Surprise! Today is International Grenache Day so we’ve pulled together a quick guide to help brush you up on the vino and cruise into the weekend like a boss.
Here are 4 things you NEED to know about Grenache
South Australia makes the best Grenache (yeah we do!)
Blood Brother Republic winemaker Mark Jamieson, who makes a Grenache from McLaren Vale’s Blewitt Springs was recently awarded a gold medal in the San Francisco International Wine Competition, America’s largest and most prestigious wine award.
Grab your husband, boyfriend or brother
It’s a favourite amongst the lads. According to stats from Cellarmasters, more than 70% of customers who buy Grenache are men. We’d suggest going the Di Fabio Mclaren Vale Marietta Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2015.
Grenache is best enjoyed with food… duh!
It is best enjoyed with your proteins, such a slow-roast lamb or any BBQ meat, really. You could even get a little fancy by topping it off with Grenache sauce. The Domaine L’Oustalnau Corbieres Grenache Blend 2015 is a great dinner option.
Goat’s to have it with cheese
If you’re in charge of the wine and cheeseboard this weekend, Grenache is a beautiful wine to pair back your favourite cheese with, particularly goats cheese. Divinis Tempranillo Garacha 2015 is a lively Spanish red that pairs wonderfully.
Ps. to celebrate International Grenache Day Cellarmasters is offering 14% off site wide until the 17th of September with the code “14XMAS“. Minimum spend $120.
Cheers to the weekend!