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News - 25.08.11

WofA to raffle tickets for the Decanter event

WofA to raffle tickets for the “Tasting Argentina” Decanter event, wine cases and a visit to Chapel Down among UK consumers

Attention UK wine consumers! In the next few weeks, we will be raffling different prizes among British consumers who are excited about the Argentine wine revolution.

To participate you need to enter Wines of Argentina’s Facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/winesofargentina , where we will be giving away 2 tickets – in the next two weeks – for the “Tastes Argentina” event organized by Decanter in collaboration with WofA, and follow the activities and hashtags on Twitter twitter.com/winesofarg.

In the course of September we will also be raffling wine cases (Majestic Wines) and a visit to Chapel Down, where you will have the chance to enjoy lunch, visit the vineyards and learn from a winemaker how to make an Argentine Malbec.

More on “Tastes of Argentina,” the event organized by WofA and Decanter:

- More than 150 Top Argentinian Wines to taste

- Interactive Food and Wine Matching with Casa Malevo

- Live Tango from Argentina

- Chocolate and wine matching with Sarah Jane Evans MW

- Riedel free glass giveaway with every ticket!! (They will also be offering a 50% OFF offer on glasses at the event )

New this year...wine will be sold at the event- so you can take your favourite bottle home!!!!

There will also be a unique chance for you to discover more about Argentina’s leading grape varieties with two exciting masterclasses (60 mins). Led by Phil Crozier, Wine Director, Gaucho Restaurants and a judge of the Decanter World Wine Awards.

 

 

More on Chapel Down’s Unique Argentine Malbec

 

Back in March, in preparation for the innaugral Malbec World Day, Wines of Argentina had a brainwave... Wouldn’t it be great to celebrate the global success of our signature grape variety by partnering with foreign wineries in order to produce a range Argentina Malbec’s with an international twist.

 But who to work with in the UK? The decision was simple - the number 1 winery Chapel Down.

 After a couple of phone calls to Chapel Down’s pioneering CEO, Frazer Thompson, a deal was struck and 2 of their winemaking team we on a flight to Mendoza to witness the harvest of their very own Malbec grapes first hand.

 The English winemakers then spent an intensive week working with their Argentine counterparts in order to see just what what it takes to make a world class Malbec beofre being joined on the journey home by 3 tons of carefully harvested and meticulously packed Malbec grapes.

 Currently maturing in barrel, the resulting wine looks set to deliver exactly what was hoped for - a real Argentine Malbec but from a uniquely British perspective.

 We are now offering the chance for 2 very lucky Facebook fans to win an all expenses paid trip to Chapel Down’s winery in Kent to see (and taste) first hand what the project was all about. The trip will include a fantastic lunch at Chapel Down’s award winning restaurant overlooking the vines.