La Riojana, the world’s largest producer of Fairtrade-organic certified wines, is participating in an exciting new wine tasting event which has been organized by Wines of Argentina at a
Cambalache is not a typical trestle-table, tweed and tedium, slurping and spitting event, instead it has been designed to invoke all the senses and to give an all-round, immersive experience of Argentina, a country known for its passion, complexity and contradiction. The word Cambalache is engrained in Tango history, and is used to describe something that is chaotic, haphazard, filled with contrast and is above all exciting – reflecting both the heart and soul of Argentina.
La Riojana is one of 23 top Argentine wineries to participate in the event and will be offering the 700 guests a chance to sample a selection of its wines available to buy in the UK off trade, including its award-winning Tilimuqui range (Torrontés and Cabernet Sauvignon-Bonarda) and a selection of wines that it produces for The Co-operative’s own-label Fairtrade range (Torrontés-Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Bonarda-Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec).
In addition to tasting wines, visitors to Cambalache will have the chance to try the offbeat art of matching wine with music (hosted by eminent professors Barry Smith and Charles Spence); sample true Buenos Aires street food (courtesy of Borough Market’s Argentine specialists Porteña) as well as the famous Dulce de Leche ice cream (from specialists The Ice Cream Union); experience the spirit of the 40’s with historic cocktails from Galante Bar; witness three of Argentina’s most talented and cutting edge graffiti artists live in action painting a giant mural; learn Argentine slang with James Bracken, author of the cult book Che Boludo; dance Nuevo Tango; meet true Gauchos and soak up the spirit of bohemian Argentine literature