Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Business Description and Basis of Presentation [Text Block]
Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, Inc. (“Company”, “Algodon Partners”, “AWLD”), a Delaware corporation that was incorporated on April 5, 1999, currently invests in, develops and operates international real estate projects.
As wholly-owned subsidiaries of AWLD, InvestProperty Group, LLC (“IPG”) and Algodon Global Properties, LLC (“AGP”) operate as holding companies that invest in, develop and operate global real estate and other lifestyle businesses such as wine production and distribution, golf, tennis, and restaurants. AWLD operates its properties through its ALGODON® brand. IPG and AGP have invested in two ALGODON® brand projects located in Argentina. The first project is Algodon Mansion, a Buenos Aires-based luxury boutique hotel property that opened in 2010 and is owned by the Company’s subsidiary, The Algodon – Recoleta, SRL (“TAR”). The second project is the redevelopment, expansion and repositioning of a Mendoza-based winery and golf resort property now called Algodon Wine Estates (“AWE”), the integration of adjoining wine producing properties, and the subdivision of a portion of this property for residential development.
AWLD’s wholly owned subsidiary, DPEC Capital, Inc. (“CAP”), is a broker-dealer registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”) and clears its securities transactions on a fully disclosed basis with another broker-dealer. CAP provides brokerage securities trading; private equity and venture capital investments; and advisory and other financial services to customers. CAP, in its normal course of business, enters into and may be a party to private equity transactions with AWLD and certain related affiliates (see Note 8 – Investments and Fair Value of Financial Instruments, Note 15 – Related Party Transactions, Note 17 – Stockholders’ Equity – Warrants and Note 19 – Subsequent Events – Warrants).
AWLD’s wholly owned subsidiary Algodon Europe, Ltd., is a United Kingdom wine distribution company. AWLD also owns approximately 96.5% of Mercari Communications Group, Ltd. (“Mercari”), a public shell corporation that is current in its SEC reporting obligations and is a ready target for merger or sale. Mercari is a consolidated subsidiary of the Company and the noncontrolling interest is negligible.