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A Vertical Tasting of Catena Zapata a la Benjamin Button

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

Catena Zapata’s Adrianna Vineyard Malbec and flagship wine, Nicolas Catena Zapata

“Malbec from Argentina”. Perhaps a few would chime, “Malbec from Argentina…goes well with meat”. Needless to say, Argentinean Malbec has been carrying the […]

“Wines for Thanksgiving” as seen on NBC

In case you missed it, and/or in case you’re re-celebrating Thanksgiving today or this weekend with extended family and friends, check out the video for some recommended tips. The following aired on NBC on Wednesday.

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Get To Know Your Grapes: Malbec

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.

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