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Traditional Argentinian Asado
Featuring Selection International Argentine Malbec with Grape Skins

An Asado is a traditional Argentinian event that brings together loved ones for a delicious luncheon of grilled meats, fresh breads and sweet desserts. Usually an asado is held around the BBQ but there's no reason you can't bring the fun indoors when the weather gets chilly - it's all about sharing a few laughs and enjoying a meal. And what's the final element in a lunch this rich and aromatic? New Selection International Argentine Malbec with Grape Skins, of course.

Argentine Malbec with Grape Skins is a perfect blend of juicy berries and spicy tones that enhance the exotic aromas and flavours of a classic asado, with a richness in both colour and flavour that is truer to its varietal style. The Argentinian culture is anything but subtle, so the wine should be just as robust!

Try this classic Argentinian Chimichurri marinade and serve with Argentine Malbec at your next gathering. If possible, use skirt steak which is a longer and flatter cut of beef - perfect for adding flavour.

Tip:

A traditional Argentinian asado is a meal of BBQ meats, so feel free to use your grill. For best results and that succulent, smoky flavour, use charcoal.

Think all that grilling and entertaining sounds like a lot of work? Remember that during an asado it is proper etiquette to make the asador (grill master) happy at all times, making sure their glass is always full.

Embrace the spirit of Argentina at your next gathering by surrounding yourself with loved ones, delicious eats and the perfect wine for the occasion - Selection International Argentine Malbec with Grape Skins.

Beef Chimichurri Sauce

(recipe from Epicurious.com)

Combine:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red-pepper flakes
  • 1 fresh bay leaf (optional), finely chopped

Refrigerate marinating beef for at least four hours to bring out the fullest flavours. When it comes to marinating, remember: don't hurry the chimichurri!

Embrace the spirit of Argentina at your next gathering by surrounding yourself with loved ones, delicious eats and the perfect wine for the occasion - Selection International Argentine Malbec with Grape Skins.

 

Argentinian Asado 

 

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