Weekend Sip: This $10 bottle is the perfect National Red Wine Day sip

by | Aug 26, 2022 | Stock Market

The bottle Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec 2020, $9.99 The back story

It’s no secret that Americans’ thirst for wine has grown over the years, with total wine consumption roughly doubling from 565 million gallons in 2020 to 1.1 billion gallons in 2021, according to the Wine Institute. It’s also no secret that Americans don’t like to spend a lot on vino: One survey found that 68% opt for bottles that are priced $20 or less. So what should Americans consider sipping, particularly if they’re looking to celebrate National Red Wine Day, which happens to be coming up on Aug. 28? In my mind, there’s one very clear answer: Argentinian Malbec. And if you had to pick one lower-priced option, I’d suggest the Trapiche winery’s Oak Cast Malbec. Malbec is a European varietal — it’s used in marking Bordeaux red wine — but it has become very much associated with Argentina of late. It’s known for producing a dark-colored wine — one that “seduces consumers from the point of view of color,” says Trapiche winemaker Sergio Eduardo Casé — with plenty of flavor (think especially black fruit). In all, I’d say Malbec is a wine very much geared for the American palate — approachable to the point of being a little bold and also good with a wide gamut of foods. Malbec’s history in Argentina dates back to the 19th Century. It’s a grape that grows well in the country, especially because of warm, dry conditions, according to Casé. Production really started to take off in the last coupl …

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