Amalaya – Hope for a Miracle

Amalaya – Hope for a Miracle

Amalaya like it’s brother Colomé is part of the Hess Family Wine Estates. Amalaya is fairly new, founded in 2010 the word means ‘Hope for a Miracle’ at what began from an experiment at Colomé.   That experiment was to find alternative sourcing and varieties for Malbec...
What Goes Best With Ribs But Malbec

What Goes Best With Ribs But Malbec

One of my favorite wines to pair with ribs is Malbec. So naturally I pulled out a Malbec from Argentina to pair with my dinner.  The ribs I made, I didn’t baste with the usual barbecue sauce, but with a mustard vinegar sauce. I hoped for the best as it was...

Malbec: Limestone (Cahors) vs. Clay (Argentina)

The first thing you think about when you hear the word Malbec these days is Argentina.  Well Malbec dates back some 2,000 years ago when it was known as “The Black Wine of Cahors” that’s Cahors, France. While Argentina and Cahors Malbec are...

A Powerful Polished Malbec & Steak Pairing

Grown on 25 year old vines about 900 meters above sea level the grapes are picked that go into Trapiche’s 2011 Broquel Malbec. Aged in oak for 15 months this Malbec comes alive with plumberry, black raspberry, vanilla and a hint of smoke.  There is some...

Sharing #WorldMalbecDay With My Son

World Malbec Day was Thursday, April 17 and I was so glad my son could share in it with me. When Michael told me he was coming to visit last Thursday I was thrilled! I told him we had some nice wines to tastes and critique but that he had to tweet about it.  At 22 he...