Culture and Taste of Argentine Wine: it's all about the malbec
There’s something about sharing a glass of wine with your special someone during a Valentine’s Day weekend. But instead of saying “I love you”, try “te amo” as you two bond over the unique taste of Argentine wines, with a little help from the Chattanooga School of Language.
Argentine wines are considered a new world wine, but their history began over 400 years ago. In the late 19th century, their national wine industry took off with an influx of Italian and Spanish immigrants.
In the following centuries, Argentine wines quickly became famous. The iconic grapes of Argentine wines are malbec grapes, which are responsible for some of their most famous wines. Bright and intense in color, with the delicious aroma of berries, malbec wines are a nice addition to those that accompany beef or chocolate and fruit desserts (which are staple foods of Valentine’s Day).
Try malbec and various types of Argentine wines with your special someone at the Culture and Taste of Argentine Wine presented this Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Jazzanooga Arts Space at 431 E. MLK Blvd.
The event will feature the understanding of the harvest, the aging process, the craft of Argentine wines, and a lesson in Spanish phrases hosted by Mariano Cebrian of Panoram Imports.