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#MalbecWorldDay: A Quintet of Delicious Malbecs from Familia Schroeder, Susana Balbo, Domaine Bousquet, Flechas de los Andes, and Alta Vista

Hello Friends,

I recently had an opportunity to join a wine-savvy group of social media personalities and the good folks from Wines of Argentina to taste several choices before Malbec World Day on April 17, 2018. Known on social platforms as [hashtag] #MalbecWorldDay, the day commemorates President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento’s founding of the country’s first school of agriculture in Mendoza. Even though Argentina is considered a ‘New World’ wine region, this founding was on April 17, 1853. Early research efforts at the school led to the discovery of Malbec, and amongst a number of other French varieties, the grape showed promise and was well-adapted to the region. Once a key component in French Bordeaux blends, today Malbec is Argentina’s shining star.

The grape thrives in the region; particularly in the high-altitude areas that offer ideal growing conditions. The wines produced are among the most versatile and food-friendliest out there. They are generally deliciously approachable wh…

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