A clever play on words, if you’re by any chance familiar with international TV gold ‘Come Dine With Me,’ (check it out on YouTube if you’re not). A similar title they may share, but thankfully nothing else. Awkward silences, temper tantrums, and food related meltdowns can remain on the TV show for post wine drinking viewing.
Head to ‘Come Wine With Us,’ for a relaxed, fuss free approach to trying wine with friends.
‘Come Wine With Us’ is about bringing you the wine drinker, excellent reasonably priced wines by the glass that you may not have tried before. One wine, creatively named, ‘The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree,’ contains hints of mint and touches of chocolate for something a little sweeter and quirkier than your average copa.
An easily accessible event, bookings are made through email, found on their Facebook page. Once on the list, simply walk in grab a glass and pay for whichever category you fancy. Priced at AR $70, $80 or $90 for a decent sized glass, prices are competitive for the high-brow selection. Each event also features a ‘vino invitado’ (AR $180), which is for those who want to try something a little more special.
No need to be a wine connoisseur yourself (just a wine lover), as British expat Sorrel Moseley-Williams, a fully trained sommelier and journalist expertly selects each wine herself, alongside PR and sommelier Eugenia Villar. Both women curate excellent sequences that seem to slip down maybe a little too easily.
Perhaps the hardest moment of the evening will be knowing when to stop (you’ll want to sample everything – trust me). With wines selected from all over of Argentina, the pop up bar showcases wineries like ‘Del Fin Del Mundo’ from Neuquén, ‘Lagarde’ from Mendoza, and ‘Estancia Los Cardones’ from Salta, amongst many others.
Usually happening once a month, Come Wine With Us takes place in different intimate bars and wine bodegas, February’s recent edition took place in wine and tapas bar, Ser y Tiempo. Filled with a healthy mix of Argentine and expat professionals, the event is easy enough to attend with a date or a group of friends, or even turn up to solo. After a glass or two, you’ll be feeling chatty enough to meet some other vino loving friends (thank you, wine).