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Malbecs overpriced and great value
7 Jan 2010 by Richard Hemming
At the generic Argentina tasting in London last September, I stumbled upon a tin can left on the floor. On it were written the words: 'Worms! Do NOT open!', but I couldn't resist. There is something perversely compelling about confronting issues that are seemingly irresolvable. Cork v screwcap, high v low alcohol, Parker v whomever: these contentious battles rumble on with the chance of conclusive victory either way long since buried under the tangle of argument. Another such combat theatre concerns value. I set out to fuel the fire by looking at Argentine Malbec and the relationship between price and quality within various...

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