Although Malbec is closely linked to Argentina, the grape is taking on increasing importance in Chile as producers isolate old vine material for top end wines.
Unique chemical characteristics could be used to identify the region of a wine, assess its quality and even help prevent fraud.
Wine consultant and Argentine Malbec pioneer Paul Hobbs has launched the result of a new project with this variety in its native Cahors.
Biodynamic wine, copas of Sherry, seashell cocktails and a Bourbon barrel-aged gin were just some of the topics up for discussion among the drinks trade this week.
The UK and Canadian markets are helping to create demand for Australian Malbec, according to Wolf Blass chief winemaker Chris Hatcher.
Helena Nicklin, aka Winebird, rounds up her top 10 wine-based analogies, from the polo playing Malbec to the sun goddess Viognier.
UK retailer Majestic Wine posted a small sales increase in its 2013/14 results, but reported major growth in the fine wine, Malbec and Provençal rosé categories.
Sales of Argentine Malbec have soared 200% in the last year at Tesco as the British public’s unquenchable thirst for the inky grape gathers pace.
The Tuscan wine consultant on his beloved vinyl collection, the importance of doing what you love, and drinking Barolo with Woody Allen.
David Williams recommends an “impeccable” Chardonnay while Rose Murray Brown goes in search of “hearty, winter-warming” reds.
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