Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Celebrate World Malbec Day with a glass of Malbec from Argentina - or France!

Did you know it's World Malbec Day today - April 17?

Neither did I until a few weeks ago!  But it's a great idea, because Malbec is a wonderful grape that deserves it's own day.

Malbec Day has only happened the last two years and it may create a trend - of course, there are almost enough grape varietals for the 365 days of the year!

I recommend celebrating with Norton's Malbec Reserva 2010 from Argentina's Mendoza region - a fabulous wine that is both very reasonably priced at just $17.99 [on sale by $2 right now], very accessible with over 1,200 bottles in BC Liquor Stores and also in some private stores and best of all - it is #51 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2012 - rated at 91 points out of a possible 100!

I enjoyed a bottle a few days ago and it is a remarkable value, full of berry, plum and smoky flavours.

But for my own Malbec Day dinner I'm going with another great 91 point wine - the Bodega Colome Estate Grand Altura 2010 from the Calchaqui Valley in Argentina - which the Wine Spectator promises is a suave, racy wine that will deliver game, crushed cherry and wild berry notes - all for $30 from BC Liquor Stores, who have only 176 bottles left!

Happy Malbec Day!


1 comment:

Bill Tieleman said...

PS - the Colome is a great wine also - had it with some pizza and was sad to see the last drop disappear!