Celebrate Garnacha Day – September 18, 2020

Garnacha Cocktail Hour

When Pablo Picasso needed a lift, he travelled to Catalonia for the air. He also went for the garnacha. We invite you to do virtually the same, and on Garnacha Day no less! Spain lays an affectionate and profound claim to garnacha, or grenache as it is known elsewhere; its origins are here, with nearly 60,000 hectares devoted to it. Spain is also an essential source for some of the most affordable and exceptional quality garnachas, many from ancient vines, often well under $20. WineAlign critics Michael Godel and John Szabo will lead you through a fun and wine-filled cocktail hour featuring the top examples currently on shelves in Ontario, and their many and varied expressions. Pick up a few bottles, gather your bubble around the screen, and join Picasso and us for a little garnacha lift. Sponsored by Wines from Spain, free early registration is available now for WineAlign members.

When: September 18, 2020 18:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Topic: Garnacha Cocktail Hour 

Cost: Free Registration in advance

Wines to be Discussed (all wines are available at the LCBO in case you would like to purchase a few, or all, to taste along with Michael and John)

Monasterio De Las Vinas Reserva Garnacha/Tempranillo/Carinena 2014 (LCBO 166579) $14.95

Borsao Tinto Garnacha 2018 (LCBO 386961) $12.15

Toro Bravo Rosado 2019 (LCBO 14145) $8.25

OGV Old Garnacha Vines 2016 (LCBO 13633) $16.95

Soto Manrique Naranjas Azules Garnacha Rose 2018 (LCBO 15377) $16.95

Anciano Clasico Garnacha 2018 (LCBO 526772) $12.95

Castillo De Monseran Garnacha 2018 (LCBO 73395) $10.95