With the largest Malbec wine list of its kind Ã¢â‚¬â€œ offering over 60 varieties Ã¢â‚¬â€œ where better to celebrate World Malbec Day this year than at Gaucho?
Not content with just one day of festivities, Gaucho has a week of wine experiences planned across its 16 restaurant sites to mark the annual celebration.
Starting on World Malbec Day on 17th April, the seven-day series of events will offer a showcase of Argentina’s wine culture, as well as the chance to journey through Gaucho’s vast selection of Argentinian Malbecs.
Gaucho will be celebrating the growth and success of the Malbec grape variety with a host of immersive tasting sessions, as well as exclusive restaurant offers.
The events planned include a Malbec North to Southevening on 17th April, where Gaucho’s Director of Wine Phil Crozier will showcase 12 Malbecs from across Argentina’s expansive region. Starting in the Northern Rio Negro province in Patagonia, guests will taste their way through the beautiful flavours of Mendoza and San Juan, all the way through to the dizzy heights of Salta.
Gaucho will also be hosting a unique Malbec and Chocolate Pairing event on 18th April. Each wine will be matched in texture and flavour with a different style of chocolate.
Gaucho’s celebratory week will end on Sunday 22nd April with a Malbec Toast With Your Roastoffering in all of Gaucho’s locations. For £12.50, guests will be served three tasting glasses of Malbecs from Argentina’s varied regions with any Gaucho roast. The wines will arrive together, with Gaucho’s expert wine gurus on hand to explain their regional differences and help guests understand and savour the different Malbec styles.
The full 7 Days of Malbec programme can be found below. To book tickets for individual events, please visit: www.gauchorestaurants.com/events/
7 Days of Malbec Event Programme:
World Malbec DayÃ¢â‚¬â€œ All LocationsTuesday 17th April
Gaucho will be celebrating the phenomenal success of the Malbec varietal by offering all its Malbec wines at retail price.
Malbec North to South Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Gaucho Piccadilly Tuesday 17th April, 6:30 to 9:30pm (£30pp)
Gaucho’s Director of Wine, Phil Crozier, will be hosting a special tasting event, showcasing 12 types of Malbecs from across the 3,000km region and discussing how the beautiful wines are shaped by altitude and latitude.
The Roots of Malbec, Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Gaucho EdinburghTuesday 17th April, 6:30 to 9:30pm (£25pp)
This tasting takes guests back to the roots of Malbec, as Head Sommelier Edgar Znutins compares Argentina’s Malbec with a new wave of Malbec coming out of Cahors, France.
Malbec and Chocolate Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Gaucho SmithfieldWednesday 18th April, 6:30 to 8:30pm (£35pp)
A wine pairing of seven Malbecs with seven chocolate flavours, led by Gaucho’s Director of Wine, Phil Crozier.
Malbec 3D Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Gaucho BroadgateThursday 19th April, 6:30 to 9pm (£30pp)
This tasting takes a three-dimensional look at all of Argentina’s regions and contrasts Malbecs from each location.
Old School vs New School Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Gaucho Tower BridgeFriday 20th April, 6:30 to 8:30pm (£30pp)
A tasting of 12 wines which reflect the unprecedented pace of change in Argentina. Phil Crozier will lead the session which will uncover how new winemakers are challenging the more traditional styles.
A Festival of Malbec Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Gaucho CitySaturday 21st April, 12 to 3:30pm (£30pp)
Gaucho’s impressive wine gurus will be taking guests through the 65 types of Malbec on the restaurant’s wine list.
A Malbec Toast With Your Roast Ã¢â‚¬â€œ All LocationsSaturday 22nd April (£12.50 for a flight of three glasses with any roast)
Gaucho will be offering 125ml tastings of three types of Malbec from Patagonia, Mendoza and Salta, with your Gaucho roast.