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Five Fast Facts: Malbec

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Five Fast Facts: Malbec

  Learn the basics of Malbec with these simple five easy facts. Great way to gain your wine knowledge and expand beyond the bottle. Check out some of our Malbec here. Malbec is a deep purple wine made from black grapes, also called Auxerrois, Côt, or Black Wine. The varietal is primarily grown in Cahors, France (its origin), and in the Mendoza region of Argentina.   Appreciated since Roman times, Malbec has had a history of boom and bust. A victim of its own popularity, Malbec was grown as a monoculture, and thus susceptible to phylloxera and a host of...

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Chimichurri Grilled Flank Steak

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Chimichurri Grilled Flank Steak

  This traditional Argentinian chimichurri sauce is a celebration of fresh herbs and well seasoned steak. This juicy, peppery and savory dish should be paired with a lovely fruit forward red from Argentina. Ingredients: 1 bunch Italian parsley, chopped fine 1 bunch cilantro, chopped fine 3 large cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped fine 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper Juice of 1/2 large lemon 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 2lb flank steak Directions: Combine parsley, cilantro, garlic, capers, vinegar, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper,...

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A Tale of Two Malbec

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A Tale of Two Malbec

The Original Malbec: Cahors Once a supporting role in red blends, Malbec has found its way to the center stage with the rise of its popularity from South America. This thin skinned dark colored grape actually has historical roots in France. Since the 16th century, Malbec has been growing in the Bordeaux and Cahors region. Bordeaux has moved on to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, grapes that adapt well to that climate. However Malbec has found its home in Cahors, just east of Bordeaux where the cooling breeze from the Atlantic keeps the vines disease free, while warm daytime temperatures allow the...

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