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Piedra Negra and Chacayes from Francois Lurton

An uneven battle against 400 wines and three prejudices

Amarone is dried raisin juice. Argentina only makes bulk wine. Barolo is overpriced. True or prejudice? Vingruppen is Sweden’s second largest wine importer and consists of six different companies: VinUnic, Wineworld, The Wine Agency, Vinovum, Valid Wines and Opentable. When they invite you to taste their range, it feels like there are more bottles than […]

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Trapiche Terroir Malbec Suarez Lastra 2009

Malbec World Day on April 17

A great occasion to taste malbec wines from all over the world! As if you needed any excuse to drink malbec wines, the Malbec World Day is coming back. This year it will be on April 17. There will, we hope, be many celebrations of this excellent grape, one of which is a big tasting […]

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Malbec consumption up 60%

According to statistics from Nielsen in the USA sales of malbec wines (made from the grape variety malbec) have increased with 60% over the last year (Jan 09 to Jan 10). The stats show that it is the grape variety that has grown the most over the period. However, it is still far from being […]

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World’s first malbec competition

It’s very popular with varietal wine competitions so for the first time in world history (!) there was recently an International Malbec Competition. Malbec perhaps not the world’s most wide-spread variety but you can find it in several different countries. These are the plantings: – Argentina 24,310 ha – France 6,630 ha – Chile 1,020 […]

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About Malbec – Cahors and Argentina collaboration in April

Argentina is actually the worlds largest producer of Malbec (sometimes called Auxerrois) with 24,000 ha. But historically it is Cahors in south-western France that is considered the cradle of this variety. The two wine regions have joined together for an event to make this not-very-well-known grape variety better known: The International Malbec Days that take […]

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