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Argentinian Wine Masterclass

22/02/2017

Argentina, it’s the country of Malbec.

One of the biggest producers of wine in the world, the fifth biggest if you want to be specific, Argentina’s wine economy is driven by Malbec, a grape originally introduced by French immigrants.

While that’s the common understanding of things, as a country with a wide array of soil types, elevation and fluctuations in weather, its wines are unique and startlingly varied between regions. They also grow Torrontés (a Spanish variety), Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and other international varieties.

It’s going to be quite stimulating to dedicate a whole masterclass evening to a country with a culture so strongly infused with wine.

To understand more about the culture, winemaking, and the difference between Malbecs grown in Argentinian regions, this evening will be presented by Tom Egan: winemaker, importer and owner of Jed Wine company.

Tom was born in Australia and studied winemaking here, but decided to travel the world and discover its wine regions. He has spent a lot of time in Argentina and completed a few vintages. After falling in love with the country and spending a few solid years working in the industry, he is now importing some the best and most interesting Argentinian wines into Australia.

In doing so he’s also supporting a lot of smaller winemakers that would have never been considered for some of the top Australian restaurant wine lists without him.

Tom will be sharing his stories, laughs and comparisons of time spent in Argentina to his stints in France and other regions of north and south America. 

When: Thursday March 23th
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00 pm
Where: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St. Sydney CBD
Tickets: SOLD OUT

 We’ll be trying:

Amalaya Torrontes (Salta)
Susan's Balbo Torrontes (Mendoza)
Chacra Pinot Noir (Patagonia)
Zorzal Terrior Unico Malbec (1350m, Mendoza)
Mil Piedras Malbec (1150m, Medoza)
La Posta "Paulucci" Malbec by Laura Catena (950m, Mendoza)
Bodega Noemia "A Lisa" Malbec (550m Patagonia)
Bodega Colome Estate Malbec (2000m, Salta)
Bodega Colome Autentico Malbec (2400m, Salta)

Wines are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Tickets are transferable and non-refundable.

Paul Hervy