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What To Drink Now: Malbec of Argentina

Hearty wines with bold flavors are the requirement for cool fall evenings, and some of the best comes from South American with robust Malbec from Argentina. The mystical air of Mendoza creeps into the luscious wines of the region, capturing the heart with the palate in every glass. Early on I became memorized by the allure of Mendoza, Argentina with the Andes Mountains rising in the backdrop of precisely trained vines in pergolas to ensure the best sun exposure for hot weather Malbec, Bonarda, Torrontes, Tannat and more. Though the Malbec variety originated in France it has found its home in Argentina, producing quality wines at the hands of gracious, talented and welcoming winemakers. Here are a few favorites I have recently tried of the variety. Some selections were sent for editorial consideration.

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What To Drink Now: Top 5 Reasons to Visit Napa Valley

Though harvest wrapped slightly earlier than normal this year, it is still the ideal time to visit one of the best wine regions in the world. I had a chance to visit earlier this month, enjoying several must do experiences as a guest of the wineries I visited.

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Wine 101: Learning the Wines of the Loire Valley in France

The Loire Valley region is known as the “Garden of France” thanks to an abundance of vineyards, orchards, and fields of growing grains and vegetables. It stretches almost 185 miles long and runs down the Loire River through historic cities such as Amboise, Angers, Chinon, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours. Hayley Hamilton takes us on a trip through the Loire and discusses some of the most approachable, easy drinking wines in the world.

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What To Drink Now: Merryvale and More at SER Steak + Spirits

There is a new reason to visit SER Steak + Spirits in the Hilton Anatole Hotel, besides their seasonally influenced dishes created by their charming Chef Anthony Van Camp, enhanced with the incomparable view of the Dallas skyline. Last week they hosted Barbara Messer of Merryvale Winery to help with the launch of their new membership based wine club. I was able to stop by as their guest and enjoy a quick glass of their refreshing Sauvignon Blanc and stellar Profile while hearing more about what the venue has planned for the wine club members.

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TEXSOM – The Best Food and Wine Event in the Country-Names Best Sommelier in Texas

TEXSOM has grown into one of the largest conferences dedicated to the continuing education and instruction of both industry professionals and novices, and to help raise public awareness of the professional standards and certifications for sommeliers.

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