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By Rob Kasper and Rob Kasper,rob.kasper@baltsun.com | January 14, 2009
Malbec is a wine for recessionary times. This red, found in the South American aisle of wine shops, is affordable, with plenty of pleasing offerings in the $10 to $18 range. And the "luxury" end of the malbec line usually lands in the $20 to $30 area, leagues below other high-end wines. Almost all malbecs are pleasant, easy-to-drink wines. "For people who like full-bodied reds, they are a great substitute for cabernet or merlot," says Vicki Schassler, co-owner of the Spirits of Mt. Vernon wine shop in downtown Baltimore.
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September 2, 2014
From: Maule Valley, Chile Price: $16 Serve with: Grilled beef, lamb, goat I often find Chilean red wines to be a bit high on tannin and light on fruit, but this outstanding blend of 60 percent syrah and 40 percent malbec is an exception. It offers bright, syrah-dominated fruit right up front, the kind of flavor that jolts the palate awake. It offers a complex flavor mix including black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and black pepper. The malbec gives it structure, the syrah gives it charm.
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By Michael Dresser | April 15, 2009
2007 Bodega Septima Malbec From: Mendoza, Argentina Price: $12 Serve with: Red meat, pasta This intense, full-bodied, structured red wine shows off the star quality the malbec grape, a bit player in Bordeaux, achieves in Argentina's Mendoza region. This budget-priced beauty displays remarkable complexity and aging potential, with flavors of blackberry, leather, chocolate and spices. It's a great value.
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By Catherine Mallette | February 17, 2014
If a pretty, clear-skies day inspires you to embark upon a back-roads weekend day trip with your favorite road companion, consider a jaunt that involves wine and chocolates. Start with a trip to the Harford Vineyard & Winery, and pick up a bottle of Crimson Moon, a dry red that took a 2013 Silver Medal in the Maryland Winemasters Choice awards (may we recommend the Malbec, too?). Then head another 34 miles up to Pennsylvania, and visit Neuchatel Chocolates' factory store in Oxford.
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By Michael Dresser | May 29, 2002
2000 Navarro Correas Coleccion Privada Malbec, Maipu, Mendoza ($16). This Argentine winery has been undergoing a renaissance under the guidance of Jeffrey Stambor of the Napa Valley's Beaulieu Vineyards. The changes show most dramatically in its malbec, a secondary Bordeaux red-wine grape that has flourished in Argentina more than anywhere else. This "private collection" malbec is a spicy, concentrated beauty with an ultra-long finish and admirable complexity. Its black currant, cherry and cocoa flavors are complemented by the cedar and cigar-box aromas so typical of good Bordeaux.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN WINE CRITIC | July 4, 2001
Argentina is a puzzling country. It built a cult around the preserved body of a dead blonde. It waged a monumentally inept war against a major European power over islands that are barely habitable by sheep. And the star of its wine industry is a variety called malbec, which has never been more than a bit player in Bordeaux. Don't ask me. It must be some kind of Southern Hemisphere thing. The nation's wines can be just as baffling. Some are simply amazing -- unbelievable bargains at a time when consumers need a break.
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By Michael Dresser | February 22, 1998
1992 Fabre-Montmayou Malbec, Mendoza ($10).There are some rough edges to this big Argentine red, but if you like wines that really take charge, this is one of them. It's packed with black-currant and smoked-meat flavors, slightly tamed with a generous dollop of oak, and quite long in the finish. It would be even better with some cellar age, but it's hard to say how long it would last.Pub Date: 2/22/98
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By Catherine Mallette | January 9, 2014
If Valentine's Day or a pretty, clear-skies day inspire you to think about a back-roads weekend day trip with your favorite road companion, consider a jaunt that involves wine and chocolates. Start with a trip to the Harford Vineyard & Winery and pick up a bottle of Crimson Moon, a dry red that took a 2013 Silver Medal in the Maryland WineMaster Choice awards (may we recommend the Malbec, too?). Then head another 34 miles up to Pennsylvania and visit Neuchatel Chocolates' factory store in Oxford.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard,
For The Baltimore Sun
| April 17, 2013
Michael's Cafe is nearly 30 years old, but it's still hot. On a recent Thursday night, the Timonium restaurant was hopping. The warm, wood-filled bar was packed, and by 8 p.m., so was the dining room. Since its opening in 1984, Michael's has expanded several times; a current construction project will add an outdoor bar and more seating. Eavesdropping on tables around us, we realized most diners were repeat customers - back, no doubt, for Michael's capable takes on classic American food.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2011
Wine Find: 2009 Bota Box Malbec From: Lodi, Calif. Price: $18, 3-liter box Serve with: Pizza, pasta, burgers Sitting down with a bunch of friends to watch playoff games and wolf down pizza? That would be a perfect occasion to set out this bag-in-a-box value — the equivalent of four bottles — from Bota Box. It's not the pinnacle of complexity among red wines, but it delivers lush, ripe, smooth fruit with hints of chocolate, coffee and blackberry.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE | January 6, 2010
If you had told me that the Atlantic, Donna' s, Ray Lewis' Full Moon BBQ and Kiss Cafe wouldn't last in Canton's Can Company, but Outback and the Austin Grill would, I wouldn't have known what to make of it. I still don't. It makes it hard to predict how Langermann's (2400 Boston St., 410-534-3287, langermanns.com) will do. Like many other restaurants that have opened in this weak economy, it needs to be a place the neighborhood will embrace. To that end, managing partner David McGill said, prices are being kept reasonable, with dinner entrees ranging from $14.95 for herb-roasted chicken to $20.95 for a crab cake with succotash, shoestring potatoes and mustard cream - only dinner is called "supper," which gives you a sense of the style of the place.
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