The lesser known grape Grenache is one of the most widely planted grapes around the world, grown in over a dozen countries. To shine on spotlight on Grenache, the International Grenache Association is celebrating the grape on Friday Sept. 16th 2016 with the 7th Annual International Grenache Day.
Grenache Day around the world
Grenache Day will be celebrated around the world with tastings and other events at wine retailers, restaurants and in the homes of many Grenache enthusiasts. According to Bob Lindquist, winemaker at Qupe & a Lifetime Achievement Award winner from the Rhone Rangers says “The Rhone Rangers proudly supports #GrenacheDay on September 16th. What a fun way for all wine lovers to celebrate a grape that spans the globe, make beautiful wines and brings pleasure to so many.” To find out where you can celebrate #GrenacheDay near you check out www.grenacheday.com
For the 1st time, the International Grenache Association is joining with Wines of Garnacha to celebrate Garnacha Day on September 23rd with an event at Wine Riot in New York City. Garnacha is what the Spanish call “Grenache” and is a major grape throughout the wine regions of Spain including Priorat, Campo de Borja and Calatayud.
What is Grenache a.k.a. Garncha
Grenache goes by many names including Garnacha, Alicante, Cannoau and Garnaxta and can be used for a lighter rose or a more complex Chateauneuf – du- Pape where 80% can be Grenache and it puts the “G” in the GSMs blends of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. Grenache Association Executive Director Marlene Angeloz says that “#Grenacheday is a time to tweet, toast, taste and talk about Grenache” and that “Grenache is a grape which enhances wines by exuding its deep-rooted terroir and multi-layered rich palate in every velvety sip”