A night in Argentina

Argentina is the 4th largest wine producing county in the world. This South American country is renowned for its Malbec which comes in a wide range of styles and price points. However, Malbec is not the only king of this castle! There are plenty of other varieties to consider when you pop to the store or open a wine list.


So, join us as we explore this wonderful country in closer detail, and look at their unique range of wines. We will discover how altitude and climatic factors are important in shaping the character of each variety.

We’ll taste through many different appellations and regions such as:

Mendoza

Lujan de Cuyo / Valle de Uco 

La Rioja / San Juan

Patagonia / La Pampa

Rio Negro

Salta / Cafayate

and much more...

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We will arrange the delivery of the wine samples.
On the evening of the event, you’ll log in via Zoom where Andy will take you through the wines.
The ticket price includes 6 x 60ml of all the wines, with information and tasting notes so you can follow along or make notes of your own.

The virtual tasting will start at 7:00pm and last for roughly 1.5 hours. 
Once a ticket has been booked, we’ll email you to confirm the details of your delivery. 

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October 28th - Argentina = Malbec? 

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
(Lasting approximately 1.5 hours).

Cost: $120

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November 4th - More Than A One Trick Pony
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
(Lasting approximately 1.5 hours).

Cost: $120

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Join Andy as he guides you through a selection of wines from Argentina's well known, and lesser known wine producing regions. Drawing from his knowledge, Andy will guide you through as he discusses the reasons why he loves these wines, and just why they're featured in our tastings.

Argentina in a nutshell

Without a doubt the main argentine wine region (and most well known) is Mendoza. It's tucked up against the Andes Mountains quite a way from the capital of Buenos Aires. Santiago, the capital of Chile, is actually much much closer, but you have to brave the flight over the Andes to get there. 

Malbec is Argentina’s most planted red wine grape variety. For many, Malbec is the perfect grape for Argentina’s climate, producing rich, intensely fruity, and age worthy wines. As well as Malbec you can expect to find racy Torrontes, luscious Cabernet Sauvignon and even Petit Verdot. 

The vineyards are planted at extreme altitudes and the higher the vineyard, the cooler the nights, which has a wonderfully beneficial effect on acidity and colour. Some parts of Salta and Valle de Uco are planted at altitudes of up to 1,600m or more!

About Andy

Andy has over ten years' experience working in the wine industry.

​His passion for wine really ignited when working for Corney & Barrow in London, after attending an in-house wine course. From there he moved to one of the best independant wine merchants on the high street - Philglas & Swiggot - to work with Master of Wine, Justin Knock and go on to complete the highly valued WSET Diploma.

Now back in Melbourne, Andy is currently a student on the Master of Wine program, and continues to work in the wine trade sharing his passion and love of wine with those keen to learn more.