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Articles tagged with Grenache

  • Back to the Rhône’s Future

    The Rhône holds a large piece of my heart for one big, unctuous reason: the Viognier grape. She’s the first white grape I ever loved. Viognier braved...


  • Grenache - The Next Pinot Noir?

    Hindsight of course is 20/20, and looking back at the surge of popularity that Pinot Noir experienced over the past decade one can see some of the factors...


  • Great Blends of Australia

    Down under, the traditional Southern Rhône blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre is commonly known by the name GSM (or SGM)—based on the Australian...


  • Tasting Beaucastel

    Sometimes the wine gods conspire against you. I actually knew something like this was coming. Things had been going too well for too long. I recently thought...


  • Considering Rhone Blends

    Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, we know more about these grapes than we might be aware of! Cotes du Rhone, Rhone rangers, and of course the GSM blends from...


  • Guide to Rhone Blends

    I’ve been tasting a few Rhone style blends of as of late, and am looking forward to a small vertical of Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape covering the...


  • Top 10 Grenache Producers-Value Wines

    I started building this list week, when I felt compelled to segment my Top 10 Grenache Producers list because I simply could not trim the list to 10 without...


  • Destination: Grenache

    When I think of getting up and going somewhere to experience Grenache, France jumps to mind first. Where else but along that arc of La Belle France that...


  • Pairing with Grenache

    I often think of Grenache as an easy pleaser. If I’m on the way out the door to go to a party or need to pull that bottle for a friend who has asked for...


  • Top 10 Grenache Producers-Top Wines

    These top 10 producer lists are always a challenge. The challenge is not finding 10 producers, but rather whittling down a list to 10 and settling on the...


  • Grenache Tasting Notes

    Grenache is one of the wine world’s great chameleons. Not only does it successfully change character from place to place, but it seems to change from...


  • Top Wine Values of 2011

    Every year, wine reviewers try to anoint their top ‘fill in a number here’ wines.You know, those lists that make a wine’s original value triple in...


  • Grenache Wine Reviews

    Yesterday, I looked at potential Syrah gift wines. It only makes sense to take a look at the Rhone's other gift wine, Grenache. Where Syrah can be difficult,...


  • Grenache and Grenache-based Blends

    Today, I'm continuing on my quest to find really great wines under $12. One interesting fact that just can't be ignored is that there are some places on...


  • California's Best Grapes

    Want to know what I really drink when it comes to domestic wines? The truth is a little bit of everything, but I really do love my Zins and Petite Sirahs....


  • 7 Great Rhone Valley Wines

    The Rhone is a paradoxical place when it comes to wine. Pretty much dominated by Grenache-based blends, you’ll find they’re priced from mere dollars a...


  • Best Grenache Roses

    So I’ve been talking about Grenache this week, and while I’ve found some lovely wines that I truly enjoyed, I simply don’t get very excited about most...


  • 5 Great Grenache Blends

    Writing about Grenache got me thinking I ought to taste some; so I rounded up some representative samples of both the reds and the rosés to try. Today, I'm...


  • About Grenache

    The world is awash with familiar grapes that define wines, just think of Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. But what happens when a grape...


  • Garnacha Wines

    It’s just Grenache in Spanish and you know what, that might be its mother tongue. What on earth am I talking about? Just that world traveler known as...


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