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Around the World in 80 Wines - Argentina!

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Niche Wine Bar

1013 Main St. · Vancouver, WA

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Niche is a cool wine bar in downtown Vancouver. They are closed Mondays so the entire space will be devoted to this class.

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Keri Gallagher's class tonight is Argentina! Did you know that Argentina is the 5th largest producer of wine in the world. There are many different varieties of grapes cultivated in Argentina, reflecting the country's many immigrant groups. The French (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_(wine)) brought Malbec (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malbec), which makes most of Argentina's best known wines. The Italians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italians_(wine)) brought vines that they called Bonarda (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charbono), although Argentine Bonarda appears to be the Corbeau of Savoie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savoie_(wine)), also known as Charbono inCalifornia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_(wine)), which may be related to Dolcetto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolcetto). Torrontés (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torront%C3%A9s) (one of my new favorites) is another typically Argentine grape and is mostly found in the provinces of La Rioja, San Juan, and Salta.

The cost is $35. The wines we try will be available for purchase at a 10% discount and Keri offers frequent flyer discounts for multiple class purchases. She also owns C'est La Vie in Vancouver which means she makes delicious small bites customized for the wine of the evening!

For more info on the series: https://www.facebook.com/cest.la.vie.vancouver#!/events/[masked]/