City Winery and Wines of Argentina Presents:
Malbec World Day at City Winery - Sunday April 22th - 12pm to 4pm
Join City Winery, American Airlines, Uncorking Argentina and Wines Of Argentina as we celebrate Malbec World Day
Malbec has become the face of the Argentine wine industry, an ambassador welcome in Beijing to Sydney, Toronto to Dusseldorf, Rome to San Francisco and this global celebration is a great opportunity to explore the myriad character of one of the world's most popular varieties. Events in over 30 countries will celebrate the signature grape of Argentina in a series of tastings and dinners large and small. Attendees to the exclusive New York City event at City Winery will have the chance to taste over 60 different Malbecs. From small scale artisanal producers to larger household names, from Mendoza to Tierra Del Fuego and back again.
Included in your ticket price is a selection of delicious Argentine dishes to sample and complement this taste of Argentina. Malbec World Day is the only event where you'll be able to expand your knowledge and sample some of the best award-winning wines being made in Argentina today, all under one roof.
ABOUT MALBEC WORLD DAY
Wines of Argentina, the organization responsible for promoting the image of Argentine wines around the world, has declared the week of April 22 as Malbec World Day in honor of the country’s iconic varietal. Malbec was first introduced to Argentina in the mid-19th century, when Domingo Sarmiento, the 5th President of Argentina, hired the French agronomist Michel Aimé Pouget to run the first school of agriculture in Mendoza. Pouget brought cuttings and seeds to plant, and so the cultivation of Malbec began. The Malbec grape flourished in Argentina, finding an ideal growing environment that has resulted in unprecedented levels of quality and the production of unique wines of international renown. Today, Argentina is the largest producer of Malbec in the world. It has become the nation’s signature varietal and is grown throughout the country’s wine regions. April 17th was selected as Malbec World Day because of its historical significance. On this day in 1853, the bill to create the Quinta Agronomica, a government program to improve all aspects of Agriculture, including the national wine industry, was submitted to the Provincial Legislature of Mendoza. The date represents both the transformation of Argentina’s wine industry and the starting point for the development of Malbec as its flagship variety.
"Swing by Uncorking Argentina's table to see how you can continue your wine education in a first hand setting, on a wine trip to Mendoza. Uncork and discover South America's most premier wine region!"
Participating vineyards & Wineries :
ARGENTO WINE COMPANY
BELASCO DE BAQUEDANO
BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA
BODEGA LUIGI BOSCA | FAMILIA ARIZU
CASA MONTES BODEGA Y VIÑEDOS
DOMINIO DEL PLATA
Gauchezco Vineyard & Winery
MICHEL TORINO ESTATE
Official Website: http://citywinery.com/events/263729
Added by E_b on March 23, 2012