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A Giant Malbec Celebration Is Coming to Sydney

Say salud to Argentina's most loved wine with food from Porteño and a bottomless glass.
By Lauren Vadnjal
March 21, 2016
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By Lauren Vadnjal
March 21, 2016
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Gauchito Gil is Argentina's Robin Hood. As such, it seems fitting that Australia's own Malbec World Day has been borrowed from the South American country, where the majority of the world's Malbec comes from. If this day is a donation from the grape god, it's one we're happy to accept.

After a successful three years in Melbourne, Gauchito Gil is bringing Malbec World Day to Sydney with a five-hour wine bonanza at the National Art School's Cell Block Theatre on Saturday, April 23. The event comes from the organisers of the Pinot Palooza and Game of Rhones, and mirrors the free-reign tasting set up. Your $50 ticket will include a wine glass, and from there you'll be able to move around, sampling over 80 Australian and Argentine Malbec varietals. Other events have been known to get a little boozy, so to soak up all that wine, Porteño will be cooking up an epic Argentinian feast. Think empanadas, think asado, think yum.

It really doesn't matter if you know everything there is about Malbec or if you don't know much at all, because Malbec World Day is about education and celebration of the Argentine grape. And what better way to celebrate than with an bottomless glass of wine?

Malbec World Day will take place at the Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School, Darlinghurst on Saturday, April 23 from 1-6pm. Tickets are $50 and include a Plumm wine glass and tastings of all the wines on offer. For more info and to buy tickets, visit their website

Published on March 21, 2016 by Lauren Vadnjal

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