAL MALBEC MASTERS

Thu, 14 Apr 2016

NEW YORK, NY, April 14, 2016 -- Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, Inc. (OTCQB: VINO) (Algodon Group), is pleased to announce that Algodon Fine Wine’s Malbec Bonarda 2010 recently received the honor of Silver Medal from the Global Malbec Masters 2015 Wine Competition, whose judging panel was comprised exclusively of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers.  Yesterday’s timely award announcement was received prior to Algodon Fine Wines’ observance of Malbec World Day, a global celebration held annually on April 17.  The company’s luxury Argentina properties, Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires, and Algodon Wine Estates in San Rafael, Mendoza, celebrate with food & wine events throughout the month, honoring Argentina’s signature Malbec varietal. 


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A Quick Stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Algodon Mansion

Source: Day In, Day Out
Author: Lindsay Lambert
Sat, 23 Jan 2016

Back in 2014, when my husband and I were considering a belated honeymoon in Argentina, Algodon Mansion kept coming up in my search for Buenos Aires’s best hotels. And now I know why.
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A Buenos Aires Weekend: Algodon Mansion

Source: Passported Magazine
Thu, 21 Jan 2016

Stay: Algodon Mansion

Honeymoon worthy and full of Argentine charm, this Recoleta hideaway has only ten rooms, so you're likely to have the rooftop jacuzzi and plunge pool to yourself. Every room is massive and comes with butler service, while bathrooms have steam showers and soaking tubs built for two. Seriously, this is baby-making territory. Tip: Algodon’s sister property in Mendoza creates incredible wines, all available at the hotel. Sign up for a tasting with the in-house sommelier then ship home a couple cases to relive your weekend en casa.


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Devaluation Key in Luring Investors Back to Argentina

Source: The Wall Street Journal
Author: Christopher Whittall
Tue, 24 Nov 2015

Removing currency controls is one of several reforms President-elect Macri has vowed to lure investors
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18 reasons to visit Argentina

Source: Telegraph U.K.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015

As Argentina ends decades of anti-British rule at the polls, here are 18 more compelling reasons to visit the land of polo, gauchos and tango
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Argentina Election Should Result in Cheaper Wine

Source: Wine-Searcher.com
Author: W. Blake Gray
Sun, 22 Nov 2015

A change of government looks like offering the hard-pressed wine industry a ray of hope.
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ALGODON WINES & LUXURY DEVELOPMENT GROUP ANNOUNCES 4TH ANNUAL BONARDA WEEK AT ALGODON WINE ESTATES AND ALGODON MANSION

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Mon, 09 Nov 2015

Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group (Algodon Group), today announces Algodon Wine Estates’ 3rd Annual Bonarda Week to be held November 09-15, 2014 at the luxury boutique hotel Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires, and at Algodon Wine Estates in San Rafael, Mendoza. The celebration honors Argentina’s Bonarda varietal, the country's second most planted and important red grape after Malbec, with food & wine events celebrated throughout the week at Algodon’s luxury properties.
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Algodon Mansion – not just for tennis stars and dignitaries

Source: ETB Travel News
Author: Donna Salle
Wed, 05 Aug 2015

It’s easy to see why Algodon Mansion was awarded TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Award for the fifth year in a row. Intimate, romantic, charming and exclusive, a stay with this luxury boutique hotel is a peaceful oasis amongst the excitement and energy of world-class Buenos Aires.
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The 15 Best Hotel Bathtubs Around The World: Algodon Mansion

Source: The Road Les Traveled
Author: Lesley Murphy
Sun, 26 Jul 2015

Not all baths are created equal. Some present breathtaking views while others rely on their luxurious bath and body works to sell the experience, and I'm not talking about the American retail store in your neighborhood mall.
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The World's Most Romantic Hotels 2015: Algodon Mansion

Source: fathomaway.com
Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Algodon Mansion Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina What's to Love: Set in the leafy Recoleta neighborhood, the 1912 Belle Epoque villa is pure, old-world glamour.
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ALGODON MANSION HONORED WITH TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE LUXURY HOTEL AWARD 2015

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Wed, 28 Jan 2015

NEW YORK, NY – (January 28, 2015): Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group (“Algodon Group”), is pleased to announce that TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice® awards has selected Algodon Mansion, a luxury boutique hotel located in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, as one of the TOP 25 winners in the category of Best Luxury Hotel in Argentina. TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel website, with more than 200 million reviews and opinions by travelers around the world. Now in its 13th year, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers.
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A Day at Algodon Mansion: Buenos Aires' Finest Boutique Hotel

Source: Condé Nast Traveler’s The Scene
Tue, 20 Jan 2015

Eat. Stay. Love. Episode 3 January 20, 2015

Recoleta, a small tree-lined neighborhood in Buenos Aires, has earned the city the nickname "The Paris of South America." We explored it's finest boutique hotel, Algodon Mansion, which provides private butlers for each guest.


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Architectural Digest's Beautiful Hotel Gardens around the World: Algodon Wine Estates

Source: Architectural Digest
Thu, 15 Jan 2015

Algodon Wine Estates, Argentina
At this distinguished Mendoza wine estate, guests can hop in a golf cart and roam acres of cypress-lined allées, olive groves, and Malbec-yielding vineyards. The executive chef Gaston Langlois grows fresh peppers, squash, and leeks in the vegetable garden.


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5 Of The World's Best Places To Buy A Second Home In The Sun

Source: Huffington Post
Author: Kathleen Peddicord
Tue, 06 Jan 2015

Here are five places where you could get a great deal on a second home in the sun, a holiday escape that you could rent out when you're not using it yourself, or retirement digs all your own in the Shangri-la that's calling your name.  Each of these places also qualifies as a top retirement option for 2015...consider vineyard opportunities, specifically in Mendoza, one of the best places in the world to embrace life among the vines.


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Asian buyers push up vineyard prices

Source: www.TheDrinksBusiness.com
Author: Gabriel Stone
Mon, 05 Jan 2015

According to Knight Frank’s Global Vineyard Index 2014, wealthy Asians are broadening their search for wine estates, driving major price hikes. The price of a “lifestyle” vineyard – that is, between 2-15 hectares in size – rose by an average of 4.5% in the year to June 2014.
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AFAR Magazine Recommended Hotel: Algodon Wine Estates

Source: AFAR - The Experimental Travel Guide
Fri, 19 Dec 2014

Travelers who think heaven should include golf, tennis, horseback riding, mountains, vineyards, and mouthwatering food and wine all in one place should book a stay at Algodon Wine Estates. The property rolls across 2,000 acres of picturesque foothills in San Rafael, Mendoza. The land blossoms with walnut, pear, and plum orchards, miles of olive groves, and a world-class vineyard producing a wide range of varietals. Eight estancia-style suites are housed in the Algodon Villa and Algodon Lodge, featuring wood-burning chimneys and wraparound stone patios overlooking the vineyard and surrounding estate.
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A Tale of Two Bathtubs in Argentina: Featuring Algodon Mansion

Source: fathomaway.com
Author: Nora Walsh
Wed, 17 Dec 2014

"I checked into my room at the ten-suite Buenos Aires boutique hotel Algodon Mansion and went weak at the knees when I saw the bathroom. Hello, Saturday night. I'll be attending the party for one in the free-standing tub in the middle of the marble expanse."
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Algodon Uncorks Preview of 2015 Wine Line & New Blend for Chinese Market

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Tue, 16 Dec 2014

NEW YORK, NY - (December 16, 2014): Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group ("Algodon Group"), announces a preview of Algodon Wine Estates' line of wines for 2015. The new line-up includes Algodon’s new blend, "OCHO (8) Fincas", which was recently introduced to the Chinese wine market at the Guizhou International Wine Fair and at China's ProWine China 2014 in Shanghai, one of the world's leading international trade fairs for wine and spirits.


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ALGODON WINES & LUXURY DEVELOPMENT GROUP ANNOUNCES 3RD ANNUAL BONARDA WEEK AT ALGODON WINES ESTATES AND ALGODON MANSION!

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Mon, 03 Nov 2014

NEW YORK, NY – (November 3, 2014): Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group (Algodon Group), today announces Algodon Wine Estates’ 3rd Annual Bonarda Week to be held November 10-16, 2014 at the luxury boutique hotel Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires, and at Algodon Wine Estates in San Rafael, Mendoza. The celebration honors Argentina’s Bonarda varietal, the country's second most planted and important red grape after Malbec, with food & wine events celebrated throughout the week at Algodon’s luxury properties.
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Travel+Leisure Best Luxury Hotels in Buenos Aires: Algodon Mansion

Source: Travel+Leisure
Author: Matt Chesterton
Sun, 31 Aug 2014

The city’s most luxurious hotels are concentrated in Recoleta, its most luxurious neighborhood. Pretty much any building here could be converted into a five-star property, and many of them have. Palacio Duhau, for example, a magnificent Neoclassical pile from the 1920s, stood empty for several decades before Hyatt Hotels acquired it in 2002, reopening it as a Park Hyatt four years later. For once, the profit interests of a multinational and the heritage interests of a city found themselves in perfect alignment.
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ARGENTINA’S ALGODON MANSION AND ALGODON WINE ESTATES OFFER TANGO AND GAUCHO THEMED THANKSGIVING PACKAGES

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Wed, 20 Aug 2014

NEW YORK, NY - (August 20, 2014): This Thanksgiving, families can escape North America’s winter and head to warm Argentina - where the seasons are reversed - for a stay at Algodon Mansion or Algodon Wine Estates, each offering special “Tango-” or “Gaucho-” themed packages.  “Guests can save the energy they would be spending slaving over a Thanksgiving meal, and instead use it to take in Buenos Aires’ many sites or learn to horseback ride through vineyards in Mendoza,” says Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Properties.  Both packages include a Thanksgiving meal Argentine style complete with Algodon’s award-winning wines.


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ALGODON WINE ESTATES INTRODUCES RED WINE SORBET TO WELCOME ARGENTINA'S SPRING

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Wed, 13 Aug 2014

New York - August 13, 2014: Algodon Wine Estates has just introduced Bonarda Sorbet A.W.E., a homemade red-wine sorbet made from the estate's award-winning varietal wine, Bonarda. Available now at Algodon Wine Estates and its sister property in Buenos Aires, Algodon Mansion, just in time for Argentina's warmer months, the sorbet is served à la carte and as pictured in the above dish of Stewed Pear Parfait with Bonarda Sorbet A.W.E. Bonarda is the second most widely planted grape (after Malbec) in Argentina, and Algodon Wine Estates' home of San Rafael, Mendoza offers the best climate for its growth. Produced from vines that date back over half a century, Algodon Wine Estates' Bonarda features intense aromas of dark cherry and dark chocolate with a rich and creamy texture, and is one of the estates' most popular wines. Algodon Wine Estates' vintage 2010 Bonarda was recently ranked the world's best Bonarda by the World Association of Wine & Spirit Writers' and Journalists' "Top 100 Wines of the World 2014."
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ALGODON WINE ESTATES LAUNCHES NEW “OCHO FINCAS” BLEND FROM SAN RAFAEL, MENDOZA

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Fri, 08 Aug 2014

SAN RAFAEL, ARGENTINA – (AUGUST 8, 2014):  Algodon Wine Estates, a boutique winery located in the southern heart of Mendoza, Argentina, today announces the launch of its new OCHO Fincas (“8 Vineyards”) wine label.  Algodon Wines’ OCHO Fincas is a cuvée hand-harvested from several original independent family farms, which date as far back as 1946, and which today compose the basis for what is now Algodon Wine Estate’s 325 acres of productive vineyards.


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ALGODON WINES & LUXURY DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC. FILES FORM 10 WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Thu, 15 May 2014

NEW YORK, NY - (May 15, 2014): Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, a leader in the fine wine, real estate development, and luxury hospitality sectors (“Algodon”), filed a Form 10 registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), yesterday, May 14, 2014, after close of business. Form 10 registration statements become automatically effective 60 days after the date of filing at which time Algodon will be subject to the reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These rules require Algodon to file annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K with the SEC on an ongoing basis.
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ALGODON WINE ESTATES WELCOMES JAMES GALTIERI TO ADVISORY BOARD AS SENIOR WINE ADVISOR

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Tue, 22 Apr 2014

NEW YORK, NY – (April 22, 2014): Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group (“Algodon Partners”), is pleased to announce that James Galtieri will be joining Algodon Wine Estates’ Advisory Board as Senior Wine Advisor. Mr. Galtieri is a founding partner and former President/CEO of Pasternak Wine Imports, a renowned national wine importer and distributor, founded in 1988 in partnership with Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite). He specializes in corporate management in the Wine & Spirit Industry, and has a considerable background and experience in wine knowledge and wine market dynamics.
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Mendoza wines reached eleven medals in Brazil

Source: WineSur.com
Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Mendoza wines achieved 11 medals (5 Golds and 6 Silvers) at the “VII concurso Internacional de Vinhos do Brasil”, which was held in Bento Goncalves, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.  The performance of Argentine wines has been the best in the history of this contest, which is very important for the World Ranking Wines and Spirits.  

Silver medals were granted to: Algodon Wine Estates PIMA 2009 and Algodon Wine Estates Malbec Bonarda 2009, of Algodon Wine Estates, among others.


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BOOM TIMES AHEAD FOR ARGENTINA: ALGODON WINES & LUXURY DEVELOPMENT GROUP RESPONDS TO ARGENTINA PESO DEVALUATION; “NOW IS THE TIME TO INVEST IN ARGENTINA REAL ESTATE AND OTHER ASSETS.”

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Mon, 17 Mar 2014

NEW YORK, NY – (March 17, 2014): Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group (“Algodon Partners”), announced today the release of Algodon Partner’s 2014 Whitepaper on Invest in Argentina, which reports the company’s position on why they believe there has never been a better time to seek investment opportunities in Argentina’s real estate market. Algodon Partners has been investing in Argentina since 2006 in the wine, real estate development, and hospitality sectors.
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ALGODON WINES RANK AMONG THE TOP 100 WINES OF THE WORLD 2014

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Thu, 27 Feb 2014

NEW YORK, NY – (February 27, 2014): Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group (“Algodon Partners”), is pleased to announce that Algodon Wine’s 2010 Bonarda and 2009 Malbec/Bonarda blend have ranked among the World Association of Wine & Spirit Writers’ and Journalists’ (WAWWJ®) Top 100 Wines of the World 2014. WAWWJ annually recognizes excellence by tallying the cumulative scoring of individual wines & spirits throughout the year’s most highly regarded global wine tasting competitions.
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ALGODON MANSION & ALGODON WINE ESTATES HONORED WITH MULTIPLE WINS FROM TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE HOTEL AWARDS 2014

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Tue, 04 Feb 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, NY – (February 4, 2014): Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group (“Algodon Partners”), is pleased to announce that TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travelers’ Choice® awards has selected Algodon Mansion, a luxury boutique hotel located in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, as one of the TOP 25 winners in the categories of Best Luxury Hotel in Argentina and Best Luxury Hotel in all of South America. TripAdvisor also selected Algodon Wine Estates, a wine and golf hotel and resort located in San Rafael, Mendoza, as one of the TOP 25 winners in the following three categories: Best Small Hotel in Argentina, Best Romance Hotel in Argentina, and Best Small Hotel in all of South America. TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel website, with more than 60 million reviews and opinions by travelers around the world.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MENDOZA VINEYARD REAL ESTATE VALUES SEE HIGHEST ANNUAL GROWTH, TOPS GLOBAL LIST OF WORLD’S KEY WINEMAKING REGIONS, SAYS KNIGHT FRANK

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Wed, 15 Jan 2014

NEW YORK, NY – (January 15, 2014): The price of vineyards in the Mendoza region of Argentina has recorded growth of up to 25% annually, which ranks the highest increase in property valuation among its peers in other world wine centers, according to Knight Frank’s 2013 Global Vineyard Index.
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Aerolineas Argentinas resumes Buenos Aires-New York JFK service

Source: Airline Network News & Analysis
Wed, 18 Dec 2013

Aerolineas Argentinas launched its inaugural flight from New York JFK, NY to Buenos Aires Ezeiza on 15 December. The daily services will be served utilizing the SkyTeam member’s A330s.
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B Beyond Magazine: Algodon Mansion

Source: B Beyond Magazine
Mon, 16 Dec 2013

If Buenos Aires is considered the "Paris of the South" then there is but one hotel which exemplifies the joie de vivre spirit: Algodon Mansion
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Scott Mathis of Algodon Partners: Bullish on Argentina

Source: Alternative Emerging Investor
Thu, 12 Dec 2013

A growing faction of investors who, having defiantly weathered the current crisis, believe the tide is turning. They see extremely low asset prices set to rise when Argentina’s political and economic situation changes – a likely prospect, they say, particularly in the wake of the elections of October 27, when a weak showing by Kirchner’s party signaled the possibility of a larger shift in the 2015 presidential election. "Argentina is one of the best-calculated bets that one can make in world investment today,” says Scott Mathis, founder and Chairman of Algodon Partners, a New York-based investment firm that owns real estate assets in Argentina in the hospitality and wine sectors. “Because there’s virtually no leverage and no foreign investment, its asset prices are some of the cheapest in the world today.”
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Mendoza wine no longer a one-grape wonder

Source: Financial Times
Author: Jancis Robinson
Tue, 12 Nov 2013

There has been no shortage of outside investment in Mendoza wine.
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ALGODON WINE ESTATES CONCLUDES 2ND ANNUAL BONARDA WEEK FESTIVAL IN SAN RAFAEL, MENDOZA, ARGENTINA

Source: Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Fri, 08 Nov 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK, NY – (November 8, 2013): Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, today announced the conclusion of Algodon Wine Estates’ 2nd Annual Bonarda Week, a festival honoring Argentina’s Bonarda varietal, the country's second most planted and important red grape after Malbec.  The festival commenced on November 1, with food & wine events celebrated throughout the week at the luxury boutique hotel Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires, and Algodon Wine Estates in San Rafael, Mendoza. The weeklong celebration finishes on November 9, with a grand party to be held at Algodon Wine Estates.


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A Great Global Wine Shortage Is Here—and It May Only Get Worse

Source: The Atlantic
Author: Roberto A. Ferdman
Tue, 29 Oct 2013

Last year saw the worst wine shortfall in a half-century. And there's little indication that world production can keep pace with the oenophilic hordes. At the current pace, a global shortage of wine is fast approaching. Lagging production in the world’s three largest wine-producing countries—Spain, France and Italy—is largely to blame. The US and China alone are projected to consume over 400 million cases of wine a piece by 2016. Who will supply them?
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Living the Winemaker's Dream: buy Argentina vineyard real estate at Algodon Wine Estates

Source: HOMEFRONT magazine FALL 2013
Fri, 18 Oct 2013

Now wine lovers can buy Argentina vineyard real estate at Algodon, and build a custom luxury home on a private vineyard, golf or polo estate.
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Bonarda: unique varietal wine of Argentina with great potentiality

Source: WineSur.com
Author: Wines of Argentina
Tue, 15 Oct 2013

This grape is gaining ground on the consumers’ tables all over the world. It stands out for being easy to drink, with a great color, soft tannins, and mainly low alcohol content, a distinctive feature in the face of the new trends.
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A long weekend in... Buenos Aires...Hotels: Algodon Mansion

Source: Financial Times, howtospendit.com
Author: David Kaufman
Tue, 08 Oct 2013

A long weekend in... Buenos Aires Argentina’s austerity measures and political uncertainty have anything but stifled the buoyant spirit of its capital. David Kaufman explores the Latin nexus of belle époque grandeur and cosmopolitan verve. Hotels: Algodon Mansion, 1647 Montevideo (+5411-3530 7777; www.algodonmansion.com)
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New York Times: 36 Hours in Buenos Aires, Algodon Mansion

Author: Amy Thomas
Thu, 12 Sep 2013

From hidden supper clubs to bankrolled art galleries to buzzing boutiques, the sprawling city is a study of sophistication on the rise. Lodging: The Algodon Mansion (Montevideo 1647; algodonmansion.com), a restored belle époque residence in Recoleta, has just 10 suites and guests can have their own private 24-hour butler.
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Foreigners own 6% of rural land in Argentina, equivalent to 15.8 million hectares

Source: MercoPress
Thu, 25 Jul 2013

A total of 5.93% of rural land in Argentina is foreign-owned President Cristina Fernández announced which amounts to 15.8 million hectares. During a speech at Government House, Justice Secretary Julián Alvarez presented a survey that is a prelude to the full implementation of the Law 26,737 on Rural Lands (Ley de Tierras Rurales) passed in 2011 to place a 15% limit on foreign ownership of rural land in Argentina.
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Aerolineas Argentinas announces daily flights to New York

Source: MercoPress
Thu, 25 Jul 2013

Argentina’s state-run airline and flag carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas announced this week it will resume its direct flights to New York that were terminated five years ago. On December 15, the company will be offering a daily flight from Ezeiza airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy airport.
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Tablet Plus Argentina: Algodon Mansion

Wed, 24 Jul 2013

Tablet Hotel's Top-Rated City Hotels: Algodon Mansion, Buenos Aires
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ALGODON MANSION OPENS ALGODON CLUB & WINE BAR

Fri, 14 Jun 2013

NEW YORK, NY – (June 14, 2013): Scott Mathis, Founder of Buenos Aires’ luxury hotel Algodon Mansion, is pleased to announce the opening of Algodon Club & Wine Bar, located on the ground floor of Algodon Mansion. Algodon Club & Wine Bar will prominently feature the award-winning wines and fresh farm products from Algodon Mansion’s sister property in San Rafael, Mendoza, Algodon Wine Estates. The kitchen will emphasize select menu options inspired by the Mendocinean-style cuisine of Algodon Wine Estates, which has been celebrated for distinctively complementing the wines and local products of Argentina’s wine region.
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Travel Agent Magazine, Recommended: Algodon Mansion

Source: Recommended Magazine
Sat, 01 Jun 2013

In Buenos Aires, the most elegant locale is La Recoleta quarter and the place is Algodon Mansion.
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ALGODON MANSION, BUENOS AIRES, EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Wed, 22 May 2013

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – May, 22, 2013 – Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Partners, announced today that the company’s luxury boutique hotel in Buenos Aires, Algodon Mansion, has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
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6 Cheap Places to Retire Abroad

Source: Bankrate.com
Author: Michael Foster
Fri, 10 May 2013

#5: Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although Buenos Aires is pricier than most parts of South America, it is still a bargain compared to most American cities. A one-bedroom apartment in a good neighborhood can be rented for less than $400 per month or bought for less than $70,000.
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China-Argentina ties booming

Source: xinhuanet.com
Wed, 08 May 2013

Growing trade and investment ties between Beijing and Buenos Aires have resulted in more Chinese enterprises dipping their toes in the water in Argentina.
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Buenos Aires Lures Foreign Buyers With Tumbling Prices

Source: WSJ
Author: Katy McLaughlin
Mon, 06 May 2013

Argentina Real Estate Investors are finding great buys in Buenos Aires after nearly a decade of steep price climbs. Prices for luxury apartments are down by 20% to 25% since last year, according to local real-estate agents, and in some cases multimillion-dollar properties are being marketed for nearly half of what was asked just a few years ago. In what other world-class city can you buy property of this caliber at those prices?
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New heights for Argentina’s chardonnay

Source: Washington Post
Author: Dave McIntyre
Tue, 30 Apr 2013

Argentina is justly known for its malbec, a red wine that can be a great value at any price. But although malbec may be the country’s signature grape, it is by no means the only one that performs well in Argentina’s high-altitude vineyards. I’ve written before about the cabernet sauvignon, bonarda and torrontes, a flowery white found virtually nowhere else; recently, I’ve found myself pining for Argentina’s chardonnay.
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The Money Masters: Argentina Vs. Australia

Source: Seeking Alpha
Author: Carl Delfeld
Sun, 21 Apr 2013

While buying low is important, finding bargains among quality companies will always give you the best chance of success.
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In Buenos Aires, cafes are packed and night goes on forever

Source: Leader Post
Author: Celeste Moure
Fri, 19 Apr 2013

Buenos Aires, Tango is cool again in new; In the Argentine capital, cafes are packed and night goes on forever. Where to go if you stay: Algodon Mansion
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Which of These Could Make You Richer?

Author: Carl Delfeld, Global Markets Strategists, The Oxford Club
Wed, 17 Apr 2013


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Algodon Mansion – Living like Roger Federer in Buenos Aires

Source: TravelMemo.com
Author: Walter Schaerer
Fri, 05 Apr 2013

The boutique hotel Algodon Mansion is located in the heart of Buenos Aires’ most elegant residential neighborhood, Recoleta, where you will also find exclusive designer boutiques, nice restaurants, and art galleries. It’s the first and only Relais & Châteaux hotel in Buenos Aires! No wonder Roger Federer chose to stay here during his exhibition tennis matches against local hero Juan Martín del Potro. Come with us and check out Roger’s suite number 3!
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Beyond Black Magazine Feature: Algodon Mansion

Source: Beyond Black Magazine Online
Author: Billy Tolson
Wed, 13 Mar 2013

If Buenos Aires is considered the “Paris of the South”, then there is but one hotel which exemplifies the joie de vivre spirit. Perfectly situated within the Recoleta district’s nostalgic Belle Époque architecture, Algodon Mansion exudes class through every pore of its French classical façade.
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ALGODON’S MARCELO PELLERITI FIRST ARGENTINE WINEMAKER TO RECEIVE 100 PARKER POINTS FOR BORDEAUX WINE

Mon, 11 Mar 2013

NEW YORK, NY – (March 11, 2013): Scott Mathis, Founder of Algodon Wine Estates, is pleased to announce that Marcelo Pelleriti, Algodon’s Senior Wine Advisor, received a perfect score from Robert Parker for his wine Chateau La Violette 2010, a Merlot made in Pomerol, where Pelleriti has worked since 2001. The winemaker also received the honor of 99 points for his Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend from Chateau Le Gay. In addition to his work in France, Pelleriti also currently serves as head winemaker for Algodon Wine Estates in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina.
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Argentina mixes olives and wine, keeps travelers happy

Source: orlandosentinel.com
Author: Anne Z. Cooke and Steve Haggerty, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Mon, 11 Mar 2013

A number of long-established wineries here in the Cuyo area, scrubby desert land on the sunny east slope of the Andes Mountains, grow multiple crops. The soil, irrigated for centuries before Europeans explored the region, is ideal for growing both grapes and olives; more than 6,000 olive growers and 1,200 wineries are scattered through Mendoza. Because the wineries are scattered far apart and road signs are poor, drop-in guests are non-existent. Instead, you call or email and make a reservation for a specific time. On the appointed day, the bodega schedules a staff member to conduct the tasting, chooses sample wines and polishes the wine glasses.
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Parker gave 100 points to Mendoza winemaker Marcelo Pelleriti

Source: WineSur.com
Author: Laura Saieg
Tue, 05 Mar 2013

Marcelo Pelleriti, Senior Wine Consultant at Algodon Wine Estates and winemaker at Monteviejo winery, was distinguished with the top score for his wine Chateau La Violette 2010, a Merlot made in Pomerol, where he has been working since 2001.
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More Brazilians Buying Vineyards in Argentina & Uruguay

Source: InvestBA
Wed, 20 Feb 2013

No longer content with the “turista” wine label, more Brazilians are seeking turnkey vineyard opportunities.
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Argentina's wine industry savors progress, still struggles

Source: france24.com
Sun, 17 Feb 2013

Argentina has built up a world-class wine industry, luring a flood of wine tourists, but boosting the quality quotient is still keeping its winemakers hard at work.
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Société Perrier; "Buenos Aires' Chicest Boutique Hotels: Algodon Mansion"

Source: societeperrier.com
Author: Karen Loftus
Mon, 28 Jan 2013

Nicknamed the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires leaves a lasting impression on visitors with its high-end boutiques, museums, galleries, nightlife and stunning architecture. If you plan to visit, these three chic boutique hotels should make for the perfect stay. It’s no sleek secret that Algodon Mansion is Buenos Aires’ chicest boutique hotel.
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USA Today; "Wineries in San Rafael, Argentina: Algodon Wine Estates"

Source: USA Today
Author: Caryn Anderson, Demand Media
Mon, 28 Jan 2013

According to Argentina Wine Tourism, San Rafael is home to nearly 200 wineries. Four of the area's wineries are featured on wine tours and open to the public for tours and tastings.
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ALGODON MANSION HONORED WITH MULTIPLE WINS FROM 2013 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE HOTEL AWARDS

Thu, 17 Jan 2013

NEW YORK, NY – (January 17, 2013): Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Properties, is pleased to announce that TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travelers’ Choice® awards has selected the Buenos Aires luxury boutique hotel, Algodon Mansion, as one of the TOP 25 winners in the following five categories: Luxury Hotels in South America, Luxury Hotels in Argentina, Small Hotels in South America, Small Hotels in Argentina, and Hotels for Service in Argentina.
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ALGODON MANSION NAMED TOP PICK IN ANDREW HARPER’S ANNUAL GRAND AWARDS

Thu, 10 Jan 2013

NEW YORK, NY – (January 10, 2013) Algodon Mansion luxury boutique hotel Buenos Aires has received a top accolade from Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report’s Annual Grand Awards, following Harper’s favorable review of the hotel last year. The publication is considered one of the most respected in luxury travel industry.


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Algodon Wine Estates 2009 Malbec Receives 92 Points from Cuisine & Vins

Source: Cuisine & Vins Magazine
Thu, 27 Dec 2012

In an exhaustive blind tasting, Cuisine & Vins selected Argentina’s Top 100 wines in 2012. Algodon Wine Estates 2009 Malbec was rated 92 points. Cuisine & Vins complete list of Top 100 wines can be found in there December issue on newsstands now.
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ALGODON MANSION HOSTS ROGER FEDERER DURING BUENOS AIRES STOP ON SOUTH AMERICAN EXHIBITION TOUR

Mon, 17 Dec 2012

Algodon Mansion luxury boutique hotel Buenos Aires hosted Roger Federer this week (as initially reported by La Nacion) during his Argentina tour, which included exhibition matches and leading children’s training camps with Juan Martin Del Potro.  Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player currently ranked World No. 2 by the ATP, and considered by many to be the greatest tennis player of all time. 


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NY Times on the world's best skiing: Argentina's Las Leñas

Source: New York Times
Author: CINDY HIRSCHFELD
Fri, 07 Dec 2012

Argentina: Las Leñas Las Leñas, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2013, is undeniably remote. The easiest way to get there is to take a weekly charter flight from Buenos Aires to a small airport an hour’s drive away. But skiers who make the journey are rewarded with some of the best and most diverse expert terrain in the world, ranging from vast bowls to svelte, rock-bordered chutes. Though the trail map lists just 29 runs, anywhere on this large Andes peak is fair game, including thousands of acres of backcountry slopes reachable from the Marte lift that eventually funnel back to the base area. (Hire a guide to help safely navigate.) Beginners and intermediates have plenty of wide-open terrain to explore on the mountain’s gentler lower half, where another quad lift was added last season. Several ski-in/ski-out hotels and condo complexes make up the fairly utilitarian base area, but you don’t come all this way for a spa. (laslenas.com)
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National Geographic Traveller: Algodon Mansion

Source: National Geographic Traveller, UK
Author: Vicky Baker
Wed, 28 Nov 2012

Fiery yet refined, Buenos Aires exudes a European air but with an undeniable Latino spirit. its hotels capture this split personality perfectly, from Philippe Starck-designed boudoirs to French-inspired suites with personal chefs and grand pianos.
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Tablet: A Life of Cultivation; 7 Hotels with On-site Vineyards - Algodon Wine Estates

Source: TabletHotels.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2012

Tablet recommends Algodon Wine Estates, Mendoza. If the estancia’s very own malbec and bonarda produced with grapes from the hotel’s vineyards don’t completely satiate, try the “wine therapy” bath products found in the stone-tiled bathrooms. And then afterwards, there’s always a round of 18 on the estancia’s onsite golf course.
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New York Times: The Pop-Up Pops Up in Buenos Aires (Algodon Mansion media mention)

Source: New York Times
Author: SHIVANI VORA
Thu, 15 Nov 2012

CASUAL parrillas, a glut of sushi and Peruvian restaurants and the occasional trendy boîte have dominated the Buenos Aires dining scene for much of the last decade. But these days, chefs are importing more than their cuisine.
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Polo Insider’s Guide to Buenos Aires for LivingPolo: Algodon Mansion

Source: LivingPolo.com
Author: Tracey Sheeran
Sun, 11 Nov 2012

The recent trend in the ultra-fashionable metropolis of Buenos Aires is towards smaller boutique hotels, and the five star Algodon Mansion is the perfect boutique hotel archetype.
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America Movil's Claro to invest $400m in Argentina in 2013

Source: Dow Jones Newswires
Author: Taos Turner
Thu, 08 Nov 2012

Claro, a unit of Mexico's America Movil SAB, said Wednesday it will invest $400 million in Argentina in 2013 to extend and improve its communications infrastructure around the country.
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America Movil's Claro to Invest $450 Million in Argentina in 2013

Source: WSJ
Author: Taos Turner
Wed, 07 Nov 2012

Claro, a unit of Mexico's America Movil SAB (AMX, AMX.MX), said Wednesday it will invest $450 million in Argentina in 2013 to extend and improve its communications infrastructure around the country.
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Delta Sky Magazine, What's Hot Now: Algodon Mansion

Source: Delta Sky Magazine
Author: SHIVANI VORA
Thu, 01 Nov 2012

Buenos Aires cosmopolitan chic Today Buenos Aires is much more than the tango, wine and world-class steak—though you certainly can't go wrong with all three. WHERE TO STAY: Algodon Mansion
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DPEC PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE TO ALGODON WINES & LUXURY DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Thu, 11 Oct 2012

NEW YORK, NY – (October 11, 2012): Effective October 1, 2012, Diversified Private Equity Corporation (DPEC Partners) has changed its name to Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, Inc (Algodon Partners). Algodon Partners is an integrated company that has created several diversified investment opportunities for its investors. These opportunities include real estate in Argentina, specifically, a luxury boutique hotel (Algodon Mansion), and a resort and real estate development featuring wine, golf, and tennis (Algodon Wine Estates).
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ALGODON MANSION CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF THE VEUVE CLICQUOT LOUNGE AT ALGODON MANSION, BUENOS AIRES

Wed, 10 Oct 2012

NEW YORK, NY – (October 10, 2012): Scott Mathis, Founder of Buenos Aries’ luxury hotel Algodon Mansion, is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Veuve Clicquot Lounge, located on the ground floor of the hotel.
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Argentina 2012 GDP to expand 4%-5% : REPORT

Source: Marketwatch
Sat, 29 Sep 2012

BUENOS AIRES--Argentina's economy will expand by a healthy 4% to 5% this year, a forecast significantly higher than other estimates, Industry Minister Debora Giorgi said in a press release Friday.
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Harpers Bazzar's Anne Krebiehl blogs from the Wines of Argentina Annual Tasting: Algodon Wine Estates

Source: Harpers Wine & Spirit Trades Review
Author: Anne Krebiehl
Fri, 21 Sep 2012

While Bonarda is proof that Argentina is not just a one-trick-pony, this was also evident in these outstanding wines: Semillón 2009, Algodon Wine Estates, San Rafael: golden and perfumed with quince and honey, this bone-dry and textured wine is long and holds your attention. A drink for grown-ups. Pinot Noir, 2008, Algodon Wine Estates,San Rafael: luminous red fruit, poised but with a gentle grip - at DPD £12 this is cracking value.
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Conde Nast Johansens: Algodon Mansion

Sun, 16 Sep 2012

Located in the sought-after, elegant residential neighborhood of Recoleta, Algodon Mansion raises the bar for upscale hotels and offers truly exceptional personalized service, 24-hour security, luxury and comfort.
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Experience Buenos Aires' Bygone Era at Algodon Mansion

Source: societeperrier.com
Author: Karen Loftus
Wed, 12 Sep 2012

The French classically designed Algodon Mansion building is a well noted landmark building in Recoleta dating back to 1912. Be prepared to be properly spoiled.
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Algodon Mansion’s Chez Nous Restaurant recipe Salmon al Vacio

Source: DondeQuieras.TV
Fri, 07 Sep 2012

Algodon Mansion’s Chef de Cuisine at Chez Nous Restaurant, Hernan Griccini presents Salmon al Vacio (Sous Vide / Vacuum Cooked) for Donde Quieras TV: Video
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World's Best Wine Resorts - American Express Platinum's Departures Magazine: Algodon Wine Estates

Source: Departures.com
Author: Chadner Navarro
Thu, 06 Sep 2012

Located in the southern reaches of Mendoza’s famed San Rafael wine region, Algodon’s guest lodges telegraph the simple, leisurely style of traditional Argentine estancias with roomy wrap-around patios that look out over the estate’s vineyard. In addition to taking in gorgeous views of the grapevines that dominate the horizon, guests can go horseback riding or play a round of golf, each of which can be followed by a wine tasting and picnic. The award-winning winery even offers personalized wine through its unique barrel ownership program, where guests can work with Algodon’s professional winemakers to craft a barrel of wine in the cask type (American or French oak) and varietal of the guest’s choice. Rooms, from $225; Ruta Nacional 144, km 674; 54-926/0440-4594; algodonwineestates.com.
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In Argentine Development, Vineyards and Villas: Algodon Wine Estates

Source: New York Times
Author: Nicholas Gill
Thu, 06 Sep 2012

Surrounded by snowcapped Andean peaks, the area often draws comparisons to the Napa Valley, north of San Francisco, for its tourism potential, which includes outdoor activities like skiing, biking, and horseback riding. While wine is a central element to all of the region's vineyard estate developments, some, like Tupungato Winelands and Algodon Wine Estates, are becoming lifestyle complexes, with golf courses, polo fields, boutique hotels, spas and a country-club atmosphere.
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YPF finds more shale reserves, describes strategy

Source: AP
Author: Michael Warren
Thu, 30 Aug 2012

Argentina's state-controlled YPF energy company announced on Thursday the discovery of a new reserve of shale gas and oil that could help make the South American country an energy exporter in the years ahead.
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Roger Federer to stay at Algodon Mansion

Source: La Nacion Newspaper
Wed, 22 Aug 2012

Exclusive hotel, clinic, barbecue and much relaxation: Algodon Mansion represents the utmost exclusivity in hospitality. Located in the heart of Recoleta, at Montevideo 1647. There, from 11 to 14 December bookings cannot be made...
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Tablet Hotels Top 10 List “Just the Two of Us”: Algodon Mansion

Source: Tablet Hotels
Tue, 14 Aug 2012

Your hotel choice can say a lot about what you think of your guy or gal. For something more inspired than a run-of-the-mill rendezvous, try one of these: our ten hotels made for couples.
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About.com Travel Guide: Algodon Mansion, Buenos Aires

Source: About.com
Author: Susan Breslow Sardone
Mon, 13 Aug 2012


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Best Buenos Aires hotels for the World Tango Champhionship: Algodon Mansion

Source: Centurion Magazine Online
Author: Sorrel Moseley-Williams
Sat, 11 Aug 2012

For an intimate lodging experience, take up a suite at Recoleta’s Algodon Mansion. Named after New York’s Cotton Club, this immaculate 1912 neo-French classical building houses just 10 suites, each with a butler on tap. The immense Algodon Royale suite boasts a wine cellar almost within corking reach of the king-size bed. Should you leave your suite, step down to Chez Nous for dinner, where Chef Hernan Griccini fuses French and Argentine cuisine, using organic produce from Algodon's Mendoza estate such as suckling pig. For the ultimate in privacy, make the mansion yours and book the entire space.
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Buenos Aires – Vibrant, bohemian and cosmopolitan, there’s no other Latin American Capital quite like it. Visit Algodon Mansion.

Source: GQ Australia
Wed, 01 Aug 2012

SLEEP: For luxurious pampering in the heart of old-world BA, book the ultimate treat – a suite a Recoleta’s belle époque Algodon Mansion, complete with butler and four-poster bed. French-Argentine restaurant Chez Nous is downstairs; head up for a glamorous penthouse veranda.
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Café café: la ruta local de la bebida perfecta (Central de Café en Algodon Mansion)

Source: La Nacion
Tue, 31 Jul 2012

Central Cafe at Algodon Mansion (full story in Spanish.)
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Conocé y disfrutá la ruta del café en Buenos Aires: Central de Cafe at Algodon Mansion

Source: Clarin
Fri, 27 Jul 2012

Join Central de Cafe on the Bs As coffee route.
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Nuevo Gerente General en Algodon Mansion Relais & Chateaux Bs As

Source: hoteliernews.com.ar
Fri, 27 Jul 2012

El Hotel Algodon Mansion, ubicado en el barrio de Recoleta, ha nombrado a Gregor Beck como nuevo gerente general.
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Golf on the Argentina Wine Trail Becomes Year-Round Attraction

Source: InvestBA
Wed, 25 Jul 2012

Golf and wine enthusiasts can always find a warm terroir for teeing off and toasting in Argentina.
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Celebren el Dia del Amigo in Algodon Mansion (Friends, Wine & Jazz Dinner at Algodon Mansion)

Source: dmodas.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2012

Join us at Algodon Mansion’s Chez Nous Restaurant on Friday July 20 for a special menu specially paired with wines from Algodon Wine Estates, our sister property in San Rafael, and accompanied by a unique evening of live jazz. (Full story in Spanish.)
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ALGODON MANSION, BUENOS AIRES, HIRES GREGOR BECK AS GENERAL MANAGER

Mon, 16 Jul 2012

NEW YORK, NY – (July 16, 2012): Scott Mathis, Founder of Algodon Mansion, is pleased to announce that Gregor Beck, formerly of Le Rêve Hotel & Spa in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, will head the staff of Algodon Mansion as General Manager of the hotel and restaurant. Mr. Beck’s responsibilities will include overseeing all operations of Algodon Mansion hospitality services, while implementing the vision and mission of Algodon’s luxury brand, and working to uphold the standards and quality for which the Algodon brand represents. Algodon Mansion is Buenos Aires’ only Relais & Châteaux hotel, and appeared last year on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Hot List (US & UK Editions), and Travel+Leisure’s 2011 It List.
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More Argentine Wineries Bringing The Vineyard To Buenos Aires: Algodon Mansion

Source: InvestBA
Mon, 02 Jul 2012

The Relais & Chateaux member hotel, Algodon Mansion in Recoleta, is the perfect venue for experiencing the award-winning wines and olive oil from the company’s vineyard in San Rafael, Algodon Wine Estates.
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What's New in Buenos Aires: Algodon Mansion

Source: Appeared as "Our Definitive Guide to Buenos Aires" in Travel + Leisure Magazine, July 2012
Author: Colin Barraclough
Sun, 01 Jul 2012

Algodon Mansion: Although only two years old, this Belle Époque gem has already become the standard-bearer for luxury.
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MasterCard: Buenos Aires Visitors Reach 2.2 Million, Expenditures Top $3 Billion

Source: InvestBA
Fri, 15 Jun 2012

MasterCard Worldwide has released their Index of Global Destination Cities, a beautifully researched report which measures international passenger arrivals and expenditures in 132 cities worldwide, and Buenos Aires ranks well in both categories.
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Top Restaurants for Fine Dining in Buenos Aires: Chez Nous at Algodon Mansion

Source: therealargentina.com
Author: Lisa Goldapple
Thu, 07 Jun 2012

Buenos Aires is known as the city for epicureans – which is another way of saying it has posh nosh in spades (not actual spades, more like ramekins).
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Where to Eat, Sleep, Shop, and Relax in Buenos Aires

Source: Conde Nast Traveler Magazine
Author: Mark Schatzker
Fri, 01 Jun 2012

Stroll the picturesque streets and gardens of Buenos Aires in this gallery of photos and exclusive outtakes from The "Grand Bouffe" of Buenos Aires by Mark Schatzker. Locations include Recoleta, Floralis Genérica, Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays, and Palermo. Where to Stay in Recoleta: The ten-room Algodon Mansion is serene and intimate but sacrifices nothing in the way of service. Rooms combine a historic feel with modern accents. Ambassador Suite bathrooms have wall-to-wall Calacatta marble and are big enough to pitch a tent in (54-11-3530-7777; doubles from $450).
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ALGODON MANSION RECEIVES ANDREW HARPER’S PRESTIGIOUS RECOMMENDATION

Thu, 31 May 2012

Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, the most respected publication in luxury travel, announced in its June 2012 issue the recommendation of Algodon Mansion.
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Argentina's wine exports to UK rocket

Source: Harper's Wine & Spirits Trade Review
Author: Gemma McKenna
Fri, 25 May 2012

Argentinian 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 USA and Canada, and represents the largest gains for over four years.
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Argentina's beaten-down bonds: A bargain cries out

Source: Reuters
Author: Raul Gallegos
Thu, 24 May 2012

Smart investors should ignore the noise and spot a bargain.
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Frommers: Best Vineyard Inns & Hotels Around the World. Algodon Wine Estates is #1!

Source: Frommer's Travel Guide
Thu, 26 Apr 2012

There's no reason to stop wine tasting by day's end. Spend the night in one of these charming inns and hotels -- most are located among the vineyards or a stone's throw from the vines. Here are 10 perfect picks in Sonoma, Oregon's Willamette Valley, Burgundy, Mendoza, & more. Photo Caption: The Wine & Golf Lodge among the vines at Algodon Wine Estates in Mendoza, Argentina
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Algodon Mansion Featured in Sotheby's Artful Living Article by Rudy Maxa

Source: Sotheby's Artful Living
Author: Rudy Maxa
Wed, 18 Apr 2012

Our travel expert returns to one of his favorite cities and discovers a mansion turned into a hotel. Buenos Aires isn’t a city for the faint hearted. It’s an up-all-night, food- and fashion-obsessed place with extraordinary architecture that reflects strong European influences. Traffic rules seem optional, restaurants consider 10 o’clock the start of dinner and the best tango parlors don’t crank up until after midnight.
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Twenty reasons to visit Buenos Aires : #13 Algodon Mansion

Source: The Age
Author: Ben Stubbs
Sun, 15 Apr 2012

From football to palaces, museums and tango, the top 20 reasons to take a trip to Buenos Aires.
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Delta Sky Magazine: "Buenos Aires, cosmopolitan chic- Chez Nous Restaurant at Algodon Mansion"

Source: Delta Sky Magazine
Fri, 06 Apr 2012

Those who head to Buenos Aires with only beef on their minds will be surprised to find that it’s also an excellent city in which to find Italian fare. The good news is there’s such a variety of offerings that there’s always something new to try. The bad news is, it’s virtually impossible to sample everything during one visit.
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Polo in Argentina: Wine, the Andes, Beautiful Women, and Handsome Men

Source: Conde Nast Traveler
Author: Marie Elena Martinez
Fri, 06 Apr 2012

Wine and polo are two luxuries closely woven into the fabric of daily life in Argentina. So when you're one of a handful of guests invited to the Andes for the "highest polo match in the Americas" in celebration of Moët Hennessy’s Cheval des Andes (a Bordeaux-style blend), you don't forget to RSVP—click through for a photo tour of the festivities...
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36 Hours in Mendoza, Argentina

Author: ONDINE COHANE
Thu, 05 Apr 2012

Mendoza makes a good base for a visit, with new hotels, restaurants and bars in the historic center, and a mix of architecture that showcases Art Deco alongside ’60s modern (the vintage pickup trucks are also a throwback to another era). Just a short drive away are vineyards, adventure sports and resorts under the shadow of the Andes with wine lists that feature the best of the region.
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United Airlines inaugurates daily non-stop service between Newark and Buenos Aires

Source: MercoPress
Thu, 05 Apr 2012

United Airlines will begin daily non-stop service between its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Buenos Aires, Argentina's, Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza) International Airport on April 6.
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Aerolineas Announces Daily Flights from BA To San Rafael, Mendoza

Source: InvestBA
Wed, 28 Mar 2012

Great news for one of our favorite destinations in Mendoza: Beginning this Sunday, Aerolineas will begin daily direct service between Buenos Aires and San Rafael.
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Argentina's Q4 GDP rises 7.3% year-on-year

Source: Wall Street Journal, Market Watch
Author: Shane Romig
Mon, 26 Mar 2012

Argentina's economic growth cooled somewhat in the fourth quarter from the blistering growth seen in previous periods due to a slowdown in manufacturing and weaker consumer sentiment. However, the economy still posted a wide expansion from a year earlier.
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Golf through the Wine Routes

Source: WineSur
Author: Maria Jose Merino
Wed, 21 Mar 2012

“Bodegas de Argentina” invites you to discover a new offer combining sport and wine. The first stage of the circuit will begin in April.
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Mercosur tourism industry had a turnover of 15 billion dollars in 2011

Source: MercoPress
Fri, 09 Mar 2012

Tourism for Argentina represented 6 billion dollars becoming the third most important industry of the country, equivalent to 7% of GDP. The number of arriving tourists was estimated at 5.7 million last year which represents an increase of 8% over 2010.
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Irons & Vines: Argentine Vineyards Uncork Golf On the Wine Trails of Mendoza

Source: InvestBA
Thu, 08 Mar 2012

PGA officials have been traveling throughout South America trying to figure out how to launch a Latin American circuit similar to the Nationwide Tour. Now a group of Argentina’s leading vineyard developments are stepping to the tee box and taking the first swing at showcasing Mendoza as the ideal setting for such golf tournaments. Golf on the Wine Trails (Golf por los Caminos de Vino) will take place this fall and feature national and international golfers facing off on four of the best golf courses in Mendoza: Tupungato Winelands (April 18), Algodon Wine Estates (April 28), La Vacherie Country Golf (May 12) and Atamisque (May 19). Event organizers acknowledge the strong overlap between golf and wine lovers and a collective desire to make Golf on the Wine Trails a year-round attraction for Mendoza tourism.
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Toasting the success of Argentine wine

Source: BBC News
Author: Daniel Schweimler
Thu, 08 Mar 2012

In the past 20 years there has been a revolution in the Argentine wine industry, driven partly by the success of one of a grape that in many countries is used only for mixing - the rich, velvety Malbec.
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Mendoza Lot Prices Rise 18%; Best Appreciation Among Global Wine Regions

Source: InvestBA
Fri, 24 Feb 2012

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.
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Argentine Mendoza province eyes global debt issue in 2012

Source: Reuters
Author: Luis Andres Henao
Fri, 03 Feb 2012

Argentina's western province of Mendoza plans to issue about $250 million in new debt on global markets in 2012 for the first time in 15 years, Mendoza's economy minister said on Friday.
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Algodon Mansion Honored in the 2012 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards

Source: Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc.
Fri, 20 Jan 2012

NEW YORK, NY – (January 20, 2012): Scott Mathis, Founder of Algodon Mansion, is pleased to announce that TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), the world’s largest travel website, has chosen Algodon Mansion as one of the TOP 25 winners in the BEST HOTELS in ARGENTINA category as well as one of the TOP 25 winners in the BEST HOTELS in SOUTH AMERICA category by TripAdvisor in its 2012 Travelers’ Choice® awards. Algodon Mansion ranked #7 on the BEST HOTELS in ARGENTINA list, and ranked #13 on the BEST HOTELS in SOUTH AMERICA list.
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Algodon Wine Estates & Champions Club Honored in the 2012 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards

Source: Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc.
Fri, 20 Jan 2012

NEW YORK, NY – (January 20, 2012): Scott Mathis, Founder of Algodon Wine Estates & Champions Club, is pleased to announce that TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), the world’s largest travel website, has chosen Algodon Wine Estates & Champions Club as one of the TOP 25 winners in the RELAXATION/SPA HOTELS in SOUTH AMERICA category by TripAdvisor in its 2012 Travelers’ Choice® awards. Algodon Wine Estates & Champions Club ranked #3 on the RELAXATION/SPA HOTELS in SOUTH AMERICA listing.
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Argentina's Booming Economy Proves There Can be Life After Default

Source: oilprice.com
Author: John Daly
Tue, 17 Jan 2012

Quick. Name the country whose economy despite the global recession nevertheless expanded 9.2 percent in 2010 and has kept growing in 2011 at an annual rate of about 8 percent.
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Algodon Mansion. Never heard of it..? Read on…

Source: globalblackbook.com
Mon, 16 Jan 2012

What do you do when you already own a 2000 acre vineyard estate in the rolling foothills of the Sierra Pintada Mountains at the foot of the snow capped Andes? Well if you are serial entrepreneur Scott Mathis you buy an an old villa in the best part of Buenos Aires, and then spend four years, and a fortune turning it into the most exclusive, discreet and sophisticated boutique hotel in town.
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Buenos Aires - World's top ten places to live 2012

Source: Telegraph UK
Fri, 06 Jan 2012

If you dream of living abroad, it can be hard to pin down the perfect place to buy. Christopher Middleton presents Telegraph readers’ favourite emigration hot spots.
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Young Europeans flock to Argentina for job opportunities

Source: guardian.co.uk
Author: Uki Goni
Thu, 22 Dec 2011

The newly elected prime minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, caused a minor scandal during his electoral campaign earlier this year when he claimed that "1,200 young Spaniards are emigrating to Argentina each month" due to his country's economic crisis. Rajoy's claim was probably exaggerated, but the mass arrival of young Europeans is nonetheless clearly evident in the streets of Buenos Aires today.
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Spain's Condé Nast Traveler, Hot List 2011: Algodon Mansion

Source: Condé Nast Traveler, Spain
Tue, 20 Dec 2011


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La Nacion: Here’s What You Need to Become a Winemaker in Argentina

Source: InvestBA
Tue, 13 Dec 2011

More investors are choosing private vineyards in Mendoza like those at Algodon Wine Estates.
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The Allure of South America: Algodon Wine Estates & Algodon Mansion

Source: Aanidades.com
Author: Mari Rodriguez Ichaso
Thu, 08 Dec 2011

Fashionable South America offers visitors wonderful destinations and new travel styles. There are several options, from the sophisticated to the more adventurous. Full article in Spanish…
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Buenos Aires’ Algodon Mansion Joins Relais & Châteaux

Source: Travel Pulse
Mon, 05 Dec 2011

Buenos Aires' 10-suite luxury hotel Algodon Mansion and its restaurant, Chez Nous, joined the Relais & Châteaux hospitality group. Located in Buenos Aires' Recoleta residential district, Algodon Mansion is the city’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel, and Chez Nous is the second restaurant in Buenos Aires to join the group. The hotel features 10 suites, some exceeding 1,200 square feet and all finished in the mansion's Belle Epoque architecture.
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Emirates Airlines inaugurates Dubai-Buenos Aires daily flights 3 January

Source: Merco Press
Thu, 01 Dec 2011

Emirates Airlines will fly on a daily basis between Dubai and Buenos Aires, with a call at Rio do Janeiro, as of next January 3, it was announced in the Argentine capital by Richard Vaughan Senior Vice-president for Commercial Operations.
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Petrobras Argentina To Invest $800 Million In Santa Cruz

Source: Wall Street Journal
Author: Taos Turner
Wed, 23 Nov 2011

Petrobras Argentina SA (PESA.BA, PZE), the Argentine unit of Brazil's oil and gas company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PBR), will invest $800 million in the province of Santa Cruz in southern Argentina. The company will spend $200 million a year over the next four years, according to a statement on the province's website.
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Condé Nast Traveler, Holiday Gift Guide: Your Own Private Wine Label from Argentina's Algodon Wine Estates

Source: Condé Nast Traveler
Wed, 23 Nov 2011

Create a private label for the oenephile in your life and the two of you can choose the grape, then travel to Argentina's wine country to stay at Algodon Wine Estates for two nights, relaxing and sampling your creation. When it’s ready, the bottles—which will bear your own logo, of course—will be shipped to you.
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Argentina’s Malbec Boom

Source: WineSur
Wed, 23 Nov 2011

“Forgotten grape, unheralded country, phenomenal success”, this way Wine Spectator described the Argentina’s star grape variety. In this article, you can see the list of all the Argentine wines recommended in this edition.
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Relais & Chateaux Inducts 45 new Properties Worldwide Into the Association

Source: PR Newswire
Mon, 21 Nov 2011

Including Algodon Mansion (Argentina): a 1920s mansion with an impressive collection of contemporary art in Buenos Aires, at the heart of its chic district, La Recoleta
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Despite Slowdown Abroad, Record Tourism Arrivals, Spending in Argentina & Uruguay

Source: InvestBA
Wed, 16 Nov 2011

More positive tourism data today on both sides of the River Plate validating the growing attraction of Argentina and Uruguay as a safe, affordable refuge despite economic weakness playing out on other continents.
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Algodon Wine Estates Uncorks New Wines & Luxury Villages in Mendoza

Source: InvestBA
Fri, 11 Nov 2011

The AWE Spring Party saw the unveiling of the luxury villages and available homesites.
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Algodon Mansion welcomed as the first Relais & Châteaux Hotel in Buenos Aires.

Source: DPEC Partners
Fri, 11 Nov 2011

Scott Mathis, Founder of Algodon Mansion, is pleased to announce that Relais & Châteaux, the renowned fellowship of the world’s finest hotels and restaurants, has extended membership to the Algodon Mansion hotel and its restaurant, Chez Nous. Located in the heart of Recoleta, Buenos Aires’ most elegant residential neighborhood, Algodon Mansion and Chez Nous have reached the highest standards of service required by Relais & Châteaux, after only a year from celebrating their grand opening in September, 2010.
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Fuego in Buenos Aires: Algodon Mansion

Source: Huffington Post
Author: Alona Elkayam
Wed, 09 Nov 2011

I arrive at Algodon Mansion in Recoleta where I was escorted to a suite larger than my Manhattan apartment. The concierge showed me the amenities one by one, "Personal steam room, Madam. Wine cabinet if you like, with our own Algodon Estates wine. Personal butler, you have three..." I began to wonder where Ashton Kutcher and the rest of the Punk'd crew could be hiding. I felt 100% James Bond -- 100% me. When I woke up the next morning and summoned my electronic drapes to open, I pinched myself to make sure this wasn't a dream, and then, I got ready for the Hurlingham Polo match…
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Chile, Argentina and Uruguay: highest standard of living in Lantin America

Source: Merco Press
Thu, 03 Nov 2011

Chile, Argentina and Uruguay have the highest standards of living in Latin America according the latest report from the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI).
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Central Bank Of Argentina Sees Economy Growing 9% In 2011

Source: WSJ
Author: Ken Parks
Mon, 31 Oct 2011

The Central Bank of Argentina said Monday that it expects the economy to expand about 9% this year, with slower growth in 2012.
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Full House: Renting an Entire Hotel in Buenos Aires, Algodon Mansion

Source: urbandaddy.com
Sun, 02 Oct 2011

Presenting Algodon Mansion, a 10-suite hotel in Recoleta that’s available to rent in its entirety—butlers, brand-new spa and all—taking reservations now.
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Rent Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires

Source: The Globe & Mail
Author: Celeste Moure
Sat, 01 Oct 2011

It seems like there's always a new boutique hotel opening in Buenos Aires. Algodon Mansion, in the posh Recoleta district, appeals to relaxed jet setters and Louis Vuitton-clad execs alike, and can be rented from $15,000 a day in low season.
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Chinese to continue Argentina investment wave

Source: Wall Street Journal, Market Watch
Author: Shane Romig
Sat, 17 Sep 2011

Chinese investment in Argentina is likely to continue to boom as the Asian giant seeks out commodities to sate the country's huge demand, Yang Shidi, economic and commercial counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Argentina, said Friday. Currently investment is focused on agriculture and mining, but Chinese companies are interested in stepping into other sectors such as infrastructure development and finance, Yang said during a press conference with foreign correspondents.
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Home Team Argentina Dominates Olivinus Olive Oil Competition

Source: Olive Oil Times
Author: Charlie Higgins
Thu, 15 Sep 2011

Argentine olive oil producers received more prizes than any other nationality at the fifth annual Olivinus International Olive Oil Competition held in Mendoza the last week of August. A total of 187 prizes were awarded.
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More Foreigners Buying Vineyards in Mendoza

Source: InvestBA.com
Sun, 11 Sep 2011

More North Americans and Europeans are discovering Mendoza's cost & quality of life advantages.
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Argentina sweeps the board at Decanter World Wine Awards

Source: Decanter.com
Author: Adam Lechmere
Thu, 08 Sep 2011

Of the 25 International Trophies, chosen from over 12000 entries, more and more of the top prizes went to Argentina as the evening went on.
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Argentina Construction Activity Up 10%

Source: InvestBA.com
Wed, 07 Sep 2011

Residential and commercial construction continues to be one of the strongest sectors of economic activity in Argentina, according to a new survey conducted by the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE).
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A China/Mercosur trade agreement would be “something extraordinary”

Source: MercoPress
Tue, 06 Sep 2011

A free trade agreement, (FTA), between China and Mercosur could be “something extraordinary”, said Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman who next Thursday begins a political and business mission in Beijing.
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Argentina’s Tax Revenue to Reach a Record This Year

Source: Bloomberg
Author: Eliana Raszewski and Silvia Martinez
Fri, 02 Sep 2011

Argentina's Economy is "Solid": Ricardo Echegaray, head of the national tax agency.
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Argentina’s Turnaround Tango

Source: New York Times
Author: Ian Mount
Thu, 01 Sep 2011

ARGENTINA may seem like one of the last countries on earth to offer lessons for dealing with economic malaise. Once the eighth-largest economy in the world, it steadily slid through the 20th century, thanks to decades of repressive dictatorships and inconsistent market experiments. This ended ignominiously in 2001, when it defaulted on $100 billion in sovereign debt, plunging over half its 35 million people into poverty.
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Kirchner seeks to limit foreign land ownership to 2,500 acres due to surge of interest

Source: Wall Street Journal
Author: Matt Moffitt
Thu, 01 Sep 2011

Argentina Debates Foreign Land Buys.
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On the Trail of Great Art (and Artists) in Buenos Aires, Where to Stay: Algodon Manison

Source: Washington Flyer
Author: Becca Hensley
Mon, 29 Aug 2011

Algodon Manison (algodonmansion.com; from $450). A new kid on the Recoleta block, the mansion is less a hotel than a stay at your wealthy Uncle Juan’s city estate. Built in 1912, it oozes with French glamour fused with classy Argentine savoir faire. Hit the spa with its wine-inspired treatments, or settle into a leathery seat in the boozy bar and have your wine in a glass.
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Algodon Wines & Argentina’s underground dinner party tour San Francisco

Source: Examiner.com
Author: Ginger Dingus
Wed, 15 Jun 2011

Colectivo Felix is a gourmet restaurant on the move, arriving in the Bay Area all the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Our four-course dinner was all about fresh California ingredients prepared by Diego Felix, and paired with excellent Algodon wines from the Mendoza region of Argentina.
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InvestBA: San Rafael (aka "Bonarda Country") and Algodon Wine Estates "the perfect destination for expats"

Source: InvestBA.com
Sat, 11 Jun 2011

It’s been one month since we officially fell in love with San Rafael, a beautiful corner of Mendoza teeming with lush vineyards, charming architecture and awe-inspiring views of the Sierra Pintadas. A long weekend at Algodon Wine Estates offered the perfect elixir of relaxation, fine wine, natural beauty and even a round of golf amid half-century-old vineyards.
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Cafayate’s Vineyards, “Sold Out”

Source: WineSur.com
Author: Gabriela Malizia y Soledad Gonzalez
Wed, 08 Jun 2011

There haven't been any recent vineyard real estate purchases in Argentina's Cafayate, and that's because there haven't been any for sale.
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Travel+Leisure's Best New Hotels 2011: Algodon Mansion

Source: Travel+Leisure
Wed, 01 Jun 2011

Travel+Leisure's "It List" 2011. These are the year's best hotels. #5: Algodon Mansion, Buenos Aires
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CNN Money: "4 Great Places to Retire: San Rafael, Argentina"

Source: CNN Money
Wed, 01 Jun 2011

San Rafael, Argentina, a medium-size city in the heart of the nation's wine country, where the cost of living is about three-fourths that of the U.S. average, according to the Associates for International Research.
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Art Crowd Leaves, Buenos Aires Deals Stay: Algodon Mansion

Source: TheStreet.com
Author: Michael Martin
Tue, 24 May 2011

"...the luxury boutique Algodon Mansion has become a favored overnight outpost."
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Smart Money Looks To The Interior Provinces: Algodon Wine Estates

Source: InvestBA
Thu, 19 May 2011

Buenos Aires has been the belle of Argentina’s real estate ball for the past few years, but more foreign investors are beginning to discover the charms of the country’s interior provinces. In a sweeping north-to-south survey of markets with US$800 million in new projects under development, Cronista’s Lorena Obiol says Rosario, Córdoba, Mendoza, Bariloche and San Martín de los Andes are the areas growing fastest and drawing the most interest.
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Travel + Leisure unveils 2011 list of world's 50 best new hotels

Source: USA Today
Wed, 11 May 2011

Travel + Leisure unveils its sixth annual list of "IT" hotels around the globe to highlight what the magazine's editors consider the world's best new hotels - and Hotel Check-In has a sneak peek for you as well as a striking photo gallery.
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Argentina Luxury Real Estate Booming

Source: InvestBA
Fri, 29 Apr 2011

And in terms of vineyard and polo opportunities writes Obiol, you can’t get much more luxurious or exclusive than the Algodon Wine Estates in Mendoza.
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Mendoza Superstars: the fashion for VIP wines

Source: Los Andes Newspaper
Author: Damián Weizman
Wed, 27 Apr 2011

Bono, Arjona, Chayanne and Madonna are included in the list of celebrities who have or want their own wine from Mendoza.
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Homes that can make you money: Algodon Wine Estates

Source: The Telegraph UK
Wed, 27 Apr 2011

If you've always dreamt of making your own wine, you could do worse than buy one of the 15 "vineyard homes" being built on Algodon Wine Estates, a 2,050 acre development in San Rafael, Argentina. Each home-owner will be able to customise both their property and their private vineyard, from choosing what grapes to grow to deciding what label to use. Owners have the choice of looking after the vineyard themselves, or letting staff on the estate take charge.
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SURVEY: Argentina Economy Likely Expanded Sharply In February

Source: WSJ
Author: Shane Romig
Mon, 18 Apr 2011

Argentina's economy likely continued to grow by leaps and bounds in February due to surging consumer demand, strong exports, and high government spending ahead of presidential elections slated for October.
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February tourist arrivals in Argentina increased 9.3% over a year ago

Source: MercoPress.com
Sat, 16 Apr 2011

The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during February increased 9.3% compared to the same month of 2010 and totaled 203,766 people, according to a government report.
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Mexico's Slim to invest $1.5 billion in Argentina

Source: Reuters
Sat, 16 Apr 2011

Mexican magnate Carlos Slim plans to invest about $1.5 billion in Argentina's telecoms sector, a newspaper reported on Saturday, citing the government.
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Emirates expands South American network with flights to Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro

Source: IEWY News
Author: Julian Flemming
Fri, 08 Apr 2011

Two of South America’s most iconic cities will soon have a faster link to Dubai and over 100 destinations worldwide when Emirates commences its daily non-stop service to Rio de Janeiro and extension to Buenos Aires from 3rd January 2012.
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Condé Nast Traveler's Hot List 2011: Algodon Mansion, Buenos Aires

Source: Condé Nast Traveler
Wed, 06 Apr 2011

New York-based entrepreneur Scott Mathis already owns Algodon Wine Estates, an elegant country resort in the wine-producing Andean province of Mendoza. His fastidious restoration of the 10-room Algodon Mansion, the first five-star boutique hotel in Buenos Aires, has taken four years. Housed in a 1912 villa in the capital's embassy-studded Recoleta district, it has a painstakingly restored interior of Slovenian oak parquet and belle époque plasterwork, updated with sumptuous yet understated modern fittings. Everything exudes a quiet sense of wealth, with discreet technology and hard-to-find imported woods favoured over glitz and gold. The ample rooms are artfully dressed with ebony-and-leather furniture, silk curtains and suede walls; the spacious bathrooms are fitted with 80-jet showers and lined with Calacatta marble, and bathtubs in the larger suites even have underwater speakers. This is no hipster home-from-home: the staff's formal, slightly stuffy attitude is tailored to please visiting powerbrokers and local gentry, who are assigned a personal butler and soothed with a free massage on arrival. Travelling chief executives looking to impress clients will find little to disappoint in the walk-in humidor lined with Spanish cedar, the rooftop plunge pool edged in teak, and the French-inspired restaurant with its womb-like interior of ox-blood acrylic walls and scarlet-leather banquettes.
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Argentina's Banking Sector Profits Jump 75% In January

Source: Nasdaq.com
Author: Ken Parks
Fri, 25 Mar 2011

Argentina's banking industry saw its net profit surge 75% on the year in January thanks to higher revenue from lending and fees.
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Argentina February data shows economy flourishing

Author: Hilary Burke
Wed, 23 Mar 2011

Argentina's February trade surplus beat market expectations and industrial output rose sharply again, the government said on Wednesday, showing Latin America's No. 3 economy is still growing strong.
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Wine Spectator blesses Argentina’s variety

Source: WineSur.com
Author: Gabriela Malizia
Wed, 23 Mar 2011

It is confirmed: Argentina is much more than Malbec. The well known US magazine recognizes Argentina may offer value and compete hand-to-hand with other countries in traditional varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
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Argentina Consumer Confidence Surges Amid Economic Boom

Source: WSJ
Author: Shane Romig
Wed, 23 Mar 2011

Argentina's consumer confidence is approaching an all-time high following a year of blistering economic growth and signs that the economy is on track for another broad expansion this year.
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Goldman Sachs Raises Argentina 2011 Growth Forecast to 6.8%

Source: Bloomberg
Author: Eliana Raszewski
Mon, 21 Mar 2011

Goldman Sachs raised its forecast for Argentina’s economic growth in 2011 after the economy expanded last year at the fastest pace since 2005.
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Argentine economy surges, current account shrinks

Source: Reuters
Author: Luis Andres Henao
Fri, 18 Mar 2011

Argentina's economy grew by a lightning-quick 9.2 percent last year, but a surge in imports fed by sizzling domestic demand eroded the current account surplus.
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Forbes Magazine: Algodon Mansion

Source: Forbes Magazine
Author: Ann Abel
Mon, 14 Mar 2011

Ever since Buenos Aires began its journey from crash-and-burn economy to southern capital of cool, its top hotels have fallen into two camps: grand palaces with white-glove services in the tony Recoleta neighborhood, and informally intimate hotels in edgier Palermo. Algodon Mansion, which opened in September, manages to merge the best of both.
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LAN Group Carriers to Interline with JetBlue at New York JFK

Source: Airlines and Destinations
Tue, 08 Mar 2011

Through LAN’s multiple hubs in South America, JetBlue customers can travel onward to destinations previously unavailable through the airline or other interline partners including Cordoba and Mendoza, Argentina.
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Travel+Leisure: “Best New Venues; Algodon Manison.”

Source: Travel+Leisure
Author: Colin Barraclough
Mon, 28 Feb 2011

From art deco mansions to historic restaurants, a series of renovations has created great new hotels and restaurants in Buenos Aires.
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New consumer class powering economic growth across South America

Source: Washington Post Foreign Service
Sat, 26 Feb 2011

From Paraguay to Chile and Brazil to Peru, a growing middle class armed with cheap credit and new confidence in the future is contributing to the most vigorous economic expansion in decades.
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Algodon 2006 Cabernet/Syrah "shines" in St. Louis

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Author: Gail Appleson
Wed, 23 Feb 2011

The 2006 Algodon won a 90-point score from the Wine Advocate and is definitely ready to drink.
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BlackBook Magazine BA Restaurant "Top Pick": Chez Nous at Algodon Mansion

Source: BlackBook Magazine
Tue, 22 Feb 2011

BlackBook Lowdown: Impressive restaurant in latest posh Recoleta hotel manages to succeed admirably at fusion dining. Executive Chef Antonio Soriano trained in Paris, and this is no class-B French flair. Elegant, well-executed menu manages to impress actual foodies and the nouveau riche alike, without resorting to tired plating tactics. Lamb, produce, wine fresh from hotel's sister property in Mendoza. Glass-enclosed patio with fireplace for chilly nights, intimate dining room for make-it-or-break-it dating scenarios. Fishbowl the cognac bar with a nice cigar before stumbling out into the ritziest section of Recoleta.
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Argentine economy expanded 9.1% in 2010, announces Cristina Kirchner

Source: Merco Press
Sat, 19 Feb 2011

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced Friday that Argentina’s economy is 2010 expanded 9.1% and unemployment in the fourth quarter experienced a further drop and now stands at a record low of 7.3%.
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International tourism influx to Argentina increased 27.1% during 2010

Source: Merco Press
Thu, 17 Feb 2011

The number of foreign tourists visiting Argentina jumped 27.1% in 2010 compared to the year before, while dollars spent increased 25.9% according to air and sea arrivals and City of Buenos Aires numbers compiled by the country’s Statistics and Census Office, Indec.
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Hot Honeymoon Hotels 2011: Algodon Mansion is a Splurge for Brides-to-Be

Source: Hotelchatter.com
Author: The Globetrotting Gourmet
Wed, 16 Feb 2011

Romantic reason to book: Every sexy capital requires a suitably sophisticated hotel – Algodon Mansion, in the city’s chic Recoleta district is Buenos Aires newest haute hideaway. The brainchild of the team behind Algodon Wine Estates, the building was built in 1912 and renovated in grand Belle Époque design. Décor is decadent – 10 sprawling suites are lavished with B&B and Cappellini furniture, Italian marble, hand-carved stone, original artwork, and feature private views of a four-story waterfall and hanging garden.
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Brazil and Argentina ratify “strategic relation” and commit greater integration

Source: MercoPress
Tue, 01 Feb 2011

In her first overseas visit as Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff ratified Monday in Buenos Aires the “special strategic” relation with Argentina while her counterpart Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, CFK, called for an “increased productive integration” between the two leading Mercosur partners.
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Bon Appétit Magazine's Buenos Aires Travel Guide: Algodon Mansion

Source: Bon Appétit Magazine
Author: Jocelyn C. Zuckerman
Mon, 31 Jan 2011

Stay at Algodon Mansion
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Argentina Lures Bankers Dreaming of Owning Their Own Vineyard

Source: Bloomberg
Author: Elin McCoy
Mon, 24 Jan 2011

For his 50th birthday two years ago, Phil Asmundson, vice chairman of technology at Deloitte LLP, flew to Argentina for a vacation and ended up buying a vineyard.
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Argentina's Economy Roars Ahead In November

Source: WSJ
Author: Taos Turner
Fri, 21 Jan 2011


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Cordoba airport, a new regional hub in Argentina

Source: buenosaires54.com
Wed, 19 Jan 2011

Future Skyteam member Aerolineas Argentinas has plans to develop Cordoba airport as its first regional hub outside the Argentine capital.
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Argentina pulls ahead of Chile in wine exports to U.S.

Source: Fox News Latino
Tue, 18 Jan 2011

Argentine wine exports to the United States topped those from neighboring Chile last year, spokespersons for the National Institute of Viniculture told Efe Tuesday.
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Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay Visits Argentina's Algodon Mansion

Source: Luxury Travel Magazine
Wed, 12 Jan 2011

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay, along with his Law & Order actress wife, Stephanie March, recently stayed at Algodon Mansion, Buenos Aires' new 10-room luxury boutique hotel.
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Surge in Money Signals Bid to Check Rates: Argentina Credit

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
Author: Eliana Raszewski
Mon, 10 Jan 2011

Argentina’s central bank plans the biggest increase in the money supply since at least 2006 in a bid to keep local interest rates down.
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Argentinian Markets Have Favorable Growth, Currency Winds

Source: WSJ
Wed, 05 Jan 2011

BUENOS AIRES—Argentina's bonds and stocks will likely add to last year's gains in early 2011, thanks to a favorable backdrop of investor appetite for emerging-market assets and expectations that Argentina and its top trading partners will log yet another year of solid economic growth.
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Trade between Argentina and Brazil hits new record in 2010

Source: Fox News Latino
Tue, 04 Jan 2011

Buenos Aires – Trade between Argentina and Brazil in 2010 hit a new record level of $32.95 billion, an increase of 7 percent over the previous high established in 2008, the Argentine government said Monday.
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Wine tourism grows in Argentina

Source: WineSur
Author: Gabriela Malizia
Tue, 28 Dec 2010

In the first six months of 2010, 768,846 people went through Argentina’s Wine Roads, which means an increase of 57.7%, compared with 2009.
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“Argentina has proven that Malbec is a world-class grape”

Source: WineSur
Author: Mariano Braga
Wed, 22 Dec 2010

The US wine guru spoke about the prospects for Argentinian wine. WineSur provides readers with part of the article published in the magazine Wine+ in December.
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Moving to Argentina

Source: WSJ
Author: Yvonne & Tom Phelan
Mon, 20 Dec 2010

How a California couple came to buy a vineyard and start a new life in the city of Mendoza
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Argentina’s Economy Grew 8.6% in the Third Quarter

Source: Bloomberg
Author: Eliana Raszewski
Fri, 17 Dec 2010

Argentina’s economy grew 8.6 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, down from the 11.8 percent growth rate in the second quarter, the National Statistics Institute reported today in Buenos Aires.
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Argentina is “hot hot hot” in the US

Source: WineSur
Author: Ana Tagua
Tue, 07 Dec 2010

This is pointed out by The Wine Economist -based on the December issue of Wine Business Monthly-, which distinguishes between what is “big” (where the most consumer dollars are going) and what is “hot” (the categories that show the fastest growth) in the US market. Argentina and New Zealand are included among the first places in this “hot” category.
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Algodon Wine Estates Wins International Property Awards

Wed, 01 Dec 2010

On Saturday, November 27th, leading property professionals gathered at the Lancaster London Hotel for the presentations of the International Property Awards in association with Bloomberg Television. Algodon Wine Estates (a unique luxury vineyard estate featuring golf, tennis, polo, and internationally award-winning amenities in San Rafael, Mendoza) has won in the category of Best Mixed Use Development Argentina.
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Five Argentinian wines in the Top 100

Source: WineSur
Author: Ma. Soledad González
Wed, 01 Dec 2010

As every year, Wine Spectator launched the list of the best wines of the world. Colomé, Achaval Ferrer, Durigutti, Trapiche and Norton are the Argentinian wineries that achieved to include their wines in this prestigious list this year.
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Wine declared Argentina's national beverage

Source: WineSur
Author: Gabriela Malizia
Tue, 30 Nov 2010

Argentina’s President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, declared wine as the drink most related to the country’s identity and culture.
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Presents Perfect

Source: Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Author: Janet Forman
Mon, 22 Nov 2010

This year’s gift guide celebrates wares that improve with age, just as wine does…here are our 29 gift picks for the 2010 holiday season.
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WHAT YOU GET FOR $500: Algodon Mansion

Source: New York Times
Author: Heidi Mitchell
Fri, 19 Nov 2010

A survey of five properties across the globe.
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Argentina's Napa Valley

Source: New York Times
Author: Alexei Barrionuevo
Thu, 18 Nov 2010

Situated some 600 miles west of Buenos Aires, the province is home to more than 800 wineries, about 100 of which actively receive tourists. And as Argentine wine exports continue to grow by 25 percent a year, this 57,000-square-mile area is drawing not only more tourists, but also vintners, who see in Mendoza the same charm and potential that propelled more established wine regions decades ago. “Mendoza is Napa 30 or 40 years ago,” said Michael Evans, a former Democratic campaign strategist from Washington, D.C., who moved to Mendoza six years ago to go into the wine business.
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The World’s Top Retirement Havens For 2011

Source: U.S. News & World Report
Author: Kathleen Peddicord
Mon, 15 Nov 2010

As we move toward the start of the new year, it’s time to take a look at the world map to identify the world's top retirement havens for 2011. Depending on the size of your retirement budget, here’s where you should be looking to realize the adventure-filled retirement of your dreams.
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Top Honeymoon Destinations in South America: Algodon Mansion

Source: AOL Travel
Fri, 12 Nov 2010

Nothing can prepare honeymooners for the natural beauty of South America. Here are five top honeymoon destinations, each centered around a unique experiences that will help active travelers soak up the very best that each country has to offer.
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World area under vines and wine production down except for Argentina

Source: Merco Press
Wed, 10 Nov 2010

The world area under vines and vitivinicultural production continued in 2010 its downward trend with the exception of Argentina and Chile according to the International Organization of Wine and Vine, OIV
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South American transition

Source: Washington Post
Tue, 09 Nov 2010

FOR MOST of the past decade, two leftist populists dominated South America's largest countries. One, Argentina's Nestor Kirchner, was of the stripe that so often has held back a potentially prosperous region: quasi-authoritarian and economically inept. The other, Brazil's Luiz Incio Lula da Silva, created a new mix of free-market orthodoxy, anti-poverty efforts and international activism. Now, within a week, both have been supplanted.
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Population of Buenos Aires province: 15.2 million according to preliminary census

Source: Merco Press
Tue, 09 Nov 2010

The province of Buenos Aires has the largest population of Argentina having increased 9.9% in the last nine years and reaching 15.2 million according to the preliminary results form the country’s national census.
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Argentine cenbank ups 2010 growth outlook to 9 pct

Source: Reuters
Author: Reporting by Karina Grazina; Writing by Luis Andres Henao; Editing by Andrew Hay
Fri, 29 Oct 2010

Argentina's economy is on track to grow 9 percent this year, the central bank said in a report, raising its previous estimate of 7 percent and bringing it in line with government forecasts.
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Argentina Real Estate Developer TGLT's IPO Raises $55M

Source: WSJ, Dow Jones Newswires
Author: Shane Romig
Fri, 29 Oct 2010

Argentine real estate developer TGLT wrapped up Argentina's first initial public offering in two and a half years on Friday, raising ARS220 million ($55 million) in fresh funds as it moves forward with ambitions plans to develop luxury housing projects in Argentina and Uruguay.
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Malbec: A Wine That's on Top of the World

Source: OphManagement.com
Author: Paul Karpecki, OD
Thu, 28 Oct 2010

How did a grape native to France become known as the primary varietal of Argentina? That's the perplex ing question posed by malbec, a purplehued wine redolent of berries that has only gained popularity in recent years, despite its centuries-old history.
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Trading the Globe Argentina

Source: nasdaq.com
Mon, 25 Oct 2010

Argentina is a market with many of the components that make Brazil a world-class emerging economy. For nearly a decade since the 1998 bond market rout, Argentina has been isolated from international capital markets after declaring the largest sovereign debt default in history. But now the country is re-emerging as a regional and global player to watch.
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Argentina to continue forex intervention-cenbanker

Source: Reuters
Author: Jorge Otaola
Mon, 25 Oct 2010

Argentina will continue to protect its booming economy in 2011 by intervening in foreign exchange markets, accumulating foreign reserves and controlling capital flows, the central bank president said on Monday.
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A la caza de inversores para propiedades de lujo en el país: Sotheby's & Algodon Wine Estates

Source: Clarin
Author: Annabella Quiroga
Sun, 24 Oct 2010

La filial local de Sotheby´s busca compradores para mansiones y departamentos de alta gama en la Argentina. El crecimiento del turismo en el país y la proyección de América Latina potencian el interés de los extranjeros en estas operaciones.

(The local affiliate of Sotheby's seeks buyers for houses and high-end apartments in Argentina. El crecimiento del turismo en el país y la proyección de América Latina potencian el interés de los extranjeros en estas operaciones. The growth of tourism in the country and the projection of Latin America enhance the interest of foreigners in these operations.)  Click here to read the rest of the article in English.


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Argentine economy grew 9.1 pct in Aug year-on-year

Source: Reuters
Author: Hilary Burke and Magdalena Morales
Wed, 20 Oct 2010

Argentina's economy expanded 9.1 percent in August compared with the same month last year, President Cristina Fernandez said on Wednesday, two days before the official data was to be released.
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Argentina to declare wine "a national drink" helping promote the industry

Source: MercoPress
Wed, 20 Oct 2010

Argentina will soon declare wine “a national drink” given its growing quality production and long rooted consumption dating back to the time of the colony several centuries ago.
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Argentine Tourism Soars In August

Source: The Argentine Post
Sun, 17 Oct 2010

Around 233,000 people flew into Argentina in August. That’s up almost 71% from the same month a year ago, when the global economy was mired in a deep financial crisis.
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Chilean Sky Airline launches two new international routes

Source: eTurboNews
Tue, 12 Oct 2010

Chilean carrier Sky Airline announced that it will launch new service between Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Buenos Aires Openings: Algodon Mansion

Source: BlackBook Magazine
Mon, 11 Oct 2010

Next-level boutique hotel, swank in the heart of Recoleta.
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Buenos Aires Openings: Chez Nous

Source: BlackBook Magazine
Mon, 11 Oct 2010

Fancy French and Argentine cuisine, with upscale, eco-friendly roots.
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Vineyards with their own name

Source: La Nacion
Author: Claudia Nobilo
Sun, 10 Oct 2010

From Mendoza to Salta, different businesses offer accommodation with the best scenery, golfing, tennis and polo. The icing on the cake: custom wines are made too.
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The Future of Malbec

Source: WSJ
Author: Will Lyons
Fri, 08 Oct 2010

Back in the 13th century, Malbec was the toast of the town. It was the grape variety of choice for royal households, Papal courts and the landed classes who enjoyed quenching their thirst on the "black" wine. The grape was planted widely in French wine regions such as the Loire Valley, where it was known as Côt, and in Bordeaux, before eventually finding its home in Cahors, in southwest France.
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10 Under 10: The Best Boutique Hotels

Source: AOL.com
Thu, 07 Oct 2010

1. Algodon Mansion, Buenos Aires, Argentina From $400 (opening rate through December 2010) Algodon Mansion opened in August 2010, catering to the international stylistas who flock to this fashion capital.
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Lima to launch direct flights to Mendoza

Source: Adina
Wed, 06 Oct 2010

Taca Airlines will launch four direct flights from its Lima hub to Miami (United States), Mendoza (Argentina), Antofagasta (Chile) and Brasilia (Brazil), which will result in a 25% increase in operations from the Peruvian capital, Taca's Sales Manager Nani Garrues reported today.
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IMF and Kirchner: "economy to expand strongly 2010/11"

Source: MercoPress
Wed, 06 Oct 2010

The International Monetary Fund warned of considerably high price index inflation and seemed sceptic of official GDP growth reports in Argentina as it presented its World Economic Outlook report, although it forecast a 7.5 percent growth, with a strong expansion partly due to the favourable global scenery and a strong trade with Brazil.
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Old vineyards, single vineyards

Source: WineSur
Author: Gabriela Malizia
Wed, 06 Oct 2010

Since some time ago, critics have been paying more attention to wines made from old vineyards and, especially, to those called “single vineyards”. In Argentina, at least a dozen wines use this name, which praises the special features of each terroir.
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Maguy Maccario-Doyle, Consul General of Monaco. Favorite hotel: "Algodon Mansion"

Source: Luxury Travel Advisor
Tue, 05 Oct 2010

n a principality like Monaco, taste is everything. It’s also something that Maguy Maccario-Doyle has in spades. She wears many hats: not only is Maccario-Doyle consul general of Monaco and director of the Monaco Government Tourist Office, she is also vice president of The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation-USA. Ahead of the annual “Monaco Takes New York” week (October 11-17), Maccario-Doyle shares with Luxury Travel Advisor some of her most prized possessions and loves.
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Argentina, realising the strength of tourism

Source: ttnworldwide.com
Author: K S Sreekumar
Tue, 05 Oct 2010

ARGENTINA has of late realised its great potential as a destination and upgraded tourism to a ministry.
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Limited Lending Is Inhibiting Argentina's Real Estate Market

Source: PropertyWire.com
Tue, 05 Oct 2010

After a promising start to 2010, limited lending is inhibiting real estate expansion in Argentina, especially in major cities like Buenos Aires. Burdened by a history of economic instability, rental rates in Argentina have flattened and supply already in the pipeline could cause further declines.
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Green Building in Latin America

Source: Reuters
Author: Eric Bloom
Mon, 04 Oct 2010

Although Latin America boasts a number of the world's largest urban areas, green building in Latin America has lagged far behind its counterparts north of the Rio Grande. The green building market in Latin America is an early-stage market in which the main developments center around risk-takers and early adopters. Many building owners still don't understand green building and its benefits, and service providers often have to make the case to potential clients.
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Chez Nous at Algodon Mansion, 5-star review; La Nacion

Source: La Nacion
Author: Alicia Delgado
Sun, 03 Oct 2010

Bienvenida sea la tendencia de la hotelería de nuevo estilo, con mansiones y petits-hôtels con encanto.
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Wine tourists strike gold on the backroads of Mendoza

Source: Toronto Sun
Author: Robin Robinson
Sun, 03 Oct 2010

MENDOZA, Argentina -- "Great wine is an expression of somewhere," says winemaker Nicolas Audebert of Cheval des Andes. In this case that somewhere is the foothills of the Andes, where the strong sun, high altitude and pure water of Mendoza province produce a very fresh, very fruity, very young but complex wine that pairs well with food, he says.
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Buenos Aires’s Great Small Hotel: Algodon Mansion

Source: Travel+Leisure
Author: Matt Chesterton
Fri, 01 Oct 2010

How do you stand out in a city filled with stylish boutique hotels? Try a rooftop pool, a cognac bar, 24-hour butler service, and a lobby with a two-story waterfall. Set in a landmark 1912 French-style town house in the chic Recoleta district, the new Algodon Mansion has just 10 suites, making it feel more like a well-heeled Argentine’s private residence.
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Algodon Mansion's Chez Nous Restaurant Opens In Buenos Aires

Source: Where To Go Next!
Wed, 29 Sep 2010

After months of preparation, testing dishes, swapping ingredients and implementing the final look, Chez Nous, the eagerly awaited restaurant in Buenos Aires' new luxury boutique hotel, Algodon Mansion, has opened its doors. And it is already the talk of the town.
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Sotheby´s invests in Mendoza, Argentina

Source: WineSur
Author: Ma. Soledad González
Wed, 29 Sep 2010

The company arrives in the province of Mendoza with its Real Estate Department to market Algodon Wine Estates, a real estate development of 830 hectares.
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Redefining luxury boutique hotels: Algodon Mansion

Source: La Nacion
Author: Loreley Gaffoglio
Wed, 29 Sep 2010

Como toda tendencia global, se impuso de Norte a Sur: sustentada en el cambio de hábitos del siglo XXI, fue la creatividad inglesa, en 2000, la precursora en reformular el concepto de lujo para el viajero, entendido como un rito de sencillez, calidad e intimidad y, sobre ese trípode conceptual, cimentó una nueva tipología de hoteles: los boutique.

Click here for the Google Translated version of La Nacion's original article.


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Buenos Aires in 2011 Top Hotel Investment Market

Source: Real Estate Channel
Author: Michael Gerrity
Tue, 28 Sep 2010

According to a new Jones Lang LaSalle hotel investment report, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima and Santiago emerge as key strategic markets for Latin America in 2011.
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Research and Markets: Argentina Retail Report Q4 2010 Report Forecasts Consumer Spending Per Capita to Increase from US$5,017 in 2010 to US$8,130 In 2014

Tue, 28 Sep 2010

DUBLIN, Sep 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/074c0e/argentina_retail_r) has announced the addition of the "Argentina Retail Report Q4 2010" report to their offering.
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Argentina's Buenos Aires says bond demand $1.1 bln

Source: Reuters
Author: Reporting by Hilary Burke; Writing by Helen Popper, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama
Tue, 28 Sep 2010

Demand for a 2015 bond sold by Argentina's Buenos Aires province totaled $1.1 billion, provincial Economy Minister Alejandro Arlia told a news conference on Tuesday.
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Argentina retains a “competitive peso” in spite of global inflows of US dollars

Source: MercoPress
Mon, 27 Sep 2010

Contrary to what is happening in the rest of emerging markets Argentine government efforts to weaken the peso are working. In the past three months the peso has declined 0.8% against the dollar, while for Mercosur associates Brazil and Uruguay their currencies have strengthened in the range of 3 to 5%.
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Outlook for real estate markets in Latin America bright and positive, new report suggests

Source: PropertyWire.com
Fri, 24 Sep 2010

Sustainable economic growth in Latin America is making it an increasingly attractive prospect for real estate investment, according to consultants. The region is leading global economic growth in a V-shaped recovery, according to consultants Jones Lang LaSalle.
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Argentina promotes tourism in UK

Source: MercoPress
Wed, 22 Sep 2010

British Airways will start non-stop flights between London and Buenos Aires in March 2011 announced Minister of Tourism Enrique Meyer in Britain’s capital during the official launch to promote investment in Argentina’s tourism industry.
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Aerolineas Argentinas Said to Join SkyTeam Alliance

Source: Bloomberg
Author: Mary Jane Credeur, Rodrigo Orihuela and Steve Rothwell
Tue, 21 Sep 2010

Aerolineas Argentinas SA, South America’s fifth-biggest airline, will join the SkyTeam alliance led by Delta Air Lines Inc. and Air France-KLM Group, according to two people with knowledge of the agreement.
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Citigroup Sees Bright Prospects For Argentina Banking Sector

Source: WSJ
Author: Shane Romig, Dow Jones Newswires
Mon, 20 Sep 2010

Argentina's banking sector has good prospects due to increased lending and the possibility of a change in government next year, with the stocks of financial conglomerate Grupo Financiero Galicia (GGAL, GGAL.BA) showing the best potential, Citigroup Inc. (C) said in a report Monday.
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Argentina's Markets Rise As Investors Cheer Budget, Ratings

Source: WSJ
Author: Ken Parks
Fri, 17 Sep 2010

Argentina's government bonds and stocks rallied Friday, as local assets continued to benefit from the bullish sentiment generated by the government's 2011 budget proposal and Standard & Poor's upgrade of the country's sovereign-debt rating earlier in the week.
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Argentina budget sees peso 4.10/dlr 2011 -minister

Source: Reuters
Author: Hilary Burke, Karina Grazina, and James Dalgleish
Thu, 16 Sep 2010

Argentina's 2011 budget bill forecasts the exchange rate at 4.10 pesos per U.S. dollar, Economy Minister Amado Boudou told reporters on Thursday, just before presenting the bill to Congress.
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Bond Market ‘Darling’ of 1990s Makes Comeback: Argentina Credit

Source: Bloomberg
Author: Ben Bain and Veronica Navarro Espinosa
Mon, 13 Sep 2010

Argentine companies and provinces are selling the most debt overseas since 2007 as issuers from Cordoba to IRSA Inversiones Representaciones SA tap into declining borrowing costs after the government restructured defaulted debt.
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New York Times: "Now Booking | Algodon Mansion"

Source: New York Times, Style Magazine
Author: ROCKY CASALE
Mon, 13 Sep 2010

Recoleta remains a magnet for upscale boutiques and hotels like the new Algodon Mansion, which opened last month.
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S&P raises Argentina credit rating as economy booms

Source: Reuters
Author: Daniel Bases and Pam Niimi in New York and Jorge Otaola in Buenos Aires; Writing by Helen Popper; Editing by Andrew Hay
Mon, 13 Sep 2010

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES - Standard & Poor's raised Argentina's long-term foreign currency credit rating by one notch on Monday due to strong growth and a lower debt load, but the rating remains deep in junk territory.
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Argentina Stocks, Bonds Rise On Positive Signs From EU, China

Source: WSJ
Author: Shane Romig
Mon, 13 Sep 2010

Argentine stocks and bonds opened the week with moderate gains on broad market optimism fueled by positive news from Europe and China.
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The ultimate crowd-pleaser: Malbec

Source: Irish Independent
Author: Katherine Donnelly
Sat, 11 Sep 2010

If some grape varieties are instant friends, while others struggle to gain recognition, then Malbec is very firmly in the first category. Considering that Argentina has such a small presence on the Irish wine market, it says a lot about its signature grape that its name has gained such currency.
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Strong Argentina GDP Growth To Continue Through 2011 - Minister

Source: WSJ
Author: Shane Romig, Dow Jones Newswires
Fri, 10 Sep 2010

BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina is on track to post a strong fiscal and trade surplus and gang buster growth this year will continue on through 2011, Economy Minister Amado Boudou told local business leaders Friday.
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Therapeutic Vaccines against Cancer

Source: OncoLog
Author: Bryan Tutt
Thu, 09 Sep 2010

Another therapeutic vaccine developed at MD Anderson, the PR1 peptide vaccine, was given to patients with chronic and acute myelogenous leukemia in a phase II study. Jeffrey Molldrem, M.D., a professor in the Department of Stem Cell Transplantation, said that patients with minimal disease (less than 15% blasts in their bone marrow) responded best, but he added that 12 of the 53 patients not in remission at the time of vaccination had an objective clinical response, including eight who had a complete response and were still in remission up to 7 years after vaccination.
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Wine: What is it about Argentina?

Source: Washington Post
Author: Dave McIntyre
Thu, 09 Sep 2010

What makes Argentina's wine so attractive to the wine press? Foreign investment certainly helps. We are suckers for famous names like the notorious consultant Michel Rolland, and his ownership of Clos de la Siete is catnip for wine columnists.
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Advance of Bonarda indisputable

Source: Buenos Aires Herald
Author: Dereck Foster
Sun, 05 Sep 2010

It is difficult not to gloat when one has every reason for doing so, but when it boils down to a matter of whether the Bonarda grape is a suitable grape worthy of being considered a future Argentine international star or not, my measure of gloat surpasses the confines of my wine glass.
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Romantic Getaways for 2

Source: USA Today
Author: Ashley Talley, Demand Media
Wed, 01 Sep 2010

Head to Algodon Mansion for a getaway with your lover.
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Argentina Travel: Algodon Wine Estates

Source: argentina-travel.org
Mon, 23 Aug 2010

In the Mendoza Province wine country of Argentina, you’ll find Algodon Wine Estates. This is hotel, vineyard, golf course, and resort combined to create a total vacation experience for those who wish to indulge in some of the finest Argentina travel the region has to offer.
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Build-A-Wine: Algodon Wine Estates

Source: theurbangrocer.com
Author: Caitlin Zaino
Fri, 20 Aug 2010

For those that dream of spending their days on their own vineyard somewhere, Algodon Wine Estates helps to make that fantasy real...
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All that glitters isn't gold, some of it is wine

Source: Reuters
Author: Leslie Gevirtz
Tue, 17 Aug 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Like gold, top wines are highly prized, represent wealth and are selling near their historical highs.
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INDEC: Foreign tourism increases 29.7% in June

Source: Ambito.com
Fri, 13 Aug 2010

The number of tourists that arrived in Argentina during June increased 29.7 percent compared to the same month last year, according to a government report.
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Malbec Drinkers in Brazil Use Real Rally to Buy Argentine Cases

Source: Bloomberg
Author: Bill Faries and Maria Luiza Rabello
Thu, 05 Aug 2010

Argentine wineries are boosting sales to Brazil faster than to any other market after the real’s 31 percent rally against the peso since May 2009.
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Latin America's Credit Ratings Are Blessed

Source: WSJ
Author: KEJAL VYAS
Thu, 05 Aug 2010

Latin America, already this year's world leader in credit-ratings upgrades, could see more improvements to its credit rankings over the remainder of 2010, Moody's Investors Service said in a set of new reports highlighting increasingly stronger economic growth in the region and prudent debt management.
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Argentina GDP To Grow At Least 7% This Year - Economy Minister

Source: WSJ
Author: Shane Romig
Wed, 04 Aug 2010

Argentina's gross domestic product is seen growing well over initial expectations this year, increasing by 7%, economy minister Amado Boudou told Dow Jones Newswires Wednesday on the sidelines of a conference with local businessmen.
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Polo and wineries: the new trend in the world of wine

Source: WineSur
Wed, 04 Aug 2010

The world of wine has gone beyond the boundaries of the winery and is now linked to other activities like polo. An increasing number of wineries boast their own polo fields now or are sponsoring a team.
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Mendoza, once again among Latin America`s top destinations

Source: WineSur
Mon, 02 Aug 2010

Due to its natural attractions and the quality of its services, the province won a place within the ranking of the prestigious magazine Travel + Leisure. National Geographic also included it among the top of the world.
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Argentina 2Q Unemployment Falls To 7.9% -President

Source: WSJ
Author: Shane Romig
Thu, 29 Jul 2010

Argentina's jobless rate dipped during the second quarter of the year as a strong economic rebound fueled hiring.
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Wine Republic's - "The List 2010"

Source: Wine Republic Argentina
Mon, 26 Jul 2010

Cradled in rich natural beauty, this peaceful town has attracted both a thriving tourism industry and a resident population of artists, poets, and musicians. San Rafael serves as an excellent setting out point for visiting more rural destinations...
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San Rafael: "The Other Mendoza"

Source: Buenos Aires Herald
Author: Guido Minerbi
Sun, 25 Jul 2010

When we speak of wine locally we are almost always speaking of Mendoza. But which Mendoza? Anybody who has made any sort of study or survey of Mendoza wines will realise that the province is pock-marked with pockets of wine producing valleys areas and regions that confer upon their wines a certain character different from others.
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Cool Off This Summer South Of The Equator At Algodon Wine Estates And Virgo Hotel & Spa

Source: Wheretogonext.com
Wed, 21 Jul 2010

For those who can't bear the heat this summer, a trip south of the Equator, where the seasons are reversed, offers the ideal escape to cool down. This August 1st through September 11th, travelers can enjoy a four-night Summer Ski & Wine Getaway package at Algodon Wine Estates (AWE), an internationally award-winning Argentinean wine and golf estate in San Rafael, Mendoza, and the nearby Virgo Hotel & Spa, one of South America's leading ski resorts.
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Foreign tourism in Argentina increases 30% in June

Source: Buenos Aires Herald
Wed, 21 Jul 2010

The number of tourists that arrived in Argentina during June reached 199,993 and increased 30 percent compared to the volume reported during the same month last year, according to an official report.
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Argentina expects more than five million foreign tourists in 2010

Source: MercoPress
Mon, 19 Jul 2010

Argentina is expecting over five million tourists this year, a historic record which represents a 15.5% increase over 2009, said Tourism Minister Enrique Meyer.
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Argentina Properties Sotheby's International Realty opening office in Mendoza city

Source: The Mendoza Sun
Mon, 12 Jul 2010

Sotheby’s International Realty has chosen Mendoza for its next location to open an office...
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Goldman Sachs Boosts Argentina Growth Estimates,Warns Of Risks

Source: WSJ
Author: Matthew Cowley
Mon, 12 Jul 2010

Goldman Sachs on Monday said it expects Argentina's economy to grow significantly faster than it had previously expected this year, as the government is expected to maintain a rapid increase in public spending to boost its chances in the presidential election in 2011.
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Argentina Central Bank reserves once again exceed US$50 Billion

Source: Buenos Aires Herald
Fri, 09 Jul 2010

International reserves once again exceeded the US$50 billion mark, boosted by an intervention to the Central Bank by the market in a record purchase of US$262 million.
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Sales of vineyard estates in Luján and Uco Valley on the rise

Source: WineSur
Author: Ma. Soledad Gonzalez
Wed, 07 Jul 2010

The trend is leveling off and properties are being valued in dollars. Malbec is the most sought after varietal in the area of the high Mendoza river basin. And water availability is key.
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20 to Watch: 2010's Best Up-and-Coming Hotels

Source: Travel+Leisure
Thu, 01 Jul 2010

Algodon Wine Estate’s sister property in B.A. gets our vote for travelers in search of luxury and authentic Argentinean culture. Set in a restored 1912 mansion in the heart of the city’s residential Recoleta neighborhood, the 10 rooms include a swoon-worthy Royale Suite with a grand piano, sitting room with a fireplace, and a steam shower. Also on offer are tango lessons and handmade cigars from the humidor at Frank’s Cognac Bar. Doubles from $800.
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Argentina Properties Sotheby’s International Realty and Algodon Wine Estates announced their partnership.

Thu, 01 Jul 2010

Argentina Properties Sotheby’s International Realty and Algodon Wine Estates today announced their sales and marketing partnership for Algodon’s luxury vineyard estate homesites located in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina.
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Economies in Latin America Race Ahead

Source: The New York Times
Author: SIMON ROMERO
Wed, 30 Jun 2010

While the United States and Europe fret over huge deficits and threats to a fragile recovery, this region has a surprise in store. Latin America, beset in the past by debt defaults, currency devaluations and the need for bailouts from rich countries, is experiencing robust economic growth that is the envy of its northern counterparts.
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RBS Raises Argentina’s 2010 GDP Growth Forecast to 7%

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
Author: Drew Benson and Eliana Raszewski
Wed, 30 Jun 2010


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Argentina May Shopping Center Sales +37.4% On Year -Indec

Source: WSJ
Author: Shane Romig
Mon, 28 Jun 2010

BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina's shopping center sales in May continued to post strong growth on the back of high clothing, footwear and electronics sales, the national statistics agency ...
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Qatar Airways Launches New Flights To South America

Sun, 27 Jun 2010

Qatar Airways has celebrated yet another milestone in its short history with the launch of scheduled daily flights to Brazil and Argentina marking its foray into South America for the first time.
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Argentine economy expands 9.7 pct in April

Source: Reuters
Fri, 25 Jun 2010


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Mendoza: Real estate transactions grew 6.3% in the first half of 2010

Source: Diario Los Andes
Author: Jaquelina Jimena
Fri, 18 Jun 2010

Indications show that the sales and purchases of properties in the Mendoza province are recuperating compared to last year, according to data provided by the government (Registro Público y Archivo del Poder Judicial). Between January and March of this year, 7,815 property transactions were recorded, compared to the same period last year of 7,350.
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Value, quality propel Argentina wines

Source: Miami Herald
Author: BILL DALEY
Thu, 17 Jun 2010

Sorry, Evita. If there's any crying going on in Argentina these days, it's likely to be in the vineyards. And they're tears of joy.
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Argentine GDP Warrants Climb to 1-Month High on Growth Outlook

Source: Bloomberg
Author: Drew Bensen
Tue, 15 Jun 2010

Argentine warrants linked to gross domestic product rose to the highest price in a month as investors bet that growth in South America’s second-biggest economy will trigger payments.
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Positive outlook for the Argentine economy according to international bank

Source: MercoPress
Fri, 11 Jun 2010

Argentine stocks are poised to a boost from a likely decline in the nation’s credit risk by year-end and the presidential elections in 2011, according to analysts from Spain’s Banco Santander, one of the leading financial institutions in Latinamerica.
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Latin America's Economic Power Conveys Clout

Source: WSJ
Author: PAULO PRADA
Thu, 10 Jun 2010

South America's Rebound Translates Into Greater Influence at International Monetary Fund, G-20
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Polyphenols in red wine and green tea halt prostate cancer growth

Source: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Author: Cody Mooneyhan
Wed, 09 Jun 2010

In what could lead to a major advance in the treatment of prostate cancer, scientists now know exactly why polyphenols in red wine and green tea inhibit cancer growth. This new discovery, published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), explains how antioxidants in red wine and green tea produce a combined effect to disrupt an important cell signaling pathway necessary for prostate cancer growth. This finding is important because it may lead to the development of drugs that could stop or slow cancer progression, or improve current treatments.
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Growing number of Argentines optimistic about the economy in 2011

Source: MercoPress
Tue, 08 Jun 2010

An increasing number of Argentines have growing expectations about their country’s economy well into 2011 when presidential elections are scheduled to take place, according to a public opinion poll published this weekend in the Buenos Aires press.
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Outstanding quality in the 2010 vintage

Source: WineSur
Author: Ma. Soledad Gonzalez
Wed, 02 Jun 2010

The annual report by the Argentinian Association of Food and Wine Professionals (APEAA) describes a vintage with unique characteristics all over the country, in spite of the low yields.
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Don't cry for Argentina's wine

Source: Chicago Tribune
Author: Bill Daley
Wed, 26 May 2010

Sorry, Evita, if there's any crying going on in Argentina these days, it's likely to be in the vineyards. And they're tears of joy.
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Teatro Colon reopens in Buenos Aires

Source: EuroNews.com
Tue, 25 May 2010

Argentina’s renowned Teatro Colon, one of the world’s great opera houses, has reopened after a three-year restoration project.
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"Travel with Stephanie Abrams!" Radio Show

Source: Travel 411
Author: Stephanie Abrams
Sun, 23 May 2010

Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams and the "Travel With Stephanie Abrams!" Radio Show sample the wines of South America with Scott Mathis, CEO and Founder of Algodon Wine Estates in San Rafael, Argentina. Algodon was founded about 5 years ago when Scott bought the vineyard and estate in Argentina's Mendoza region, at the base of the Andes. Scott originally intended to buy a small vineyard, around 40 acres, but ended up with Algodon, which has 2,050 acres of estate land and 325 acres of vines.
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Malbec consumption triples

Source: WineSur.com
Author: Laura Saieg
Wed, 12 May 2010

According to a report issued by Nielsen, in the last 52 weeks, the consumption of Malbec grew by 60%. This makes Malbec the best performing variety in the US market.
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At Luxury Hotels, the Recovery Is in Full Swing

Source: dailyfinance.com
Author: PALLAVI GOGOI
Tue, 11 May 2010

Today, the winds are changing -- quite dramatically. People are traveling and spending money again, and hotels are hiring. That's a reflection of higher economic activity, and it could be a harbinger of better times to come.
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Algodon Offers Personalized Wedding Wine Barrels

Source: Elite Traveler
Wed, 05 May 2010

Algodon Wine Estates (AWE), an award-winning Argentinean wine and golf estate in San Rafael, Mendoza, offers a personalized wine barrel program that might just be the ideal wedding gift. The ring and the ceremony are nice, too--but making it "official" with customized wine labels offers something refreshingly new that won't be the norm with one's other married friends and peers.
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Adiós Argentina—For Now

Source: Wine Spectator
Author: Matt Kramer
Tue, 04 May 2010

Well, it had to come to an end. And now it has. By the time you read this, I will have returned home to the United States. And Argentina, as so often happens with one’s travels, will rapidly become a dream.
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Argentina's Algodon Wine Estates Offers Wine Barrels for Newlyweds

Source: Travel Pulse
Mon, 03 May 2010

Algodon Wine Estates in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina, is offering personalized wine barrels for newlyweds, packaged with two-day stays at the Algodon lodge, through a new program. The wine/resort packages are designed as a unique wedding gift. Users go online to select a barrel and bottle label design and provide the newlyweds’ names.
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Argentina Opens the Tap for Malbec

Source: New York Times
Author: Eric Asimov
Wed, 28 Apr 2010

FOR the last few years the wine business has been riddled with dire warnings and disastrous portents. In the United States and around the world, producers have struggled with the bad economy and the sluggish market. One slender segment, seemingly alone, has not only weathered the storm but also prospered: malbec from Argentina.
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Algodon Wine Estates lets the bride and groom make it extra official with a personalized wine barrel

Tue, 27 Apr 2010

Algodon Wine Estates (AWE), an award-winning Argentinean wine and golf estate in San Rafael, Mendoza, offers a personalized wine barrel program which many consider the ideal wedding gift. The ring and the ceremony are nice too, but making it “official” with customized wine labels offers something refreshingly new that won’t be the norm with one’s other married friends and peers.
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Exchange Rate, Investors Boost BA Hotel Sector

Thu, 22 Apr 2010

While new hotel construction slowed in Argentina in 2008-09, the sector is starting to come back to life thanks to a more favorable peso/dollar exchange rate and the determination of international investor groups, according to Ellen Hoffman of Hotel News Now (HNN).
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Buenos Aires hotel sector coming back

Source: Hotel News Now
Author: Ellen Hoffman
Wed, 21 Apr 2010

The prospects for hotel occupancy growth and development in Buenos Aires have started to turn around in the recently ended summer tourist season—but the market still has a long uphill climb ahead of it.
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Momentum is gaining in Tucson on promising early-stage companies

Source: Inside Tuscon Business
Author: Joe Pangburn
Sat, 17 Apr 2010

Momentum is growing in the knowledge-based sector from a growing number of Southern Arizona early-stage companies that bring promising research and ideas to market.
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Algodon Wine Estates is honored at Tablet Hotels soiree

Fri, 16 Apr 2010

Algodon Wine Estates has been recognized by Tablet Hotels as one of “The Top 10 New Hotels” in North, South, and Central America. Tablet Hotels is one of the world’s leading online travel agencies dedicated to boutique and luxury hotels worldwide. Their reputation is built on an authoritative selection of the world’s most extraordinary hotels.
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Demand for Malbec expected to increase by 15%

Source: WineSur.com
Author: Gabriela Malizia
Wed, 14 Apr 2010

In order to respond to the growing demand, the large exporting companies have expanded their vineyards and installed capacity, especially for the production of Malbec. In 2010, foreign market demand for this emblematic variety is expected to increase by 15% or more.
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Destination: Argentina: Buenos Aires

Source: Melissa Biggs Bradley
Author: Indagare.com
Tue, 13 Apr 2010

If Madonna, Nicole Kidman or Lady Gaga were coming to Buenos Aires to film a remake of “Evita,” they would be sure to stay at the Algodon Mansion.
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Just Back from...Uruguay, Argentina and Chile

Source: Indagare.com
Author: Melissa Biggs Bradley
Tue, 13 Apr 2010

For my kid’s spring break this year, we went south—way south—and caught the beginning of fall (think perfect Indian summer weather) in the southern hemisphere.
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Latin America poised for real estate surge as developers and buyers show increased interest

Source: Property Wire
Mon, 12 Apr 2010

Latin America property markets are set to grow as international interest in real estate opportunities intensifies with developers eyeing a number of key countries including Brazil, Argentina and Panama.
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Ford plans $250M investment in Argentina business

Source: Associated Press
Fri, 09 Apr 2010

Ford Motor Co. has announced a $250 million investment to develop and produce a new vehicle in Argentina over the next two years. The automaker, based in Dearborn, Mich., said Wednesday that the investment will also fund upgrades and improvements at its plant in Argentina, which will manufacture the new vehicle for Ford's Latin America markets.
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This week's travel buzz

Source: Globe & Mail
Author: Mercedeh Sanati
Fri, 09 Apr 2010

The hotel boom in Buenos Aires continues with the recent opening of The Algodon Mansion. Far from the cluster of boutique hotels in bohemian-chic Palermo Soho, this refined 10-suite property is set in a restored 1912 mansion in the posh Recoleta district, home to designer shops, grand hotels and the famous cemetery where Eva Peron is buried. Guests are treated to a stash of luxurious amenities, including a pillow menu, a bottle of private collection Algodon wine and a personal butler who is on call 24/7 to arrange everything from dinner reservations to tango lessons.
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“This may be the best harvest of the last decade”

Source: WineSur.com
Author: Mariano Zalazar
Wed, 07 Apr 2010

Federico Galdeano talks about the general situation of Argentina’s wine industry and especially about Trivento. With an optimistic outlook, he maintains that the climatic conditions will be positive for the harvest.
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Gujarat Realtors Eyeing Latin American Real Estate Market

Source: Indian Realty News
Tue, 06 Apr 2010

Latin America is now on the radar of realtors from Gujarat. Come July, and about 100-odd builders and developers from across the state will fly to Brazil and Argentina for a 10-day tour to study the local real-estate markets existing in these countries.
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Investments in Wine & Real Estate

Source: Noticias Magazine
Author: José Antonio Díaz
Fri, 02 Apr 2010

Scott Mathis has been in the financial business for 26 years now –even in companies that had their golden ages such as Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers-, but since 1999 he expanded his scope of action and established his own investment fund: Invest Property Group, IPG, which is dedicated to real estate developments in California, New York and Mississippi. Right in the middle of the Argentine crisis, Mathis, a US citizen, decided to take even greater risks. He saw an opportunity and has already invested USD 25 million in the country.
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Six places you never thought you could afford

Source: USA Today
Author: Sarah Pascarella
Thu, 01 Apr 2010

Dreaming of a far-flung vacation? This year, those out-of-reach destinations may be surprisingly affordable. Last year, we covered six places you never thought you could afford. This year, we've compiled another six hot spots, with a twist—while these locales may be expensive to get to, the in-country costs make the vacation budget easy. In fact, we've even compared these far-flung locales with more traditional vacation destinations to show you just how budget-friendly globetrotting can be. Read on to start planning this year's vacation of a lifetime.
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What’s Hot in Buenos Aires: Algodon Mansion, a New Wine Hotel

Source: The Informed Traveler
Author: Mary Winston Nicklin
Thu, 01 Apr 2010

There’s a new luxury boutique hotel on the scene in B.A. that’s “perfect for wine aficionados.” And we can see why. The folks behind the new Algodon Mansion are the Algodon Wine Estates & Champions Club, the 2,050-acre vineyard estate in the heart of Malbec wine country, aka “the Napa Valley of Argentina.”
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Medals for Algodon Wine Estates

Source: WineSur.com
Thu, 01 Apr 2010

In the category of wines of more than 10 dollars, the winery Algodón Wine Estates received two silver medals for Semillón 2009 and Algodón Wine Estates Malbec 2008, in the Fourth Edition of the Argentina Wine Awards.
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New Buenos Aires hotel has real cultural appeal

Source: Harper's Bazaar
Wed, 31 Mar 2010

Algodon Mansion opens this month in Buenos Aires' exclusive, culture-rich Recoleta district.
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Buenos Aires: A City of Style—and Sizzle

Source: National Geographic Traveler
Author: Wayne Bernhardson
Wed, 31 Mar 2010

Welcome to Argentina’s capital, where European sophistication meets Latin passion—and the streets are a-tango 24/7.
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Talent born in the Province of Mendoza

Source: Cuisine & Vins Magazine
Author: Cristina Goto
Wed, 31 Mar 2010

With his abstract art, he invites to a celebration of the colors of the Province of Mendoza and with his tribute to the wine and his native province, he takes his work to Algodon Wine Estates, in San Rafael.
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Purchases and openings

Source: La Nacion
Tue, 30 Mar 2010

The hottest issue in wine circles these days was the news that DLJ (Donaldson, Lufkin and Jeanrette), the American asset management group, which controls Peñaflor, was supposed to have closed the sale of 50% of the shares of their holding of six wineries to the Bemberg family, former owners of the Quilmes brewery, for a sum of over USD 300 million.
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Opulent wine hotel opens in Buenos Aires

Source: Conde Nast Traveler
Author: Jenn Selby
Thu, 25 Mar 2010

The glamorous Algodon Mansion is the latest in a string of luxury boutique hotels to sprout up in Latin America, and promises to be one of the most extravagant yet. Perfect for wine-aficionados, the restored French-style mansion in Buenos Aires is the latest city outpost of Algodon Wine Estates & Champions Club - the famous Mendoza country lodge and the premier producer of Malbec.
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Fashion in Focus: Algodon Mansion

Source: Mirabaires
Author: Lila Feldman
Thu, 25 Mar 2010

(From Google translate) On March 18 took place in Algodon Mansion (the deluxe hotel located in a French palace Recoleta), a press breakfast where the issue presented Hermés spring - summer Monde D 'Hermes 2010.
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Buenos Aires celebrates “excellent” 2009/10 cruise season with 11% more visitors

Source: South Atlantic News Agency
Sat, 20 Mar 2010

With just a few days for the official end of the 2009/2010 cruise season Buenos Aires City is celebrating an increase in the number of ship calls and visitors, according to the preliminary results of a poll contracted by the City’s Tourism Board.
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Contame un cuento, invitame a jugar... (Hermes event at Algodon Mansion)

Source: Tendenceria Blog
Fri, 19 Mar 2010

(Translated from Google translate): Tell me a story, invite me to play ...This post is an invitation to the world of childhood, to that magical moment when we had bedtime stories or start in fantasy and imagination. It is a proposal that seeks to restore those experiences from our childhood, to open the door to go play ...
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Michael Buerk on the passion of Argentina

Source: UK Telegraph
Author: Michael Buerk
Fri, 19 Mar 2010

Introducing a guide to Latin America 200 years on from independence, Michael Buerk salutes the variety and vitality of one of its greatest countries.
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Positive Signs For Latin America Vacation Ownership, RCI Reports

Source: Hotels.com
Thu, 18 Mar 2010

With Brazil and Venezuela recording double-digit growth in interval sales in 2009 mainly due to their sales in the domestic market, Latin America showed signs of strength and continued to attract new players to its vacation ownership industry.
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Buenos Aires' Famed Teatro Colon To Reopen May 24

Source: CBS News
Wed, 17 Mar 2010

Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri set the date in a Wednesday announcement revealing that the Teatro Colon is finally ready to again put on performances. The opening will come a day before Argentina celebrates the bicentennial of its independence.
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Is This The Hottest Hotel Staff in Buenos Aires?

Source: Hotel Chatter
Wed, 17 Mar 2010

The hotel sent us some snaps of the pre-opening party they hosted for Buenos Aires architect/interior designer/socialite Javier Iturrioz (wow, he certainly has a lot of jobs!) Amongst the snaps of BA socialites and modelizers partying it up at the hotel, we came across this shot of the staff. And we likey.
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What I've Never Seen Before

Source: Wine Spectator
Author: Matt Kramer
Tue, 16 Mar 2010

One of the pleasures of my current prolonged stay in Argentina is that I’m a newbie. I’m hardly a newbie to wine. I have been writing about it for 32 years, after all. But I am a newbie to Argentina—to its wines, its culture, its language and to its unique perspective on the world, which derives in large part from its roller-coaster politics and economics.
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Amazing Argentina

Source: Wedding Bells
Author: Stephanie Gray
Mon, 15 Mar 2010

From the bustling streets of Buenos Aires to the vineyards of Mendoza, you'll find a country full of romance and culture.
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A bit of southern exposure could do you good

Source: The Examiner
Author: Saxon Henry
Mon, 15 Mar 2010

Argentina is a country of contradictions. Beyond Buenos Aires’s most recognizable monument—a massive obelisk situated in the middle of the Avenida de 9 Julio, one of the widest avenues in the world—the architecture of the country’s capital confirms that an amalgam of cultures collided here.
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Two Worlds of Argentine Wines

Source: Wall Street Journal
Author: Matt Kramer
Sat, 13 Mar 2010

The futuristic winery of O. Fournier is an apt symbol for the transformation of Argentina's wines. Resembling a flying saucer perched on massive concrete struts, the winery may as well have arrived from another galaxy. More than in any other wine-growing nation, Argentina's wines have been transformed by the capital, ambition and distribution muscle of Caesars from afar, most of them European.
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Napa wines losing ground as loan defaults rise

Source: Bloomberg
Author: Dan Levy
Tue, 09 Mar 2010

In California's Napa Valley, producer of America's most expensive wines, 2010 may be a vintage year for repossessions as the industry is squeezed by falling land values and a consumer shift to cheaper brands.
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Home Builder TGLT Proceeds With Argentina's First IPO In 2 Yrs

Source: Dow Jones Newswires
Author: Matthew Cowley
Tue, 09 Mar 2010

Despite the challenging political environment in Argentina, home builder TGLT is moving ahead with plans to list its shares on the Buenos Aires stock exchange within the next month, the first new Argentine share offering in nearly two years.
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Travel to Argentina to Visit your Wine

Source: Traveling with MJ
Mon, 08 Mar 2010

If travel, just for the sake of travel, seems too decadent for you, how about this excuse: I have to pop down to Argentina to visit my vineyard and check on my wine. OK, I might be overstating things just a bit, but with the Algodon Wine Estates Barrel Ownership program you can combine your love of travel with your love of wine.
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San Rafael, gladly

Source: La Nacion
Sun, 07 Mar 2010

The city and its environs surprised by the variety of gastronomic choices as to assemble, step by step, a complete meal, with wine included. This is another Mendoza. The landscape of vineyards and olive groves the allied with the region surrounding the capital, but San Rafael has its own seal.
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Buenos Aires for Those Who Shun Steaks

Source: New York Times
Author: Tanvi Chheda
Sun, 07 Mar 2010

IT was over a bowl of delicious, spicy-sweet peanut soup with pesto made from huacatay, or Andean black mint, that I realized the vegetarian diner was now perfectly welcome in Buenos Aires. As a vegetarian traveling in a country where beef takes center stage, I expected my meals to be relegated to an assortment of side dishes — sautéed greens, some variation of potatoes — supplemented by the occasional granola bar.
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Worldwide Investments Recommends Overseas Property Investment in Brazil and Argentina

Source: Reuters
Sat, 06 Mar 2010

According to spokesperson, Mrs. Anna Thompson, investors would be recommended to consider developing economies for growth opportunities as opposed to traditional markets. She says, "South American economies are especially developing well by comparison to mature economies in Europe. What's more, countries such as Brazil and Argentina offer particular opportunities in land investments on top of property investments."
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Credit Suisse Recommends Shifting Into Bonds From Argentina

Source: Wall Street Journal
Wed, 03 Mar 2010

Credit Suisse Group (CS) recommended to its clients Tuesday that they consider buying more Argentine bonds.
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Argentina is starting to develop a culture of fine-wine appreciation

Source: Wine Spectator
Author: Matt Kramer
Tue, 02 Mar 2010

“At the bank where I work, we have an informal wine-tasting group that meets every few weeks. Why don’t you join us?” This invitation came, very nearly out of the blue, from a guy I met in a local wine shop.
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Southern Style

Source: Los Andes Newspaper
Sun, 28 Feb 2010

Wine tourism, a magnet for VIPs. The wine industry has experienced a major breakthrough in recent years that allowed a breakthrough, not only in quality but in the increase in serious projects with vision based on the highest standards of quality.
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Nightlife in Buenos Aires

Source: Budget Travel
Author: Ian Mount
Sun, 28 Feb 2010

Thanks to jet-lag-free time zones and direct flights from half a dozen U.S. cities, getting right to the heart of one of these emerging destinations is easier than ever. In Buenos Aires, party like a gaucho at a jovial jam session.
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Business Week: A new study by Grant Thornton reveals the countries where companies expect to see profit growth in 2010

Source: BusinessWeek
Thu, 25 Feb 2010

The report was based on surveys of 7,400 managers of medium-to-large privately held companies in a broad range of sectors—mainly cleantech, food and beverage, construction and real estate, hospitality, transport, manufacturing, retail, financial services, health care, and technology—in 36 countries to gauge which holds the greatest upside potential for 2010. Argentina is #19.
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Projects Draw Attention to Argentine Countryside

Source: New York Times
Author: Nick Foster
Thu, 25 Feb 2010

CAFAYATE, ARGENTINA — In recent years adventurous foreigners with the patience to build their own homes have begun to look beyond the lights of Buenos Aires for locations in the Argentine countryside.
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Better 2010 hoped for Argentina’s housing market

Source: Global Property Guide
Wed, 24 Feb 2010

After a tumultuous 2009, Argentineans look forward to a better 2010 for the housing market and the economy. The resurgence of exports and pick up in tourism are expected to push the housing market.
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Malbec exports on the rise

Source: WineSur.com
Tue, 23 Feb 2010

In 2009 the value of Malbec exports rose by 21.5% with respect to 2008, increasing from USD 194 million to USD 235 million. Malbec exports also increased by 23.4% in volume during that period, when 6.8 million 9-liter boxes were exported.
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Anticipation: Chez Nous Restaurant

Source: Mirabaires
Author: Florencia Vrljicak
Thu, 18 Feb 2010


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From the bank to the bodegas

Source: Financial Times
Author: John Stimpfig
Sat, 13 Feb 2010

It’s deeply ironic that the Spanish vintner José Manuel Ortega wasn’t much of a drinker when he first started buying wine in the early 1990s. At the time he was a young investment banker with Goldman Sachs. “In those days, I purchased wine purely for investment purposes,” he admits. “Actually opening, enjoying and appreciating wine wasn’t really on the radar.”
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Latin America’s 2010 Outlook Remains Sunny

Source: GlobeSt.com
Author: Paul Bubny
Thu, 11 Feb 2010

Compared to their counterparts in markets such as Brazil and Venezuela, US commercial property professionals remain a relatively downbeat crowd when assessing the near-term outlook, RICS Americas says in a report released Wednesday. In key indicators such as capital value expectations and tenant demand, Latin American industry members share a bullish outlook, while US professionals believe these indicators still have farther to fall.
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Harvesting Profits In Argentina's Wine Country

Source: Forbes
Author: Helen Coster
Thu, 11 Feb 2010

Michael Evans found peace--and a nice business--in Argentina's wine country.
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Doug Casey on His Favorite Place in the World

Source: Casey Research
Author: Louis James
Thu, 11 Feb 2010

Doug, we’ve gotten a lot of follow-up questions to our conversation on currency controls. People want to know more about Argentina and why you like it so much. So, let’s talk about Argentina.
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Buenos Aires Lures Jet Set With Weak Peso

Source: TheStree.com
Author: Michael Martin
Mon, 08 Feb 2010

Despite economic hardships in recent years, Buenos Aires's allure remains undiminished for American travelers looking for the romance of Paris made affordable by the weak Argentine peso.
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This is Malbec's moment

Source: Winesur.com
Author: Laura Saieg
Tue, 02 Feb 2010

In Wine Enthusiast`s last edition, Michael Schachner published an exclusive article about the Argentinian Malbec. The journalist recommend Argentina paying attention to Chile and Australia`s cases in order to avoid making the same mistakes.
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Argentina: Tourism in January recorded its strongest growth in a decade

Source: World Tourism News
Mon, 01 Feb 2010

Argentina. The government registered some 9.5 million passengers in January, representing a growth of 10.2%, the highest tourist in the last decade. The Secretary of Tourism, Enrique Meyer, highlighted the high levels of employment in all places and said that the outlook for February and March are to provide a record summer.
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New York Times: 36 Hours in Buenos Aires

Source: New York Times
Author: Paola Singer
Sun, 31 Jan 2010

Contemporary Argentine history is a roller coaster of financial booms and cracks, set to gripping political soap operas. But through all the highs and lows, one thing has remained constant: Buenos Aires’s graceful elegance and cosmopolitan cool. This attractive city continues to draw food lovers, design buffs and party people with its riotous night life, fashion-forward styling and a favorable exchange rate.
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Season of light and colour: Spring holidays

Source: The National
Author: Killian Fox
Sat, 30 Jan 2010

Where to go when: From skiing in Lebanon to India's Holi festival, here's a timely guide to the Spring.
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Argentina Minister: Economy To Exceed Estimates In 2010

Source: Dow Jones Newswires
Author: Matthew Cowley
Wed, 27 Jan 2010

BUENOS AIRES -(Dow Jones)- Argentina's economy will exceed expectations in 2010, Economy Minister Amado Boudou said Wednesday, in an interview broadcast on Radio Mitre.
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Wine: Host a BYOB malbec tasting

Source: The Washington Post
Author: Dave McIntyre
Wed, 27 Jan 2010

Malbec from Argentina is arguably the best value in wine today. While other countries produce plenty of good-value wines, Argentina's malbecs offer unusual complexity at prices that don't break the bank. Even a $10 bottle can have you searching the glass for hints of mocha, berries, lavender or spice.
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'Mi Casa es Su Casa' Says Buenos Aires' Fancy New Algodon Mansion

Source: HotelChatter.com
Author: Heidi Atwal
Wed, 27 Jan 2010

Joining the long lineage of estate-cum-hotels is Buenos Aires' Algodon Mansion, a 20,000 square foot property whose roots date back to 1912. The hotel, set to open in March of this year, is being described in an all too familiar manner: your home away from home (or "Your Own Private Mansion").
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2010 Travel Hotspots

Source: Financial Times
Mon, 04 Jan 2010

We live in stressful economic times -- all the more reason to take a reasonably-priced vacation. But where in the world should you go? CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg has just the places: ARGENTINA.
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Exploring malbec wines and vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina

Source: The Washington Post
Author: Erica Johnston
Sun, 03 Jan 2009

Malbec has long been an underachiever in the old country. One of several types of grapes allowed in red Bordeaux, it hardly ever makes the cut. But in the warm, sunny countryside outside Mendoza, tempered by cool Andean nights, the perennial understudy hit the big-time. As a bonus, the weather is so consistent in the "land of sun and wine," as the area likes to call itself, that each vintage is more reliable than those in France, or even California.
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Travelista Buenos Aires

Source: Financial Times
Sun, 03 Jan 2009

Argentina’s wine scene is booming, and there’s another wine-country presence making its debut in Buenos Aires: Algodon Wine Estates & Champions Club, the Mendoza country lodge and premier Malbec producer, now has a smart city outpost. Algodon Mansion (pictured; www.algodonmansion.com; suites from $484), a lovely converted 1912 private residence, has just 10 very sleek contemporary suites (the smallest of which clocks in at a healthy 60 sq m), and can be taken as a single rental for private parties.
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‘Texas Boy’ Investor Can’t Resist Taste of New Argentine Winery

Source: Bloomberg
Author: Ryan Flinn
Thu, 31 Dec 2009

Argentina has become a darling of wine critics and drinkers because of the outstanding quality of its wines and their affordable prices. (There are great values in the $20 range.)
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World's Top Party Cities

Source: Forbes
Author: Jennifer Murphy
Mon, 21 Dec 2009

Every city has its charm--its own unique qualities that make it stand out, whether it's the culture, the architecture, the history, the food, the arts scene or some combination thereof. But the greatest party cities have all these things, yet undergo a complete transformation after dark. They become a little louder--and maybe even a little naughtier than the rest.
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Why Foreign Bonds Make Sense For Income-Oriented Investors

Source: Wall Street Journal
Author: Jennifer Levitz
Tue, 08 Dec 2009

It's never been easy for investment advisers to convince people that foreign-bond funds are a good bet. Typical investors have home-country bias, or a preference for Treasurys, municipal bonds and U.S.-company debt. Foreign bonds "often get a short glance," says Tom Roseen, a research manager at Lipper Inc. "People are more willing to…explore foreign-equity funds." But with the dollar weakening and yields on U.S. Treasurys paltry, the case for adding foreign-bond exposure to a fixed-income portfolio is looking more persuasive to many investors. Dabbling in overseas bonds may provide a hedge against further weakening of the dollar—barely up after reaching its all-time low against the euro—and allow investors to take advantage of higher interest rates abroad.
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Sizzling market heats up biotech buyout fever

Source: Fierce Biotech
Author: John Carroll
Tue, 08 Dec 2009

The Boston Globe, reporting from the epicenter of the deal game, has officially branded it all as a sign of ‘buyout fever,' with 90 biotech M&A deals so far this year, compared with the 84 tracked by Thomson Reuters for all of 2008.
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Algodon Wine Estates Adds Barrel Ownership Program

Source: Incentive Magazine
Author: Donna M. Airoldi
Wed, 02 Dec 2009

What's both prestigious and convenient? Having your own barrel of wine from an award-winning winery. Algodon Wine Estates in Mendoza, Argentina's wine capital, now offers its varietals for purchase at the barrel level, allowing companies to offer a personalized appreciation gifts. Levest Electric Corp. and EZ Studios, each based in New York City, have purchased barrels and given their customized bottles of wine to employees and clients.
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Buenos Aires’ Recoleta District Unveils New Luxe Algodon Mansion

Source: Incentive Magazine
Author: Donna M. Airoldi
Wed, 02 Dec 2009

Ideal for high-end executive retreats or as a treat for a top performer, the Algodon Mansion opens next month in Buenos Aires, Argentina, joining other top luxury properties (including Alvear Palace and the Park Hyatt’s Palacio Duhau) in the city’s tony Recoleta neighborhood.
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Buenos Aires' Recoleta District Unveils New Luxe Algodon Mansion

Source: Hospitality Design Magazine
Author: Donna M. Airoldi
Wed, 02 Dec 2009

Ideal for high-end executive retreats or as a treat for a top performer, the Algodon Mansion opens next month in Buenos Aires, Argentina, joining other top luxury properties (including Alvear Palace and the Park Hyatt's Palacio Duhau) in the city's tony Recoleta neighborhood.
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Trellis, MedImmune ink antibody deal

Source: San Francisco Business Times
Author: Ron Leuty
Tue, 01 Dec 2009

Trellis Bioscience Inc. sold a worldwide exclusive license that allows AstraZeneca plc’s MedImmune unit to develop and commercialize antibodies focused on respiratory syncytial virus.
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The rich ride out the recession in Argentina

Source: Financial Times
Author: Oliver Balch
Fri, 27 Nov 2009

Equestrian breeding centres line up one after another along the highway into Pilar, a smart satellite town an hour from Buenos Aires. In polo circles, the stretch is simply known as the Golden Mile. All but a few of the world’s best players have farms here.
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Indulge in Rare Truffles at the World's Most Exclusive Hotels

Source: Luxury Travel Magazine
Sun, 22 Nov 2009

Truffles, once in abundance and widely used, have become one of the most rare and exclusive natural foods in the world. Indulge in these delicacies at these exclusive luxury hotels: Beau-Rivage Palace, Hotel Hassler Roma, Algodon Wine Estate and Baur au Lac.
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Big Pharma still hungry for biotech deals

Source: Reuters
Author: Toni Clarke
Wed, 11 Nov 2009

Even amid aggressive cost-cutting, many big pharmaceuticals companies continue to seek biotech acquisitions in the hope of finding new drugs to replace those lost to generic competition. But they will have to pay more than they did a year ago. The average value of U.S. biotech companies is increasing as funding flows back into the sector after a drought caused by the credit crisis.
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Argentina Real Estate: Still Holding Up

Source: NuWire Investor
Author: Yemisrach Kifle
Mon, 09 Nov 2009

Argentina has become world famous for its beef, tango, and passion for soccer. It has made a name for itself as a wine country. Tourists have discovered the awe-inspiring natural wonders of Patagonia. Retirees looking to stretch their savings have come knocking on the country's doors. Many have made a home for themselves and have told their friends all about the good life in Argentina.
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Algodon Wine Estates Wins 2010 Global Best Of Wine Tourism Award

Fri, 06 Nov 2009

Château Giscours in Margaux, former Best Of Wine Tourism Best Of winner, hosted 250 members of the Bordeaux wine trade, local and regional personalities and the delegates to the Great Wine Capitals Global Network annual general meeting for the 7th annual international ‘Best Of Wine Tourism' awards ceremony that took place on November 5th.
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Algodon Wine Estates' Migration Package in Travel+Leisure Magazine

Source: Travel+Leisure Magazine
Sun, 01 Nov 2009

Algodon Wine Estates Migration Package: enjoy 2 nights and 3 days in our Malbec, Bonarda or Cabernet Superior Suite...
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Algodon Wine Estates Garners Top Awards for Wine and Olive Oil

Tue, 20 Oct 2009

In Argentina, the spotlight is currently on Algodon Wine Estates (AWE), having won numerous prestigious awards for their wine, hospitality and olive oil in the past months: Earlier this month AWE was awarded the Gold Medal for Lodging and the Silver Medal for Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences at the 2010 Best of Wine Tourism Awards, held in Mendoza, Argentina.
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Buenos Aires eager to satisfy investor appetite

Author: Lionel Barber, Jude Webber and John Paul Rathbone for the Financial Times
Mon, 12 Oct 2009

Sitting in his office sipping mate, a traditional Argentine herbal tea, Amado Boudou has no doubt that his most significant achievement as economy minister would be to take his country back to international capital markets.
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The Winners of "Best Of Wine Tourism 2010"

Source: Mendoza Online
Mon, 12 Oct 2009

More than 200 guests at "La Enoteca" met the winners of the International Best Of Wine Tourism 2010 Contest. Around 45 wineries, restaurants and tour operators from Mendoza competed for this important prize and aspire to win the major prize against the other 7 cities of the Great Wine Capitals Network.
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Tango on UNESCO world heritage list

Author: The Associated Press by Barbara Surk
Wed, 30 Sep 2009

Tango was declared part of the world's cultural heritage by the United Nations on Wednesday and granted the international seal of approval Argentina and Uruguay have long sought for the dramatic dance and its sensual moves.
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Argentina’s travel industry provides business and leisure

Author: Lou Corsaro, Pittsburgh Business Times
Mon, 21 Sep 2009

Travel companies probably don’t have to do much to sell would-be travelers on the merits of the generally temperate weather in Argentina, so its growing appeal to Americans goes well beyond the climate.
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The Global Gourmet

Source: Delta Sky Magazine
Author: Melissa Clark
Tue, 15 Sep 2009

If the chilly autumn air drives you to the southern hemisphere, stop in at Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires. This luxury boutique hotel’s restaurant L’Argentine, will be serving a French and Argentine fusion menu created by celebrity chef Tomas Kalika. Designed to highlight seasonal ingredients, many of which are grown at the hotel’s nearby Mendozan farm and vineyard, the menu centers on hearty fare including pampas grass-fed rib eye steak and local lamb noisettes en croute with figs confit and criollo pumpkin reduction. Lusty estate-grown malbec and bonarda wines make the ideal accompaniments to this exceptional south-of-the-equator experience.
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Del Potro Stops Federer in Five Sets and Wins Open

Author: Christopher Clarey, New York Times
Tue, 15 Sep 2009

The saga of Roger Federer’s most compelling Grand Slam season produced a surprise ending Monday night, when he was caught from behind by Juan Martín del Potro, the huge-hitting 20-year-old Argentine, in the United States Open final.
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Rugby: Argentina invited to join Tri-Nations in new four-team format

Author: UK Guardian
Mon, 14 Sep 2009

The Tri-Nations giants Australia, New Zealand and South Africa have invited Argentina to join them in a new Four Nations Championship from 2012. The invitation is conditional on the Pumas having their best players available for the tournament, most of whom currently play for European clubs.
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Scott Mathis: "We are here to create a long-term project."

Source: Los Andes Newspaper
Sat, 05 Sep 2009

An interview with Scott Mathis, the CEO & Founder of DPEC Partners, InvestProperty Group, and Algodon Global Properties, appeared this week in Diario Los Andes as well as its online publication, Los Andes online. Diario Los Andes is Mendoza's largest newspaper. The article link provided below is the online Google translation of the original article published on September 5, 2009; so please be mindful of the Google translation nuances.
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The World's Happiest Cities

Source: Forbes.com
Author: Zack O'Malley Greenburg
Wed, 02 Sep 2009

Ten urban centers closely associated with unmitigated joy: 10. Buenos Aires, Argentina; 9. Paris, France; 8. Rome, Italy; 7. San Francisco, California; 6. Madrid, Spain; 5. Melbourne, Australia; 4. Amsterdam, Netherlands; 3. Barcelona, Spain; 2. Sydney, Australia; 1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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José Luis Clerc as Play-By-Play Analyst for ESPN, 2009 US Open

Source: DPEC Partners
Mon, 31 Aug 2009

New York, NY - August 31, 2009: ESPN International has announced that it will offer 140 live hours of the 2009 US Open in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as well as in Brazil for the first time, in high definition on ESPN HD. Coverage to Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America will be anchored from New York in part by José Luis Clerc; Algodon Wine Estates' Ambassador & Director of the Clerc Tennis Academy.
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Buenos Aires Algodon: fine hotel fine wine

Source: Examiner.com
Author: JS Fletcher
Tue, 25 Aug 2009

Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been called the "Paris of Latin America," and nowhere is the resemblance more evident than in the Recoleta neighborhood. This affluent, elite if you will, district was founded at the beginning of the 18th century as a place for retreat and play for the Franciscan monks. Today the jet set retreat and play here, drawn to chic architectural styles, tantalizing restaurants, museums and night life.
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New Yorkers Swap Bordeaux for Argentine Malbec as Recession Red

Source: Bloomberg.com
Author: Drew Benson and Elizabeth Hester
Fri, 14 Aug 2009

Before Paul Schaye heads for Southampton, he packs a bottle or two of Argentine malbec. “I’m into flavor and rich color. It’s not over the top in terms of price,” says Schaye, 56, managing director of New York-based Chestnut Hill Partners, which helps private-equity companies find takeover targets. “I love malbec.”
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Biotech industry shows signs of a strong comeback

Source: Fierce Biotech
Author: John Carroll
Thu, 13 Aug 2009

The Biotechnology Industry Organization and Thomson Reuters stuck their fingers into the market air and detected distinct signs of a growing wind filling the sails of the nation's biotech industry.
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Algodon Mansion: Ultimate Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires

Source: Exotic Excess
Wed, 12 Aug 2009

Algodon Mansion, poised to open in November 2009, Algodon Mansion is in the heart of the Recoleta, Buenos Aries' chic embassy and luxury hotel district. Once a private residence, the Mansion was built in 1912 in a French Classical design. Ten spacious suites-some exceeding 1,200 square feet-epitomize old-world Argentina but provide state-of-the-art luxuries, including 24-hour butler and concierge service, a fine-dining restaurant serving Argentine and French-fusion cuisines, a wine cellar, library bar, a covered outside patio and fireplace, and a rooftop pool, sauna, spa and bar.
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Ultimate Luxury Hotels: Castles, Palaces and Mansions

Source: Luxury Travel Magazine
Fri, 07 Aug 2009


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Putting Glamour on Horseback

Source: New York Times
Author: Alex Williams
Fri, 31 Jul 2009

To see Nacho Figueras, the Argentine polo star and model, soak up the adoration at the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge in Bridgehampton, N.Y., last Saturday was to believe, if for a moment, that a polo player could actually be a pop star in America. During an off day from competition, Mr. Figueras, a top player, was looking as lean and bronze as any of his ponies, while presiding over a Ralph Lauren promotional tent. A steady stream of fans approached him with the giddiness of boy-band groupies. Millionaire’s wives and billionaire’s daughters seemed thrilled to brush cheeks with a face that has starred in countless Polo advertisements. Children, who presumably wouldn’t know a chukker from a chupacabra, reverently handed him polo balls to sign.
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Old Europe in Buenos Aires

Source: Financial Times
Author: Tom Sutherland
Sat, 18 Jul 2009

When it turns cold in Buenos Aires the elephants in the zoo can take shelter in an exuberant art nouveau version of a Hindu temple. Such flamboyant architectural fantasies are scattered throughout the city, which was rebuilt when vast wealth pouring in from the pampas embraced the belle époque at the turn of the last century. Anything was possible.
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Buenos Aires Spotlights Its Cafes

Source: New York Times
Author: Camille Cusumano
Sun, 12 Jul 2009

The annually expanding list (now more than 50) includes some magnificent and famous cafes, like Las Violetas and Tortoni with their beveled mirrors and polished-wood bars - cathedrals where tourists gather to worship legends like Carlos Gardel, a tango crooner who died in a 1935 plane crash and "every day sings a little better," it is said. But other bares notables are humbler, and it is there, amid the worn interiors like that of the Miramar, that you can find the traditional menus designed to please Argentines, whose melting-pot cuisine has a marked Italian influence. The food is home-cooked good, abundant and, with the favorable dollar-to-peso exchange rate, inexpensive.
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Unique Places: The Next Napa Valley

Source: Unique Homes
Author: Sarah Binder
Wed, 01 Jul 2009


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Making Sense of the Market and Turning Today’s Economic Climate into an Opportunity

Tue, 23 Jun 2009

Investors looking for alternatives to the uncertain U.S. capital and property markets may benefit from investigating property investments in Argentina, according to Scott Mathis, chairman of InvestProperty Group, LLC (IPG).
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Algodon Wine Estates' Malbec Rated A "90" By Wine Expert Anthony Dias Blue

Author: Where To Go Next
Fri, 19 Jun 2009

Algodon Wine Estates' 2004 Malbec scored 90 points out of 100 in a recent tasting conducted by Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential wine personalities in the United States. The ranking is featured in the July issue of The Tasting Panel, a leading monthly industry publication of which Dias Blue is Editor in Chief. Each month, Dias Blue tastes over 500 wines and features his top picks in the magazine.
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Investors raise glass as market revives

Source: Financial Times
Author: John Stimpfig
Fri, 19 Jun 2009

As early as December, Stacey Golding of Premier Cru Fine Wine Investments called the bottom of the market. “Historically, fine wine has been the last investment to fall and the first to recover. Early indications, however, are showing that now is the best buying opportunity since 1997,” she says. Andrew della Casa of the Wine Investment Fund is even more bullish. “Notwithstanding the ongoing turmoil in the financial markets, we believe that investment-grade wine will generate positive returns in 2009, with double-digit growth returning later in the year.”
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Elite Recommends: Custom Vintages

Source: Elite Traveler
Author: Larry Olmsted
Tue, 16 Jun 2009

Bespoke suits, shirts and shoes all fit you better than mass-produces alternatives. The same is true for wine. The most innovative vintners are encouraging clients to customize wines to personal tastes.
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You can crush at my pad

Source: Financial Times
Author: John Stimpfig
Sat, 06 Jun 2009

“You can crush at my pad” Fully serviced vineyard schemes allow oenophiles to produce their own wine – and be as hands-on or hands-off as they choose. Some vintages are even scoring high Parker points.
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Buenos Aires: a City's Power and Promise

Source: Smithsonian Magazine
Author: Daniel Politi
Mon, 01 Jun 2009

...But the country turned into a bargain destination for people with foreign currencies. The exchange rate this past April was 3.7 pesos per U.S. dollar. Tourism, at least until the world financial collapse this past fall, has boomed, with some 2.5 million visitors to Buenos Aires in 2008, up more than sixfold since 2001...
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Immune therapies finally working against cancer

Source: Associated Press
Author: Marilynn Marchione
Sun, 31 May 2009

The approach is called a cancer vaccine, although it treats the disease rather than prevents it. At a cancer conference Sunday, researchers said one such vaccine kept a common form of lymphoma from worsening for more than a year. That's huge in this field, where progress is glacial and success with a new treatment is often measured in weeks or even days.
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Argentina Stimulus Plan Is Set to Target Home Sales: Week Ahead

Source: Bloomberg
Author: Bill Faries
Mon, 25 May 2009

Argentina’s government will unveil an economic plan this week that taps $24 billion in nationalized pension savings to spur construction and homes sales as South America’s second-biggest economy shows signs of contraction.
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Argentina: Diverse, rich and successful

Source: The Economic Times
Mon, 25 May 2009

As an investment destination, Argentina offers investors a dynamic, profitable and open economy with a wide range of investment opportunities in sectors with global growth potential. Talented human resources, plentiful natural resources, vibrating culture and modern infrastructure make up a highly creative and competitive business platform. The high-quality attributes of a modern and diversified economy coincide with attractive business opportunities of expanding domestic and regional markets.
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Pancreas cancer drug failure clue

Source: BBC News
Fri, 22 May 2009

Experts believe they have discovered why pancreatic cancer can be so resistant to drug treatment. There are 7,600 new cases in the UK each year - but only 3% of those diagnosed are alive five years later.
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Don’t cry for me, Argentina

Source: MetroNews Vancouver
Author: Peter Rockwell
Thu, 21 May 2009

Visiting a wine producing country for the first time is a lot like finally meeting a celebrity you’re crazy about. What you hope against hope is that they’ll live up to your expectations in person. Well, after a week in Argentina last month I can officially tell you that the land of red wine (and whites too), red meat and amazing empanadas more than lives up to its liquid reputation. The province of Mendoza is ground zero for great vino.
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Asado: a cookout that is more than a meal

Source: Boston Globe
Author: Karoline Boehm Goodnick
Wed, 20 May 2009

MENDOZA, Argentina - Paula Barraud, winemaker at La Mision, says that Argentines have a reputation for three things, "malbec, Maradona, and tango." Malbec is their widely recognized emblematic wine. Diego Maradona is their equivalent of Pele. And, tango, of course, is the sultry dance performed in the streets of La Boca, the capital's Italian neighborhood. Yet, walk any street on a Sunday afternoon, and you'll discover that there's a fourth passion in this region. Aromas will direct you to asado.
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Destination Spotlight: The Taste of Buenos Aires

Source: CheapFlights.com
Tue, 12 May 2009

Seductive tango creates an unmistakable vibe across the cobble stone streets of Buenos Aires. Yet, the third most populous city in South America and pride of Argentina, offers much more: the taste of perfection.
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Hundreds show up for Algodon Wine Estates' Grape Crush at City Winery in NYC

Source: Where To GO Next!
Tue, 05 May 2009

On Sunday, May 3 City Winery and Algodon Wine Estates hosted Mendoza Crush Fest, New York City's first international grape crush. The day included live crushings of Algodon Wine Estates' Malbec and Bonarda grapes (with guests' participation) as well as tastings from Algodon wines along with more than 30 other wines from Argentina, a traditional Argentine asado (barbeque) and live tango music.
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Algodon Mansion in Air France Magazine

Source: Air France Magazine
Fri, 01 May 2009


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Mendoza Crush

Source: Daily Candy
Thu, 30 Apr 2009

Out, damn spot. There’s juice on your hands! What: Argentine tasting, tangoing, and tampering. Why: You’re pretty in purple. When: Sun., 3-10 p.m. Where: City Winery, 155 Varick St., at Vandam St. (212-608-0555).
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Making the move to Latin America

Source: The Independent
Wed, 22 Apr 2009

Standing in the heart Buenos Aires' well-heeled Recoleta district, its streets lined with grand mansions and dotted with jacaranda-filled parks, it's not difficult to see why the Argentine capital, is referred to as the "Paris of the South". While the notion of owning property in Argentina may seem like a crazy idea to the average Brit, an increasing number are boarding the direct 15-hour flight from London, tempted by a combination of spectacular scenery, a cheaper standard of living and rises in property values.
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Tourist buses will travel through Buenos Aires

Source: eTurboNews
Wed, 22 Apr 2009

Specially prepared convertible units with capacity for 50 passengers each one, specialized tourist guides and informative material will travel through Buenos Aires and for the first time will officially develop the Tourist Bus circuit, exactly as it happens in the great cities of the world. The service will be done in regular form by means of a predetermined schedule of departures and the circuit will take no more than three hours. The passenger will be able to use the service, getting on and off the bus as many times as they wish at any of the authorized bus stops during the term of force of the ticket. www.buenosairesbus.com
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Argentina's premier Algodon Wine Estates comes to City Winery

Source: NY Post
Author: Cindy Adams
Tue, 21 Apr 2009

ARGENTINA's premier Algodon Wine Estates comes to City Winery, 155 Varick St., NYC's only little old winemaker, May 3. Winos may partake in an all-day $35 grape-crushing event . . .
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Some pick Argentina as haven from economic blues

Source: Reuters
Author: Kylie Scott
Wed, 15 Apr 2009

Argentina, which has had a history of economic crises, has become an unlikely haven for some cash-strapped, unemployed refugees from economic turmoil in Europe and the United States.
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Custom Winemakers Present Mendoza Crush Fest

Source: Elite Traveler
Mon, 13 Apr 2009

This May 3rd, City Winery (CW), New York City's first and only wine-making facility, will join forces with Algodon Wine Estates (AWE), Argentina's premier wine and golf estate, for an unprecedented Argentine wine-crushing event.
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The combination of golf, vineyards and houses takes hold as an investment in Mendoza

Source: Diario Los Andes
Author: Miguel Angel Flores
Sat, 11 Apr 2009

Another million-dollar project that combines golf, wine and luxury homes began to take shape in Mendoza and shows that the format is here to stay. The project is set to attract foreigners who have no confidence in the economies of their countries and seek another destination for their money. This time, the hand of the golfer Eduardo "Gato" Romero has been a large capital investment in South Africa, associated with British and Americans, on an area of 300 hectares in Tunuyan. Is already the third of its kind that exists in the province, after the already entrenched Viñas del Golf (now Algodon Wine Estates) San Rafael.
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Head to New York for the city's first Mendoza Crush Fest

Source: TravelMole
Thu, 09 Apr 2009

This May 3rd, City Winery (CW), New York City's first and only wine-making facility, will join forces with Algodon Wine Estates (AWE), Argentina's premier wine and golf estate, for an unprecedented Argentine wine-crushing event. AWE is currently shipping six tons of Malbec and Bonarda grapes from its vineyards in Mendoza (winner of the 2008 wine region of the year award from Wine Enthusiast) to New York to be crushed and made into wine in New York City for the public to see. This will be CW's (and New York's) first international grape crush, and to celebrate the event, CW will be producing the first annual Mendoza Crush Fest for the public on Sunday, April 26.
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Argentina's Andes Advantage

Source: The Washington Post
Author: Dave McIntyre
Wed, 08 Apr 2009

Ask a retailer or restaurant sommelier which wines are most popular today, and one of the first answers you're likely to get will be malbec. Specifically, malbec from Argentina. Ask which wines over-perform for their price, and you'll probably get the same answer.
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World's most romantic getaways: a many splendid fling

Source: Travel & Leisure -- WA Today
Tue, 07 Apr 2009

Buenos Aires, Argentina Though its grand boulevards and Belle Epoque-style palaces give Buenos Aires a genteel air, underneath lies an unmistakably bohemian heart. Nowhere is this more apparent than in up-and-coming San Telmo, famous for its Sunday antiques market. Along the narrow cobblestone streets, faded mansions have been transformed into hotels.
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Best of Buenos Aires Hotels

Source: Forbes Life
Wed, 01 Apr 2009

Forbes Life-- Set to open later this year, the ten-suite Algodon Mansion promises to combine big-hotel amenities with boutique-style intimacy. The suites, in a 1912 French Classical mansion in Recoleta, will start at 700 square feet, and the rooftop pool will provide a shot of urban glamour. Its sister property, Algodon Wine Estates, a 300-homesite development in Mendoza, will supply some of the wine for the restaurant.
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Batata Clerc llegó para quedarse en Mendoza

Fri, 27 Mar 2009

Mendoza crece a pasos agigantados en el plano deportivo. La explosión que ha provocado el tenis en el último lustro promete extenderse y prueba de ello son las inversiones que se están produciendo en el rubro. Esta semana, en ese paradisíaco paraje que la cadena Algodón tiene en Cuadro Benegas, San Rafael, se presentó el proyecto tenístico más importante de la región.
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“Batata” Clerc, tendrá su Academia de Tenis en San Rafael

Source: MediaMZA.com
Thu, 26 Mar 2009

El ex tenista internacional argentino, hoy dedicado a la docencia de este deporte, señaló que la idea nació en momentos en que José Luis Clerc daba una clínica en Mendoza, y le comentan sobre el proyecto en San Rafael, lugar que desconocía, y desde cuando se inician los contactos con los impulsores del mismo.
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Clerc confirms that 11 courts will be built

Source: Diario UNO
Thu, 26 Mar 2009

TENNIS. Amidst olive trees and vineyards, surrounded by a golf course, and with the backdrop of the Andean foothills, José Luis Clerc officially announced the beginning of construction of the 11 courts that will provide the foundation for his academy, where official ATP tournaments are slated to be held, all on the immense property of the Algodon Wine Estates company.
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A Dream Home - Or Dream Investment - Is Still Feasible In Argentine Wine Country

Source: Where to go next
Mon, 16 Mar 2009

With the economy in the slumps and the housing market on hiatus, the last thing on most people's minds is spending more money, or investing in more property. At least in the US, that is. Go south of the border to Argentina and it's a different story.
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On the roof of the wine-growing world

Source: Financial Times
Author: Andrew Jefford
Sat, 14 Mar 2009

In Mendoza, you'll spend as much time in the air as on the ground. Everyone reaching this oasis under the Argentine Andes finds their gaze drawn upwards, as if on fish hooks. There, in vast tracts of unconfined air, cloud battles are fought, mountains parade and retreat, and the sunlight cascades down on to vineyards planted and wineries constructed on more audacious a scale than anywhere else in the world.
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Peace & Wine

Source: Financial Times
Author: Nick Foster
Sat, 14 Mar 2009

Despite its decidedly provincial atmosphere, the Mendoza metropolitan area has nearly 850,000 inhabitants, making it the fourth most populous in Argentina. And, after Buenos Aires, it vies with Bariloche in northern Patagonia as the most popular destination for foreign homebuyers.
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Is Mendoza the Best Place to Retire?

Source: Today's Financial News
Author: Ronald McMahon
Fri, 13 Mar 2009

Increased wealth and a new middle class in emerging economies (combined with population growth) means something else, too–all of a sudden, people become image conscious. Gadgets and labels are important symbols of their new buying status. Global demand for wine is driven by these same trends. A new middle class wants to (and be seen to) drink more wine. This is good news for Argentina and the province of Mendoza in particular.
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Despite Recession, Dollar Still Goes Far in This Region

Source: ABC News
Author: Maria Finn
Wed, 11 Mar 2009

With the economic problems the United States is facing, many Americans are modifying their lifestyles, including the kind of wine they drink and where they travel for vacation. Fortunately for people who love viticulture and trips abroad, the U.S. dollar still goes far in Argentina's Mendoza wine country. Set against the foothills of the Andes mountains, the location can be both rugged and luxurious.
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Enjoy Your Own 'Mansion' in Buenos Aires

Source: Hotel Chatter
Author: Eric Rosen
Tue, 10 Mar 2009

The neighborhood of Recoleta is filled with some of the fanciest houses in Buenos Aires, and now, a New York venture capital and real estate firm called the InvestProperty Group is turning one of them into the city's newest five-star hotel, the Algodon Mansion.
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A special visitor to Algodon Wine Estates

Source: Diario San Rafael
Mon, 09 Mar 2009

José Luis Clerc visited our city recently to present a project involving a tennis academy that will operate at the Algodon Wine Estates, in the Cuadro Benegas district. He gave a short clinic for children, signed autographs, took pictures with fans, and generally entertained the large audience that filled the San Rafael Tennis Club.
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Exploring Argentina’s Wine Country

Source: Northern Ohio Live
Author: Patricia Latimer
Fri, 06 Mar 2009

Argentina took me by surprise. Being in the majestic presence of the snow-capped Andes during spring in the Argentine wine country was an eye-opening experience. Here, food and wine reign supreme. Our first stop was the gorgeous, 2,000 acre-Algodon Wine Estates, a rustic Argentine resort, with vineyards, orchards, and views of the Sierra Pintada foothills. Located in San Rafael in Mendoza, home of 70 percent of the Argentine wine production, Algodon offers polo, golf, archery, horseback riding and culinary arts classes.
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More investments in vineyards during 2008

Source: Vinos & Vinas
Sun, 01 Mar 2009

One the most important companies based in San Rafael, Algodon Wine Estates, decided to invest in it wine production. During the 2008 13.5 hectares of vines have being added to the original property, and the company decided to invest on the vines technology as hail protection covers, and other complements which involved an investment of more than AR$200.000.
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Clerc will teach tennis in San Rafael

Source: Uno Edicion Impresa
Author: Javier Martín
Thu, 26 Feb 2009

"Batata" was at the San Rafael Tennis Club to hold several clinics, and to announce the opening of a tennis academy. "It's going to be the best in Latin America," he commented. One of the greatest Argentine tennis players in the history of the game, José Luis Clerc, was in San Rafael, were he is planning to open what he said will be the "best tennis academy in Latin America." Clerc arrived almost by surprise at the San Rafael Tennis Club where he gave a few clinics, and took the opportunity to announce the Algodon Wine Estates project, which includes a tennis academy in Cuadro Banegas, which will boast, among other things, 10 tennis courts and a mini-stadium, all situated among the vineyards.
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Fidelity Says Argentina’s Bonds Are Among Best Investments

Source: Bloomberg
Author: Michael Patterson and Drew Benson
Wed, 25 Feb 2009

Fidelity Investments, the world’s biggest mutual-fund company, expects Argentine bonds to outperform in the coming year as concerns the South American country will default for a second time this decade abate. Boston-based Fidelity increased holdings of Argentina’s benchmark 8.23 percent bonds due in 2033 in the second half of last year, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are returning to Argentine bonds on speculation the government has lined up enough financing to cover its budget needs through 2010.
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The Life of Luxury

Source: TheLifeofLuxury.com
Fri, 13 Feb 2009

If you really want to impress your lover this Valentine's Day, then it might be a wise decision to think outside of the box and consider a romantic, luxury getaway that you will never forget. Sweep your lovely Valentine off her feet and consider a romantic getaway destination this Valentine's Day. TripAtlas.com has identified 10 Exquisite Romantic Valentine's Day Getaways. The luxury destinations range from Switzerland to Utah, France to Morocco and more!
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Algodon Wine Estates’ Anniversary Soiree

Source: Diario San Rafael
Fri, 13 Feb 2009

Algodon Wine Estates, formerly known as Viñas del Golf, celebrated its first anniversary since setting up as a world-class entrepreneurial resort, with tens of special guests including local businessmen, investors, sportsmen, friends and journalists.
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Argentine wine imports up 34%

Source: San Francisco Business Times
Author: Chris Rauber
Fri, 06 Feb 2009

Despite a struggling U.S. economy and a slower-than-usual holiday season, imports of Argentine wines were up 43.2 percent in value and 34.1 percent in volume last year, Vine Connections, a Sausalito-based importer, said Friday. And imports of Argentine Malbec, the country’s signature grape varietal, shot up 60.9 percent in value and 60.4 in volume during the same period, the company said, using data from Argentina’s Department of Customs.
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Argentina maintains its sales growth rate in the US

Source: WineSur.com
Tue, 03 Feb 2009

Despite the crisis, a report indicated that Argentina's performance shows a constant growth of 29% in value and 13% in volume. Besides, Argentina is the only country that manages to maintain the exports rate. After years in which the United States showed an average annual growth of 11%, the total sum of the wine imports in this market have undergone stagnation in 2008, since they have registered a growth of just 0.5% in value and a decrease of 3.8% in volume in reference to the data of the previous financial year. These figures, provided by the United States Department of Commerce to Observatorio Español del Mercado del Vino (OEMV), correspond to the average yearly period until October 2008.
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Grape Expectations

Source: DailyCandy
Mon, 02 Feb 2009

You fantasize about quitting your job, buying a vineyard in South America, blogging about it, then selling the book rights for millions. As close as you'll likely get? The Algodon Wine Estates Barrel Ownership program. Here's how it works: You (or a group of pals) purchase a barrel (which costs upwards of $5,000) to make your very own vino, complete with a custom label. Choose from a number of varietals - malbec, syrah, cab sav, merlot, bonarda, and chardonnay.
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The Toast of Argentina

Source: Budget Travel
Author: Laura Fraser
Sun, 01 Feb 2009

The last person I expected to sit next to on the plane is a rancher from Idaho. But here he is, with his 1970s-style handlebar moustache and cowboy boots. Intrigued, I ask what brings him to Mendoza, a wine region on the eastern flank of the Andes that's almost as big as his northwestern home state. "It's the land, darling," he says. "Very cheap land." After years spent herding cattle to greener pastures, his retirement game plan is to find a vast tract of earth where, from his house to the horizon, he won't be able to see a soul-and where he can dabble in the dream of bottling his own wine. The fact that he knows little about viniculture doesn't deter him for a second.
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35% Of Affluent Travelers To Spend More This Year

Source: Hotels Magazine
Mon, 26 Jan 2009

Despite the weakening economy, one in four affluent leisure travelers plans to take more trips during the next 12 months than they took during the previous 12 months. Nearly three out of five (58 percent) are likely take the same number of trips, and one in three (35 percent) expects to spend more on leisure travel.
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International Valentine's Getaways: Whisk your sweetheart away to Paris, Mendoza, St. Lucia, or Vienna.

Source: Budget Travel
Fri, 23 Jan 2009

Algodon Wine Estates, in San Rafael, Mendoza, is a working vineyard that's ecologically friendly. There are a ton of inclusions in the Gaucho weekend package-they'd amount to about $800 if booked independently. You'll have dinner for two, which will include asado, a traditional preparation of beef over an open flame, plus empanadas, dessert, and wine from the estate. Enjoy a guided wine tour and tasting, and play a round of golf on the estate's nine-hole course (or take a lesson). There's also an equestrian center for horseback riding. After all that activity, you'll need the in-room couples massage and a helping of the fresh fruit-kiwis, peaches, grapes, and apricots-from the estate in your room. Read more about Mendoza, Argentina's main wine region, in our recent story.
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A Gaucho Weekend, Algodon Wine Estates, San Rafael Mendoza, Argentina.

Source: The Tampa Tribune
Author: Carol Parker
Sun, 18 Jan 2009

Highlighting the best of Argentinean food and wine, the Valentine's weekend package includes two nights in a double room, private transfers to and from the airport, daily fresh fruit from the estate, daily breakfast for two, an asado dinner for two with wines from Algodon Wine Estate's Sommelier, gift of two bottles of Argentinean Bonarda with a personalized label, one hour of horseback riding, a golf cart tour of the estate and a round of golf or private golf lesson. Cost is $770 per couple for three days and two nights. Go to www.algodonwineestates.com.
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South America's Napa

Source: Newsweek
Author: Brian Byrnes
Sat, 17 Jan 2009

Every time I visit the vineyards of Mendoza-a two-hour flight from my home in Buenos Aires-I end up spending hours chatting with the winery owners. It's not that these guys aren't busy. Argentina is the world's fifth-largest wine producer, and exports have tripled over the last decade; 70 percent of the country's wine comes out of Mendoza. But the vintners always make time for a quick hello or-better yet-an impromptu barrel tasting. I've sipped a Malbec-Cabernet-Merlot blend with the gregarious Walter Bressia in the cluttered cellar of his eponymous winery and chatted with Jose Manuel Ortega of O. Fournier over Frisbee-size rib-eye steaks prepared by his lovely wife, Nadia. And I have to be honest: these experiences make me like their wines that much more.
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Argentina's Algodon Wine Estates Gives Customers Their Own Brand

Source: Travel Pulse
Wed, 07 Jan 2009

Algodon Wine Estates, an Argentinean wine and golf estate in San Rafael, Mendoza, created a unique wine barrel program where customers can craft their very own wine brand via the company's website. The customer gets to choose the type of barrel (French or American oak), has complete creative control of the design and name of the label and, once bottled and labeled, the wine is shipped to the customer's preferred location. Each barrel provides approximately 300 bottles of wine and can be filled up to three times, and the program also includes a two-night stay at the lodge located on the estates. Grape varieties include Argentinean classics such as Bonarda -- known throughout Argentina for its full body -- and Malbec, as well as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay.
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Instead of a bottle of wine, why not an entire barrel?

Tue, 06 Jan 2009

Whether it's Valentine's Day, a wedding, anniversary, company gift or simply because, the gift of one's very own barrel of wine is hard to beat. And now it is much simpler than one might think. Algodon Wine Estates, an Argentinean wine and golf estate in San Rafael, Mendoza, has created a unique wine barrel program where, via its website, customers can craft their very own wine brand. The customer gets to choose the type of barrel (French or American oak), has complete creative control of the design and name of the label -- perhaps one's own name or a company name? -- and, once bottled and labeled, the wine is shipped to the customer's preferred location. Each barrel provides approximately 300 bottles of wine and can be filled up to three times, and the program also includes a two-night stay at the lodge located on the estates.
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Despite slowdown, polo is big business in Argentina

Source: Reuters
Author: Kevin Gray
Tue, 06 Jan 2009

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 6 (Reuters) - As eight horses and riders galloped in pursuit of a wooden ball one recent afternoon, U.S. movie director Robert Duvall rubbed shoulders with Argentine former soccer star Gabriel Batistuta. The celebrities were on hand to help promote a multimillion dollar project aimed at capitalizing on Argentina's position as the world's top destination for polo, a game that could be described as field hockey on horseback.


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Around the World

Source: Continental Airlines Magazine
Author: Colin Barraclough
Thu, 01 Jan 2009

The Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires strives to blend the atmosphere of Harlem’s Cotton Club in its 1920s heyday with the Belle époque glamour of Argentina’s golden years. Is it historically accurate? Who cares when you’re tinkling on a grand piano in one of the two 1,700-square-foot suites, or sunbathing in a lounge chair by the rooftop pool. The 10-room hotel, housed in a French classical mansion built in 1912, opens in April in ritzy Recoleta, where it rubs shoulders with top-end rivals. Guests, attended by a personal butler, will be soothed by a free massage on arrival and receive a free bottle of the hotel’s private-label wine. Another highlight is the four-story waterfall visible from every room.
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Among the mountains, wineries, and lakes

Source: Clarin
Author: Liliana Carbello
Sat, 27 Dec 2008

This year nearly 10 urbanizations were launched. Most of the projects are located in Mendoza and Córdoba. Lots are available from US$ 55.000. The private urbanization projects located in different tourist destinations throughout Argentina ended the year on an upswing. The country club market incorporated approximately 10 projects. Algodon Wine Viñas del Golf, in San Rafael, and Tupungato Winelands in Valle offer a similar experience. Both will contain attractive, 18-hole golf courses, and an equestrian sector complete with a Polo course. The former will have a lodge, and the second a hotel.

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5 best places to tee it up in a vineyard

Source: Ottawa Citizen
Author: Margaret Swaine
Sat, 27 Dec 2008

4. Algodon Wine Estates/Viñas del Golf, Mendoza, Argentina: Traditional grills from their wood-fired clay oven, fresh organic orchard produce and Algodon Wine Estates/Viñas del Golf wines are yours to enjoy at the Golf & Wine Lodge restaurant after whacking the little white ball around their challenging nine-holer developed by the son of José Jurado, Argentina's most celebrated golf pro. www.vinasdelgolf.com.ar
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Algodon Wine Estates' Cabernet Scores High Marks

Source: Travel Pulse
Wed, 24 Dec 2008

Algodon Wine Estates' Cabernet Sauvignon scored high marks at a recent wine tasting conducted by Wines of Argentina. The event, titled the U.S. Master Sommelier Trip, took place Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 and featured master sommeliers visiting Argentina from the United States. Algodon's Cabernet Sauvignon had an outstanding rating of eight points on a scale of one to 10, and was awarded the "Best Buy" distinction of all the wines participating in the event, including wines from some of the best wineries in Argentina.
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Wineries renew programs to attract tourism

Source: Wine Sur
Author: Ma. Soledad Gonzalez
Tue, 23 Dec 2008

Diego Coll, Tourism Manager at Algodon Wine Estates - Viñas del Golf, commented that for the new summer season, "in addition to the full moon parties and the total moon eclipse events, we have horseback riding and cycling activities around the 800-hectare estate. These activities start in December and are available for guests staying at the company's hotel and daily visitors. The combination of great pleasures such as wine, gastronomy, golf and relaxation all in the same space enables us to offer a great variety of products related to these activities."
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Top 10 Cities for 2009

Source: UK Times Online
Fri, 19 Dec 2008

Buenos Aires – The old port district of La Boca will feature a major exhibition of France’s surrealist master Marcel Duchamp at the recently revamped Fundación Proa art gallery in February. In June the Puerto Madero docklands district opens the first-ever Fosters & Partners (led by Sir Norman Foster) design project in Latin America. The uber-hip residential space will be the centrepiece of a new cultural district. The bicentenary of Argentina’s independence from Spain is in 2010 but next year offers the chance to go before the hordes do.
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Second homes: Drink in the flavor and beauty of the vineyard

Source: USA Today
Author: Larry Olmsted
Thu, 04 Dec 2008

Avid golfers buy second homes in golf-course communities, and skiers flock to mountain resorts. Some developments are even geared toward polo players and private pilots. So why don't oenophiles have themed vacation-home communities? Well, now they do, in some of the most celebrated - and surprising - wine regions on Earth.
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Diversified Private Equity Corp. Signs a Letter of Intent for a Reverse Merger with Mercari Communications Group Ltd

Source: Yahoo! Finance
Tue, 02 Dec 2008

Diversified Private Equity Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiaries and affiliated companies (collectively referred to as "DPEC Partners") announced on November 26, 2008 that it signed a non-binding letter of intent for a reverse merger with Mercari Communications Group, Ltd.
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Wine — Making It Personal: Dig in and taste the winemaker’s life

Source: Palm Springs Life
Author: Janice Kleinschmidt
Mon, 01 Dec 2008

Another opportunity comes with amenities such as a championship golf course, fruit and olive orchards, a state-of-the-art winery, and the picturesque Andes in view of your window. Algodon Wine Estates in Mendoza, Argentina, is selling 300 new home sites of approximately 2.5 acres for $50,000.
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Buenos Aires has reinvented itself as a South American center of chic, cool surprises

Source: Continental Magazine
Author: Ian Mount
Mon, 01 Dec 2008

But things have improved yet again - and how. In the past three and a half years, I've watched Buenos Aires not only recover the prosperity and excitement it had lost, but also gain new pride in its New World history. Whereas many Argentines used to view their nation as practically an outpost of Europe, in the post-crisis years they're continuing to vacation in their own country because they're recognizing how beautiful it is.
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The Algodon Newsletter Releases December Issue

Source: TheAlgodon.com
Author: Algodon
Mon, 01 Dec 2008

DPEC Partners is proud to announce that The Algodon Newsletter has recently released their December issue. Click here.
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Vaccine Improves Event-free Survival For Leukemia Patients

Source: VIV News
Mon, 01 Dec 2008

Immune response to the PR1 vaccine was associated with an 8.7 month event-free survival compared with 2.4 months for non-responders. Clinical responses ranging from improvements in blood counts to complete cytogenetic remission were observed in 36 percent of the responders compared with 10 percent of non-responders.
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Last-Minute Travel and Gift Ideas for the Holidays from Around the World

Source: Punchin Intl. & The Walman Report
Author: Nancy Walman
Sun, 23 Nov 2008

It's not too late to celebrate the holiday season in another time-zone or find a clever travel-related gift idea for friends. Your readers will thank you for these one-of-a-kind gift guides, packages and experiences this holiday season. Algodon Wine Estates for Barrels of Joy... Located in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina, Algodon Wine Estates offers personalized wine barrels that can be custom-designed and come with the owner's private wine label. 


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Algodon Wine Estates in Robb Report Vacation Homes

Source: Robb Report Vacation Homes
Author: Taylor Hill
Fri, 14 Nov 2008

Algodon Wine Estates is featured in the December issue of Robb Report Vacation Homes in a full-page article! Robb Report Vacation Homes is a quarterly luxury lifestyle publication devoted to the exclusive world of multiple home ownership. The article includes photos, a description of the estate, and current homesite prices. Click below for a sneak peak of the article!
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Algodon Mansion mentioned in Forbes Life Executive Woman

Source: Forbes Life Executive Woman
Wed, 05 Nov 2008


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Vibrant Buenos Aires can be easy on the wallet

Source: CNN
Author: Emanuella Grinberg
Fri, 31 Oct 2008

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (CNN) -- Vegetarians, beware. It's Wednesday night at the Garden House Hostel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the unmistakable scent of juicy slabs of meat on the grill is wafting through the halls, luring guests to its source.
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Openings: Algodon Mansion, Buenos Aires

Source: BlackBook Magazine
Author: Ken Scrudato
Wed, 29 Oct 2008

If Argentina's president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, can steer her country clear of another financial disaster (the economy collapsed in 2001), its sultry capital should very soon emerge as a major stylista destination. And if Buenos Aires lacks the requisite private hotel that every fashionable capital should flaunt, Algodon Mansion, opening February 2009 in the city's chic Recoleta district, fits the bill in a grand manner.
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Out of Town: Algodon Wine Estates

Source: Chicago Agent
Wed, 22 Oct 2008

The Mendoza Province, located northwest of Buenos Aires' urban metropolis, is an oasis of natural resources and agricultural prosperity. Mendoza is responsible for more than 70 percent of the country's wine production, an impressive number when considering that Argentina is the fifth-largest producer of wine in the world. The commitment that Argentine winemakers have made to staying on top of the latest worldwide technological advancements has the wine world buzzing, and has redefined Argentina's place among the world's leading wine producers.
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Wine business brings hotels to Argentina

Source: Hotel News Now
Author: Ellen Hoffman
Tue, 21 Oct 2008

In the last few years, twin booms in Argentina's tourism and wine industries have converged to launch a new trend: the emergence of approximately two dozen hotels in vineyards. The booms were set off early in 2002 when the Argentine government defaulted on its debt and devalued its currency-from one peso to the U.S. dollar to three pesos to the dollar. The devaluation opened the floodgates to foreign investment, in many cases in wine country. Wineries both expanded their production and intensified their exports, raising the profile of the wines and creating new customers in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
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Living the Vineyard Life

Source: Today's Chicago Woman
Author: Sherren Leigh
Fri, 17 Oct 2008

Admit it. You've dreamed of owning your own vineyard...a state-of-the-art winery...with a championship golf course...two rustically chic lodges and an award-winning restaurant. Throw in fruit and olive orchards, tree-lined streets and a vast green landscape, with the Andes towering in the background. Algodon Wine Estates, located in Mendoza, Argentina, offers all this with its 300 home sites (average size is 2.5 acres).
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Buenos Aires named top city by Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice

Author: Condé Nast Traveler
Wed, 15 Oct 2008

The 21st annual Readers' Choice Awards is really a double celebration: It is not only an award for the destinations, lodgings, and modes of transportation that manage to exceed our expectations, it is also a credit to the worldly expertise of Condé Nast Traveler readers-passionate travelers for whom no island is too remote, no city too challenging, no hotel too untested. Winners all!
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Experience Buenos Aires like a local

Author: Jeannette Neumann
Tue, 14 Oct 2008

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's capital Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city best experienced through its monumental passions rather than its monuments. Argentines adore steak and red wine dinners that stretch on for hours, the sultry nostalgia of tango dance halls, a nail-biting match between rival soccer titans and spirited conversations that keep the vibrant cafe culture humming - and their fervor is contagious.
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Food & Wine Real-estate Guide: 5 Wine Communities

Source: Food & Wine
Author: Lettie Teague
Wed, 08 Oct 2008

Algodon will be as luxurious as any American project, according to chairman and founder Scott Mathis, but a favorable exchange rate means it will be more affordable. Buyers can choose from a wide variety of home sites, some with lots between one and 16 acres. Algodon has a nine-hole golf course, a restaurant and a hotel and will have equestrian facilities within the next year. Lot prices start at $80,000 per acre; algodonwineestates.com.
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Opportunity Knocks for Big Pharma in Credit Crunch

Source: Fierce Biotech
Wed, 08 Oct 2008

The markets have clearly recognized the balance sheet strength of pharma in the midst of the credit crunch and as a result, there has been a recent reversal in stock market fortunes: from the end of June 2008 until the end of September 2008, the Dow Jones US Pharmaceutical Index has risen by two percent while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has fallen five percent over the same period. The major market declines of early October have seen a continuation of this theme with pharma stocks outperforming the general indices.
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Argentina well-placed to weather crisis

Source: Reuters
Author: Fiona Ortiz
Tue, 07 Oct 2008

Argentina's central bank and banking system are in good shape to provide financial and exchange rate stability despite a global crisis, Central Bank President Martin Redrado said on Tuesday. The country's banking system has very high levels of liquidity and can act as a cushion against the global crisis, instead of spreading it, Redrado said at a business seminar organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Buenos Aires.
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Tango Through the Wine Routes

Source: WineSur.com
Author: Ma. Soledad Gonzalez
Tue, 30 Sep 2008

Over 2,000 people enjoyed the new wine tourism program of Mendoza province. Around 13 wineries offered different wine-related tango shows during two weekends. Backed by over seven successful editions of the program of "Classical Music through the Wine Routes",carried out every year during Holy Week, this year Mendoza's wineries launched a new program: Tango through the Wine Routes.
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South America - the next big thing?

Source: eTurboNews
Tue, 30 Sep 2008

With the economy in Europe slowing down, Great Hotels Organization (GHO) predicts some interesting changes are set to take place in the luxury travel market. There is a growing demand for luxury hotels in exotic locations to meet the ever-changing desires of European travelers. So, is South America the next big thing?
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The US financial crisis would benefit Argentinian wines

Source: WineSur.com
Author: Gabriela Malizia
Tue, 30 Sep 2008

The crisis would pose an opportunity for Argentinian wines to grow in the Northern market. Some analysts see an optimistic scenario, but there is concern regarding a setback in overall consumption. The fall of the Wall Street financial system, which is making world markets totter, is also affecting the wine industry at the global and local levels. In this scenario, some analysts claim that Malbec would begin to replace some of the European varieties, while others argue that a market recession could provoke a drop in overall wine consumption.
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A Wine Lover's Dream

Source: Elite Traveler
Thu, 25 Sep 2008

September 25, 2008 - New York - A brand-new home overlooking one's very own vineyard...a boutique, state-of-the-art winery....a championship golf course...two rustically chic lodges and an award-winning restaurant...fruit and olive orchards, tree-lined streets and a vast green landscape, with the Andes towering in the background...
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Nadal Faces Stiff Argentina Test in Davis Cup Final

Source: New York Times
Author: Christopher Clarey
Tue, 23 Sep 2008

It has been Rafael Nadal's finest season: an extended run on the Paris clay, the English grass and a steamy Beijing hardcourt. Now, one more major challenge awaits: a Davis Cup final in Argentina with the opposition and its public in a manic, hyper-motivated mood. "The big problem is that we're going to be away from home against a team with a great group of players," Nadal said. "It's going to be difficult."
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Buenos Aires Reborn

Source: Forbes Traveler
Author: Sarah Gilbert
Mon, 22 Sep 2008

Despite a financial crisis that pushed half the middle class beneath the poverty line, over the last six years Argentina has rebounded to become one of the world's most glamorous and seductive travel destinations. The once-expensive South American capital, with its Parisian-style boulevards, rich literary and cultural traditions and taste for luxury, has stepped up from welcoming the bohemian backpacker to offering a deluxe experience fit for the fussiest VIP. Meanwhile, the porteños-the name the city's natives go by, meaning "those who live near the port"-are delighting in the influx of foreigners to a city that has always been South America's most outward-looking and cosmopolitan.
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Clerc Partners With Argentine Academy at Algodon Wine Estates

Source: Tennis Week
Tue, 16 Sep 2008

Former World No. 4 José Luis Clerc, one of Argentina's most accomplished players, will return to the heart of Argentina's wine country to help foster the growth of tennis players. The 50-year-old Buenos Aires native, who won 25 career ATP titles and registered a 375-148 record in his career, has signed on as a consultant and partner for the development and construction of Algodon Wine Estates' Tennis Center and Clerc Tennis Academy in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina.
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Argentina sees 4% growth in 2009

Source: Financial Times
Author: Jude Webber
Mon, 15 Sep 2008

Argentina expects its economy, which has been growing at rates of over 8 per cent for the last five years, to expand by 4 per cent in 2009, but Sergio Massa, the cabinet chief, said that that level was "more than reassuring in the international context we're facing". International financial turmoil in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the global credit crunch have recently sent Argentina's country risk soaring and revived fears that a fresh default could be brewing, echoing the country's giant 2001-02 debt and default crash.
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Tucson-created cancer drug advances- South Korea in licensing accord for still-in-trials Amplimexon

Source: Arizona Daily Star
Author: Dan Sullivan
Thu, 11 Sep 2008

A local drug-development company with links to the University of Arizona got a boost from a drug-licensing deal with a South Korean company - even before the cancer drug is approved by U.S. regulators. Tucson-based AmpliMed Corp. said Wednesday that it has entered into a license agreement with a leading South Korean-based pharmaceutical company for exclusive rights to its developmental cancer drug Amplimexon in the Asian nation.

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A Wine Lover's Dream - Algodon Wine Estates: Vineyard Living with Golf, Polo and Tennis in Mendoza, Argentina

Source: Where to go next!
Thu, 11 Sep 2008

A brand-new home overlooking one's very own vineyard...a boutique, state-of-the-art winery...a championship golf course...two rustically Vineschic lodges and an award-winning restaurant...fruit and olive orchards, tree-lined streets and a vast green landscape, with the Andes towering in the background...
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AmpliMed Announces License Agreement with Handok Pharmaceuticals for Exclusive Rights to Cancer Therapeutic Amplimexon(R) in Korea

Source: Yahoo! Finance
Wed, 10 Sep 2008

TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AmpliMed Corporation, a cancer therapeutics company, announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with leading Korean-based pharmaceutical company Handok Pharmaceuticals for exclusive rights to its investigational cancer therapeutic Amplimexon® (imexon for injection) in Korea.
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Buying Into the Vineyard Lifestyle

Source: The New York Times
Author: Kristine Shevory
Fri, 05 Sep 2008

The housing market has soured, mortgages are drying up and the economy is weak. Second-home sales are at their lowest level in five years, according to the National Association of Realtors, and some builders are scrambling to fight off bankruptcy. But developers are finding that homes built around wineries or vineyards are still selling among wealthier buyers.
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Where your dollar hasn’t been hammered yet

Source: MSNBC
Author: Tim Leffel
Wed, 03 Sep 2008

From Germany to Australia and Brazil to Canada, the once-mighty greenback has been in a downward spiral for years. Fortunately, there are still safe havens out there - countries where our currency and the host country's currency move in lockstep. In two cases, our dollars are the actual currency, so you don't even have to visit an exchange booth. Here are five destinations where your costs should be stable no matter when you arrive.
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New York firm offers chance to invest in top project in San Rafael

Source: Los Andes
Author: Miguel Ángel Flores
Mon, 01 Sep 2008

The project features 1976.8 acres with vineyards, fruit trees, accommodation, golf courses and polo fields in San Rafael. Lots will be available for sale in May 2009, from USD 86,000 per hectare. A millionaire multi-project beyond the reach of the average Mendocinian, but an alluring opportunity for foreigners, the project was developed by a businessman from Buenos Aires and an American investment group, and has already drawn to San Rafael a lot of investors from abroad.
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Air of Sophistication

Source: Robb Report Vacation Homes
Author: Celeste Moure
Sun, 31 Aug 2008

Buenos Aires offers a European lifestyle at an affordable price. With its manicured landscaping, sidewalk cafes, expansive boulevards, and cobblestone streets lined with elegant mansions, Buenos Aires blends European sophistication with Latin energy like no other city in South America. Sprinkled with monuments and restaurants, the sprawling Argentine capital is home to the plush Teatro Colon concert hall, a vibrant art scene, and a zealous cafe culture populated by an international crowd. It is no wonder that visitors are reminded of Paris, Milan, and Madrid.
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Fall's Hottest Luxury Hotel Openings

Source: Hotels Magazine
Author: Michael Martin
Fri, 29 Aug 2008

Everyone loves a new hotel. But before they hit the glossy travel magazines or weekend travel section of your local newspaper, here is a look at fall's hottest hotel openings around the globe. Algodon Mansion -- Buenos Aires, Argentina. Wow Factor: First luxury boutique hotel to open in the Recoleta.
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Las Casas del Vino

Source: Outside Magazine
Thu, 28 Aug 2008

PERHAPS THE MOST RENOWNED grape-growing region in South America, Argentina's Mendoza province is the clear choice for those who want the gastronomical and viticultural delights of Napa without having to pass some dot-com millionaire's wine castle every day.
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Leukemia Vaccine Being Tested at St. Francis

Source: Indiana Business Ledger
Thu, 21 Aug 2008

Researchers at St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers are conducting a clinical investigation of a leukemia fighting vaccine. The trial will gauge the safety and effectiveness of the PRI peptide vaccine for older patients with a fast growing cancer of white blood cells that accumulate in the bone marrow.
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British Airways adds more Buenos Aires flights

Source: CheapFlights.co.uk
Thu, 21 Aug 2008

British Airways has confirmed that it is boosting the frequency of its service from London Heathrow Airport to Buenos Aires. From October 26, the UK's flag carrier will add three flights per week to the South American route, turning it into a daily service.
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Clinical trial tests effectiveness, safety of leukemia vaccine

Source: St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers
Author: Media Relations Manager-Joe Stuteville
Thu, 21 Aug 2008

INDIANAPOLIS - A new vaccine, designed to stimulate the body to fight leukemia, is under clinical investigation by researchers at St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers. The trial tests the safety and effectiveness of what is called the "PRI peptide vaccine" for older patients having acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), a fast growing cancer of white blood cells that accumulate in the bone marrow.
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Biotech buyout action likely to continue

Source: Yahoo! Finance
Author: Damian J. Troise
Wed, 20 Aug 2008

Pharma's appetite for biotech stays strong as weak dollar, pipeline woes likely to drive deals. A buyout bull's-eye will likely remain on biotechnology companies over the next few years as major pharmaceutical companies continue taking advantage of a weak dollar and a surplus of cash to buy pipeline additions.
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Wine and golf; passions under the sun

Source: Clarin
Author: Ricardo Marchetti
Sat, 16 Aug 2008

The development will feature two golf courses and a private winery. Lot prices start at USD 100,000. If we add the imposing valley and mountains landscape and the enthusiasm of those who envisioned its tourism potential to the backing of a great company, then we have the necessary factors for a superb real-estate equation.
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The Brewing Bull Market in Biotech

Source: Wealth Daily
Author: Steve Christ
Thu, 07 Aug 2008

Last year was a record year for biotech mergers & acquisitions, according to Ernst & Young, with closed deals worth potentially $60 billion in the United States. European deals meanwhile contributed another $34 billion. Of course, numerous other drug makers are also looking to fill their pipelines and are paying ever larger sums to biotech companies for access to their cutting-edge developments.
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Algodon Mansion, Scheduled To Open In 2009 In Buenos Aires, Appoints Pablo Veloso As General Manager

Source: Where to go next!
Wed, 06 Aug 2008

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Pablo Veloso, former General Manager of the renowned Mantra resort, has been selected to run Algodon Mansion, Buenos Aires' new luxury boutique hotel scheduled to open in 2009 in the city's stylish Recoleta district. The announcement was made by New York City-based Invest Property Group, LLC (IPG), developer of Algodon Mansion.
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The Cheapest "Nice" Country in the World Right Now

Source: Daily Wealth / The Casey Report
Author: Doug Casey
Sat, 02 Aug 2008

I think it's imperative to have a crib outside your home country in today's world. I don't want to get into a detailed discussion of all the possibilities here; that would take a book. But my bottom line is that Argentina is simply the best place in the world right now, all things considered.
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In tough market, biotech shines

Source: Fierce Biotech
Author: Maureen Martino
Fri, 01 Aug 2008

Wall Street has been in a tough spot these last few months, with the S&P 500 losing 9.5 percent over the course of June and July. But the biotech industry has emerged as a safe haven for investors in the face of poor performance in other sectors. "The biotech index is up 9.9 percent so far this year, compared with a decline of 13.7 percent for the S&P 500," notes the Boston Globe.
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Argentina tipped as next property hot-spot

Source: Foreign Property Buyer
Thu, 31 Jul 2008

Argentina is hotly tipped by some experts to be the next big hotspot for property investment. The country is full of beautiful countryside and has a rich cultural history therefore it is no surprise that real estate within the country is starting to become popular. The figures look to stack up too - the Argentine economy is strong with growth rates of around 8 percent per annum, with millions of dollars being invested into the country from abroad.
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Glaxo says therapeutic vaccines hold big promise

Source: International Herald Tribune
Author: Ransdell Pierson
Wed, 30 Jul 2008

The new chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline said on Wednesday therapeutic vaccines used to treat cancer and other diseases could become a major product line for the world's second-largest drugmaker. Andrew Witty said therapeutic vaccines, which prod the immune system to attack specific proteins linked to diseases, are one of the company's most promising areas of research.
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Cancer Vaccine Contenders Lurk Among the Casualties

Source: Bioworld Today
Author: Trista Morrison
Mon, 28 Jul 2008

Between the negative Phase III news on Oxford BioMedica plc's TroVax and the positive Phase III news on Biovest International Inc.'s BiovaxID, it's been a big month for cancer vaccines. Oxford saw its stock tumble 60 percent after an interim analysis revealed that the TroVax trial was unlikely to meet its endpoints - adding one more to the long and painful list of setbacks in the cancer vaccine field.
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Emerging markets-Argentina debt leads as dollar windfall seen

Source: Reuters
Author: Walker Simon
Mon, 21 Jul 2008

Argentina's bonds rose for a third straight day Monday as the end of a crippling farmers' protest opened the door to an anticipated multibillion dollar influx from exports of hoarded grain. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Friday repealed an export tax hike on soybeans, the day after her vice-president sided with the protesters and cast the deciding Senate vote to to scrap the tax increase. "With the the revoking of the tax hike in export grains, people are becoming more confident about the economic growth outlook in Argentina as grain production and exports re-normalize," said Nick Chamie, head of emerging market research at RBC in Toronto.
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U.S. Sets New Records for Travel Abroad in 2007

Source: Hotel News Resource
Tue, 01 Jul 2008

The overall U.S. outbound market grew by one percent in 2007 compared to annual 2006 figures, enabling it to post the fourth successive record for total U.S. outbound travel. U.S. travelers set records for 2007 travel spending in: Mexico, Germany, Japan, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Netherlands, Argentina, and South Africa.
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Don't cry for wines from Argentina

Source: Vancouver Courier
Author: Tim Pawsey
Fri, 27 Jun 2008

If you like your reds plush and plummy, chances are you'll soon be picking up a bottle of Malbec--if you haven't already done so. Like Chile over a decade ago, Argentina is on fire. And Malbec is at the core of the country's rise in wine fortunes, with many suggesting it's the new Shiraz.
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Argentina making a comeback as investors cast net wider

Source: Real Estate Weekly
Author: Scott L. Mathis
Wed, 25 Jun 2008

With uncertainties in U.S. real estate markets expected to continue for some time, investors looking for opportunity should take a good look at Argentina. Even with some ongoing rough spots, the country is back from its financial crisis and is now one of the world's fastest growing economies - averaging 8% growth per year. Projections for 2008 forecast economic growth of 7.2%, down just 1.2% from last year's 8.4%.

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Delta announces New York-Buenos Aires service and offers introductory fare

Source: AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX
Thu, 19 Jun 2008

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) has confirmed its plans to launch a new nonstop service between New York's John F Kennedy International Airport and Buenos Aires, Argentina. An introductory fare of USD459 one-way, for travel between 5 January and 27 February 2009, is available for purchase between now and 1 July.
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At Home Abroad: Crisis & Renewal

Source: New York Times
Author: Maxine Swann
Thu, 19 Jun 2008

"I'M sad that you see Argentina like this," Pola Oloixarac, my new Argentine friend, said one night in November 2003 as we passed a cluster of figures picking through heaps of garbage bags on the otherwise deserted streets downtown. "It's because of the crisis, you know." She was referring to the economic crisis of 2001, the most dramatic societal upheaval in over a decade in a country prone to such upheavals. "But soon you'll see," she added. "Everything will get more and more beautiful."
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Wines of the World TV

Source: Wines of the World TV
Thu, 12 Jun 2008

Inauguración del nuevo hotel de Viñas del Golf- Algodon wine State en San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina.
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In a New World, Less Can Mean More

Source: New York Times
Author: Eric Asimov
Wed, 11 Jun 2008

CHEAPNESS has many manifestations. A perfect example is the 1950s monster movie cheapness that Frank Zappa once sang about, with creatures that looked like giant poodles and "visible nylon strings attached to the jaw of a giant spider." I love that sort of "cheepnis," as Zappa put it. Who doesn't? The schlock and the camp were appealing precisely because they were an affront to pomposity and pretension.
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8 exotic but cheap vacations

Source: MSN
Author: Liz Pulliam Weston
Thu, 05 Jun 2008

Argentina: Imagine a country with stunning scenery, exciting nightlife, world-class food and wine -- and now imagine it on sale for two-thirds off. Once the most-expensive country in South America, Argentina's economic collapse and subsequent currency devaluation in 2001 created bargains whose effects continue to linger. The economy is now on a robust rebound, but the dollar still goes a long way. Leffel said budget travelers can get by on $25 to $35 a day, but those willing to spend a bit more -- say, $75 to $150 for a couple -- can feast on gourmet meals and stay in great hotels.
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Algodon Wine Estates to present at Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

Source: InvestProperty Group
Wed, 04 Jun 2008

Algodon Wine Estates will be showcasing wine & pre-sale homesites at this year's Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado from June 13-15. This annual event is widely recognized and respected with over 5,000 attendees year after year.
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Argentina wine exports up by 40%

Source: Decanter
Author: Jason Langman
Mon, 02 Jun 2008

Statistics from the government's National Wine Institute show that in the first two months of 2008 wine exports rose 40% over last year in value and 27% in volume. In February alone, exports grew 52% in dollar value. Exequiel Barros of the Mendoza consulting firm Caucasia Wine Thinking told decanter.com that export trends indicate Argentina will likely boost wine exports from US$470m in 2007 to as much as US$850m by 2010.


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A garden of poplars and vineyards

Source: Belle Epoque
Author: Andre Denis
Sun, 01 Jun 2008

During summer, melt water irrigates the fields and all grows green once again. During fall, the yellow in poplars fuses with ochre and auburn. Vine arbors rest, it is autumn in Mendoza and the poet sings and his eyes fill with colors while his soul is silent, full with melancholy.
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AmpliMed Corporation to Present Clinical Data from Three Clinical Trials of Amplimexon® at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

Source: BioSpace
Fri, 30 May 2008

AmpliMed Corporation, a cancer therapeutics company, today announced that data from three clinical trials of Amplimexon(R) in various cancer types will be presented during the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
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Randomized phase II study of proteinase 3-derived PR1 vaccine and GM-CSF with or without peg-interferon alfa-2b to eradicate minimal residual disease in chronic myeloid leukemia

Source: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Author: A. Quintas-Cardama, H. M. Kantarjian, E. Wieder, J. Molldrem, J. E. Cortes
Tue, 20 May 2008

Imatinib (IM) induces complete molecular responses in a minority of patients (pts) with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). CML is responsive to T-cell-mediated immunity. The PR1 peptide (VLQELNVTV) is a leukemia-associated antigen presented on HLA-A2 to cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) that preferentially kills leukemia progenitors. Methods: We evaluated the activity of PR1 vaccine (2 mg) with GM-CSF (0.6 mg) and Montanide ISA-51 given subcutaneously to pts with CML on IM in complete cytogenetic response with stable residual molecular disease.
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Major Expansion Approved for Vineyard Resort Development in Mendoza, Argentina

Source: DPEC Partners
Fri, 16 May 2008

The municipality of San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina, has approved a major expansion plan for Algodon Wine Estates, a winery and luxury resort property in Argentina's scenic wine country. The announcement was made by Scott Mathis, Chairman of the property's developer and owner, InvestProperty Group, LLC (IPG Global Properties).
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It's a good year to take on a vineyard

Source: The Globe & Mail
Author: Cassandra Drudi
Fri, 16 May 2008

The city of San Rafael, which is about 230 kilometres west of Buenos Aires, is in the heart of Argentina's geographically diverse Mendoza province, a region in which 70 per cent of the country's wine is produced. "San Rafael is a kind of unique spot in Argentina because it's been the destination for a lot of expatriates from around the world."
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In San Rafael everything is “al dente”

Source: La Nacion
Author: Silvina Beccar Varela
Sun, 11 May 2008

SAN RAFAEL - In Southern Mendoza; 230 kilometers from the province's capital, San Rafael (with its provincial ambience and vibrant cuisine) is quickly becoming a tourist hot-spot. In the last two years, the culinary offerings have grown considerably; several new restaurants have opened, all with interesting and innovative menus. Some are closely related to wine and the vineyards, and others are an update on the classics. It is a phenomenon no doubt related to the growth of tourism.
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Argentina: Malbec becoming ‘it’ grape

Source: Golfweek Contributor
Author: John Steinbreder
Mon, 05 May 2008

Pity the poor Malbec grape in France, where it has long played only a minor role in the blending of some Bordeaux wines. It does not grow particularly well in that humid, low-lying region, and its primary use there is to empower wines that needed a bit of fortitude. Rarely, if ever, is the grape allowed to stand on its own.
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Say buy to me, Argentina

Source: Chicago Tribune
Author: Susan Chandler
Sun, 04 May 2008

'Paris of the Pampas,' Buenos Aires attracts Chicago's fashion aficionados. Jessica Lagrange used to love traveling to Europe to shop for designer clothes. The combination was heady: eye-catching pieces at bargain prices thanks to the strong U.S. dollar. On a 2005 trip to Argentina, she bought hand-knit sweaters, sterling silver ornaments, antique furniture and a suitcase full of clothes for her 22-year-old son. Finding new labels was one thrill, but the real charge came when she divided price tags by three. If something cost $300 in Argentinian pesos, it was $100 when it showed up on her credit card bill.
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AmpliMed Corporation Announces Start of Randomized Phase 2 Trial of Amplimexon in Pancreatic Cancer

Source: Yahoo Finance
Thu, 01 May 2008

AmpliMed Corporation, a cancer therapeutics company, today announced that patient enrollment is underway in a Phase 2 trial of Amplimexon® (imexon for injection) in combination with gemcitabine (Gemzar®) in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. Amplimexon, AmpliMed's lead product candidate, is a chemotherapeutic that has demonstrated clinical and preclinical activity against a range of tumors. The trial is opening at clinical sites throughout the United States.
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Where To Go On The Weak Dollar

Source: Forbes.com
Author: Lauren Sherman
Thu, 01 May 2008

Debbie Trevino, a travel agent at Naperville, Ill.-based Hobson Travel, who specializes in international luxury destinations, says that despite the weak dollar, she's still making sales. Airfare to Argentina, for example, is about $900 round trip from New York, but once you've landed, luxury accommodations come cheap: the Argentine peso has just one-third the value of the U.S. dollar. So a room at the Four Seasons in Buenos Aires will cost you $425 on a Saturday night, while the same room in New York rings in at $950.
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Buenos Aires: Tango, wine, $10 steak and more

Source: NBC Today Show
Author: Peter Greenberg
Mon, 28 Apr 2008

In my book, Argentina has it all. Great topography, mountains, wines, food - and one of the few remaining destinations with a great U.S. dollar exchange rate. Yes, the dollar is still king in Argentina, where one George Washington will get you more than three pesos.
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Viñas del Golf in San Rafael, Mendoza is Re-Branded Algodon Wine Estates

Source: DPEC Partners
Mon, 21 Apr 2008

InvestProperty Group, LLC (IPG) and its Argentine luxury brand, Algodon, have acquired a stake in Viñas del Golf, a well-known wine brand and wine estate property in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina. Viñas del Golf was founded and developed by Ricardo Jurado, grandson of celebrated golfer José Jurado, who famously lost the British Open by one stroke in 1931.
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Argentine Wine Route: A Taste of the Good Life

Source: PR Newswire
Author: Moira Pino
Fri, 18 Apr 2008

On the horizon, the Andes mountains. A shorter distance away, an arid valley seared with furrows where grapevines grow. On a roadside, the minimalist building of an ultra-modern winery or the colonial mansion of a traditional winemaker. This is a postcard of Argentina. And if one looks closely at the balcony of that modern winery or at the patio of that mansion, a group of visitors can be seen wrapping up their day of sightseeing: the Wine Route attracts thousands of tourists every year.
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InvestProperty Group, LLC Raises $11 Million From Accredited Investors to Participate in Institutional-Quality Real Estate Investments in Argentina

Tue, 18 Mar 2008

Firm is Developing Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires and Winery and Golf Resort in Mendoza; Properties Will Carry Algodon Brand Name. NEW YORK CITY (March 19, 2008) - InvestProperty Group has raised over $11 million from accredited investors. InvestProperty Group allows individual accredited investors to diversify from the U.S. market by participating in institutional-quality real estate investments in Argentina, and capitalizing on an emerging market.
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Argentine Nights

Source: New York Times
Author: Denny Lee
Sun, 16 Mar 2008

For much of the 20th century, Buenos Aires ranked among the world's most expensive capitals, on par with Paris and New York. Broad boulevards were lined with splendid specimens of French belle époque architecture that evoked the Champs-Élysées, and tree-lined streets were buzzing with late-night cafes and oak-and-brass bars. Locals, it is often said, identify more as European than South American. Then came the financial crisis of late 2001. The Argentine peso, which was once pegged to the United States dollar, plunged to a low of nearly 4 to 1 in the face of mounting debt and runaway inflation. (It holds steadily today at about 3 to 1.) Overnight, Buenos Aires went from being among the priciest cities to one of the world's great bargain spots.
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Booming Buenos Aires

Source: MSNBC.com
Author: Pauline Frommer
Wed, 12 Mar 2008

Go now. That's the key point about travel to Buenos Aires. In December of 2001, an economic crisis sent Argentina's peso tumbling. What was once the most expensive country in Latin America was suddenly one of the cheapest, and tourists flocked in to feast on $3 filet mignon, to bargain hunt in sniffy boutiques and live large in luxury suites (paying a third of what they'd pay in any of the other great cities of the world). They also came to take advantage of BA's archetypal delights: it's wide boulevards lined by neo-classical buildings, its sexy milongas (tango salons), its museums and theaters.
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Kinexis Targets Alzheimer's Through Amyloid Oligomers

Source: BioWorld Today
Author: Trista Morrison
Mon, 10 Mar 2008

Since its founding in 2003, Kinexis Inc. has pursued several lead development programs, including prokineticin receptor modulators and melanin concentrating hormone (MCH)-1 receptor antagonists. But the San Diego-based company's third lead program - licensed from the University of California at Irvine in 2004 - turned out to be the charm. The program was built around a platform to generate antibodies targeting oligomeric conformations of amyloid proteins, which form the hallmark plaques of Alzheimer's disease. And in 2006, the amyloid oligomer program officially became Kinexis's primary focus at the urging of new CEO Kevin Anderson.

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Kinexis Targets Alzheimer’s Through Amyloid Oligomers

Source: BioWorld Today
Author: Trista Morrison
Mon, 10 Mar 2008

Since its founding in 2003, Kinexis Inc. has pursued several lead development programs, including prokineticin receptor modulators and melanin concentrating hormone (MCH)-1 receptor antagonists. But the San Diego-based company's third lead program - licensed from the University of California at Irvine in 2004 - turned out to be the charm. The program was built around a platform to generate antibodies targeting oligomeric conformations of amyloid proteins, which form the hallmark plaques of Alzheimer's disease. And in 2006, the amyloid oligomer program officially became Kinexis's primary focus at the urging of new CEO Kevin Anderson.
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The roads of wine pass through San Rafael

Source: La Nacion
Author: Silvina Beccar Varela
Mon, 10 Mar 2008

{This article has been translated by Google} SAN RAFAEL. - Towards the south of Mendoza, to 230 kilometers, later to cross the Valley of Uco and San Carlos, he accedes himself to San Rafael, center of a true about 3700 productive oasis of km2 watered by the rivers Diamante and Atuel. The small city counts on airport, casino, hotels of all the categories, spa and a good variety of restaurants, which makes attractive as departure point for the inexhaustible known world of wine.

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InvestBio Portfolio Company Presents Phase I/II Trial Results of Vaccine for Leukemia at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

Fri, 29 Feb 2008

To Date, InvestBio has Raised $20 Million for The Vaccine Company (TVC); TVC Now in Phase III Trials. NEW YORK CITY – February 29, 2008 – Results from a clinical study using technology licensed by The Vaccine Company (TVC), an InvestBio, Inc. portfolio company, were presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
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InvestBio Portfolio Company AmpliMed Corporation Announces Promising One-Year Survival Data

Tue, 26 Feb 2008

Data from Phase I/II Study of Amplimexon® in Treatment of Metastatic Malignant Melanoma. NEW YORK CITY - February 26, 2008 - AmpliMed Corporation, an InvestBio, Inc. portfolio company, recently announced one year survival results of Phase I/II trials of Amplimexon, its lead drug candidate in treating stage III or stage IV metastatic malignant melanoma (in combination with dacarbazine).


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Argentina's Jan trade surplus widens to $1.16 billion

Source: Reuters
Author: Hilary Burke and Walter Bianchi
Mon, 25 Feb 2008

Argentina's January trade surplus more than doubled in size to $1.16 billion from $436 million a year ago, amid high prices for agricultural exports and booming automotive sales, the government said on Monday.
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Argentina beckons as the dollar stays low

Source: International Herald Tribune
Author: Michelle Higgins
Thu, 21 Feb 2008

Over the last five years, Argentina has been steadily recovering from its currency collapse in 2001. While the turnaround has yielded a bevy of new hotels and restaurants, the country is still surprisingly inexpensive for American visitors, with hotel rooms often half the price of their European counterparts, and steak dinners, even at high-end parrillas, rarely costing more than the equivalent of $25.

"Argentina is one of the best travel bargains in the world, especially right now because the dollar hasn't declined against the Argentinian peso," said Carmen Frock, an American Express travel agent. For several years the dollar has remained steady at about three Argentine pesos.


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South American Dakar to start and end in Buenos Aires

Source: Reuters
Author: Reporting by Damian Wroclavsky; Writing by Gaspard Sebag; Editing by Alison Wildey
Tue, 12 Feb 2008

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The 2009 Dakar Rally will begin and end in Buenos Aires when it takes place outside of Africa for the first time next January, Argentina's president said on Tuesday. The rally, which was cancelled this year because of security concerns, will spend 10 days in Argentina and five in Chile, crossing the Andes and covering 9,000 km in total from January 3 to 18. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez announced the route after a meeting with rally organisers and said hosting the race was "an honour for all Argentines and also for Chile".
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All the right moves for Argentine economy

Source: Los Angeles Times | Business
Author: Fiona Ortiz, Reuters
Mon, 11 Feb 2008

The popularity of the tango draws tourists and their cash to a nation on the rebound from a crash in 2002. BUENOS AIRES - Tango impresario Juan Fabbri can't get a table at the 500-seat dinner theater he runs. That's because Esquina Carlos Gardel in Buenos Aires is packed with tourists every night. He and businesspeople like him are enjoying tango's resurgent popularity in Argentina's capital, on the back of a boom in tourism.
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Argentine economy grew 8.7% in 2007

Source: Reuters
Author: Reporting by Hilary Burke and Damian Wroclavsky; editing by Leslie Adler
Mon, 11 Feb 2008

Argentina's economy grew 8.7 percent in 2007, marking a fifth straight year of growth above 8 percent, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said on Monday. Argentina, Latin America's No. 3 economy, has expanded at a sizzling pace since hitting rock bottom during a 2001-02 crisis.
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Thank You For Selling

Source: ForbesLife
Author: Christopher Buckley
Fri, 01 Feb 2008

Normally in this space, I like to talk about myself: my recent triumphs, awards, honorary degrees, theoretical breakthroughs in the fields of lifestyle journalism, astrophysics, hydrogen energy, what-have-you, that sort of thing. But this month-only-I'm going to make an exception to talk about an accomplished fellow named Jack Laschever.
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World Tourism Exceeds Expectations In 2007

Source: Hotel News Resource
Thu, 31 Jan 2008

The year 2007 exceeded the expectations for international tourism with arrivals reaching new record figures close to 900 million. The results confirm both the sustained growth path of the past years and the resilience of the sector regarding external factors. This development has been supported by a strong world economy, which has experienced its longest period of sustained growth for more than two decades.
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Venture Capitalists Bullish on Greentech and Biotech, KPMG Study Says

Source: KPMG
Thu, 31 Jan 2008

Perceptions of the investment community are also changing. Venture capital firms are seeing increased competition from private equity and hedge funds as these firms look for novel strategies to deploy their hordes of capital earlier in the lifecycle of innovative companies. In fact, 66 percent indicated that they expect private equity firms will also continue to increase their presence in the venture capital market.
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Tourism in South America is here to stay

Source: Hotel News Resource
Author: Arturo García Rosa
Wed, 23 Jan 2008

The hotel industry keeps pace with the growth of the economy at a global level, and for Latin American countries opportunities for development are many. The tourist boom has provoked a rise in hotel investments in the region. Heading this is Argentina where hotels have recovered their rates and high occupancy and became more of a business after the devaluation, generating a multitude of new projects, some of them traditional and others that add something new.
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DPEC Partners Chairman Scott Mathis Joins Board of Kinexis, Inc.

Wed, 23 Jan 2008

NEW YORK CITY – January 23, 2008 – Scott Mathis, founder and chairman of Diversified Private Equity Corp. (DPEC), known as DPEC Partners, has been elected to the board of directors of Kinexis, Inc., a life sciences and R&D company that targets proteins that may be able to help treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
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Greetings from emerging markets

Source: Telegraph
Author: Harriet Meyer
Fri, 18 Jan 2008

LATIN AMERICA The sub-prime mortgage crisis in North America has largely left the economies of its southern neighbours unscathed, as they benefit from soaring commodity prices. Mr McKenzie said: "Brazil, Mexico and Argentina in particular are becoming increasingly stable economies. "Their potential to produce natural resources is immense, and much of the development of these economies offers huge profit opportunities." If you needed proof that investing in emerging markets can make you substantial profits, look no further than the five-year performance of Latin American funds, which rank as the top three in our table of emerging market unit trusts. If you had invested £1,000 in Invesco Perpetual's Latin American unit trust five years ago, you would now be sitting on a staggering return of £6,132.
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Former Group Publisher of ForbesLife Joins Diversified Private Equity Corp. (DPEC Partners)

Thu, 17 Jan 2008

Jack Laschever Joins Firm as Senior Managing Director of Venture Capital NEW YORK CITY – January 17, 2008 –Scott L. Mathis, Chairman and Founder of Diversified Private Equity Corp. (DPEC Partners) announced today that Jack Laschever is joining the firm as a Senior Managing Director of Venture Capital.
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Double celebrations for global hoteliers

Source: Hotel News Resource
Thu, 17 Jan 2008

The global hotel market had an excellent year in 2007 according to first data from the HotelBenchmark(TM) Survey by Deloitte. All regions - Asia Pacific, Central and South America, Europe and the Middle East - are not only celebrating double-digit growth in revenue per available room (revPAR) but also in average room rates.
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Property overseas: Do buy for me in Argentina

Source: Telegraph
Tue, 15 Jan 2008

Investing in a ski home south of the equator may seem far-fetched, but upgraded, wellgroomed resorts in the Andes now compare favourably with the finest facilities in Europe and the United States. And San Carlos de Bariloche is Argentina's top mountain getaway, with a four-year, $8million (£3.9m) improvement plan delivering a season-long, full house of holidaymakers, along with an influx of "long-haulers" into the local housing market.
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Diversified Biotech Holdings Corp. Changes Name to Diversified Private Equity Corp. (DPEC Partners)

Tue, 08 Jan 2008

Change Reflects Updated Strategy to Bring Entrepreneurial and Institutional-Quality Investment Opportunities to Accredited Investors NEW YORK CITY – January 8, 2008 – Diversified Biotech Holdings Corp. has changed its name to Diversified Private Equity Corp (DPEC Partners). DPEC, to be known as DPEC Partners, is an integrated company whose businesses bring entrepreneurial, private equity and institutional-quality investments to accredited individual investors.
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Por la ruta de los vinos {By the route of the wines}

Source: La Nacion
Author: J. L. Cieri & J. Reyes
Mon, 07 Jan 2008

Little by little the possibility that gains more space in the main vitivinícolas zones of our country people not only visit the warehouses, but that also can be stayed in the place and thus to cross, to taste wines and to learn about this production that has as much presence in our country as in the international markets.
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ARGENTINA Closes 2007 with record in tourist reception

Source: TravelLatinAmerica.com
Fri, 04 Jan 2008

According to the entity Buenos Aires Turismo, this year will close with a record number of tourists that arrived in the city of Buenos Aires to spend at least a week, accommodated in four and five-star hotels, enjoying the gastronomy, shopping, football and tango. Some 2,300,000 foreigners arrived (200,000 more than in 2006) that spent US$ 517 per day. When the summer season will have concluded, nearly 99 ships, with more than 140,000 tourists will have arrived.
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AmpliMed Corporation Announces Promising 1-year Survival Data from Phase I/II Study of Amplimexon® in Metastatic Malignant Melanoma

Source: AmpliMed Corporation
Thu, 03 Jan 2008

AmpliMed today reported one year survival results from a Phase I/II trial of its lead drug candidate, Amplimexon® (imexon for injection) in combination with dacarbazine in patients with unresectable stage III or stage IV metastatic malignant melanoma. Results from the full cohort of patients in both the Phase I and Phase II shows a 11.7 month overall mean survival for the entire patient set and a 22 month overall mean survival in the subset of patients with normal LDH levels. This compares favorably to historical controls of 8 months and 10 months, respectively, for patients treated with dacarbazine alone.
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Argentina: Wine exports continue climb in 2007

Source: Just-Drinks.com
Author: Editorial Team
Thu, 03 Jan 2008

Wine exports from Argentina in the first 11 months of 2007 registered a healthy lift on a year earlier, according to recent figures.
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Overseas Property Hotspots for 2008

Source: 999 Today
Thu, 03 Jan 2008

Argentina: South America's second-largest country, Argentina seems to have emerged from the economic and political uncertainty that has dogged its development in the past decade. As countries around it continue to grow, the property market in Argentina is beginning to flourish, and is no longer restricted to city investments and ranch estates. With new President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner elected with a huge majority in 2007, a wave of optimism has flowed through the country and helped to strengthen international relations, property in Argentina could be a market to watch for 2008.
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Argentina's 2007 tax revenue soars to record

Source: Reuters
Wed, 02 Jan 2008

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Argentina's tax revenue jumped more than 33 percent in 2007 from a year earlier to a record high due to robust consumer spending and higher export tax earnings, the government said on Wednesday.
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Analysts say blockbuster drugs will take back seat to boutique products amid regulation

Source: The International Herald Tribune | Associated Press
Mon, 31 Dec 2008

WASHINGTON: There is no quick remedy for what ails the pharmaceutical industry: a tougher environment for drug approvals and a dwindling pipeline of new medications. But these twin challenges — evidence that the heyday of blockbuster drug-development is over — are forcing the industry to ponder big changes in the laboratory. The biggest, analysts say, is likely to be a shift toward finding treatments for patients with rare diseases, or unusual strains of common afflictions.
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US Vaccine Market Extracting Vigor from Flu Vaccines

Source: Fierce Biotech
Sun, 30 Dec 2007

The US vaccine market is thriving with life. As per RNCOS report, the market is likely to go strong in future due to various factors, including tangible growth in flu vaccines.
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Experimental Leukemia Treatment Boosts Immune System

Source: WebMD
Tue, 11 Dec 2007

An experimental new leukemia treatment that boosts the body's own immune system to fight disease may prolong life. Early clinical trials show some people who responded to the vaccine experienced event-free survival that was three times longer than those who didn't respond to the leukemia treatment.
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Innovative Research Provides Insight Into Improving the Treatment of Several Forms of Leukemia

Source: RedOrbit
Mon, 10 Dec 2007

Six studies that highlight important advances in the treatment of leukemia, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and chronic-phase chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), will be presented today at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in Atlanta, GA.
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New Leukemia Vaccine May Prolong Life

Source: Science Daily
Mon, 10 Dec 2007

Patients whose immune system responded to a peptide vaccine for leukemia enjoyed a median remission that was more than three times longer than non-responders, a team led by researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reports at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
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Where a Buck’s Still Worth a Buck

Source: New York Times
Author: Michelle Higgins
Sun, 09 Dec 2007

OVER the last five years, Argentina has been steadily recovering from its currency collapse in 2001. While the turnaround has yielded a bevy of new hotels and restaurants, the country is still surprisingly inexpensive for American visitors, with hotel rooms often half the price of their European counterparts, and steak dinners, even at high-end parrillas, rarely costing more than the equivalent of $25. “Argentina is one of the best travel bargains in the world, especially right now because the dollar hasn’t declined against the Argentinian peso,” said Carmen Frock, an American Express travel agent. For several years the dollar has remained steady at about three Argentine pesos.
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Vaccine Improves Event-Free Survival for Leukemia Patients

Source: Newswise
Fri, 07 Dec 2007

Patients whose immune system responded to a peptide vaccine for leukemia enjoyed a median remission that was more than three times longer than non-responders, a team led by researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reports at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
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Mega-Deals Lead to Another Record Year of Growth in Hotel Real Estate Sales

Source: TravelDailyNews
Wed, 05 Dec 2007

Year-to-date U.S. hotel transaction volume has exceeded $45 billion dollars, achieving record pace for the fourth consecutive year. Half of that, or $23 billion, was generated by nine separate U.S. mega-deals – or portfolio deals valued at $600 million or more.
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MIT team discovers bacterial surprise

Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mon, 03 Dec 2007

A team of MIT researchers and others has discovered that bacteria employ a type of DNA modification never before seen in nature.
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Top Ten Luxury Travel and Lifestyle Trends for 2008

Source: Hospitality Net
Author: Karen Weiner Escalera
Mon, 03 Dec 2007

Luxury markets will continue to expand, while consumers of high-end luxury products will hone their tastes ever more pointedly. The urge for self expression will spread, while a new ethical and environmental consciousness will take an even firmer hold. These are among the many forces that will help dictate where and how the affluent will spend their money in the new year of 2008.
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Aerosol Launches Immune Response in Lungs to Wipe Out Lethal Infections

Source: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Mon, 03 Dec 2007

An inhaled immune system stimulant protects mice against lethal pneumococcal pneumonia and other deadly bacterial, viral and fungal infections of the lungs, a research team led by scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reports at a major scientific meeting.
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Strong Pound Creates Bargains in Real Estate

Source: The Times
Author: MediaPlanet
Thu, 29 Nov 2007

The country underwent a severe economic crisis in 2001 and 2002 when many real estate assets halved in price. Many foreign investors snapped up 'distressed assets' which have now returned to their pre-crisis values. While these bargains no longer exist, there are still many opportunities in Argentine real estate, whether in buying apartments in Buenos Aires, holiday homes in Bariloche in Patagonia, vineyards in Mendoza or farmland in the Pampa.
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A sleeper red wine that's a $7 hit

Source: Today | MSNBC
Author: Edward Deitch
Tue, 06 Nov 2007

Wine columnist Edward Deitch on enjoying an impressive glass of Bonarda: As you might imagine, bonarda doesn't get a lot of buzz. I don't recall seeing this red from Argentina highlighted in the many e-mails I get from wine merchants each week. The grapes come from the Rivadavia and East Mendoza regions of Argentina; it's imported by Michael Skurnik Wines, whose Web site notes: "Although originally an Italian grape variety from Piedmont and the Oltrepo-Pavese region, the bonarda grape has enjoyed much greater success in the rich soils and generous climate of Argentina, where it is one of the main grape varieties grown."
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Novel Medication Improves Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Source: Blackwell Publishing
Thu, 01 Nov 2007

A new study appearing in International Journal of Gynecological Cancer states that Bevacizumab, a biologic anti-cancer agent that prevents tumor growth by interfering with the formation of new blood vessels, may have the potential to improve the efficacy of standard combination chemotherapy in ovarian cancer.
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Light activated cancer drug hope

Source: BBC News
Tue, 30 Oct 2007

Scientists say they may be able to make cancer-fighting drugs target tumours far more effectively by using ultra-violet light to activate them.
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Epilepsy-induced Brain Cell Damage Prevented In The Laboratory

Source: Science Daily
Tue, 30 Oct 2007

For some epilepsy patients, the side effects of epilepsy can be as troubling as the seizures. One pressing concern is the cognitive impairment seizures often inflict, which potentially includes memory loss, slowed reactions and reduced attention spans.
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Can cholesterol-lowering medicine make radiation more effective at curing prostate cancer?

Source: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Tue, 30 Oct 2007

Patients with prostate cancer who receive high-dose radiation treatment and also take statin drugs commonly used to lower cholesterol have a 10 percent higher chance of being cured of their cancer at 10 years after diagnosis (76 percent), compared to those who don’t take these medications (66 percent), according to a study presented at a scientific session October 31, 2007, at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology’s 49th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.
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Hotel Industry Executives Upbeat at Hotel Investment Conference

Source: Hotel Industry News
Tue, 30 Oct 2007

More than a record 400 hoteliers from around the world gathered in Rome to discuss the global hotel outlook and seek transactions at the fifth annual International Hotel Conference held here recently.
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Trellis Bioscience Discovers Anti-RSV Monoclonal Antibodies Isolated Directly from Human Blood Cells

Source: Trellis Bioscience
Fri, 26 Oct 2007

Scientists from Trellis Bioscience are presenting data today on their discovery of monoclonal antibodies from human blood against a target protein of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The antibodies were identified and isolated directly from the antibody producing B cells of RSV-infected patients, using a proprietary process called CellspotTM developed at Trellis. These human anti-RSV antibodies are being evaluated for therapeutic utility in animal models of RSV infection. Findings are being presented at the RSV 2007 Symposium held at Marco Island, Florida.
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Alzheimer's memory loss faster among well-educated

Source: Reuters
Tue, 23 Oct 2007

Having more years of formal education delays the memory loss linked to Alzheimer's disease, but once the condition begins to take hold, better-educated people decline more rapidly, researchers said on Monday.
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WORLDHOTELS members predict future tourism trends

Source: World Hotels
Mon, 22 Oct 2007

The owners of some of the world's most exclusive hotels have revealed their predictions for the future of tourism. WORLDHOTELS' 500 plus members took part in a survey where they were asked to anticipate new trends in key areas such as business growth, environment, customer expectation, customer booking behaviour, internet booking and customer relationship management (CRM). The results reveal an upbeat mood amongst the hoteliers who expect revenue to continue to increase in the next few years.
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New inhibitor has potential as cancer drug

Source: Uppsala Universitet
Mon, 22 Oct 2007

Laboratory experiments have previously shown that cancer cells overproduce an enzyme, heparanase, which splits the body’s own polysaccharide heparan sulfate into shorter fragments. The amount of enzyme is related to the degree of malignancy. Today a study is being published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology in which Uppsala University researchers show, on the basis of animal models, that an inhibitor for heparanase would be extremely interesting as a drug candidate.
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Business travel will continue growing in 2008

Source: Hotel News Resource
Thu, 18 Oct 2007

The National Business Travel Association (NBTA) today helped members in their planning and budgeting for next year by providing a preliminary 2008 U.S. Business Travel Overview & Cost Forecast report. The report is based primarily on data from a survey of 215 NBTA member travel buyers.
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Stem cell discovery could aid search for how stomach cancer begins

Source: University of Michigan Health System
Mon, 08 Oct 2007

Scientists have identified and described stem cells specific to several tissues and organs of the body — key master cells that give rise to the specialized cell types characteristic of that organ. But to date, it hasn’t been possible to pinpoint functioning stem cells in the stomach, either in laboratory animals or people.
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Scientists have identified and described stem cells specific to several tissues and organs of the body — key master cells that give rise to the specialized cell types characteristic of that organ. But to date, it hasn’t been possible to pinpoint func

Source: Reuters
Fri, 05 Oct 2007

Elderly patients with an aggressive form of blood cancer lived about 20 months longer when given the drug thalidomide as part of their treatment, French researchers said on Friday.
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The Appeal of Argentina's Wine Country

Source: Food & Wine
Author: Ian Mount
Mon, 01 Oct 2007

The Mendoza region offers a Wild West travel experience-that is, until you get to the elegant new restaurants and hotels. Whenever I need to escape from noisy, flashy Buenos Aires, where I live, I take the two-hour flight to the Mendoza region. It's not just the excellent wines and earthy cuisine that keep luring me back; it's also the arid, lunar landscape. The dusty towns and the low-slung adobe buildings, backed by the towering Andes, look like Argentina's version of a Sergio Leone Wild West panorama. Driving around the city of Mendoza-a traditional provincial capital in the middle of a sparsely populated, heavily irrigated desert-I'm reminded that winemaking is ultimately just farming framed with evocative adjectives.
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Travel demand withstands softening economy

Source: Reuters
Mon, 24 Sep 2007

Hotels and airlines are bracing for softer demand as the economy shows signs of slowing, but the pain may not hit the travel industry for months.
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Grapes Generate Wealth

Source: Argentina.AR
Mon, 24 Sep 2007

In Argentina wine is a synonym of quality, prestige, and good taste. Its flavour, texture and scent crisscross the world. But this is not everything, because the wine industry is also a way in which this sector makes its presence felt in the world and, also, to be a special component of the Gross Product of Argentina.
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Research tools offer new look at common cold

Source: Reuters
Fri, 21 Sep 2007

It used to be called the common cold. Now scientists are starting to put some not-so-common names to the hundreds of viruses that make people cough, sneeze, wheeze and worse.
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Breast cancer drug effective for fibroids in women

Source: Reuters
Thu, 20 Sep 2007

In premenopausal women with fibroids, the breast cancer drug anastrozole (Arimidex) reduces fibroid size and improves bothersome symptoms, according to results of a prospective study conducted at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.
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M.D. Anderson-led team reports possible key to autoimmune disease

Source: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Sun, 16 Sep 2007

Body's own DNA coupled with a peptide ignites immune response usually aimed at fighting infection.
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Knee arthritis may be sign of early lung cancer

Source: Reuters
Fri, 14 Sep 2007

Having isolated arthritis in one knee could be an early warning sign for lung cancer, Italian researchers suggest.
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ARGENTINA: Wine exports continue to climb - figures

Source: Just-drinks.com Editorial Team
Thu, 13 Sep 2007

The Argentinean wine industry is set to break export records this year, according to recent figures.
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Cancer Vaccines Begin to Show Promise

Source: Wall Street Journal
Author: Malin Rising
Thu, 13 Sep 2007

After more than 20 years of setbacks, research into therapeutic cancer vaccines is starting to show promising results and attract the investments of large pharmaceutical firms. But the field remains risky, and so far no drugs have been approved for use.
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Where the Good Life Demands Grape Views

Source: The New York Times
Thu, 13 Sep 2007

BARRY SHAMES isn’t a vintner, but he is the proud owner of a vineyard, an 18-acre plot of merlot vines in Northern California. And if he ever feels like dropping by for a tour, he doesn’t need to travel far: His vineyard is 100 feet from his back door, just across a tangle of cabernet sauvignon vines in his backyard.
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U.S. wine-makers flock to Argentina

Source: Fortune Small Business
Author: Ian Mount
Fri, 07 Sep 2007

The South American country's currency crisis opened the door for overseas entrepreneurs to buy its vineyards at low prices.
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Hotel Room Rates Rise Globally | HRG Releases Top Ten Most Expensive Cities Worldwide

Source: Hospitality Net™
Wed, 29 Aug 2007

HRG UK’s 2007 half year hotel survey has revealed continued growth and a strong average rate performance for the hotel industry worldwide. Moscow once again achieved the highest average room rates, alongside significant growth in the rapidly developing markets of Dubai and Mumbai.
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Q&A: Will Hotel Sales Keep Soaring

Source: Commercial Property News
Tue, 28 Aug 2007

Jones Lang LaSalle recently issued a report that predicted that hotel sales activity could reach $48 billion in the U.S. this year, a record and a 37 percent increase over last year's rate. Arthur Buser (pictured), president, lodging capital markets for Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, talks with CPN senior editor Eugene Gilligan about the transaction activity so far this year, and what he sees for the balance of the year.
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Hotel Capitalization Rates Hold For Now

Source: US Realty Consultants, Inc.
Mon, 27 Aug 2007

The Mid-Year 2007 USRC Hotel Investment Survey indicates that discount rates and capitalization rates for both limited-service and full-service hotels have generally held at or near the record lows demonstrated in the Winter 2007 survey. However, it does not appear that the generally declining trend since 2002 is continuing, or that rates are become more aggressive, as capitalization rates have generally flattened. In commentary, participants expressed some concern regarding increasing risks to investment parameters from recent volatility in the capital markets.
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Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels Predicts $110B Worth Of Global Deals By Year’s End

Source: Hotelbusiness.com
Tue, 07 Aug 2007

Another record year for hotel sales is becoming a reality, as Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels estimates that $110 billion worth of global hotel transactions may take place by the end of 2007. If such volume does indeed come to fruition, it would represent a 52% increase over last year’s record-breaking figure of $72.5 billion.
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InvestProperty Group Expands into Mendoza, Argentina's Premiere Wine Region

Fri, 03 Aug 2007

InvestProperty Group, LLC recently expanded into Argentina's prized wine region of Mendoza. IPG acquired a 75% interest in Vinas del Golf, a 716-acre wine-estate. This wine-estate also includes a restaurant, lodge and golf course. The cost of the acquisition was US $2,100,000. In addition, IPG is acquiring an additional 1,122-acre adjacent property. This property is being purchased for US $950,000 and consists of vineyards and orchards. These acquisitions bring IPG's flagship property development project, "Algodon Wine Estates", to a total of 1,838 acres.
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Gene helps predict whether antidepressant will work

Source: Reuters
Wed, 01 Aug 2007

Scientists have found a second gene that helps predict whether people with depression will respond to a commonly prescribed antidepressant, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
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North American lodging market diversifies as big chains extend reach; industry prepares for influx of new brands

Source: Hotels Daily News Service
Wed, 01 Aug 2007

Despite all the attention the industry has placed on growth opportunities in Asia, the strength and buoyancy of the North American hotel market should not be underestimated. “The U.S. will continue to be the single largest growth driver over the next 20 years,” said Andrew Cosslett, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), in addressing attendees of the recent New York University Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. Similarly, despite all the attention Hilton Hotels Corp. has given to its new joint-venture deals in India and China, Tom Keltner, Hilton’s CEO for Americas and global brands, points to the company’s pipeline—which at 800 hotels and some 110,000 rooms is the largest in its history—saying “most of that is still U.S. growth.” While two-thirds of that development will be in select-service, Keltner adds that its full-service Embassy Suites brand is seeing the biggest growth in the brand’s history.
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TB vaccine shows promise

Source: Reuters
Wed, 01 Aug 2007

A new tuberculosis vaccine has shown promise in animal studies, researchers said on Wednesday, raising hope it might replace the current vaccine that has failed to stop one of the world's top killers.
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Progesterone Treatment Does Not Prevent Preterm Birth in Twin Pregnancy

Source: National Institutes of Health
Wed, 01 Aug 2007

Progesterone therapy does not reduce the chances of preterm birth in women pregnant with twins, reported researchers in a network sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
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Colon Cancer a Disease of Hormone Deficiency, Jefferson Team Finds

Source: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Wed, 01 Aug 2007

Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson in Philadelphia have found new evidence suggesting that colon cancer is actually a disease of missing hormones that could potentially be treated by hormone replacement therapy.
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Argentina - South America's premier golfing destination

Source: Easier Travel
Tue, 24 Jul 2007

With the largest number of golf courses in any South American country, success for Argentines Angel Cabrera and Andres Romero in the 2007 US and British Open Championships respectively, and a stand at the British Open for the second year running, Argentina has established itself as the capital of golf in South America.
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The latest in design: hotel couture; Designer labels no guarantee of success

Source: Chicago Tribune, Chicagoland Final Edition
Sun, 22 Jul 2007

When London-based designer Philip Treacy stayed at Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Palace Hotel five years ago, he was so disappointed by its cream decor he decided to design an entirely different hotel.
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Gerhard Heusch

Source: Affordable Millioniare
Author: Karen Kennaby
Tue, 17 Jul 2007

When I first had the concept of Affordable Millionaire my whole idea was that people, our Partners, could live the life of the rich and famous without necessarily having the bank balance to match. To re-enforce this we are doing a series on people who have properties around the world ie who are living the international lifestyle so many of us desire, but leading into opportunities for you to buy into this lifestyle the Affordable Millionaire way.
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Gene Discovered for Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Source: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Sun, 15 Jul 2007

Pediatrics researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and McGill University in Montreal have identified a gene variant that raises a child's risk for type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes. As investigators continue to pinpoint genes contributing to diabetes, they have their eyes on providing a scientific basis for designing better treatments and preventive measures for the disease.
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Potential New Target for Cancer Found

Source: DukeMed News
Sat, 14 Jul 2007

By bypassing a well-known gene implicated in almost one-third of all cancers and instead focusing on the protein activated by the gene, Duke University Medical Center researchers believe they may have found a new target for anti-cancer drugs.
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Weak Dollar Hits UK Tourism from U.S.

Source: Press Association Newsfile
Wed, 11 Jul 2007

The weak US dollar appears to be keeping American visitors away from the UK while encouraging more Britons to take transatlantic trips, official tourism figures revealed today.
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To find growth investments, you may have to look far from your home

Source: Boston Globe
Author: John F. Wasik
Wed, 11 Jul 2007

If you can't depend on your home equity increasing during a US housing downturn, where do you turn for growth? US bonds offer cold comfort. With ultra-safe six-month Treasury Bills yielding as much as 5 percent, your real return is paltry after inflation and taxes. US stocks? The specter of a housing recession, consumer slowdown, and more ugly surprises in the subprime mortgage market weigh heavily on Wall Street now. That leaves a compelling investment typically neglected by most investors: non-US stocks with high dividends. If you haven't considered how the global economy is propelling emerging markets, it's time to take a hard look.
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U-M, Israeli scientists report major advance in search for genes associated with colon cancer

Source: University of Michigan Health System
Mon, 09 Jul 2007

A 10-year study involving thousands of Israeli Jews and Arabs, led by researchers from American and Israeli institutions, has yielded important new information in the search for the genes that make a person more likely to develop colon cancer.
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Bowel cancer risk gene pinpointed

Source: BBC News
Sun, 08 Jul 2007

Researchers from London and Edinburgh pinpointed the gene after scanning the DNA of over 30,000 people - half of whom had the disease.
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Skin cells 'fight child cancer'

Source: BBC News
Sat, 07 Jul 2007

Genetically modified skin cells could be used to fight a cancer which strikes the very young, a UK study suggests.
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Don't Cry for Argentina

Source: VCReporter
Thu, 05 Jul 2007

When we first visited Argentina three years ago two stark and contrasting facts were immediately apparent: the pitiful state of the local economy and the absolute bonanza of travel bargains. Friends had told us of making hotel reservations in Buenos Aires for $200 a night which, when they arrived, were now $80 — same hotel, same room, different exchange rate. Fast forward to 2007, and while this fabulous and vibrant country is still feeling the aftereffects of an economic perfect storm, Argentina is slowly and inexorably climbing back onto its feet.
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Drive, Chip, Putt and Pour

Source: Wine Republic
Sun, 01 Jul 2007

Winston Churchill famously described golf as an "ineffectual attempt to direct an uncontrollable sphere into an inaccessible hole with instruments ill-adapted to the purpose." But the man who also said his absolute sacred rite was "the drinking of alcohol before, after, and if need be during all meals and the intervals between them" would surely have agreed that if you are going to play golf, then a vineyard is the best possible place to do it.
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Conrad to Debut in South America with New Hotel & Residences in Buenos Aires

Source: Hilton Hotels Corp.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007

Hilton Hotels Corporation, G&D Developers and Grupo Farallón today announced the signing of the Conrad Buenos Aires, the luxury brand's first management agreement in South America. Located in Puerto Madero, this will be the Hilton Family's second property in the expanding district and its fourth development in Argentina, and will include both a hotel and residences. Construction is planned to begin at the end of 2008 and completion is scheduled for late 2010.
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Senate panel passes bill on tourism ads

Source: The Washington Times
Thu, 28 Jun 2007

A Senate committee yesterday passed a bill that would authorize the United States' first major international tourism advertising campaign
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Biggest study yet backs Glaxo cervical cancer shot

Source: Reuters
Wed, 27 Jun 2007

GlaxoSmithKline Plc's experimental vaccine Cervarix has proved more than 90 percent effective in preventing precancerous lesions due to two types of a virus responsible for most cases of cervical cancer.
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OHSU Cancer Institute Researchers Create New Tool To Predicting Survival For Head, Neck Cancer Patients

Source: Oregon Health & Science University
Wed, 27 Jun 2007

Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researchers have developed a Web-based software program that can helpmake more accurate predictions of long-term survival for head and neck cancer patients better predict their survivability.
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"Missing link" stem cells may speed race for cures

Source: Reuters
Wed, 27 Jun 2007

Scientists have discovered a new type of embryonic stem cell in mice and rats that should speed up research into regenerative medicine and help in the hunt for cures to a range of diseases.
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Drug resistance argues against mutation theory of cancer

Source: UC Berkley
Tue, 26 Jun 2007

Thirty-six years into the war on cancer, scientists have not only failed to come up with a cure, but most of the newer drugs suffer from the same problems as those available in the pre-war days: serious toxicity, limited effectiveness and eventual resistance.
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Sea squirt drug 'treats cancer'

Source: BBC News
Thu, 21 Jun 2007

A drug made from the sea squirt may help those with a form of cancer, a study in The Lancet Oncology suggests.
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Manipulating a Protein Called XIAP Could Lead to Tumor Cells' Death

Source: Weill Cornell Medical College
Wed, 20 Jun 2007

Research led by scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College has uncovered two new potential points of vulnerability on a key cancer-promoting protein, called XIAP. Drugs that target either of these activities could help push cancer cells back into a more regular programmed cell death and thereby reduce or eliminate tumors.
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U.S. Timeshare Sales Top $10 Billion in 2006, According to Ernst & Young Study for AIF

Source: Business Wire
Mon, 11 Jun 2007

Timeshare sales climbed 16 percent during 2006 to $10 billion over 2005 sales of $8.6 billion, according to a study of the U.S. vacation ownership industry conducted by Ernst & Young, LLP and released today by the ARDA International Foundation (AIF). The survey of 625 timeshare resorts throughout the country shows robust growth over a five-year period, with sales up 81 percent and average resort size growth of 32 percent.
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New eSuites(TM) Hotel Brand Fuses Lifestyle and High-Tech in Upscale Boutique Setting

Source: PR Newswire US
Mon, 11 Jun 2007

Officials today offered the first look at a new hotel brand that fuses lifestyle design and amenities with high-tech infrastructure and services, one designed specifically to address the unique lodging preferences of the next generation of travelers. Called eSuites Hotels(TM), the upscale boutique concept was created by Jerry Ellenburg, an outsider to the hotel industry who conceived the brand out of his own frustration of not finding a hotel that met his needs.
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Drug slows and may halt Parkinson's disease

Source: Northwestern University
Sun, 10 Jun 2007

Northwestern University researchers have discovered a drug that slows – and may even halt – the progression of Parkinson’s disease. The drug rejuvenates aging dopamine cells, whose death in the brain causes the symptoms of this devastating and widespread disease.
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Scientists find new dementia gene

Source: BBC News
Sat, 09 Jun 2007

Scientists say they have discovered a new gene linked with late-onset Alzheimer's disease.
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Talcum powder stunts growth of lung tumors

Source: University of Florida News
Wed, 06 Jun 2007

Talcum powder has been used for generations to soothe babies’ diaper rash and freshen women’s faces. But University of Florida researchers report the household product has an additional healing power: The ability to stunt cancer growth by cutting the flow of blood to metastatic lung tumors.
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UK Rate Increases Affect Occupancy

Source: TRI Hospitality Consulting
Wed, 06 Jun 2007

The month of April 2007 saw occupancy in London dip below 80 per cent, hitting 79.7 per cent, compared to the same month a year earlier when it was 81.8 per cent.
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Leisure Travel To Grow Despite Economic Challenges

Source: Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown & Russell/Yankelovich
Wed, 06 Jun 2007

The percentage of adult Americans who have taken at least one overnight trip of more than 75 miles from home continues to rise. According to the 2007 study of the travel habits, preferences and intentions of Americans, fully 95% of American adults took such a trip during the past 12 months (up from 92% last year).
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Study shows big power of small RNAs, not just proteins, in halting cancer

Source: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Wed, 06 Jun 2007

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) researchers led by Lin He, Xingyue He, and Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator (HHMI) Greg Hannon have identified a family of micro RNAs (miRNAs) that enable a critical tumor suppressor network, called the p53 pathway, to fight cancer growth. “At CSHL, we are moving simultaneously on several fronts to understand the p53 pathway because damage to this pathway is something that almost all cancers have in common,” said CSHL Cancer Center Deputy Director and HHMI Scott Lowe.
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Increased Corporate Demand and Higher Rates from Luxury Sector Boost US Hotel Markets, Says Ernst & Young Survey

Source: PR Newswire US
Mon, 04 Jun 2007

Major hotel markets throughout the United States continued to witness positive growth in 2006 and are expected to repeat that performance in 2007, thanks to increased corporate travel and a surprisingly strong showing from the upper-end of the hotel market, according to the 2007 US Lodging Report released today by Ernst & Young.
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J. P. Kyrillos Appointed to the Advisory Board of InvestProperty Group, LLC

Mon, 04 Jun 2007

Scott L. Mathis, Founder, President and CEO of the InvestProperty Group, LLC announced today that J. P. Kyrillos has joined its advisory board.J.P. Kyrillos is vice president and publisher of Food & Wine, the most widely read and influential epicurean magazine. Printed monthly by the American Express Publishing Corporation, Food & Wine provides readers with insider intelligence and actionable information on the epicurean lifestyle. As publisher, Kyrillos oversees the magazine’s business operations, including sales and marketing.
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New Study Heralds Shortened Timeline for Anticancer Drug Development

Source: NIH News
Sun, 03 Jun 2007

A new compound, called ABT-888, has passed the first stage of clinical examination using a new model for drug development that promises to shorten — by up to six to 12 months — the timeline for taking anticancer drugs from the laboratory to the clinic, according to a team of researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. This result (abstract #3518) was presented June 3, 2007, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, Ill.
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Genetic mutations identified for type of gastric cancer

Source: JAMA and Archives Journals
Sun, 03 Jun 2007

Researchers have identified novel genetic mutations that are linked to hereditary diffuse gastric cancer, with these mutations being due to both independent mutational events and common ancestry, according to a study in the June 6 issue of JAMA. This study is being released early to coincide with its presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
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Vorinostat Shows Anti-Cancer Activity in Recurrent Gliomas

Source: Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Sun, 03 Jun 2007

North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) researchers, based at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., report that a novel application of the drug vorinostat shows activity in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme. These findings were presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting by Eva Galanis, M.D., a Mayo Clinic oncologist and lead investigator of the study.
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Pesticides 'up Parkinson's risk'

Source: BBC News
Tue, 29 May 2007

Researchers discovered that high levels of exposure increased the risk by 39%, while even low levels raised it by 9%.
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Chemotherapy Drug Shrinks Brain Tumors

Source: American Academy of Neurology
Tue, 22 May 2007

Cancerous brain tumors appear to respond favorably to the drug temozolomide when used as primary chemotherapy after surgery, and the treatment appears to work best in people missing a certain gene, according to a study published in the May 22, 2007, issue of Neurology®, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Gel made from patient's blood speeds healing

Source: Reuters
Mon, 21 May 2007

Treating skin wounds with a gel made from a patient's own blood platelets speeded healing, researchers said in a study showing how doctors may be able to harness the body's innate healing ability.
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Drug replaces breast chemotherapy

Source: BBC News
Thu, 17 May 2007

Some women with breast cancer may be able to avoid chemotherapy by taking an extra drug, research suggests.
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Warding Off Diseases, Many Vaccines at a Time

Wed, 16 May 2007

Darren E. Higgins wants to help your immune system in a hurry and on the cheap. Dr. Higgins is a co-founder of Genocea, a biotechnology start-up company working on a novel method of vaccine development. His goal is to find the quickest way to make inexpensive vaccines that fight numerous complex and aggressive viruses and bacteria.
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Too much of a good thing? Vitamin link with cancer

Source: Reuters
Tue, 15 May 2007

Men who pop too many vitamins in the hope of improving their health may in fact be raising their risk of the deadliest forms of prostate cancer, especially men with a family history of the disease, researchers said on Tuesday.
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UCLA Researchers Discover Link Between Parkinson’s and Narcolepsy

Source: UCLA News
Mon, 14 May 2007

Parkinson's disease is well-known for its progression of motor disorders: stiffness, slowness, tremors, difficulties walking and talking. Less well known is that Parkinson's shares other symptoms with narcolepsy, a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep, severe fatigue and general sleep disorder.
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Novel Approaches for Addressing Neurological Disorders

Source: Kinexis, Inc.
Author: Kevin P. Anderson, Ph.D., MBA CEO
Wed, 09 May 2007

Kinexis Inc.'s presentation at 'BIO 2007.'
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Targeting sugar on blood vessels may inhibit cancer growth

Source: University of California-San Diego
Mon, 07 May 2007

In a study that could point to novel therapies to prevent cancer spread, or metastasis, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have targeted a sugar that supports blood vessel growth in the tumor. Their findings will be published in the May 7 on-line issue of Journal of Cell Biology.
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Certain ACE Inhibitors Cut Elderly Dementia Risk

Source: Washington Post
Sun, 06 May 2007

Certain types of ACE inhibitor hypertension drugs may help cut the risk of dementia in older adults, say researchers at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
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Heart disease genetic link found

Source: BBC News
Thu, 03 May 2007

Two teams of scientists have identified a genetic flaw which increases the risk of heart disease and heart attacks.
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Study identifies gene linked to longer lifespan

Source: Reuters
Wed, 02 May 2007

Scientists have known for seven decades that mice, dogs, fruit flies and other animals given diets bordering on starvation tended to live up to 40 percent longer than their better-fed cousins.
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Among Vineyards On A C5

Source: Master Wine
Author: Santiago Obarrio
Tue, 01 May 2007

After 8 years of living in Brazil, I decided to return to Argentina. Even though I own 2 restaurants at Praia da Pipa, in Brazil's north east, with amazing blue ocean, permanent smiles, lots of sun and so much more, I noticed I was feeling nostalgic about Argentina's green landscapes and its mountains; whenever I spoke with my clients, I recommended them that they should travel to Argentina, specially to Mendoza, and make the wine road. Everybody saw my eyes shining, my love for nature, my taste for great wines and excellent food and looked at me silently while I recommended some great Malbec. Argentina is impossible to forget.
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Scientists 'reverse' memory loss

Source: Reuters
Sun, 29 Apr 2007

Mental stimulation and drug treatment could help people with degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's recover their memories, a study says.
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A Strong Season for Vaccines

Source: Wall Street Journal
Wed, 25 Apr 2007

Novartis said today it will pay up to $500 million to license an experimental vaccine to help people quit smoking. The vaccine, from a Swiss biotech company called Cytos, is in clinical trials.
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Short chromosomes put cancer cells in forced rest

Source: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Wed, 25 Apr 2007

A Johns Hopkins team has stopped in its tracks a form of blood cancer in mice by engineering and inactivating an enzyme, telomerase, thereby shortening the ends of chromosomes, called telomeres.
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New hereditary breast cancer gene discovered

Source: Swedish Research Council
Wed, 25 Apr 2007

A new hereditary breast cancer gene has been discovered by scientists at the Lundberg Laboratory for Cancer Research and the Plastic Surgery Clinic at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden. The researchers found that women with a certain hereditary deformity syndrome run a nearly twenty times higher risk of contracting breast cancer than expected.
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Stanford scientists make major breakthrough in regenerative medicine

Source: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Tue, 24 Apr 2007

Findings described in a new study by Stanford scientists may be the first step toward a major revolution in human regenerative medicine—a future where advanced organ damage can be repaired by the body itself. In the May 2007 issue of The FASEB Journal, researchers show that a human evolutionary ancestor, the sea squirt, can correct abnormalities over a series of generations, suggesting that a similar regenerative process might be possible in people.
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China experts identify cancer-preventing gene type

Source: Reuters
Mon, 23 Apr 2007

Scientists in China have identified a gene variant which appears to protect Chinese people from various types of cancer.
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'Superpill' could treat 2,000 genetic diseases

Mon, 23 Apr 2007

A radical new pill that could treat almost 2000 inherited diseases including some forms of cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy could be available within three years, scientists have said.
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HRT linked to ovarian cancer risk

Source: BBC News
Wed, 18 Apr 2007

A large UK study has found hormone replacement therapy significantly increases the risk of ovarian cancer.
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Brain Structure Changes Years Before Memory Loss Begins

Source: American Academy of Neurology
Tue, 17 Apr 2007

People who develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease experience brain structure changes years before any signs of memory loss begin, according to a study published in the April 17, 2007, issue of Neurology®, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers say these findings may help identify people at risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which leads to Alzheimer’s disease.
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Breast Cancer Vaccine Stimulates Potent Immune Response to Cancer Cells

Source: Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Tue, 17 Apr 2007

Mayo Clinic researchers have designed a new strategy in the promising field of cancer vaccine research that's proven to be successful in boosting T cells -- the immune builders akin to a super defense force against cancer cells. Scientists say their strategy may prove to be more successful than methods currently under study and in clinical trials.
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Chromosomes Tell Tale of Patient's Risk for New, Future Cancer

Source: M. D. Anderson News Release
Mon, 16 Apr 2007

Hodgkin's disease survivors who have greater genetic instability in their white blood cells are two-and-a-half times more likely to develop another type of cancer, researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Los Angeles April 14-18.
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Key to breast cancer spread found

Source: BBC News
Wed, 11 Apr 2007

Four genes have been found to work together to drive the spread of breast cancer to the lungs.
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Trellis Bioscience Names Bruce Keyt, Ph.D. as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Research

Source: Trellis Bioscience
Tue, 10 Apr 2007

Trellis Bioscience Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, today announced the appointment of Bruce A. Keyt, Ph.D. as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Research. Dr. Keyt is a biotechnology industry veteran having more than 24 years scientific and management experience, including senior scientific and management positions at Abgenix, Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Genentech.
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Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trial Closes Early Due to Significantly Superior Results of Comparative Treatment

Source: Mayo Clinic
Wed, 04 Apr 2007

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced today that a multiple myeloma clinical trial has shown a significant improvement in survival with lenalidomide plus low-dose dexamethasone therapy compared to lenalidomide plus high-dose dexamethasone.
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Scientists Convert Blood to Type That Can Be Given to Anyone

Source: Los Angeles Times
Mon, 02 Apr 2007

Danish researchers have perfected an inexpensive and efficient way to convert types A, B, and AB blood into type O, the universal-donor blood that can be given to anyone — an achievement that promises to make transfusions safer and relieve shortages of type O blood.
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Danish researchers have perfected an inexpensive and efficient way to convert types A, B, and AB blood into type O, the universal-donor blood that can be given to anyone — an achievement that promises to make transfusions safer and relieve shortages

Source: BBC News
Mon, 02 Apr 2007

Heart surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub, who led the team, said doctors could be using artificially grown heart components in transplants within three years.
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Reds, Whites & Greens

Source: Travel & Leisure Golf
Sun, 01 Apr 2007

I admit that I tend to be a little extreme in my fondness for wine and golf. After all, I grew up as a competitive junior golfer in Southern California and went on to write Sideways, the novel (which later became the movie) that set the wine industry on its ear. But it seems to me that almost all sophisticated golfers also possess a taste for fine wine. Every self-respecting (and aren’t they all?) private club and luxury resort has a high-quality wine cellar and a demanding, knowledgeable clientele. Just look at the number of golf stars whose business tentacles stretch into the world of wine. Playing beautiful courses, hitting great shots and celebrating with friends over a glass of great wine: That’s just about as good as it gets.
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Researchers find genetic links to prostate cancer

Source: Reuters
Sun, 01 Apr 2007

Scientists have identified several genetic risk factors for prostate cancer, shedding new light on the cause of a leading worldwide cancer killer among men that hits U.S. blacks especially hard.
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Genes Behind Fatal Lung Disease Found

Source: EARTHtimes
Thu, 29 Mar 2007

Scientists at Maryland's Johns Hopkins University say they have identified the genetic mutations that trigger a hereditary form of fatal lung disease.
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Scientists find gene that may regulate colon cancer

Source: Reuters
Thu, 22 Mar 2007

Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation linked with colon cancer that may work like a spigot, controlling the number of precancerous growths that develop and determining a person's susceptibility to cancer.
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Blood pressure drug shows potential as lung cancer treatment

Source: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Thu, 15 Mar 2007

A hormone that is important in the control of blood pressure also shrinks lung cancer tumors in mice, suggesting a new way to prevent or treat the deadly cancer, according to scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
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Gene That Forms the Cerebellum Identified

Source: Science Daily
Wed, 07 Mar 2007

A team of Spanish and U.S. scientists has identified a gene essential for cerebellum formation.
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Researchers wake up viruses inside tumors to image and then destroy cancers

Source: American Association for Cancer Research
Thu, 01 Mar 2007

Researchers have found a way to activate Epstein-Barr viruses inside tumors as a way to identify patients whose infection can then be manipulated to destroy their tumors. They say this strategy could offer a novel way of treating many cancers associated with Epstein-Barr, including at least four different types of lymphoma and nasopharyngeal and gastric cancers.
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Trellis Bioscience Raises $10 Million in Series B Venture Round

Source: Trellis Bioscience
Tue, 13 Feb 2007

Trellis Bioscience, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, announced today that it has raised $10 million in a Series B Preferred Stock venture capital financing. New investor Novartis Bioventures Ltd. led the round, with the participation of additional new investors Pac-Link Bio Venture Investment Corporation and Sagamore Bioventures LLC. Previous investors, Easton-Hunt Capital Partners, LP and Morgenthaler Partners VII LP also participated in the financing. Proceeds from the financing will be used to develop Trellis' own product candidates, as well as its corporate partnering product candidates, and for general corporate purposes.
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Jasper A. van Duuren Appointed to the Advisory Board of InvestProperty Group, LLC

Mon, 12 Feb 2007

Scott L. Mathis, Founder, President and CEO of the InvestProperty Group, LLC announced today that Jasper van Duuren has joined its advisory board.
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InvestProperty Group Completes Closing On Its Flagship Property In Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tue, 06 Feb 2007

InvestProperty Group has successfully completed its final closing for the purchase of its flagship property located at 1647 Montevideo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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AmpliMed Secures $8.5 Million in Additional Series B Financing

Source: FierceBiotech
Author: Maureen Martino
Mon, 27 Nov 2006

TUCSON, Ariz.-- AmpliMed® Corporation today announced a second closing of its Series B Preferred private placement of $8.5 million, raising the total invested in the round to approximately $14.6 million. The Series B was led by Biotech Insight Ventures and included InvestBio Ventures, Valley Ventures and Solstice Capital, all of whom were previous investors. To date, AmpliMed has raised more than $24 million in financing.
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