Alma Andina Malbec Reserve (2008)

We are enjoying our Sunday evening after a welcome weekend at home. We have had a busy July and this “no obligation” weekend was a happy respite. We worked a lot in and outside the house. We heard from Tony and he arrived safely in Seoul.

So, this post will be quick because Tom is outside on the patio grilling and I need to bring him his glass of wine. I marinated a pork loin for dinner and that will be on the grill for probably 45 minutes or so. I am going to serve this with baked potatoes and sliced cucumbers in vinegar (from my garden), sliced tomatoes with sliced green onions (from my garden).

This wine is delicious. From high in the vineyards in Argentina, this fruity wine is very smooth with ripe fruit and chocolate with a touch of vanilla on the finish. A perfect choice for grilled pork loin and garden-fresh vegetables.

3 Responses to “Alma Andina Malbec Reserve (2008)”

  1. ctwino Says:

    Cucumbers in vinegar…our Hungarian friend made this for us once and we loved it….I had it again yesterday at a pot luck and told Holly, “I have to learn how to make this!” So…recipe please?
    Thanks. Jim

    • Tom & Melody Says:

      Jim ~ okay, it’s very complex and difficult so be forewarned . . .(not!). I learned this method of preparing cucumbers from watching my grandmother. 1) Slice peeled cucumbers on the thin side (sometimes I leave them unpeeled if they are freshly picked). 2) Salt them quite heavily and let them sit for about 20-30 minutes. 3) Drain (the salt pulls water out of the cucumbers, which helps make them crunchier). 4) Place in a bowl and add lots of pepper and then drizzle cider vinegar over (however much you like).
      These are absolutely delicious! Let me know how you like them!


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