My passion in life is food--and as an extension of that food and wine. When you drink a wine that pairs perfectly with what you are eating the combination is heavenly -- like lying on a blanket with your love under a canopy of stars. Yes, romantic. I think the marriage of food and wine is very romantic.
Garresa - That is a wonderful point! I like to think of wine as an element of the meal, like a side dish or sauce. When you get a good pairing, you know it and it makes the whole meal better. Thanks for the comment. ~ Chef Erin
I love Malbecs, I first had it at Brio with vodka sauce pasta dish. This pairing taught my husband that a good wine can bring notes out in the food that you cannot taste without the wine.
Have been trying more and more Malbecs, both my husband and I are enjoying them as much as old favorites
MsFriendly & Jrc3168 - Let me know what you think when you have a chance to try a Malbec. I'd love your feedback! ~ Chef Erin
I usually prefer white wines, but I am always looking for new wines to try, so I will add this to my list. There is a wine store around here that always seems to have tastings; hopefully they will have a Malbec soon.
I can't wait to try this one! Sounds great!
This has quickly become my favorite wine. It packs a lot of flavor and you can find more reasonably priced bottles when compared to a good Pino Noir
Malbec is my absolute favorite!! I had it in England many years ago and it was hard to find here in the states. Now that is more popular I find it a bit more easily but I do sometimes have to search. I've introduced many of my friends to Malbec and they got hooked too. The first time I asked for it in a store I insisted it was from Australia, it took a bit of figuring out that what I meant was Argentina. I prefer the Mendoza region over the French Mabec.
I was introduced to Malbec's a few years back and love them! I have had the Argentinian variety. I prefer full bodied red wines which is how this was reccomended to me. I can't think of a favorite winery off the top of my head, but will have to look and see. I also appreciate how you can find a really nice Malbec at such a low price point!