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News - 23.04.10

Argentine Gold and Stars at the VPHWF

The seminars Argentina’s Malbec: a Host of Stars in the World of Wine and Going for Gold were held today in the context of the Vancouver Playhouse Festival, the most important wine event in Canada and one of the most important fairs in North America. The seminars were attended by 120 participants, including members of the press, buyers, writers, consumers and wine experts from all over Canada.

The seminars Argentina’s Malbec: a Host of Stars in the World of Wine and Going for Gold were held today in the context of the Vancouver Playhouse Festival, the most important wine event in Canada and one of the most important fairs in North America. The seminars were attended by 120 participants, including members of the press, buyers, writers, consumers and wine experts from all over Canada.

Argentina, together with New Zealand, was the theme country for this year’s festival.

David Scholefield, one of the most widely experienced personalities in the Canadian wine industry, moderated the first seminar, in which 14 wineries presented one Malbec each within the 16.99 to 99 dollar retail price range. The exceptional panel that presented their Malbecs brought together:

Emilio Ferro for Etchart

Andrew Noble for Valle de la Puerta

Victor Marcantoni for Graffigna

Sergio Mora Viera for Xumek

Federico Boxaca for Schroeder

Guillo Barzi for Humberto Canale

Rodolfo Sadler for Santa Ana

Gustavo Bauzá for Salentein

José Manuel Ortega Fournier for O. Fournier

Herbé Birnie-Scott for Terrazas de los Andes

Francisco Cortés for Viña Cobos

Laura Catena for Catena Zapata

Daniel Pi for Trapiche

The second seminar, Going for Gold, was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre and moderated by Anthony Gismondi, known as the most influential wine critic in Canada, who remarked on the diversity of Argentine wines.

Gismondi spoke about the diversity of climates and wine regions in our country, which allows for unique first quality varietal diversity, and encouraged participants to taste the latest Trophy and Gold winners at Argentina Wine Awards 2010.

The varieties presented included sparkling wines, Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontes, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier and several blends by the wineries Cap Vistalba, Doña Paula, Luigi Bosca, Etchart, Santa Ana, Trapiche, Lurton, Finca Flichman, Trivento, Norton, Viña Cobos and O. Fournier.

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http://www.playhousewinefest.com/?p2=/modules/playhousewinefest/eventdetails.jsp&id=288