The story of Malbec is full of surprises and plot twists. Originally, the grape grew in Cahors, where it was called 'Côt.' Later, someone with the last name of Malbeck brought cuttings of the grape to Bordeaux, where it became known as 'Malbeck,' and added to Bordeaux red blends. Malbeck travelled to South America, where it became known as Malbec (without the 'k' at the end) and winegrowers discovered it grew quite well in the foothills of the Andes.
At tonight's tasting, try Malbec's origin in Cahors, experience it in a Bordeaux blend, and explore its more recent iterations in Argentina and beyond.