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A Tale of Two Cariñenas

I should really start this wine recommendation, as indeed I should preface all my wine recommendations, with ‘I know what I like.’ In other words, I have no formal qualifications… 926 more words


'05 Monasterio de las Vinas Gran Reserva

It figures that in the week I post about my addiction to value wine that I taste an absolute stunner of a bottle. I mean this thing should be $50+. 182 more words


G jak Garnacha

Szczep Garnacha, znany również z francuskiej nazwy Grenache, to odmiana, która jest uważana za endemiczną dla hiszpańskiego regionu Aragonia. Stamtąd rozprzestrzeniła się na kraje w basenie Morza Śródziemnego, szczególnie w regionach takich jak Prowansja, Roussillion, Katalonia, Walencja, Murcia i Andaluzja oraz Sardynia. 288 more words

Christmas Day Dinner Surprise

Continuing our staycation holidays, we awoke on Xmas morning ready to continue our celebrations.  Normally we have oatmeal for breakfast – I mean almost every single morning.  481 more words

Tasting Notes

Monasterio de la Viñas, Gran Reserva


IN A NUTSHELL:  A full-bodied, robust, well-balanced, surprisingly delicious wine

ORIGIN:  Spain (Aragon)

VARIETALS: Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cariñena

SAQ PRICE… 75 more words


Cariñena Garnacha

At some point toward the end of the Iron Age, Celtic-speaking peoples from Gaul began to migrate south across the snow-capped Pyrenees mountains and their permanent glaciers, settling into the rich pasture lands and forested valleys of northern Iberia. 543 more words

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