The Wines of Argentina
- Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
- Time: Social wine pours at 7:15; Program begins at 7:30pm.
- Location: EB Hamilton Hall
- Presenter: CWES
- Cost: $30 members; $35 Guests ($3 additional charge without a reservation.)
- Bring: Two wine glasses each person
- Reservations: Reserve by Saturday, May 4th to get the reservation discount.
Call Ray Maddix at: (360) 944-2051 or E-Mail
Maddix @ comcast . net
- Printable Information: May Announcement
Torrontes': An criola-muscat cultivar unique to Argentina - Look for crisp apple and ripe peach with notes of citrus and flowers.
Banarda: Look for the delicate nose of Dolchetto and the spice of the Italian Piedmont.
Red Blends: Big fruit and rounded edges.
Malbec: An Argentine classic; look for ripe blackberry and plum, some minerality, and chocolate on the finish.
Argentina, the land of Gouchos, the sensuous rhythm of the Tango, the wide boulevards of Buenos Aires, and the soaring vistas of Patagonia, is the 5th largest producer of wines in the world.
This month's program is an outgrowth of the May 2012 program when the winery scheduled to present to us got the dates mixed up and did not show up for the CWES meeting, OMG! (Oh My God! what do we do now?). Our CWES Board flew into action. Board members whisked off to a nearby supermarket and, drawing on their considerable depth of wine knowledge, were able to select wines that paired perfectly with the food bites already prepared.
Since this "impromptu" meeting was such a success we are going to try it again, but with a bit more planning. The Board has decided to use wines from Argentina for this program. Over the last few months your Board has identified and rated 29 (and still counting) Argentine wines.
This selfless sacrifice of liver and cranial cells by the Board has identified 10 exceptional wines and, along the way, identified a list of persistently successful Argentine winemakers.
Between now and May 8, 2013 the Board will finalize the wines to be tasted at the CWES meeting. Look at the second announcement for the final details, but we can say that the list will include some of the following
Since I'm sure you'll enjoy the tasting do your friends a favor and invite them to come with you.
Join us for the "Welcome Wine" at 7:15 PM with the Program to begin at 7:30 PM. Bring 2 (two) wine glasses for comparative tasting, and that friend we talked about to share the evening with you.
Culinary Institute Chefs will be matching these fantastic wines with some intriguing food bites specifically paired to match their best qualities.
Make your reservations early as seating is expected to fill up quickly.
Let us know how many reservations you want to make. Please let us know by Saturday May 4, 2013. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests, if made before Saturday the 4th ($33 and $38 at the door)