Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Algodon Featured on Seeking Alpha: Riding The Young Argentinian Credit Bull


We are very happy that Seeking Alpha, the online platform of investment research, insight and strategy, wrote a comprehensive independent article covering the macro events taking place in Argentina. In this article, they prominently highlight Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group (VINO) as an interesting way to play the decade-or-more-long growth anticipated for Argentina.

You can click here to read the article.


- Scott Mathis

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Algodon Fine Wines Wins Gold in Global Malbec Masters 2016


I am happy to share that Algodon's 2012 Black Label Malbec has been awarded a gold medal in the Global Malbec Masters 2016 Wine Competition for its 2012 Black Label Malbec.




Our entire Algodon team is excited and honored to have received one of Global Master's rare gold medals. Algodon's Black Label Malbec is truly an outstanding wine and we couldn't be happier with the judge's accolades for our flagship Malbec. We are currently poised to rollout our wines in the U.S. market and look forward to bringing our complete portfolio of wines to the largest wine consumption country in the world. Simply, our goal is to make the best Malbecs and Malbec blends in the world. Congratulations to our winemakers and wine advisors.

- Scott Mathis

Monday, October 17, 2016

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



I am pleased to share that Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, Inc. has selected Ginevra Sotheby's International Realty to provide sales representation for our luxury residential development in the San Rafael, Mendoza wine region of Argentina.

Algodon Group will leverage Sotheby's International Realty brand and network with more than 18,000 sales associates located in 825 offices in 61 countries and territories worldwide, while utilizing the local expertise of Sotheby's International Realty recent partnership with Gnvgroup to form Ginevra Sotheby's International Realty. Ginevra Sotheby's International Realty is a leading luxury real estate firm in Buenos Aires, Argentina with listings in the most prestigious neighborhoods in the city of Buenos Aires and the rest of the country. Through Ginevra Sotheby’s International Realty’s website (ginevrasir.com), Algodon Wine Estates listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com, to a global clientele.

Algodon Wine Estates is a 2,050 acre (830 ha) world-class wine, wellness, culinary and sport resort, and luxury real estate development, located in the rolling hills of the Sierra Pintada Mountains in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina. This wine and golf community is a global destination that includes approximately 400 lots ranging from .5 to 7 acres, with 109 lots from Phase 1 of the master plan currently available for private sale and development. Surrounded by the natural beauty of vineyards, fruit orchards and olive groves, many lots have pre-existing vines and groves, and a significant number of available Phase 1 lots are situated directly on the estate's 18-hole golf course, offering golf, vineyard and mountain views. The luxury destination is truly unique in the world, where residents can step right outside their front door onto the golf course and find themselves among meticulously manicured vines planted in the 1940s.

Recent momentum with the economic turnaround in Argentina was evidenced during the Argentina Business & Investment Forum held in September by President Mauricio Macri and the Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency. The forum highlighted investment opportunities, attracted foreign direct investment and marked Argentina's historical return to international markets. Foreign direct investment pledges post the investment forum have totaled more than $32.5 billion with Siemens & GE committing to over $15 billion in combined infrastructure projects in 2016.

In the wake of Argentina's recent economic reforms, the Buenos Aires Herold reports that the city's real estate market has experienced its strongest monthly growth in sales since the inauguration of President Mauricio Macri. Real estate transactions in August were up 43.9% for the same month last year, and up 18.4% from July. Experts believe that a key factor in a successfully booming real estate cycle may be linked to the increased use of mortgages, which is on the rise in Argentina.

The Argentine real estate market is traditionally notable for its all cash transactions, and Algodon Wine Estates is one of the few real estate developments in the country that offers financing.

We couldn't think of a better partner to market our luxury vineyard estates other than Ginevra Sotheby's International Realty with Mercedes Ginevra´s great team in Buenos Aires. We anticipate the Sotheby's International Realty brand and their global expertise in the luxury real estate market may further open the door for our world-renowned property to potential global buyers. Now wine lovers can buy Argentina vineyard real estate at our luxury residential development, and build a custom luxury home on a private vineyard, golf or equestrian estate while enjoying the privilege of world-class wine production. Mendoza vineyards for sale outmatch international peers in affordability, value, and potential property appreciation.

Click here to read our press release.

- Scott Mathis

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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


Our luxury hotel property in Buenos Aires, Algodon Mansion has been awarded 8th place in the 'Top 20 International Hideaway' category for Andrew Harper's 2016 Readers' Choice Awards.

The Top 20 International Hideaway results are based on the annual independent reader survey in which Andrew Harper's discerning readers vote for their favorite hotels and resorts in the categories of Beach, City, U.S. Hideaways, International Hideaways, Food & Wine, Spa, Golf, Safari Lodge and Camp, Family-Friendly and Cruise Line. The international hideaway category evaluates boutique hotels outside of the United States with 50 or fewer rooms. Andrew Harper is a full-service luxury travel company that produces the most respected publication in the business, The Hideaway Report, and provides personalized travel-planning assistance, bespoke tours and valuable travel privileges to its members. Since 1979, the monthly Hideaway Report newsletter has provided unbiased reviews of hotels and resorts where the sophisticated traveler can expect a high level of personal service and attention.

Located in the heart of Recoleta, Buenos Aires' embassy and luxury hotel district, Algodon Mansion is just a stroll away from the city's main shopping boulevards. Recoleta is touted as the city's most elegant residential neighborhood, and its broad tree-lined avenues, fashionable boutiques, high-end restaurants, cafés, art galleries, and opulent belle époque architecture have earned Buenos Aries the endearment: 'The Paris of South America.'

We are honored to receive this prestigious award for Algodon Mansion, one of the most unique and desirable properties in our luxury portfolio. Receiving this accolade from one of the most recognized thought leaders in luxury travel and publication validates our years of dedication to this hotel. We'd like to acknowledge our executive team, and especially the hard working hotel staff that delivers the highest level of service to the most discerning travelers around the world every day.

- Scott Mathis

Monday, September 12, 2016

Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group Commences United States Rollout of Fine Malbec Wines with Seaview Imports




We are happy to announce that Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, Inc. 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.

Featured wines coming to the United States include Algodon's classic range of single varietal wines such as Malbec, Bonarda and Chardonnay, as well as Algodon's mid-range wines Malbec-Bonarda and Malbec Reserve. Seaview Imports will also showcase Algodon's award-winning vintage, PIMA available in limited production. PIMA is handcrafted from some of Algodon's oldest vineyards, planted in 1946 and represents the best of Algodon's winemaking potential, blended with a careful selection of Malbec, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot grapes.

We are proud to be represented by Seaview Imports and look forward to showcasing Algodon Fine Wines in the U.S. market. Seaview's global expertise in the premium wine distribution category will allow our team to focus on making superb malbec varietals while seamlessly expanding our footprint in the United States. We are now in the most important wine market in the world and U.S. wine enthusiasts will have the opportunity to purchase some of the best Malbecs produced in Argentina.

- Scott Mathis 
 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

ALGODON MANSION RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

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Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires was 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.

About Algodon Mansion
Algodon Mansion Mansion is the first Relais & Châteaux hotel in Buenos Aires, and features 10 spacious luxury suites - some exceeding 1,200 square feet and all keeping with the stately property's Belle Epoque architecture. Exuding old-world Argentinean charm while providing state-of-the-art luxuries, Algodon Mansion includes 24-hour concierge service, a fine-dining restaurant serving Argentine and French-fusion cuisines, a wine cellar, lobby bar, a covered outside patio and fireplace, and a luxurious rooftop pool, sauna, spa and bar.

-Scott Mathis

Monday, August 8, 2016

Hollywood Burger is now serving breakfast daily until 11:30am!

Congrats to the entire Hollywood Burger team, I think they nailed it.  This looks amazing, no doubt!

Hollywood Burger's GOOD MORNING HOLLYWOOD breakfast sandwich!

Hollywood Burger's HOLLYWOOD BREAKFAST BOWL!

Hollywood Burger's VIP BREAKFAST sandwich, with avocado and extra sausage!

 I'll have one of each to go!

- Scott Mathis