There are some free tastings of Argentinean wine for those of us that live in the Vancouver, BC lower mainland. I’m sure there will be Malbecs and Torrontes, but maybe some new ones for you, such as Bonarda, Syrah, or Pinot Grigio from Argentina.
There are 3 tastings coming up at the BCLDB flagship 39th & Cambie liquor store:
Friday October 4th, 2:30 – 6:30 PM
Saturday October 5th, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursday October 10th, 2:30 – 6:30 PM
These are casual tastings –drop by and enjoy several wines, accompanied with traditional empanadas from Panaderia Latina Bakery (that’s located 1 block north of Joyce skytrain station BTW).
You may also want to read about my latest Argentine wine picks from the Celebrate Argentina event last week. Here is the link to my Argentina wine picks. Enjoy!
Dish n’ Dazzle 2012 will be presented by Wines of Argentina on May 16th at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. This year’s $75 price represents outstanding value. Guests will be a be able to taste selections from over 80 wines. Enjoy food from 12 Vancouver restaurants. Food parings this year include Argentinian chorizo with Chapa bread, Charred Chimi Chrurri Hanger Steak, Empandas, Prawn tacos and more. The cocktail “shakedown” competition will offer attendees an opportunity to watch 6 top bartenders in action creating Argentinian inspired cocktails and the chance to taste each one!
A raffle featuring a grand prize from Fairmont Hotels and Resorts will be accompanied by a fabulous silent auction. You can buy your tickets here.
Heron’s West Coast Restaurant and Bar
House of Empanadas
Kits daily Kitchen
Market by Jean-Georges
Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim
Pan Pacific Hotel
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Sutton Place: Fleuri
Sanafir of the THE GLOWBAL COLLECTION
The Granville Room
H.A.V.E. Culinary school
Chef Anne Kirsebom
Participating Argentinean Wineries
I have written about many of these wineries in the past. Lots of top quality wine to enjoy. Please review my past posts by entering Argentina, Malbec, or Mendoza in the Search box.
Bodegas Escorihuela 1884
Clos de los Siete
Flechas de los Andes- Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmund de Rothschild
Las Perdices (My favorite wine from the Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival this year was their Bonarda)
More Food You Will Sample
Coffee crusted NY striploin with chimichurri infused vegetable Carbonada and crispy chichiron
Red churros croustillant Lollipops filled with Dulce de leche cream
Assorted traditional Empanadas with chimi churri sauce
Beef ensaladas with chili-passionfruit dressing
Cranberry & onion confit with chevre, blue cheese cracker