|Malbec heaven! A Top 100 Wine Spectator wine, scored at 90 points and available in BC for just $19.99!|
Happy World Malbec Day!
It's April 17th each year and wine lovers celebrate one of the most accessible, enjoyable and simply drinkable grape varietals you can wine on the planet!
I love Malbec for all those reasons and one more - it is one of the great values in wine, providing a lot of delicious taste for often the most modest expenditure.
Here in British Columbia we have available a huge variety of Malbecs - according to the Vancouver Sun's excellent wine columnist Anthony Gismondi there are dozens of Malbec and Malbec blends in government and private liquor stores at a wide range of prices.
And you can celebrate World Malbec Day Wednesday April 17th at BC Liquor Stores events or just by purchasing a bottle to go with dinner.
So here are just a few personal favourites that you can easily find:
Norton Malbec Reserva 2010 - a Wine Spectator Top 100 Wine of 2012, with a 90 point score and for sale for just $19.99 in BC Liquor Stores!
And there are over 1,000 bottles across BC - so no excuse to not celebrate World Malbec Day with this bottle from Argentina for dinner. Full of berry, plum and smoky flavours, it would go great with a steak or pasta or sausages or just about anything.
|Big, bold Bramare Malbec by Vina Cobos|
Want to live large with the Easter weekend upon us? Then spend a big $44.99 and you won't regret buying the 2011 Vina Cobos Bramare Valle de Uco Malbec. This is a massive but complex Argentina Malbec that I first tried at the Vancouver International Wine Festival and was blown away by how great it was.
Raspberry, blueberry, spice and herb - this has it all and layers of complexity. It was simply one of the best values at the Wine Festival and easily outperformed much more expensive wines being poured there. There are over 300 bottles available across BC.
Last but far from least, try Catena's always wonderful Malbec from Argentina also - currently on sale for $20.99, marked down $2 by BC Liquor Stores till May 3, with a massive 3,200 plus bottles available.
It's scored 91 point by the Wine Spectator -and I tried it tonight and loved as usual. Lots of bright jammy red berry fruit, a bit of smoke and espresso.
|Delicious Catena 2011 Malbec|
Pick one up whether from the Cahors region in France or Argentina and Happy World Malbec Day!