Sales of Malbec have dramatically increased in the last five years. Philippines wine supplier Manila wine shop discusses wine by the grape variety Malbec.

December 14, 2010

Malbec Wine
For most novice wine drinkers, their only experience with red wine is drinking a Cabernet blend, a Merlot, or an occasional Chianti in an Italian restaurant. But, as consumers become more knowledgeable about wine and the demand for more choices increases, other varietals are becoming increasingly available. One red varietal that has become a new favorite for many oenophiles is Malbec.

Malbec is a black grape that originated in France. It had been grown primarily in the Loire Valley as one of the six grapes used to make the famous Bordeaux wines. In the late 1800s, a French agricultural engineer began experimenting with growing Malbec in the South American country of Argentina. It was a success, and in fact, the grapes grown in Argentina produced a softer, less tannin-driven flavor that was perfect for blending or for producing a single varietal wine.

Malbec is now considered the premier grape of Argentina. Referred to there as “Fer,” the best examples of these wines are produced in the Mendoza Valley region. Malbec is also widely grown in Chile, where it is frequently mixed with Merlot, and in smaller amounts in the United States and New Zealand. Ironically, it is no longer grown in large amounts in France because of its susceptibility to frost damage.

Because Malbec is a mid-bodied wine, it is a perfect choice with roast meats such as turkey or chicken. The flavors of a good Malbec should include: cherry, plum, raspberry, and occasionally chocolate. Aging in oak barrels can also bring out aromas of vanilla and leather. It has a limited cellar potential of approximately five years and is ideally poured at 58F degrees.

Sales of Malbec have dramatically increased in the last five years. Exported primarily from Argentina, consumers have taken to the wine because of its reasonable price, food pairing capabilities, and its fruity flavor. In fact, because of the success of Malbec, Argentina is now the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. The future development of Malbec looks to be very bright as consumers are increasingly demanding good value in their wines and are willing to experiment with new varietals from lesser-known winegrowing regions.


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Restaurant reservations in Manila Philippines, planning of menu, selection of wine for dinner and booking a private function and event in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone can all be handled. Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar has been regarded by many to be the premier restaurant north of Manila Philippines. Its 3000-line award-winning restaurant wine list has kept many wine lovers happy dining in this restaurant in Angeles City Clark Philippines for over a decade.

Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar was built by Hong Kong-based Yats International in 2000 to provide a world-class cozy fine dining restaurant, business meeting facilities and venues for private dinners and functions in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines was selected for this restaurant because of safety, clean air, absence of traffic and proximity to Manila and Subic.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

Good restaurants in Pampanga offer facilities for private dining and business meetings. This makes these restaurants in Clark Pampanga convenient for tourists as well as business travelers. This is one of the best restaurants in Pampanga that serve good steaks as well as excellent seafood. Yats Restaurant and wine bar is one of the reasons why Manila residents travel to Pampanga to wine and dine in the good restaurants outside Manila. The wine selection of this restaurant is already well known as one of the best in the Philippines. Many people want to train here in this famous restaurant to become a wine sommelier in the Philippines.

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