Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sipping For Satos

Benji is doing great. Recovering more and more every day. The wonderful folks at SCAR have checked in on his progress almost daily. He really won their hearts. Unfortunately, his medical bills did a number to their funds. So in hopes of helping them recoup financially so they can save more wonderful dogs like Benji, I'm donating all my profits from my online wine sales to SCAR. So here's your chance to stock up on some incredible boutique wines AND help save homeless and abused dogs. Drinking for a cause.... does it get any better?

These wines are really incredible! Hand chosen from small, often family owned and operated, vineyards around the world. Need a little help picking the right wine for yourself or as a gift? Please let me assist you as your own personal wine consultant. Visit my wine cellar online here.

The holiday season is quickly approaching. These wines make great gifts! Going to holiday party? Don't forget a bottle for the host. Wanna kiss up to your boss?? Well, you get the point. Also check out the wine of the month club called the "Passport Club", it makes a great gift for those impossible to buy for people.

Today's Pick of The Day

Ignis, Mendoza Malbec, Argentina

100% Malbec; aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months.
Color, Body, Nose, Flavors
Deep garnet color, medium bodied, displays loads of ripe red and blackcurrant fruit along with hints of spice. Good structure, with soft tannins.
Region Description
This Reserva Malbec comes from the Andes slopes in Tupungato which is to the southwest of Mendoza, Argentina and noted as one of the best areas for grapes in Argentina. Nearly 70% of all wine is made in Mendoza. Argentina has never seen the destruction of phylloxera, the plant aphid that devastated many of the world's vineyards in the mid to late nineteenth century and again in the 1980's and 90's.
Under the influence of the cool dry winds blowing from the mountains, the vines are grown on overhead trellises to protect them from the intense heat reflected from the ground during the hot summers. This technique requires that the grapes be hand harvested.

Food Pairings
The cattle industry is a mainstay of Argentina’s culture and economy. Therefore, it is fitting to drink the signature wine from this country with nothing less than spicy barbecued beef, smoky sausages or chops topped with a chimichurri sauce. An ideal accompaniment to red meats and pasta with red sauce. Serve at room temperature. It is best if you decant an hour prior to drinking to full develop its aromas and flavors.


Bev said...

Oh, ok-aaaay. But only because it's for a good cause! I drink... for the puppies!

Actually, this was just he excuse I was looking for to order some more of that Paseo Cab, etc.... :)

Mala said...

Hey Bevers, I hear ya!!!! We popped open the Paseo cab last night with our maple walnut glazed pork chops and we LOVED it. I have had the Paseo before but not the unfiltered cab, it's now Joe's favorite!
Thanks for being a lush for the pups!!!! I'm proud of you!