Embassy Wine Events Message Board › New Meetup: Argentine Wines at the Embassy of Argentina - Jan 29
Silver Spring, MD
Announcing a new Meetup for Embassy Wine Events!
What: Argentine Wines at the Embassy of Argentina
When: January 29, 2009 6:30 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: Please consider joining us for a special adventure and tasting of the wines and food of Argentina.
This reception will include a wine passport including the main Argentine wine regions including Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja, and Salta Cafayate as well as tasting tips and a tasting sheet.
6:30 pm Doors open and welcome wine is served
6:45 pm Welcome remarks by trade attache of Argentina
6:50 pm Presentation on the wines of Argentina by Laurent Guinand, President of GiraMondo Wine Adventures
6:55 pm Taste at your own pace reception with wines including 10 signature argentine varietals such as
Malbec, the full bodied french grape that does wonders in the elevated vineyards of Mendoza Valley and deliver a nice complexity of drak fruit, minerality and tertiary aromas
Bonarda, a medium-bodied northern italian grape with great fruity flavors
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the Bordeaux varietals that found a new expression in Argentina,
We will try also a couple of Malbec-based blends, and understand the great potential of assemblage in Argentina
our offering of white wines will include the the well known Chardonnay as well as the up and coming Torrontes, a grape from northern spain that delivers wonderful aromas of passion fruits, orange and papaya.
There will be a buffet of tapas and argentine delicacies such as meat empanadas, vegetarian empanadas, grilled spicy sausage, tortilla de patatas, croquetas de pollo. etc...
This is not a seated event. Due to embassy security concern, walk ins cannot be accepted. You need to purchase you ticket online for this event at www.giramondowine.com/events Tickets are $64 for the early birds, then will increase to $79.
Business or Cocktail attire requested. You must be over 21 to attend this event.
Street Parking around the Embassy or parking garage one block away on New Hampshire Av. NW and Dupont Circle (facing the Jury's hotel)
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