Salud! Get ready to raise a glass: April 17, 2019 marks the eighth edition of Malbec World Day, a global celebration of Argentina’s flagship grape valued for its identity, resilience, expressivity and style. Under the theme “Elegance Doesn’t Need Perfection,” Wines of Argentina will celebrate the rise of modern Argentinian winemaking this year during consumer-tasting events in Chicago and New York and many more across the world. A wine chat will also be held on Twitter.
Created and launched in 2011, Malbec World Day is an initiative by Vino Argentino with support from the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Argentina Agency for Investment and International Trade, and the Argentina Wine Corporation (COVIAR). Last year’s edition saw more than 120 events in 100 cities across 60 countries, marking it as a global and historic promotional wine event.
Magdalena Pesce, Head of Communications of Wines of Argentina, exclaims, “A true celebration for the global wine community, Malbec World Day heralds the popularity of our emblematic grape that is beloved by so many. We are delighted to share our cultural export with the world: a fascinating expression of true elegance and extremely diverse range of terroirs.”
MALBEC WORLD DAY NATIONAL EVENTS
During the weeks leading up to April 17, Wines of Argentina will host nationwide consumer and private events to mark the occasion. More details are below. An informative wine chat on Twitter hosted by Master of Wine, Christy Canterbury will take place on 2pm EST on April 17 via @WinesofArg #MalbecArgentino #MWD2019.
APRIL 11th | WASHINGTON, D.C. | Embassy of Argentina
The Argentine Embassy with support of Wines of Argentina will host a private walk around tasting for a group of government officials, dignitaries, and press and trade from the metro D.C. area.
**The Consulates of Los Angeles and Miami will also organize events to celebrate MWD with the participation of 20 Argentine wineries (around 10 in each).
APRIL 12th & 20th | NATIONWIDE | ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
In over 20 stores nationwide, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits will hold a series of 20 tastings showcasing a total of 6 Malbecs. More info here.
APRIL 13th | NEW JERSEY | Bottle King | 12-3pm EST
Malbec World Day will be celebrated at three Bottle King locations throughout New Jersey: Glen Rock, Hillsborough and Livingston. More info here.
APRIL 15th | NEW YORK, NY | City Winery | 6:30-late EST
For the New York Edition, guests can experience a general tasting of single vineyard wines including 17 premium Argentine Malbecs where tango dancers will take the stage. A VIP tasting will proceed the general tasting, with an additional 10 elegant Malbecs, followed by a traditional Argentina Asado. Guests will then be shuttled to a separate venue to enjoy a rooftop after party. Tickets are available for purchase here.
*Please note that City Winery will also hold on April 15th a general tasting of premium Argentine Malbecs in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston and Washington D.C.
APRIL 17th | CHICAGO, IL | Binny’s Beverage Depot | 6-8pm CST
Supported by the Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago, Malbec World Day will take over Binny’s Beverage depot with a wine tasting of 30 Malbecs. Guests can expect tango dancers and food specialties such as an empanada truck, Malbec ice cream from Frio Gelateria and Lucila’s Alfajores.
APRIL 17th | CHICAGO, IL | City Winery West Loop | 6:30-10pm CST
For those interested in learning more about Malbec from a Master Sommelier and Winemaker can also head to City Winery West Loop to experience a walk around tasting. Tango dancers and a guitar player will also provide entertainment for the evening. Three seminars will be held at (7:15pm, 8:15pm, and 9:15pm). Tickets are available for purchase here.