Anniversary Wine Dinner Featuring Catena Zapata Wines

catenaaltambDate: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: 107 W. Main St., Durham, NC 27701 

Ticket Cost: $70 plus tax and gratuity. Limited Seating.

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Join us in celebrating our 1-year anniversary at COPA.

The Menu is as Follows:

Catena Zapata, Chardonnay, Appellation Tupungato as a welcome aperitif

Sopa Cubana. A delicate soup made with an egg cream and sorrel microgreens from our farm, Terra Sacra.
Paired with Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay, Adrianna Vineyard

Chuleticas de Bruselas. Toast points with house-made creme fraiche and green garlic and radishes from our farm, Terra Sacra. Toast point with rabbit rillette.
Paired with Catena Zapata Historic Rows Chardonnay

Ensalada Campesina. A country-style salad with farm-fresh lettuces from Terra Sacra, topped with fried candied pork belly and a rustic vinaigrette.
Paired with Catena Zapata, Cabernet Franc, Appellation San Carlos.

Paloma Rellena. Roasted squab stuffed with saffron rice, topped with a light, fragrant tomato sauce.
Paired with Catena Zapata, Historic Rows, Malbec.

Tarta de Nueces. Toasted chestnuts, hazelnuts, and walnuts suspended in a pillowy Bakewell tart on a sugar cookie crust.
Paired with Catena Zapata, Argentino, Malbec.

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Marika Vida-Arnold

Joining us for our dinner is Marika Vida-Arnold, one of the most in-demand, highly respected wine professionals in the business. 

Marika is currently a Wine Educator for the famed Argentine Winery Catena Zapata, which she will be sharing with us during the dinner. She is also a member of the Full Circle Sommelier Network, working with Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein on projects for Wines of Argentina, Brazil, Portugal, Soave and Monterey programs. To learn more about Marika, please visit her online.

About Catena Wines:

"Great wines begin in the vineyard. Our vision is to make rich and unforgettable wines that are true to the special place they come from. The story of Catena is the story of Argentine wine. Founded in 1902, Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata is known for its pioneering role in resurrecting Malbec and in discovering extreme high altitude terroirs in the Andean foothills of Mendoza. The family’s Adrianna Vineyard at almost 5,000 feet elevation has been called the Grand Cru of South America." –

"In 1902, Nicola Catena, an Italian immigrant, planted his first vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. The winery has remained under family control — now in its fourth generation — and is one of the few family-owned wine companies in Argentina that remains in Argentine hands. Owned today by Nicolás Catena and his daughter Laura, Bodega Catena Zapata is known as the pioneer of fine wine from Argentina, and Nicolás is recognized as the vintner who revolutionized wine quality in Argentina. A trained economist, Nicolás began this revolution in the early 1980s and continues to challenge himself and his team to make wines that can be counted among the best in the world. His measured approach to viticulture has taken its place in wine history as the pioneer of Malbec and high-altitude viticulture.

Catena wines, first launched in 1992, set a new standard for quality in South America. The wines immediately proved the quality potential of Argentina and garnered the first outstanding reviews for Argentine wines from worldwide media. After more than 20 years, the wines of Catena continue to lead the way in Argentine viticulture and winemaking. The family and the winery’s employees take great pride in carrying on the tradition that began over a century ago." –

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