Free BC Liquor Store Events in August Feature Wines of Argentina

If you are a lover of Argentinean wines, or maybe want to learn more about them, in particular, Malbec, then you may want to attend one of these free events by the BC Liquor Stores in August. Below is the press release about their upcoming Wines of Argentina tastings.  Plus read about their online contest!  Enjoy.


July 26, 2018 (Vancouver, BC) – The diversity and great value of Argentinean wines will be front and centre at provincial liquor stores this summer. From July 29th to September 1st, 2018, 60 BCLDB stores will have Argentinean wines on display, and there will be free consumer tastings at select BCLDB locations.

The BCLDB Signature Liquor Store at 39th & Cambie will host free consumer tastings on August 10th AND Friday, August 17th. Guests will enjoy samples of top Argentinean wines paired with complimentary traditional meat and vegetarian empanadas from Panaderia Latina Bakery. There will also be free consumer tastings at select BC Liquor Stores. The events will take place on the weekend of August 3rd & 4th, as well as the weekend of August 24th & 25th.
Featured wines will include:

  • Alamos Winery Malbec Bodega Catena Zapata High Mountains Malbec
  • Bodegas Escorihuela 1884 Estate Grown Malbec
  • Bodegas Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec
  • Doña Paula Estate Malbec
  • El Esteco Don David Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Luigi Bosca Malbec
  • Luis Segundo Correas Valle Las Acequias Malbec
  • Masi Passo Doble Malbec
  • Penaflor La Mascota Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Penaflor Unanime
  • Susana Balbo Wines BenMarco Malbec

In addition, Wines of Argentina is accepting entries for an online contest. The prize package includes 2 nights’ accommodation at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler; 2 tickets to Cornucopia’s flagship event, Crush Grand Tasting; and 2 tickets to the festival’s Wines of Argentina seminar. Visit to enter; contest closes August 31, 2018.

Wines of Argentina Consumer Tastings
Signature BCLDB Store at 39th & Cambie
Friday, August 10th AND Friday, August 17th 2018
2:00 – 6:00pm
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About Wines of Argentina: Wines of Argentina is responsible for the promotion of the brand VINO ARGENTINO around the world. Since 1993, this organization has been promoting the image of local wines abroad and providing advice on export strategies for Argentina by studying and analyzing trends in consumer markets. Its aim is to contribute to the consolidation of Argentina as one of the main wine exporting countries in the world and to the global success of the Argentine wine industry by enhancing its positive image in the wine trade, among opinion leaders and consumers.

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About Panaderia Latina Bakery: Located in Vancouver’s Collingwood neighbourhood, family-run Panaderia Latina Bakery is a meeting place for the savoury and the sweet.  The café’s walls are lined with jars and tins of traditional South American ingredients such as peppers, tomatoes, and chilis, and lunch favourites include freshly baked empanadas and authentic chacareros (hot beef sandwiches).  Panaderia is also a dream come true for anyone with a sweet tooth, as display cases are stacked with eye-catching and aromatic dessert options including Dulce le leche, Milhojas, and Torta Hojaldra.  Everything is made fresh on-site, and served by friendly staff who are eager to share their love for the Bakery’s South American cuisine.
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