Argentina has been producing high quality Malbecs, which we are all familiar with, but there is more to Argentina than Malbec. Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Torrontes, Carmenere and even Riesling are being produced. Time to try these other wines, in addition to Malbec. Your chance to try some Argentine wines for free, is through the BC Liquor Stores in October. The dates and announcement are below. In addition, you have a chance to wine a prize package to Victoria’s Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Enjoy!
September 18, 2012 (Vancouver, BC) –Get ready to celebrate the wines of Argentina! This October the BCLDB will host three FREE wine and food consumer events at BC Liquor Stores. Each of the “Argentine Treasures” tastings will feature a different selection of quality wines paired with empanadas from Panaderia Latina Bakery. In conjunction with this promotion, Wines of Argentina will also hold a draw for a luxurious prize package featuring Victoria’s Oak Bay Beach Hotel.
Argentina is one of the hottest categories on BC shelves, and the free tastings are a great way to become familiar with the amazing diversity of excellent wines produced by the South American country.
As part of the month-long celebration, Wines of Argentina is giving away a deluxe prize package including the following:
- 2 nights’ accommodation for two in a Panoramic Ocean View Boutique Suite at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel
- Boathouse Spa & Baths – hour-long Classic Massage (one per person)
- Access to the Seaside Therapeutic Mineral Baths, Steam Room & Fitness Centre
- Complimentary Valet Parking
This prize package is valued at $1,150. You can enter online at www.winesofargentina.ca
Argentine Treasures Free Consumer Tastings
Saturday, October 6
Cambie Signature Store, Vancouver
Thursday, October 11
Alberni & Bute Signature Store, Vancouver
Friday, October 12
Park Royal Signature Store, West Vancouver
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About Wines of Argentina: Wines of Argentina is responsible for the promotion of the brand VINO ARGENTINO around the world. Since 1993, this organization has been promoting the image of local wines abroad and providing advice on export strategies for Argentina by studying and analyzing trends in consumer markets. Its aim is to contribute to the consolidation of Argentina as one of the main wine exporting countries in the world and to the global success of the Argentine wine industry by enhancing its positive image in the wine trade, among opinion leaders and consumers. www.winesofargentina.ca
About the Oak Bay Beach Hotel: The new Oak Bay Beach Hotel is being completely rebuilt on the same spectacular oceanfront lot where the previous hotel sat for more than 80 years. It will reopen in October 2012 as a 100-room hotel with 20 luxury residences. Built to five-star standards, hotel and residential amenities include seaside mineral pools, a fitness centre, Boathouse Spa & Baths, The Snug pub, the David Foster Foundation Theatre and a fine-dining restaurant. Not only is this Victoria’s first combination full-service luxury hotel and private residence, but it is also the only commercial waterfront development in Oak Bay. www.oakbaybeachhotel.com