An Afternoon Flight to Mendoza: Epilogue

July 8th, 2008  |  Published in Featured Wines, Wine Events

Afternoon Flight to Mendoza Argentine wine tasting ontario

We couldn’t have had a more beautiful day on Saturday. Over 40 Woodside Wine Appreciation Club members came together for a lovely afternoon “flight to Mendoza” to taste a wide range of varietals and blends from six artisan Argentine wineries. We went well beyond malbec, and were very pleasantly surprised by some of the wines we explored. Some highlights include:

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Hacienda Del Plata to be Featured in Documentary Film Premiere in September

July 2nd, 2008  |  Published in Argentina Tourism, Wine Events

Ruta 40 Argentina Film

In September, Quebec plays host to the Les Grands Explorateurs film festival – a francophone festival that showcases some of the best films documenting the vivid and exciting journeys of explorers to exotic locations including Russia, the Middle East, India, and Argentina.

On September 9, 2008 in Ottawa, Ruta 40: From the Altiplano to Tierra del Fuego (English translation here), a film that features the Hacienda Del Plata winery in Mendoza, will have its premiere screening.

Film producers √Čtienne Tr√©panier & Amy Arnold of Tenor Films, along with the Embassy of the Argentina in Canada, the Canada-Argentina Association, and Spectrum Wines invite you to watch the film and celebrate the premiere in style, with a special evening featuring Argentine food, drink and culture.

Please stay tuned for more information, including details on ticket sales, which will be sent within the coming weeks.

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Hacienda Del Plata: Zagal Malbec 2008 – Bold and Bright

June 21st, 2008  |  Published in Featured Wines, Hacienda del Plata

hacienda del plata zagal malbec 2006 ontario spectrum winesWhen a small artisan winery created a simply brilliant 2004 Malbec that received big press as the best value malbec in the New York Times, what little was left sold out pretty much immediately.

Luckily, we were able to bring some of the last remaining cases of the 2008 vintage, to Ontario.

Hacienda del Plata’s Zagal Malbec is a great example of the quality-for-price that Argentina continues to impress the world with. It has vibrant varietal character, with a bursting, fruity nose, and it’s honest on the palate.

- Available exclusive in Ontario to the Woodside Wine Appreciation Club [BUY]

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