(Photo via El Vino Celebra).

Anyone feel like some wine tasting? If you said yes, then I like you already, you’re my kind of person. If not, then that’s ok, but really, you’re turning down an option to taste a (nearly) unlimited number of wines tomorrow evening at some of Recoleta’s finest boutiques and barsso…

The newest edition of “El Vino Celebra” (literally, “Wine Celebrates”) is taking place tomorrow in Recoleta. The basic concept is that upon arrival at the event, visitors will grab a glass, keep it for the duration of the night, and make their way around the wine tasting circuit in any order that they like, enjoying pit stops at art galleries, chocolate shops, and of course, fantastic wine bars.

(Photo via El Vino Celebra).
Don’t get whiny about summer being over – get wine-y about it! (Photo via El Vino Celebra).

 

The even will offer the opportunity to wander from vinoteca to vinoteca, glass in hand, perusing the wines at your own pace. Can you honestly tell me that there’s a better way to bid farewell to the summer season?

Many of Buenos Aires’ top wine boutiques, hotels, and cafés in Recoleta will be participating, so make sure to arrive there around the starting time (7 PM, FYI) to really make the most of all the night has to offer. And in case you’re wondering what exactly you’ll be making the most of, please envision a copa by Finca Los Maza bodega, followed by, let’s say, a chocolate tasting at Rapa Nui. Have I convinced you yet? I’ve convinced myself again, that’s for sure.

Finca Los Maza. (Photo via WineSur).
Finca Los Maza. (Photo via WineSur).

 

Throughout the evening, top sommeliers will be speaking, sharing their thoughts on topics like the latest wine trends and the different variations of Argentina’s beloved Malbec. The president of “Bodegas de Argentina” (Argentina’s association of wineries) will also be sharing wine-related anecdotes and stories for all those interested. Participating restaurants will welcome visitors with specially planned menus, and a food terrace will be set up so food trucks can provide for the peckish wine taster (guilty!). Last but not least, Argentine musician Maxi Trusso will be taking to the stage at around 10 PM to play an acoustic set of a few of his most well-known tunes, so you can feel fancy by swaying to the beat while sipping on your exquisite glass of wine.

Arriving in anticipation of Malbec Week (April 16-20), the March edition of “El Vino Celebra” is the first of a series that will take place across different Buenos Aires’ neighborhoods. Taking place in Recoleta this time around, look out for future editions in Villa Urquiza, Caballito and of course, Palermo (completely unexpected, I know) later this year.

Malbec Week last year in Buenos Aires. (Photo via Wines of Argentina).
Malbec Week last year in Buenos Aires. (Photo via Wines of Argentina).

 

The wine tasting circuit will begin at the corner of Quintana and Libertad and run all the way through to Arenales and Libertad. An ideal way to spend the first Wednesday of autumn and savor the last of the summer’s balmy evenings, tickets are AR $450 and can be bought here.

Take a look at the full list of who is participating, click here.