The Salut! Wine Club

A decade ago, Malbec was a relatively obscure grape to American drinkers.  A tradition of blending this grape in the French vineyards of Bordeaux as the runner up to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cab Franc meant it was flying low under the radar of most wine drinkers as Argentina began planting Malbec vines with zeal.  The vines grew with renewed purpose in the South American climate.  Today a confluence of adequately aged vines, vigorous foreign investment in winery equipment, an influx of winemaking talent and economic trade advantages have brought us a plethora of great value Malbecs. 

Juan Benegas MalbecAs we sampled dozens of Malbecs over the past year, the most exciting stand-out value was the Juan Benegas Malbec offered for $11.99.  Intense berry and cherry fruit and light tannins give the wine a bold structure with mild spice background flavors that make Malbec such a perfect match with spicy casual foods.  Mexican, sausage, pepperoni pizza and more can be enjoyed all the more with a bottle of Malbec nearby.

There were only 40,000 bottles produced of this wine, which we’ve been suggesting to customers for months.  With each additional customer, we receive back more and more rave reviews to reinforce our high opinion of this release.  Suddenly this month, our Washington distributor became the direct importer of this brand, and it’s available in Washington for only $9.99!  At this price, this vintage won’t last long, and we want to make sure our wine club members are the first to be shown the great qualities of this wonderful wine.

This wine is available at Salut! Wine Co. ON SALE for the new lowered price of $9.99, or available to wine club members for only $8.49!

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Wine Info Links

Visit the Bodegas Benegas Website
About the Wines of Argentina from the country’s wine industry site
About Malbec at Wikipedia
Learn about the road to the recent political stability that has been encouraging to foreign investors, making Argentine’s wine progress possible since 2001, at this short modern history of Argentina at

Great Food Pairings

Cheesy Chilanda Casserole from Old South Recipes
An American in Spain’s Paella from
Pepper Sausage Pizza from

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