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Garnacha day with Fred Dex

Garnacha day with Fred Dex

To celebrate Garnacha Day we worked with Master Sommelier, Fred Dex, to host a virtual masterclass on the grape with fine examples from Carinena’s top wineries, Grandes Vinos and San Valero. Media and trade buyers were invited to participate in the 80-minute...

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Cariñena Goes Digital

Cariñena Goes Digital

For the first time, Cariñena hosted their inaugural virtual happy hour to keep spirits and glasses high during the international stay at home orders. This very special happy hour was co-hosted by Rick Fisher, the Spanish Education Director for the Wine Scholar Guild,...

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Migas Aragonesas Receipe

Migas Aragonesas Receipe

This recipe of Migas Aragonesas is a humble dish that is made from the left-over bread. Traditionally, the bread was kept in a cloth bag and when there was enough bread for the whole family the crumbs were prepared. Depending on the region in which they are prepared,...

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Cariñena Travel 101, Part 2

Cariñena Travel 101, Part 2

Cariñena Travel 101, Part 2. In our last newsletter we explored the first part of our September trip to Cariñena, hosting a group of five U.S.-based wine trade and media. Day 3: On our third day, we set out early in the morning to Bodegas San Valero. Upon greeting the...

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Valentine’s Day Wine Picks & Pairings

Valentine’s Day Wine Picks & Pairings

      Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. No matter how you decide to celebrate the day of love, we have wines to impress! Here are some wines we recommend to share with your special someone. Choose from sparkling, rose, or red and share your “wine love”. All...

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#Summerwine from Cariñena

#Summerwine from Cariñena

#Summerwine from Cariñena It’s hot outside and the perfect time to indulge in cooler wines ideal for the season. Cariñena is renowned for its reds, but the region also offers an excellent selection of whites, white blends, and rosés. The whites feature native grapes...

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Gearing Up for #GarnachaDay

Gearing Up for #GarnachaDay

Celebrated on the third Friday in September annually, #GarnachaDay recognizes Cariñena’s signature variety. On September 20, global wine lovers will reach for their favorite glass of Garnacha. Last year, we celebrated with a month-long #WineStudio virtual wine tasting...

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Turrón de Guirlache Recipe

Turrón de Guirlache Recipe

            Today the celebrated Turrón de Guirlache (Nougat Turrón) is now enjoyed everywhere in Spain, however, it was originally created for the enjoyment of Aragón royalty. This sweet dessert is made from just two simple ingredients: caramel and almonds. This is a...

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Cariñena in the News: VinExpo 2019 Preview

Cariñena in the News: VinExpo 2019 Preview

This winter is an exciting time for D.O.P. Cariñena. The region is headed to VinExpo New York for the first time to showcase a stellar lineup of regional wines and host a Master Class on Garnacha with Spanish Master of Wine Pedro Ballesteros. Leading Cariñena wineries...

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Fall News from D.O.P. Cariñena

Fall News from D.O.P. Cariñena

Welcome to the fall edition of the Cariñena newsletter. This issue features some news about upcoming events, including an update on harvest; what you can expect from the re-launch of our website, Wine Region to Watch; highlights from International Garnacha Day; a...

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Sip in Summer with D.O.P. Cariñena

Sip in Summer with D.O.P. Cariñena

Welcome to the summer edition of the Cariñena newsletter. This issue features highlights from the much-anticipated white paper results of the first Global Garnacha Summit; travel tips on where to go in Zaragoza; regional insights from Master Sommelier Bob Bath; an...

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Digging in to D.O.P. Cariñena, Spring Edition

Digging in to D.O.P. Cariñena, Spring Edition

Welcome to the first edition of the D.O.P. Cariñena newsletter! Don't miss our exclusive preview of the Global Garnacha Summit - the first event of its kind in the U.S. - scheduled for April 24 at The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA. Discover migas, your new favorite comfort...

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Summer Wine with Cariñena

Summer Wine with Cariñena

Happy Summer! It's time to explore the cool side of Cariñena with a selection of wines to help you handle the heat; food pairings from NYC-based Chef Alexandra Raij; and a guide to gearing up for #GarnachaDay. We're also sharing top social posts and the latest news...

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Cariñena Travel 101

Cariñena Travel 101

In September we had the pleasure of hosting a group of five U.S.-based wine trade and media in our region. From traveling back in time through historic tours to discovering the land our wines grow in, join us as we relive our trip. Who knows? It might come in handy...

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CARIÑENA TO PARTICIPATE IN BARC CONFERENCE

CARIÑENA TO PARTICIPATE IN BARC CONFERENCE

The Cariñena region of Spain is honored to be a Top 100 Platinum Sponsor of the upcoming BARC conference in Austin to celebrate leading wine and spirits retailers.   Cariñena was named Wine Region to Watch by Wine Enthusiast – and is known for “some of Northern...

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Cariñena is on the road again!

Cariñena is on the road again!

The first stop will be at SommCon East 2018 held in Washington D.C. July 22nd –24th. Master Sommelier Bob Bath will be presenting a seminar entitled “Garnacha Unveiled: From Cariñena to the World.”

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Migas & Wine Pairing

Migas & Wine Pairing

Ingredients: • 1 cured chorizo, about 1 lb. • 32 oz. of two or three-day-old bread, country-style loaves with dense interior are best • 1 bunch of red grapes, halved and seeded • 2 cloves of garlic • 3 ounces of bacon fat or fatback, chopped • 2 Tbsp. of...

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The Global Garnacha Summit

The Global Garnacha Summit

Wine Industry Comes Together in Napa Valley for First-Ever Global Garnacha Summit, Sponsored by D.O.P. Cariñena, the Birthplace of Garnacha in Spain

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Wine.com Reports on Garnacha from Cariñena

Wine.com Reports on Garnacha from Cariñena

Learning about wine can sometimes feel a bit like waiting in line at Disneyland—once you’ve made it through the room of Cabernet, Pinot, and Chardonnay, you turn the corner and there’s a whole other room filled with obscure varieties and appellations to...

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High Hopes in Aragon –  The Somm Journal

High Hopes in Aragon – The Somm Journal

The region surrounds the city of Zaragoza in the high plains of Aragon, an arid, windswept area south of Rioja. With a history dating back to Roman times, Cariñena’s winemaking roots run deep. It was the second wine region in Spain to gain denomination of...

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Grab some garnacha for #GARNACHADAY 2016

Grab some garnacha for #GARNACHADAY 2016

Because it can handle the demands of crazy continental climates like a champ, with vines withstanding wind and drought conditions considerably well, Garnacha (aka Grenache in France), is a go-to grape for all sorts of winemaking endeavors. Just to keep...

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A Closer Look at Spain’s Garnacha Wines From Aragon

A Closer Look at Spain’s Garnacha Wines From Aragon

In addition to being a major cultural and agricultural powerhouse, Aragon's vineyards are renowned not only for their Tempranillo but for increasing Garnacha's popularity. This is the land where Garnacha cultivation began in Roman times yet was under siege...

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Cariñena: Spain’s Dark Horse

Cariñena: Spain’s Dark Horse

Less than half of the crop used to make wine for Bodegas San Valero is dedicated to old vine plantings, but neglect is not a common sight—or at least not one typically showcased to visitors. In fact, most of San Valero’s fields are manicured to...

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