From September 29 through October 5, restaurants, wine shops, and bars across the city will be participating in the Semana del Vino (Week of Wine), a highly anticipated event that plans on bringing the wine country to Buenos Aires. Surely there’s not much that a whole week of wine won’t set right.
Want to take part in Semana del Vino 2014 in Buenos Aires? Here’s how!
BA Restaurants: Wine by the Glass
September 29 – October 5: Restaurants all over Buenos Aires will have special wine-by-the-glass menus, offering a range of wines at three different price points. The idea is to allow customers to try a variety of wines with their meals.
If you’re stuck in a wine rut, this is the perfect week to try a new wine without the pressure of having to drink a whole bottle. Plus, it’s a great time to check out some of these awesome restaurants as well.
Participating Restaurants in Buenos Aires Include:
Algodon Club & Wine Bar
Bar du Marché
Contraluz – Alvear Art Hotel
Gran Bar Danzón
Fleur de Sel
I Central Market
Il Ballo del Mattone
La Rosa Naútica
Restaurant Museo Evita
Piola Palermo Hollywood
Rëd Resto & Lounge
Per Se Restaurant
El Casal de Catalunya
BA Wine Shops: Nation-Wide (and Virtual) Wine Tastings
Wednesday, October 1: Mark your calendars, because at 7:30 p.m. on October 1, about 50 wine shops across the country will all be hosting the same hour-long wine tasting, and you don’t want to miss it. Choose your favorite wine shop (or the one closest to you) from the list below and show up for a free wine tasting. (You may want to contact the wine shop you plan on going to ahead of time to make a reservation.)
Feeling lazy and don’t want to leave your couch? You can still participate in the same tasting as everyone else through Twitter. Join the virtual tasting with sommelier Mariano Braga. You can follow him on Twitter @MarianoBragaOK or read more information about the event here.
Whichever way you choose, don’t miss being a part of “The Greatest Tasting in Argentina.”
Participating Wine Shops in Buenos Aires Include:
Pain et Vin
The Pick Market
La bodega de Borbore
Lo de Joaquín Alberdi
Les Choix des Vins
La Sociedad de los enófilos
Tiempo de Sabores
La Tierra de los Vinos
BA Bars: Special Events & Wine Cocktails
September 29 – October 5: Some really great bars in Buenos Aires are also finding ways to promote wine by making wine cocktails, created specifically for this week. Visit the bars on the list below and ask them about their special wine creations. They’re sure to have come up with some tasty drinks.
Tuesday, September 30: Verne Club is hosting [email protected], a special wine-party featuring wines by the glass, DJs, and more.
Thursday, October 1: Ocho7Ocho is hosting [email protected], in case you have so much fun Tuesday that you want to party with wine some more.
Participating Bars in Buenos Aires Include:
Gran Bar Danzón
Featuring Argentina’s Best Wine
The Semana del Vino is a great opportunity to have fun in Buenos Aires while trying new wines as if you were spending a week in the wine country. It’s also a time for winemakers from arcross the country to showcase their best wines, encouraging us to drink more wine (responsibly, of course).
Participating Wineries Include:
Ojo de Agua
Viña Las Perdices
El Porvenir de Cafayate
Algodon Wine Estates
Fin del Mundo
Cavas La Capilla
Cielo y Tierra
Bodegas La Guarda
Ernesto Catena Vineyards
Huarpe Bodegas y Viñedos
Dominio del Plata
Bodega Privada (RPB)
Foster y Mauricio Lorca
Del Río Elorza
Semana del Vino Itinerary
Here’s my itinerary for the Semana del Vino, created so that you can make the most out of this incredible week.
Monday, September 29: Dine at a restaurant and try wines by the glass (from Restaurant list).
Tuesday, September 30: Go to [email protected] party at Verne Club .
Wednesday, October 1: Go to the Nation-Wide Wine Tasting at 7:30 p.m. (from Wine Shop list) or participate in the Virtual Tasting.
Thursday, October 2: Go to [email protected] party at Ocho7Ocho.
Friday, October 3: Dine at a restaurant and try wines by the glass (from Restaurant list).
Saturday, October 4: Try special wine cocktails at a bar (from Bar list).
Sunday, October 5: Buy 3 bottles of wine you discovered this week and have some friends over for a wine tasting at home (from Wineries list).
For more information about the Semana del Vino:
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