A First Course in Wine: From Grape to Glass. Copyright 2013; Race Point Publishers, NY. 224 pages. Forward by Mario Batali.

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Ask ten people what they know about wine from South America and the majority would say, “Malbec”. Some might say,

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Malbec is a black grape variety native to France, where it is planted throughout the major winegrowing regions. In Bordeaux, vignerons use the grape as a blending agent, usually in small amounts, to add color and body to Bordeaux wines. In this part of the country, Malbec is sometimes referred to as Pressac.