By Tatiana Vieira, International Contributor
Today, more than 30 countries are celebrating Malbec World Day. This wine is well known for its bold, fruity flavors combined with a smooth texture that doesn’t overpower the palate. In 2010, Malbec consumption increased by more than 60 percent in 12 months, fueling an renaissance and growing demand the world over.
In honor of this beloved grape, special events have been organized in London, Toronto, Napa Valley, the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC and elsewhere around the globe.
The International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event (IWSB) at the 2011 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, held in May at Chicago’s McCormick Place, will also celebrate the great taste of Malbecs.
Wines of Argentina, arguably the creators of World Malbec Day, will feature more than 200 wineries from throughout Argentina, accounting for nearly 95 percent of the country’s total wine exports, at this year’s IWSB event.
If you haven’t already registered to attend IWSB, online registration is available.
Cheers to Malbec World Day!