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Curious Palate Wine Tasting Class: Malbec
It is commonly assumed that Malbec is originally from Argentina. But, it’s actually from France where it is common as a blending grape. However, because of the grapes’ poor resistance to weather and pests, it never surfaced as a top French variety. Instead, it found a new home in Mendoza, Argentina where a nostalgic French botanist planted it by order of the mayor in 1868. Today, Argentina leads with over 75% of all the acres of Malbec in the world. In a way, Argentina reinvigorated Malbec asView more
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