Category Archives: Grenache / Garnacha

Wine for Normal People Podcast Ep 169: Priorat, Spain

A 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 outstanding. We tell you how to get the best of the best of Priorat! Here are...

Audio blog 9: Garnacha: In the Shadows No More

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 as you may, you just couldn’t hang out with the friend on a one-on-one basis, and ultimately,...

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

This 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 friend there. I was getting a recommendation on a Côtes-du-Rhône and she mentioned that this category...

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...

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...