Category Archives: Grenache / Garnacha

Wine for Normal People Podcast Ep 169: Priorat, Spain

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_169__Priorat_Spain.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:17 — 44.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSA small production area of Spain, Priorat is one of only two DOCa (highest quality) regions of the country. These wines are expensive, but for good reason – they’re in short supply and are...

Audio blog 9: Garnacha: In the Shadows No More

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audio_blog_9__Garnacha_Tinta_Red_Grenache.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:38 — 13.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSS Let’s say you had a friend whom you loved in a group setting but whom, alone, you found to be over the top, obnoxious, rude, and sort of base or low class. Try...

Audio blog #6: What exactly IS Côtes du Rhône?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audio_blog_6__What_Exactly_IS_Ctes_du_Rhne_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:00 — 6.6MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis is a repost of a previous article, edited and with an audio component. I headed to one of my favorite wine shops the other day and I started speaking with a wine consultant...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 134 — How to Become a Winemaker with Ryan Schmaltz from Bella Winery

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/134_Ep_134__How_to_Become_a_Winemaker_with_Ryan_Schmaltz_from_Bella_Winery.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:05:37 — 60.3MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week, we have a great story for you! Ryan Schmaltz, podcast listener and chemistry Ph.D turned winemaker at Bella Winery and Wine Caves in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma shares his fascinating...

5 Awesome Wines For Memorial Day…and After

Summer un-officially starts tomorrow on Memorial Day (real summer is in June somewhere around the 20th when the solstice occurs, but who’s counting?). White pants, shoes, and purses can come out of hibernation…and chilled summer white wines! But you need something for your grill too, so here are 5 wines...

Garnacha de Fuego: Still En Fuego

A long while back (when I first started the blog) I did a quick review of a wine in a horrible looking bottle. I remember liking it, but I hadn’t seen it in a while and completely forgot about the bloated-Elvis-on-drugs-in-flame-licking-jumpsuit label. The other night, I was picking up some...

Wine For Normal People Radio : Episode 020 Best Wines for July 4th/Summer

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/WFNP-020-2011-06-30.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:25 — 19.2MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSOf course I love M.C. Ice and for those of you who are with me, don’t worry — he’ll make appearances again, but Rick is back from hiatus (which he took because his business...

A Walk on the Ligher Side…of Reds

I had occasion to do a tasting of thin-skinned red grapes with a tasting group of which I am a part. DORKY, I know, yet useful so I thought I’d share some observations. In normal terms, thin-skinned grapes make wines that don’t have the color, tannin, and general brawn of...

Garnacha de Fuego — good stuff in a tacky bottle

So the marketers completely messed up on the packaging, making this look like an Elvis costume after everything went bad (there are flames on the bottle)…but the wine is pretty damn good so give it a shot. The Wine: Garnacha de FuegoGrape: Garnacha, aka Grenache, aka deliciousVintage: 2007Price: $7.99 in...