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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Celebrate MALBEC WORLD DAY at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Thursday, APRIL 17th from 6-11pm posted by Philip S. Kampe


                                                The Wines of Mendoza

Wines of Argentina
In Celebration of Malbec World Day We Present
One Night in Argentina:
Bringing the Passion, Warmth, and Soul of Argentina
To New York April 17th
Get ready New York: !
A celebration of the passion, complexity and contradiction that defines Argentine culture has arrived today. After a wildly successful debut in London in 2013, Cambalache*--One Night in Argentina will transform the Brooklyn Night Bazaar into a sizzling mix of music, wine, food, live street art and culture on April 17th from 6pm to 11pm. Not your stereotypical swirling and sipping event, Cambalache will invoke all of the senses and offers:
·      Over 120 of Argentina’s finest wines from 26 of the top Argentine wineries all in celebration of Malbec World Day **
·      The unconventional art of pairing wines with music, hosted by renowned multisensory experts and flavor consultants, Oxford and London professors Charles Spence and Barry Smith
·      True Buenos Aires street food from Sur Empanada, historical Argentine cocktails, circa 1940, from Malbec House and the famed Dulce de Leche ice cream from Cones
·      Three of Argentina’s most prolific street artists Cabaio Stencil, Roma and Tec will create a live mural during the event
·      A lesson in Buenos Aires street slang (to stir up trouble) with James Bracken, author of the cult book Che Boludo
·      Music from DJ Uproot Andy, whose label Que Bajo spotlights bass-filled South American music
·      Plus a host of other uniquely Argentine experiences including exposure to the spirit of Argentine literature, dancing Nuevo Tango with Strictly Tango and rubbing elbows with Gauchos
*Cambalache, which means ‘bazaar’ in Spanish, was immortalized in the 1934 Argentine Tango song of the same name. Used at the time as a provocative commentary on society, in modern Argentine vernacular it describes something that is chaotic, haphazard, full of contrast and contradiction and above all exciting—epitomizing the heart and soul of the country.
**On April 17, Wines of Argentina proudly present the fourth annual edition of Malbec World Day, an international celebration dedicated entirely to the country’s most emblematic grape. For 2014 they are linking Malbec with all things music related under the title of ‘Malbec Making Noise’. They will be hosting a range of events, promotions and online activity around this theme both in the US and abroad. For more info visit
Brooklyn Night Bazaar/165 Banker St. Brooklyn, NY 11222
April 17th, 2014/6-11PM
Tickets are $80, Including all Food and Drink and are Available at

                                                    Buenos Aires

Philip S. Kampe

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Easter Wine Selections according to Sherry-Lehmann Wine Inventory Specialist, Dawn Gabriele Land" posted by Philip S. Kampe

Easter is upon us. As the years change, so, do our food preferences. In the past, the food associated with Easter was either ham or lamb.
According to Dawn Gabriele Land of Sherry-Lehmann, "Times have changed and so have the wine pairing suggestions".

In today's world, Dawn has included wine selections for ham, lamb, poultry, fish, vegetarian plus a new category title, unusual pairing, which means, a wine, cider or spirit that will pair with an unusual dish.

The wine selections are broken down into five separate categories: Sparkling, White, Rose, Red and Unusual Pairing. The list below are recommendations for Easter 2014.

Sparkling: Bouvet Brut NV ($14)
White: Torbreck Woodcutter Semillion 2010 ($17)
Rose: Chateau d’Aqueria Tavel Rose 2012  ($18)
Red: Domaine Terres Dorees Beaujolais L’Ancien Vieilles Vignes 2012  ($22)
Unusual pairing: Lustau Papirusa Light Manzanilla Sherry ($13)

Sparkling: Deutz Brut NV ($35)
White: Marques de Murrieta Rioja Blanco Capellania 2008 ($23)
Rose: Domaine du Pegau 2012  ($22)
Red: Domaine Duclaux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007  ($35)
Unusual pairing: Ian McLeod Isle of Skye 12 Year Blended  ($48)

Sparkling: Pol Roger Reserve Brut NV ($40)
White: Acacia Carneros Chardonnay 2011 ($17)
Rose: Chateau d’Esclans Cotes de Provence Rose Whispering Angel 2013  ($18)
Red: Joseph Drouhin Volnay 2011  ($45)
Unusual pairing: Christian Drouin Cider ($12)

Sparkling: Piper Heidsieck Brut NV ($28)
White: Estate Biblia Chora Estate White 2012  ($37)
Rose: Massaya Rose 2012  ($13)
Red: Maison Champy Pommard 2009 ($45)
Unusual pairing: Tozai Nigora Voices in the Mist Sake ($23)

Sparkling: Perrier Jouet NV ($33)
White: Mastroberardino Fiano di Avellino 2012  ($20)
Rose: Gaujal de Saint Bon Roses Cotes de Thau 2012  ($15)
Red: Ceretto Dolcetto d’Alba 2012  ($22)
Unusual pairing: Hendricks Gin  ($27)

Philip S. Kampe