Like Chile just over the mountains, Argentina has a wonderful selection of wine styles and grape varieties. The current obsession with Mendoza Malbec can mean that we miss some great discoveries.
If you are not in Berlin, you could find a couple of Argentinian bottles and join us – a Torrontès and a Malbec would be fine. If you can swap the Malbec for a Bonarda and/or a Cabernet Sauvignon – even better!
If you are in Berlin, I have collaborated with the fantastic Atlantik Weine to present you with a special offer – a case of specially-selected wines at a healthy discount! It contains three wines for this event, plus 3 wonderful bottles from Uruguay – for just 80€ postage included.
As well as the sumptuous wines, we will get some unique insights from the wine-makers.
The Argentinian bottles are:
Buenos Hermanos Torrontes – a bone-dry version of this great Argentinian cultivar, bursting with tropical fruit
Mairena Bonarda – better than Malbec! A fresh, lively and beautifully-balanced red
AI Cabernet Sauvignon – finely structured and bristling with berry flavours
The case of 6 bottles will be available at this address:
As usual, I will prepare loads of research and share maps, photos, and diagrams to help us to understand exactly what we are drinking. In the comments, we can all add suggestions of appropriate food to accompany the tasting.
Check out some great reviews from our previous tastings!