After doing a little post Christmas returning/exchanging at Friendly Center mall, my family made a quick stop at the nearby Whole Foods to grab a couple of last minute things for this outstanding black bean soup recipe that I will tell you more about on Friday. Post Christmas returns/exchanges took much longer than anticipated, so lucky for us, Whole Foods saved Jeff and I from a hungry toddler meltdown with some samples. As a side note, nothing delights my child more than a food sample. I really do think that I could present to her the options of going to Disney World or going to Costco on a Saturday when the samples abound and she would undoubtedly choose Costco. Perhaps I should begin serving her meals at home on a doily-adorned tray with toothpicks standing up from each food nibble as a means to encourage her to try more foods.
So this blog post is about wine can you tell?
All of that to try to tell you that samples of a Malbec were also being passed out and we got to try some. I'll be honest, I don't like most Malbecs I try, but this one I thought was good, and Jeff thought it was really good, so we bought a bottle. When we opened that bottle and I had a glass, I still thought it was really good… which means that the wine passed the test, cause every now and then I try a wine in the store and its just not as good later at home. I don't know if I just get caught up in the ambience of the fluorescent lighting, the little plastic cup and the great conversation with the wine sample pourer, but there is many a time that something tasted fabulous in the store and I later thought 'what was I thinking!' when I got home.
So this Bodegas Belgrano Malbec (see picture below) is currently $7.99 a Whole Foods until the New Year, so I guess until they close today, and then it will be $8.99. I liked it and I hope that if you buy it, that you do too!
Just a reminder that if you do consume alcohol, it should be consumed in moderation. According to the dietary guidelines that our government has set, moderation is up to 1 serving of alcohol a day for women and up to 2 for men. 1 serving of alcohol is defined generally as 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer, and 1 1/2 ounces of liquor.