Good lord, no. Malbec is a vine with an ancient history. It's just that for the longest time it was purely a blending grape. Varietals of high percentage Malbec are a relatively new thing.I didn't discover Malbec until I moved to the PNW in 2007. or is that when they started making it??
Well, there's a Texas publication called the Texas Monthlyt that alleges that Portland has the best BBQ outside of Austin . . .Where oh where does one find a dinner platter like that depicted in the first photo? I just gotta get me one of those. New Years resolution, be damned!
This past Friday, enroute to a wrestling tournament our Grandsons were competing in, we stopped at a restaurant called First Watch for brunch(?) and enjoyed bacon prepared with a brown sugar glaze for an appetizer. Fried bacon is always a sure gastronomical delight, but a brown sugar glaze makes it even better! Alas, the boys missed it, traveling with the team on the team bus and they did make their respective weights, which was a good thing. One finished 1st in his weight class and the other finished 3rd in his weight class. Count me as a proud Grandpa!