Malbec World Day Special
Wed 17th April is officially World Malbec Day! Every year on this date Malbec lovers around the world celebrate the deliciously deep and chocolatey wines made by this superb grape. This year, we decided, we couldn't miss out on all the fun; so many of you have mentioned Malbec as your new favourite grape that we decided to dedicate our own evening to it. Sales of Argentinian Malbec went up a staggering 200% at Tesco between 2013 and 2014 so we know that is a wine that is getting people talking, have you discovered it for yourself yet?
For our own Malbec journey we will be enjoying some superb examples from Argentina; packed with blackberry fruit and a twist of peppery spice we're sure you'll agree it's a modern classic. We will taste a rich, intense and spicy Malbec from a stunning single vineyard site high above Mendoza, plus a Malbec from Argentina's Salta province where you will find the world's highest vineyard sites.
But, as well will discover, World Malbec Day is the perfect excuse to try wines from other countries made with this grape variety. In fact the date itself, 17th April, is significant as the anniversary of the decision (taken in 1853 by the Argentinian President) to first import Malbec vines into to Argentina from France. So, next stop on our global tour of Malbec will be in South West France, where the town of Cahor has long been recognised locally as the original home of Malbec. If you are an Argentinian Malbec fan who has never tried an example from Cahor, we are sure you won't want to miss this opportunity!
Thanks to the great work done in Argentina, this grape variety is taking off around the world, so our final stop will be a look at the new countries getting in on the Malbec act. Plenty of wines to keep you red wine lovers excited! So come along and discover more about the past, present and future of this wonderful wine. As always, we'll advise you on the best places to buy your favourite Malbec, the restaurants in Leeds that are serving the best Malbec and which food you can pair your Malbec with to bring out the very best in the wine.
6 Malbecs to be tasted including:
- Single Vineyard Mendoza Malbec
- Salta Malbec (from the highest vineyards in the world)
- Top quality Cahor (French) Malbec
- Australian Malbec
Plus specially selected nibbles to match with the wines including bitter dark chocolate.
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Wed 17th Apr 2019 at 7-9pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: Glendower Hotel, North Promenade, St. Annes, FY8 2NQ