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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

World Malbec Day

Today is World Malbec Day. I'm not too sure how one traditionally celebrates WMD, but I suspect it has something to do with drinking! 

Malbec produces a dark, inky wine with severe tannins. It hales from France, where it is still widely used in the Cahors region. Production in France has been dwindling in France for years, but it is in Argentina where it has found new life. Argentinean malbecs are great wines and very reasonable. They are excellent with steaks or by themselves. (The other great "steak" wine being Bordeaux, though they are not as good by themselves as Malbec.)

Three great choices for Argentinian malbec are:

Catena Zapata
Luigi Bosca

So grab a steak, light up the grill and celebrate WMD!



  1. Why is the production of Malbec declining in France?

  2. Good question (which means I don't really have an answer), but malbec is simply not used in Bordeaux much anymore, and the French just don't do a lot of single-varietal wines, except in Burgundy. So, that's my answer, and I'm sticking with it.