YOU SAY GRENACHE, I SAY GARNACHA...

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I was invited to a Garnache Day press preview dinner to taste the Garnacha /Grenache wines from Spain and France.

This wonderful 5 course meal was held on an urban oasis — a rooftop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was one fo those NYC transitional Fall evenings when rooftops are still appealing as long as the heat lamps are on.

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Grenache is the French name and Garnacha is the Spanish name of this grape which is one of the most widely planted red grapes in the world.

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Grenache is known for its berry flavors of bright strawberries and raspberries and notes of white pepper. It was wonderful to experience these flavors with pairings.

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Eric Aracil - of the Conseil Interprofessionnel Des Vins Roussillon- explained to origin and cultivation of the Garnacha grape was born in the northern region of Spain known as Aragon. 

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These wines were some of the best tasting wines I’d ever experienced. From light and crisp to full-bodied tannins, there is a blend for every palate.

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