If there's one wine you drink today; make it Malbec

If there's one wine you drink today; make it Malbec

It might not have originated there, but you'd have to cede that Argentina has Malbec down to a tee. One of those situations where the adopted climate seem to take it to a level where the homeland couldn't.

In a world where migration hits the news everyday, it's worth remembering that not only humans have moved around the globe in search of the ideal environment.

There are many producers to chose for excellent Malbec wines. You wouldn't be able to go wrong with Bianchi, Altos Los Hormigas, Mendel, Finca Flichman, Colome... the list is quite lengthy.

But if you had to pop out and grab a bottle to celebrate today, I'd suggest Trapiche "Pure" Malbec 2015 (Co-Op £8.99).

Deliciously rich Malbec, often well under £10 at your local Co-Op

Deliciously rich Malbec, often well under £10 at your local Co-Op

A very respectable 90 pts from Decanter magazine with a pretty impressive panel of judges, David Williams in The Guardian also picked up on its "particularly joyous and fragrant" character (with nods to a few of the Co-Op's own-label versions too; check out the Bio Bio Valley version for an alternative), and Jamie Goode rated it for its "lovely and drinkable... pretty on the palate with pure cherry fruit" nature.

If you're fortunate to be having roast beef today as well, then Malbec World Day coincides beautifully.

If, as most people seem to, you love the Malbec gig, then seek out some of the more exclusive regions it excels to expand your knowledge; you can find these wines up to the £50 a bottle level, and there are distinct differences between the terroirs where it's grown.

The Malbec that's got something for everyone; even dress designers

The Malbec that's got something for everyone; even dress designers

Do you choose wine based on the label?

Do you choose wine based on the label?