Malbec & Meal Pairings

Malbec, Argentina’s claim to fame wine, is a go-to choice for both pairings and stand-alone sipping.  I suppose it’s a great thing that I’m living in Argentina for the next two months, isn’t it?  Malbec and I are bound to take our relationship to the next level and make some great memories during the time we have together.

If you’re an avid wine enthusiast like I am, you begin to think of wine as an always blossoming relationship, with new developments over time and with each sip.  Now, add some food into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a surefire foodie dining experience.

About Malbec

Malbec is Argentina’s most widely known wine varietal.  The country is the primary producer of Malbec in the world, with Mendoza, where I’ll visit next month, being the premier producer within the country.

A few need-to-knows about the all-famous Malbec:

Malbec’s Notable Regions: Argentina, France and Chile

Typical Flavor Notes: Dark berry and earthy flavors (blackberry, plum, black cherry)

Unique and Interesting Flavor Notes: Chocolate, mocha, pepper, vanilla, spice

Body: Medium to full body with bold, full flavor

Pairs Well With…

  • Red meat
  • Smoked dishes
  • BBQ
  • Rich, creamy and semi-soft cheeses (My favorite? Manchego!)
  • Bold and spicy foods

What Meals Pair Well With Malbec?

That’s where I come in!  Because I’m reporting live from Argentina, I’m able to dig in a bit deeper into the inner workings of the Malbec experience.  I’ve had the opportunity to discuss, sip and sample with local wine distributors, sommeliers and restaurants, and have hand-selected recipes that pair well with the flavor profiles of an Argentinian Malbec.

So, whether you’ve got a bottle of Malbec on hand and want to give your meal a companion or you’re looking to try your hand in the kitchen with a new flavor forward recipe, you’ll be delighted with these delicious dishes.

Marinated Skirt Steak with Chimichurri

Marinated-Skirt-Steak-with-Chimichurri-Pairs Well With Wine

Photo Credit: Grandbaby Cakes

 Manchego Lamb Burgers

Lamb Manchego Burger Pairs Well With Wine Malbec

Photo Credit: From Away

Beef & Chorizo Chili with Black Beans

Beef-and-Chorizo-Chili pairs well with wine malbec

Photo Credit: From A Chef’s Kitchen

Vegan Cajun Tofu with Creamy Grits and Greens

Cajun Tofu with Grits pairs well with malbec

Photo Credit: Rabbit and Wolves

The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork pairs well with Malbec wine

Photo Credit: Slow Cooker Gourmet

Manchego Mac ’n’ Cheese

Manchego Mac and cheese pairs well with malbec

Photo Credit: Sarah Anne Ward Recipe Credit: Selma Brown Morrow

Smoky Barbecue Sweet Potato Chickpea Burgers

bbq sweet potato chickpea burger pairs well with malbec

Photo Credit: The Vegan 8

Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken

honey bbq chicken pairs well with malbec

Photo Credit: The Recipe Critic

And there, my friends, you have it – Malbec favorites.  But wait, there’s more!  I’ll be continuing my wine tour fun for the next FOUR months.  Have a favorite wine you think I should try? A friend who wants me to come sip and sample at their vineyard (possibly live there, too) during one of my stops?  Let me know!

4 Responses to “Malbec & Meal Pairings”

  1. Diane Staba

    I am excited to see all these amazing dishes and now that it’s fall season I am going to love trying the Chorizo Chili with Black Beans 🍁🍂. Looking forward to seeing more fabulous pairings !


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