Malbec Week and Malbec World Day Celebrations 2017
Malbec World Day is celebrated on April 17th every year. Wines of Argentina (WofA), the organization responsible for the image of Argentine wine worldwide, selected Argentinean Cellars and the Government of the City or Buenos Aires have jointly created the "Malbec Week" ("La Semana del Malbec"), that will take place in Buenos Aires from April 3rd to April 9th this year, opening Malbec World Day celebrations worldwide.
Several activities related to Malbec wine will be held throughout the week at different locations around the city. The main event of the "Malbec Week" will take place on April 8th at Centro de Convenciones Dr. Arturo Frondizi (Francisco Narciso de Laprida 150, Vicente Lopez, Buenos Aires), from 2 pm until midnight. A day full of lectures, live shows, dj sets, food trucks and more than 100 labels for tasting included in the entrance ticket.
In addition, selected restaurants in the city will offer the possibility of accompanying your meal with three glasses of different Malbecs during the week, for AR$200 for three Premium wines or AR$300 for three Extra Premium wines.
On Friday, April 7th, for Wineries' Night, the main wineries in the city will remain open until midnight, offering free tastings, live shows, and great promotions for the purchase of Malbec wines.
In addition, two original circuits will offer open air tastings around wineries, bars and restaurants in San Telmo and Villa Devoto, including tapas, dinners and special discounts, In order to participate, a ticket must be purchased through the website (the proceedings will be donated to charity organizations in the neighborhood), and visitors must get to the meeting point of the selected circuit between 7 pm and 8 pm. The ticket must be exchanged for a wrist band and the official tasting glass (leaving a security deposit of AR$100 that will be refunded at the end of the activity on return of the glass), and a map with the participating bars and restaurants, some of which will offer promotions for tapas, discounts for the purchase of wines, or benefits for dinner.
Circuits for Open Air Tastings:
San Telmo: Wednesday April 5, from7 pm to 10 pm. Meeting Point: Carlos Calvo 578 (Fedro Libros)
Villa Devoto: Friday April 7, from 7 pm to 10 pm. Meeting Point: Asunción 4026 (Vinoteca Tiempo de Sabores)
For more information and purchase of tickets for the Main Event and Open Air Tastings, visit Malbec Week website.
For more information on International Events, visit Malbec World Day official website.