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Garnacha Day 2020 Virtual tasting 2 bottles of Garnacha from DO Carinena🇪🇸 Celebrities by San Valero 2019 Monasterio de las Vinas 2016 Very informative webinar! Thank you @freddexms この土地のGarnacha は、多くの果実香が高いアルコールと調和し、 フレッシュジュースのような味わいのワインに仕上がっています🍷 #wine #winetasting #virtualtasting #garnachaday #spain #spanishwine #cariñena #garnacha #sommelier #japanesesommelier #newyork #ワイン #ワインテイスティング #バーチャルテイスティング #スペインワイン #ガルナッチャ #ソムリエ #日本人ソムリエ #ニューヨーク

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Yesterday, I celebrated #GarnachaDay with @vinoscarinena, with Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer MCing the party on Zoom. Garnacha was born in Cariñena 500 years ago. Around this time last year, I was travelling through Cariñena and falling in love with all of Aragon, all of the cultures that come together there, all of the varieties that thrive there, the wonderful people, the fantastic food. (Cariñena, by the way, is a city, a region and a grape variety, and they’re all great, but that’s a different story). While we typically think of Garnacha, aka Grenache as being a classic French grape—and it does take up more acreage there, with 232,773 acres compared to Spain’s 173,246, it didn’t even leave Spain until 1549 when it traveled to Sardinia. Garnacha then made its way to France in 1780, then to Australia in 1832 and to California in 1850. Garnacha is a flexitarian grape, expressing itself differently in different soils, climates and through various production methods. On Friday, we sipped Bodega San Valero’s Celebrities Garnacha, a free-wheeling, fun red that always makes me want to dance. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, and neither do I when I sip it. Jammy plum, violets, juicy blackberry, light white pepper. Pair with Madonna cranked up, a red dress, best friends, late nights. Then we sipped through the Monasterio de las Vinas Old Vine Garnacha from Grandes Vinos, it’s like Celeb’s very smart punk rock sister. Still the jammy juicy deliciousness, with an extra dose of earthy slate, lush, candied wild strawberries. Pair with Patti Smith, pork ramen, late night conversations with your book club. These wines are simple, fun, easy-breezy, pandemic-friendly. (And less than $15).

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It’s not only Friday, but it’s Garnacha/Grenache Day, so it’s the perfect excuse to celebrate!! 🍷🍇 🎉 As you can see, I am ready!! Though there are plenty of grape celebrations out there, few others include a more versatile range than Garnacha Grenache Day, which celebrates the high-quality wines made from the grape known as both Garnacha and Grenache. Whether you opt for a red, white, rosé, sparkling, or fortified sweet wine to raise a glass with, there’s no better way to enjoy the festivities than with a Grenache wine from the grape’s European birthplace PDO and PGI regions. Cheers to #garnachaday @winesofgarnacha ***What is your favorite Garnacha? . . . . . #petitewinetraveler #winejournalist #winesofgarnacha #tasteoftheworld #thewineshow #winetasting #winetraveler #winestagram #cheers #vino #winelover #instawine #wine #instavino #riojawine #celebritiesgarnacha #winedestination #wineexperience #winesofspain #monasteriadelasvinas #virtualwinetasting #grenache #youcansipwithus #wineindustry #garnacha #sommlife #grenacheday #wineoclock #spanishwinescholar

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💃 Doing my happy dance because I have a killer pairing of lamb chops 🥩 & Cariñena 🍷 AND Thing 2 is officially a fan of lamb! 🙌🏾 Who knew?!!! . . 🍷The Monasterio de las Vinas is a tasty blend of Garnacha, Cariñena, and Tempranillo from Spain’s Cariñena DO. And it is just a match made in heaven with lamb chops. As the chops were simply grilled, a medium-bodied wine such as this fit the bill. Lush, dark berry fruits including dark cherry 🍒 and blackberry along with black plum, vanilla spice, pepper, tobacco, and a touch of oak. Rich, smooth tannins and medium acidity. Such a nice balance of fruit, tannin, and acidity and a steal at less than $15! #WineSample . . 🇪🇸 Cariñena is one of the oldest protected growing areas in all of Europe and is located near the center of Aragón in northern Spain. The grapes for this particular wine come from vines that are between 40-50 years old. Many view Cariñena as one of Spain’s hidden gems and efforts in recent years to create more balanced wines is certainly paying off. . . . . . . #spanishwine #winefromspain #Cariñena #DOCariñena #TheLegacyofCariñena #spainwine #wineinsta #winepairing #lambchops #greatpairings #wineenthusiast #grandeavinos #vinotinto #tempranillo #garnacha #granreserva #vinoespañol #wineandfood #explorewine #foodporn #wineblogger #wineinfluencer #blackwineprofessionals #blackwomeninwine #blackgirlswhoblog #thecorkscrewconcierge

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