In the current global crisis there is often nothing better than relaxing with a glass of intense Malbec. Calms your nerves, is quite tasty, and there is always another glass awaiting. The International Edition of Newsweek has caught on to this trend, profiling the idea of actually becoming a vineyard owner- a tangible investment, and one that will give you pleasure for years, and even generations to come. So saddle up and make your way south for the winter, the grape harvest is almost here!
"Any host can pour a great vintage at a dinner party. But how many can say, "Try this 2007 Cabernet-Syrah blend from my private estate in Argentina"? A growing number of dabblers are buying pieces of vineyards and making their own wines. Private Vineyard Estates, a 265-hectare project in Mendoza's Uco Valley, allows wannabe winemakers to fulfill their dreams by capitalizing on the region's low-cost, high-quality production infrastructure. "The response has been phenomenal," says Michael Evans, a former U.S. tech executive who founded the company in 2006. "You can create better-tasting and better-priced wines in Argentina than in any part of the world."Click here for the entire article: http://www.newsweek.com/id/180060
Also in the news is the popularity of Mendoza for tourists. The perfect destination spot, obviously we think so because we live here, but is a perfect playground for foodies and enophiles alike. And for those that are looking for a last minute vacation, The Masters of Food and Wine is being held in Buenos Aires from February 10-11th, and in Mendoza with a jam packed schedule of tasting and events from February 12-15th at the Park Hyatt Mendoza. Be sure to stop by The Vines Wine Bar & Vinoteca for a glass of wine on the patio. For more info:http://www.newsweek.com/id/180059http://www.newsweek.com/id/180061