Everyone knows someone who loves drinking #Grenache
Only they probably don’t know they’re having Grenache!
If your favourite is called “Chateauneuf-du-Pape”, then you’ve already struck gold.
It can use up to 13 different grape varieties, but the number one is going to be Grenache.
Any wine labelled as “Cotes du Rhone” is more than likely to be another Grenache dominated delight.
In fact, many southern French vineyards produce Grenache wines… some are red, some are rosé (usually from Provence) and, occasionally, you get a dry white, too.
Under the name Garnacha, Spain produces massive quantities of this variety from inexpensive ‘quaffers’ right through to serious, high-budget wines such as those of Priorato.
Also, you’ll find it used in nearly every red wine made in Rioja… and the Brits adore their Rioja!
It’s all about peppery spice and red cherry fruit.
It generally makes ‘big’ hearty wines to go with autumn/winter stews and it always delivers lots of personality. Sometimes, it’s subtle and elegant. Sometimes, it’s out-and-out bold and fruit-driven.
Outside of Europe, South Africa now has a great selection of white wines (made from the Grenache Blanc grape), from up-and-coming winemakers who want to work with something a bit off the beaten track. Look out for these small production wines and try them whenever you can.
Commercially, the USA produces many sweeter style, rosé/blush wines that sell by the tanker load.
Don’t be alarmed, you can drink it if you like it. We don’t mind at all. It’s all wine!
So, Friday, 18th September is world #GrenacheDay, and you know what you’ll be drinking when you come to taste at #FraziersWineStudio #Solihull? Yes, it will be GRENACHE
Cheers to that.
The event: Eight exciting wines to taste and compare. A mix of prices to highlight both quality and value. Entertaining talk/information on the relevant subject matter. No prior knowledge required, so you won't have to 'swot up' before arriving.