No tears for Argentina.

I’m not really a wine connisseur. I’ve gotten a lot better at tasting wine and being able to pick out the flavours and aromas, but I’m the first to admit that my palate is pretty underdeveloped. Generally, I like red wine a lot more than white. Red wine’s an all-year kind of wine: it keeps you cozy in the winter, and in the summer it makes a lovely sangria. White wine usually just gives me a headache.

So last night’s social at The Greedy Pig meant that I got to drink the cheapest thing on their wine list, which is a Finca Los Primos Malbec.  It has a really pleasing jammy flavour, and isn’t too tannic.  At $6 a glass ($30 a bottle) it’s a pretty economical drink for a night out.  It’s even better if you can find it at the liquor store, as it currently lists for just under $10.  

I also really like the Trapiche Malbec, which retails for about $12 in BC.  It’s a little spicy, and less jammy than the Los Primos, but it’s really tasty. 

It occurs to me that I might just be a fan of Argentinian wine, because another one of my standbys is Casillero del Diablo Shiraz.  It usually ends up on wine lists as being a “good value” pick, and I agree.  It’s really lovely wine for the $14 price tag.

Published by: Eagranie

7 years as a chemist + 9 months of culinary school + 2 years as a pastry chef & chocolatier + a lifetime of writing = this blog. This blog won't always be about chocolate, but it will almost certainly be about food. The name of the blog is a triple play on words. 1. It's a nod to my training as a classical pianist. Among other fantastic accomplishments, J.S. Bach combined technical prowess with artistic inspiration and penned the 24 preludes & fugues that make up The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I and II. 2. In order to behave properly, chocolate needs to be tempered. In a nutshell, tempering prompts the chocolate to assume its most stable crystalline form (beta prime, if you're interested) so that it is shiny, snappy, and as stable as it can be. 3. Depending on my mood and how we meet, you might agree that I'm well-tempered. Or not.

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2 thoughts on “No tears for Argentina.”

  1. i too love malbec (and all other tastes of argentina!). i’m not sure if you can get it here, but another to try is the “familia di tomasso” – it was my favourite bodega on account of the wine, food, setting and far-too-friendly dog.

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