8 Reasons to Celebrate Malbec World Day

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

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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 17, 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 torrontés 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 17? 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.

Click here to find malbec recommendations for World Malbec Day.

— Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth

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