Malbec World Day!

More than a few reasons to celebrate the success of Argentina’s famous grape

 


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Malbec World Day!
In case you missed out on our most recent Virtual Tasting, we enjoyed a stellar lineup of Malbec-based wines with Nora Favelukes, the U.S. representative of the Wines of Argentina. Just in time for Malbec World Day, April 17th, take advantage of all the information contained in these video shorts, and get yourself ready to celebrate in educated style!
 
We had a spirited conversation with Nora, touching on everything from the unique weather and soils of Argentina, both key players in the quality of Argentine wine, to food pairings and even the dining habits most common in Argentina. It was a fascinating and free spirited discussion touching on all things Argentine, including Torrontes and Bonarda, but inevitably focusing on the wine that made Argentina famous: Malbec.
 
And what better way to celebrate Malbec World Day this year than with a bottle of Argentine wine? Here's a little tidbit of vinous trivia to get you in the spirited mood: do you know why we celebrate Malbec World Day on April 17th? To commemorate the establishment of Argentina's modern wine industry. In 1853, Argentine president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento enlisted a French soil expert by the name of Michel Aime Pouget to import new vines to Argentina. Among them were Malbec cuttings, and the rest, as they say, was history. 

Virtual Tasting Argentine Malbecs

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Trivento Malbec Reserva (2012)
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2.
Finca Flichman Dedicado (2009)
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3.
Terrazas de Los Andes Single Vineyard las Compuertas Malbec (2010)
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4.
Michel Torino Altimus (2010)
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  • Snooth User: EMark
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    Very interesting. While I like the idea of breaking up the VT into little clips, it left me wanting to see/hear the whole thing. I'm really sorry that I missed this.

    Apr 16, 2013 at 6:47 PM


  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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    Here you go! Always happy to oblige!

    http://www.snooth.com/virtual-tasti...

    Apr 16, 2013 at 9:05 PM


  • Snooth User: L33mimi
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    this is great. Snooth should definitely do this more often!

    Apr 17, 2013 at 2:47 AM


  • Snooth User: EMark
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    Excellent. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you.

    Apr 17, 2013 at 7:46 PM


  • Snooth User: info168
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    Dear Mr. Dal Piaz, could we send you a bottle of our indigenous variety (Xinisteri) for you to try and give us your opinion?

    Apr 21, 2013 at 3:20 PM


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