10 tips about Argentine Malbec

A full-bodied wine with dark fruit flavours of blackberry and plum, together with spicy notes. Tannins are medium to high while the acidity is low. 1. Malbec is a red grape that originally come from southwest France. 2. It’s also called Auxerrois, Cot and Malbeck. 3. It was once popular in Bordeaux and is still the main grape in Cahors – an appellation near to Bordeaux. 4. Cahors AC wine must be made of at least 70% Malbec. 5. Mendoza in Argentina is the world HQ for Malbec today…

Beyond Pizza and Champagne: Argentine wine production and tourism

Despite “Pizza with Champagne” and “Patagonia Lamb with Malbec” jokes, wine and ecotourism will play a leading role in Argentina´s future. When it comes to sociopolitical jokes, there is a long pairing tradition in Argentina, associating governments to food and wine combinations. From anarchist references in popular pastry names –“cannons and bombs”- to referencing both Néstor and Cristina Kirchner governments as “Patagonia lamb and Malbec” (because they came from the Southern provinces)…
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