I recently had the opportunity to talk to Man Vs. Food star himself, Adam Richman about his love of Alamos Wines. To kick off his book tour we got to sample of of Adam’s recipes included in his new cookbook, Straight Up Tasty: Meals, Memories, and Mouthfuls from My Travels. One recipe that particularly stood out was his Malbec burger utilizing Alamos’ malbec. When asked “Why Alamos?” Adam shared it’s all about how Alamos produces great wines that are accessible to everyone and went on to rave about his trip to their vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina.
Alamos’ wines are all hand harvested to ensure gentle harvesting and that only the best quality grapes are used. Their winemaking team strives to make wines that are as good as wines that cost twice the price. Alamos’ mountain vineyard sources grapes from Lujan de Cuyo & Valle de Uco regions, with elevations of 3,000 to 5,000 ft. The high altitude means cooler nights yielding high acidity in the wines. The intense sunlight creates thicker skinned grapes leading to richer, intense wines with more structure and concentration.
It’s easy to see why Adam is so impressed with these cost friendly wines. Perfect for cooking, Alamos wines are widely distributed and can be found in your local grocery store or wine houses. I fully intend to follow Adam in his eatery adventures shared in his book and will be picking up a few bottles of wine to go come along with me!