Combine Business and Pleasure at Retirement Workshop in Argentina Wine Country

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Amazing Mendoza Tours announces a new 2008 retirement workshop package that combines the pleasures of tasting and dining in the Mendoza wine country with the business of planning for retirement.

Amazing Mendoza Tours announces a new 2008 retirement workshop package that combines the pleasures of tasting and dining in the Mendoza wine country with the business of planning for retirement.

"This unique program promises participants both the sophisticated fun of exploring the wine country, and practical information on retirement planning, whether they plan to retire in the U.S. or in a foreign country," says Ellen Hoffman, who will lead the workshop. "It's never too soon to start planning for your retirement, and this workshop will provide crucial, practical information and will motivate participants to make a commitment to planning now."

Hoffman is the author of two retirement books, "The Retirement Catch-up Guide" and "Bankroll Your Future with Help from Uncle Sam." She writes the "Your Retirement" column for Business Week online, contributes frequently to Business Week magazine, and has published articles in Money Magazine, the AARP Bulletin and numerous other magazines. See her website, http://www.retirementcatchup.com for more on her credentials.

Scheduled for Saturday, October 25 to Saturday, November 1, the workshop will be based at the Posada de Rosas. This homelike inn, centrally located in Mendoza, the capital of Argentina's wine country, has comfortable facilities for relaxed, informative discussions as well as wine tastings and gourmet meals.

Retirement planning has become very complex, Hoffman says, and "sometimes the best way to get a new perspective on a tough issue is to get away from your home surroundings." The retirement workshop sessions will be structured around seeking answers to six key questions that reporters are taught to ask when they research and write a story: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? For details on Hoffman's books, as well as her writing and speaking on retirement and personal finance, see http://www.retirementcatchup.com.

When not discussing retirement planning, the tour participants will luxuriate in Mendoza's sophisticated wine-country lifestyle. They'll enjoy winery visits, wine tastings, an Argentine barbeque, a tango demonstration, gourmet meals, and an excursion into the majestic Andes mountains, all hosted by Amazing Mendoza Tours (http://www.amazingmendoza.com). The company, which is owned by Americans Riccardo Accurso and Ellen Hoffman, specializes in small-group and custom travel in and around Mendoza, a vibrant region that has recently been named "The Eighth Great Wine Capital" of the world.

The workshop venue, the Posada de Rosas, with its garden, terrace, swimming pool and Argentine barbecue, is walking distance from restaurants, shops, parks, plazas and other local attractions in Euro-lifestyle Mendoza. Details of the posada can be seen on the website: http://www.posadaderosas.com

Cost of the workshop is $2,750 per person, double occupancy, with a single supplement of $420. This covers 7 nights of lodging, most meals with wine or beer included, airport transfers, transport and a bilingual escort for excursions, entrance and tasting fees at wineries. The fee does not cover airfare. For more information, contact: info @ amazingmendoza.com or call Amazing Mendoza Tours at 304-876-2243.

Other 2008-2009 Amazing Mendoza tours include "Real Estate Investing in the Wine Country," a workshop package that includes objective information on finding and buying real estate in endoza; "Taste of Mendoza," a sampler of food, wine art and culture and scenery; and the 'Women's Week Pampering Tour."

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