World Malbec Day Special (LEEDS)
Friday 17th April is officially World Malbec Day (or Malbec World Day)! Every year on this date Malbec lovers around the world celebrate the deliciously deep and chocolatey wines made by this superb grape. But due to the Coronavirus we have postponed it to today! As one of our most popular tastings, we could not deny Wine Schoolers an evening of delicious Malbec!
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. As well as beautiful examples from Mendoza, packed with spicy chocolatey flavours, we'll be trying some from the high altitudes of Salta. We will be sourcing some other gems in the new year for this one-off tasting, so watch this space!!
But, as we'll 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, another 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 Cahors, 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 we'll make a stop off looking 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:
- Mendoza Malbec
- Salta Malbec blend (from the highest vineyards in the world)
- Top quality Cahors (French) Malbec
Plus specially selected nibbles to match with the wines including bitter dark chocolate.
Places remaining: 9
Course Date/Time: Thu 1st Oct 2020 at 7pm-9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Radisson Blu, The Light