The Union des Enologists de France (French Winemaker’s Association) has awarded the “Trophee Vinalies Internationale” for “Best Dry Red” to an Argentine wine for the first time – Bodega Valentin Bianchi’s Famiglia Bianchi Malbec 2012. The wine, from one of the oldest family-owned wineries in Argentina, had the highest score of over 3,500 wines tasted from 41 countries. The blind tastings were conducted by 150 members of an international judging panel. The wine comes from the San Rafael “sub-region” in the southern part of Argentina’s Mendoza wine region. The 2012 vintage Malbec from the winery’s popular premium-priced Famiglia line.