Malbec World Day Free Tastings in BC

World Malbec Day

World Malbec Day

Argentinean Malbec has been a hot red wine for a few years already around the world.  To celebrate Malbec, some BC liquor stores and wine shops will be offering Malbec tastings.  Below is the info I received.  Hope you have a chance to enjoy!


Red wine lovers, mark your calendars!  Free Argentinean Malbec tastings to stock up for celebrating Malbec World Day on April 17, 2013.

 In-store tastings to stock your cellar for Malbec World Day:

  •  Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 2013 in more than 20 BCLDB Signature Stores in British Columbia
  •  Saturday, April 13, 2013 the following private retailers will also host celebrations that will include food pairing

o   Marquis Wine Cellar – 2:00 – 5:00 pm
o   Legacy Liquor Store – 2:00 – 6:00 pm
  Everything Wine Stores – all 3 locations from 2:00 – 6:00 pm

These free tastings will give consumers an opportunity to ‘stock up’ for Malbec World Day while putting British Columbia on the map of celebrations being held around the world on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013.  They are a great opportunity to explore what Argentina has to offer.

Follow the international celebrations of Malbec World Day on social networks at

·        Facebook –

·        Twitter – @WinesofArg and @ArgentinaWineCA

·        Hashtag – #MalbecWorldDay

·        Share your toast scenes via Instagram and Vine. Tag photos & videos with #MalbecWorldDay

·        Taking’ it to the Streets Video on Malbec World Day ….

About Malbec World Day: 

April 17 2013 will mark the third annual Malbec World Day.  The day was established by Wines of Argentina to celebrate the country’s flagship varietal as well as raise awareness around the globe of the quality and variety of wines produced by Argentina.  This year’s Malbec World Day will include more than 70 events in 45 countries worldwide.

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.

Wines of South Africa Free Wine Tasting and Chance to Win A Resort Vacation

Do you know much about South African wine? If you are a lover of their wines, or just learning, the Wines of South Africa (WOSA) are being featured at BCLDB Stores in August, and is having a Free Wine Tasting and offering a chance to win a 2 night stay in Osoyoos’ Watermark Beach Resort!

I see some quality producers’ names in the list below, like Fairview, Graceland, Graham Beck, Saxenburg, Spier and Thelema. Also you will get to try South Africa’s signature white grape “Chenin Blanc” and red grape “Pinotage”. Here are the details of the event.  Enjoy!


Throughout the month of August, BC Liquor Stores will be highlighting the consistent quality and amazing value of wines from South Africa.  One of the highlights of the month will be a FREE consumer tasting at the 39th & Cambie Signature Store on Friday, August 10 2012.

A selection of top South African wines will be on display at 75 BCLDB stores throughout August.  Wine lovers can also explore the diversity of the following wines at the free tasting at 39th & Cambie:




DGB Bellingham Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 897710 $24.99
Fairview Estates La Capra Shiraz 143537 $14.99
Flat Roof Manor Pinot Grigio 90936 $12.99
Graceland Cabernet Sauvignon 140970 $29.99
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 40428 $19.99
Grape Grinder The Grinder Pinotage 883991 $14.99
KWV Roodeberg Red 7187 $13.99
Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon 111526 $12.99
Saxenburg Guinea Fowl Red Blend 316992 $18.99
Six Hats Shiraz (Fair Trade Certified) 20255 $13.99
Spier Signature Chenin Blanc 659037 $14.25
Thelema Mountain Vineyard Shiraz 607549 $28.99
Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc 340380 $10.49

In conjunction with the month-long promotion, Wines of South Africa is offering a weekend for two at the luxurious Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, BC.  The prize includes accommodation and a gift card towards meals in their highly acclaimed wine bar.  For details, and to enter the draw, visit

Wines of South Africa Consumer Tasting
Friday, August 10 2012   3:00 – 7:00 pm

BCLDB 39th & Cambie Signature Liquor Store
5555 Cambie Street
, Vancouver

About Us

About Wines of South Africa: Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is a fully inclusive body, representing all South African producers of wine who export their products. WOSA, which was established in its current form in 1999, has over 500 exporters on its database, comprising all the major South African wine exporters. South Africa’s winemaking history stretches back to the 1600s.  In recent years, however, the country has combined longstanding traditions with cutting-edge technology and a commitment to environmental stewardship.

About Watermark Beach Resort: Set in the heart of Canada’s premiere wine growing region along the quiet shores of Osoyoos Lake, the luxurious Watermark Beach Resort offers all the services and amenities needed for the perfect getaway, wedding, or meeting destination. The four-story, 153 suite Watermark Beach Resort’s complement of amenities includes a spa, fitness facility, steam room, hot tubs, seasonal pool with waterslide, wine bar and wine bar patio with an summer kitchen.