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    7 months ago by mariolunasomm Hi, I’m Mia. I’m taking my third nap and chilling with my mommy and daddy. I don’t want my dad to go to the Wine Spectator event tonight on the Strip.
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    7 months ago by mariolunasomm Whoooaaaaa! This baby’s vintage is correct from 1986. This is Marqués de Murrieta Castilla Ygay Viura. 252 months aged in American oak, another 67 months aged in ceramic tanks, and then rested for another 3 years minimum to achieve the flavor profile that they want. There’s a ton of dill, Meyer lemon, and grilled pear on the nose and finishes very bright (even after 30 years), full-bodied, and a finish that lasts over two minutes long. So how did I sell it? My guest told me they had an specific amount that wanted to spend and they wanted to go
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If Lionel Messi Were a Glass of Wine?

If a Lionel Messi were a glass of wine, he would be a Malbec . He’s a professional soccer (futbol) player from Argentina who plays for FC Barcelona in Spain. Most of the time, he’s the smallest and quietest player on the soccer field. But when he gets the ball, he becomes the hottest, biggest, and scariest athlete to defend in the world. He seems to score everytime he touches the ball! No wonder so many people love him. He’s a fireworks show. Now, why does a Messi analogy is compared to a Malbec?



1. Malbecs are popular wines from Argentina.

Lionel Messi is from there.

2. Lionel Messi the most popular athlete in the hottest sport in the world.

Malbecs are gaining fame by being a very approachable wine and one of the most popular wines in the world.

3.  The flavors of a Malbec are full, fruity, warm, and with a soft, relaxing finish.

These elements are the reason that so many people love these wines. To be transparent, that reliability and dominance highlights Messi’s popularity as well.

Enjoy these examples of awesome Malbecs:



Mario Luna
Certified Sommelier
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