Best buys | Wine of the Week: Punta de Vacas Malbec 2020

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Wine of the Week: Punta de Vacas Malbec 2020

You may remember a while back I recommended a couple of wines from Berkmann Cellars who were selling wine to raise money for the hospitality industry. Well, they’re doing it again during the current lockdown and sent me a couple of wines from their range to try.

This is the wine I chose - a gutsy malbec from Bodega Norton, an Argentinian winery I’ve always liked and which I think represents really good value for money. It’s from the most recent 2020 vintage so it’s very young and vibrant but at 13.5% not over-alcoholic - soft and rich without being flabby and just thoroughly enjoyable to drink with a plate of pasta (which is what I did! With a gorgonzola sauce in my case).

If you like malbec and feel like topping up your stocks in the run up to Christmas why not buy it from the Help for Hospitality website. It’s only £9.50 a bottle of which 20% goes to the hospitality industry

Here's an explanation of how the scheme works from the Help for Hospitality team

You can order your wine through our Help 4 Hospitality online shop where you can find an exclusive selection of restaurant-quality wines, as well as pre-selected mixed cases and spirits. All our products will be delivered to your home without any extra costs (minimum order £95).

For this second lockdown, we have increased our financial support to the hospitality industry: we will donate 20% of your ex-VAT order value to support businesses and individuals affected by the lockdown. The donations from our Help 4 Hospitality shop go towards either participating hospitality accounts, or two industry charities who provide grants to hospitality workers in need: The Drinks Trust and Hospitality Action. By using a voucher code during check-out, you can select the hospitality outlet you’d like to support - you can view them via the banner at the top of the Help 4 Hospitality website - and you will receive a 10% discount on your purchase.

Orders will be delivered within five working days nationwide, or the next working day within London.

The campaign is set to continue through December, when the restrictions on hospitality outlets are due to be lifted.

The Help 4 Hospitality shop is online at www.help4hospitality.co.uk

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