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Hi wine lovers, family, fans and friends! Georgia and Susanne here! It’s not an easy time right now with the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to raise your spirits so we thought we would have an on line ZOOM wine party to celebrate Malbec World Day!
We’ve decided to honour the Malbec grape once again, as well as the country that has become synonymous with Malbec, just as Shiraz is to Australia, Sauvignon Blanc to New Zealand and Carmenere to Chile, Malbec is to Argentina.
Please join us as we raise a glass of your favorite Malbec!
We’ll talk a bit about the Malbec grape, the region, taste some wine, chit chat and just have some fun! It will all be recorded and posted on The Wine Ladies YOU TUBE Channel and social media! So be sure to put on some lipstick, comb your hair and get out of your pj’s!
Don’t forget to bring your favorite bottle of Malbec to share on line with all of us! Let’s see if we can have friends from all over the world join us! We will all be safe from the Covid-19.
Here are the details to join the ZOOM call.
The Wine Ladies are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom on line party.
Topic: Celebrate Malbec World Day with The Wine Ladies on line with our own ZOOM wine party.
Time: Apr 17, 2020 07:00PM- 8:00PM
Join Zoom Meeting/party Covid-19
Meeting ID: 464 081 823Password: 7uOQ9i
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In our first segment we will look at Argentina as a wine producing country, look at the history, its roots and where it is today. We’ll also explore not only the success story of Malbec but also Argentina’s other wines, we’ll also learn more about its culture, from the Argentine gaucho, to the asado, to the Argentine Tango.
Joining us to start the conversation Monica Ralphs, the Founder of her PR company WineSpeak, Monica has been working with the wines of Argentina for almost 10 years, she is the authority on everything Argentinean,
We shift our focus next to one wine producer in particular. This winery is one of the oldest and most prestigious wine producers in Argentina and is quickly becoming one of the leading quality wine brands from the country, with Robert Parkers Wine Advocate awarding 90 points to their most recent Limited Edition Malbec.The winery is Pasqual Toso, and our guest Julian Orti, Export Director to tell all in our second segment.
And finally, so many are seduced by and drawn to this beautiful country. To close off the show we’ll welcome back, he’s a favorite returning guest of ours, Dr. Gary Glassman. Dr Glassman @DrGaryGlassman is an endodontist to be specific, but also a wine lover and proud co-owner of a vineyard located in heart of the “Tiera de Malbec” Lujan de Cuyo,
in Mendoza. The winery is Los Flaneurs and Gary will join us to talk about his journey to fulfilling a dream in wine and also give us a few tips on wine and oral health, and it’s good news, so be sure to stay tuned.
And as a side note… This year, I Susanne got to complete one of my “bucket list” dreams and learned the Argentine Tango. I performed it for charity raising almost $13,000 for the Community Foundation of Mississauga in their Dancing With Mississauga Stars event. What a thrill!!! Here is my Argentine Tango! Enjoy! Watch Susanne’s Tango here.
I really enjoyed this Malbec from Argentina, naturally, the signature grape for this region. It was full bodied, with a really seductive aroma of ripe berries, black cherry, hint of chocolate. Very promising! Delivered big flavours, rich and velvety with a touch of vanilla. Elegant and with a long finish.
Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2012
On this week’s radio show… Bonterra Organic Wines, Celebrity Chef Brad Long,the raw food diet and whats new in climate change.
Last month we had the opportunity to experience a fabulous Organic wine and food pairing dinner last month hosted by Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Evergreen Brick Works and Café Belong. What made this such an extraordinary evening was each of these three’s huge commitment to our environment.
A pure, ethical and sustainable dinner was presented and it so impressed us that we really wanted to share our experience with you and what biodynamic farming has on our environment, it truly is remarkable!
Malbec World Day just around the corner, April 17th, 2015. So I decided to go with the Malbec, one of my faves. I truly enjoy this varietal especially when it delivers like this one.
The grapes come from vines that over 60 years old, in the region of Vistalba.
Talk about attention to detail, first it is all manual harvested, in small trays, not to damage the grapes, then the grapes are selected by bunches first, and then again grape by grape.
The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months, the fining is done with fresh egg whites and then aged another 12 months in the bottle before release.
This is an elegant, complex wine with juicy notes of blackberries and cherries on the nose and that hint of violet and liquorish typical of great Malbec, and the tannins are soft, the wine is just yummy!
The 5th annual Malbec World Day is coming up April 17th There will be tons of tastings, events and parties going on all over the globe, all devoted to this luscious, deep coloured, spicily rich very popular now…red grape. Yes, we said desert, albeit a desert that sits at the foot of the stunning Andes mountains with the snow melt that comes down and quenches the thirst of the vines. It is the perfect home for the vineyards with a climate and soils that allow Malbec to have found its niche.
Coming up on next week’s show, we are “grape stomping mad about Malbec” from Argentina! And so are a lot of other wine lovers, experts and aficionados around the world.
This week’s episode….Episode #19 (WL-03-30-2015)
Grape stomping mad about Malbec and Malbec World Day April 17th, 2015
Maybe not the most expensive Malbec.
Certainly good bang-for-your-buck wine. Rebel Wine 2012 The Show Malbec is produced by Three Thieves which is owned by Rebel Wines out of California. Despite this, The Show Malbec is made in Mendoza, Argentina home of many great Malbecs. 85% of this wine is from Lujan de Cuyo and the other 15% is from Uco Valley. This blend of fruit from high elevation vineyards in the Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyo result in a mix of ripe fruit and savoury notes. A great match for grilled steak or game!
Vintages: #375451 $17.95
On this show The Wine Ladies explore the country of Peru and its capital Lima, regarded as one of the gastronomic capitals of the world. From the huge bio diversity of the landscape including the coastal region, the Andean region and the Amazon comes an incredible fusion cuisine. You’ll also discover Pisco, Peru’s national drink, a grape spirit, a wonderful elixir that is made with grapes from vast, green vineyards that flourish in the heart of the arid deserts of Peru. This traditional spirit dates back hundreds of years and is the new rising star at the bar! Pisco Sour anyone? Peru a land of gastronomy, spectacular landscape, incredible people and of course Machu Picchu!