World Malbec Day April 17th – Salentein Portillo Malbec 2012 With Tex-Mex Chicken Mac and Cheese

Maggie’s Notebook

This is the latest from my wine blog, Maggie’s Wine. A little rest from all-politics, all the time.

April 17th is World Malbec Day. Last year I wrote about three Malbecs and I was late doing it. This year I’m a day early to give you time to get to your favorite wine merchant and celebrate this enticing varietal. One of my choices in 2013 was Bodegas Salentein’s Portillo Malbec 2011. Tonight hubby and I tried the 2012, along with my version of Southern Living’s King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese (recipe below), slightly Tex Mex, using a non-traditional pasta, and a salad dressing that’s a keeper. It was a nice, and perhaps surprising pairing. The 2012 is different from the 2011 in several ways. I enjoyed the 2011 and found it well-worthy to write about, but the

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