Chance for independents to try 100 Argentinian wines

Las Bodegas and Hispamerchants are teaming up to host their second annual tasting showcasing Argentinian wines.

The event, Wines That Work II, is to take place in London on April 21 and will be targeted at independents and the on-trade.

Some 100 wines in different styles and price brackets will be shown from each of the country’s key wine regions.

Newcomers include Riglos from Mendoza’s Uco Valley, El Molino from Cachi in Salta, which is thought to be the highest-altitude winery in the world, Guardado from San Juan, and a new Tannat from Domingo Hermanos, Yacochuya, Salta.

The tasting will highlight top family-owned and run wineries and products made by star winemakers including Roberto de la Mota, Mauricio Lorca and Susana Balbo.

There will also be a return to the UK by three wines from Tacuil in Salta, which is owned by Raul Dávalos, founder and former owner of Bodega Colomé.

Las Bodegas chief executive Laurie Webster said: “Through this tasting we hope to prove that Argentina is a world-class player with a well-deserved place among the world’s top producers.”?Hispamerchants’ managing director Solano Pena-Lenzi added: “I am delighted to be joining forces with Las Bodegas again this year.

“It’s all about the wines, their intrinsic quality and their suitability for all channels of the UK wine market.”

Wines That Work II will take place at the Troubadour Café, 263-7 Old Brompton Road, London SW5, on Wednesday, April 21 from 10am-6pm.