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International Grenache Day

Raise a glass and join the global celebration of International Grenache Day - a day dedicated to showcasing this delicious and versatile wine varietal. Cheers!
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September 17
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Get ready to raise a glass in celebration of International Grenache Day on September 17! This day may not be as well-known as other international holidays, but it is definitely worth marking on your calendar if you're a wine lover. Grenache, also known as Garnacha, is one of the most widely planted red wine grapes in the world and has been used for centuries in winemaking. It's a versatile grape that can produce different styles of wine, from light and fruity to bold and robust. So let's cheers to this delicious grape variety and discover all the amazing wines it has to offer!

History of International Grenache Day

International Grenache Day Dates

International Grenache Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Grenache Grape Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Grenache, also known as Garnacha, originated in Spain and was later introduced to other regions of Europe, including France, during the 1800s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1935</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rhône Wine Classification</div><div class='timeline-text'>Grenache receives acknowledgement for its significant role in the wines of southern Rhône when the area achieved AOC status in France.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>New World Plantings</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Grenache grape variety started being extensively planted in new world wine regions such as Australia and California in the 1980s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Grenache Symposium Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Grenache Symposium was established in France providing a platform for the global wine community to gather, learn and appreciate Grenache wine.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First International Grenache Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>International Grenache Day was first organized by the Grenache Symposium with the aim to celebrate and promote Grenache wine worldwide.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Grenache Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a wine tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over to celebrate International Grenache Day with a wine tasting party. Have everyone bring a bottle of Grenache wine from a different region and compare the flavors and notes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a new Grenache recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Expand your Grenache horizons by trying out a new recipe that incorporates this delicious wine. From savory sauces to hearty stews, there are endless options to choose from.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local winery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spend the day touring a nearby winery that specializes in Grenache wines. You'll learn about the production process and get to taste some amazing wines while celebrating International Grenache Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create Grenache-inspired cocktails</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put a spin on classic cocktails by using Grenache wine as the base. From sangria to spritzers, there are plenty of delicious ways to incorporate Grenache into your drinks.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a Grenache-themed picnic</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and head to a scenic spot for a Grenache-themed picnic. Pack some cheese, charcuterie, and of course, a few bottles of Grenache wine to enjoy while taking in the beautiful views.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Grenache Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Grenache is a versatile wine</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Grenache is a red wine that is grown in many different regions around the world, and can vary in style from light and fruity to bold and full-bodied. This makes it a great option for pairing with a variety of foods, making it a versatile choice for any occasion.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a celebration of a unique grape</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Grenache is one of the most widely planted grape varieties in the world, but it often gets overshadowed by more well-known grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir. International Grenache Day is a chance to shine the spotlight on this underrated grape and appreciate all it has to offer.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>There's a lot of history behind Grenache</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Grenache has been around for centuries, with its origins dating back to Spain in the 14th century. It has since traveled to different parts of the world, leaving its mark on the wine industry. International Grenache Day is an opportunity to learn about this grape's fascinating history and how it has evolved over time.</p></div></div>

Raise a Glass: 5 Grenache Day Revelations

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Grenache grape has high sugar content</h3><p class='facts-content'>Part of what makes Grenache an ideal grape for winemaking is its high sugar content. This leads to wines with higher alcohol content, and when fully ripe, it can produce wine with an alcohol content above 15%.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Grenache can be grown in various climates</h3><p class='facts-content'>While Grenache grape prefers hot, dry conditions, like those in Spain and southern France, it can adapt to cooler climates too. This versatility contributes to its widespread planting worldwide.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Grenache plays a major role in iconic wine blends</h3><p class='facts-content'>Grenache is often used as a blending grape in some of the world’s most renowned wines, including the famous French Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Spanish Garnacha blends.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Different Grenache forms produce different wines</h3><p class='facts-content'>There are several forms of Grenache grape: Grenache Noir produces red wine, Grenache Blanc is used for white wine, and Grenache Gris is used for rosé.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The name Grenache tells its journey</h3><p class='facts-content'>The name Grenache has roots in the term “Garnatxa,” which comes from “Vernaccia,” meaning "native vine." It's believed that as Grenache moved from Spain to France, Vernaccia became Vernacha, which eventually morphed into Garnacha and then into Grenache.</p></div></div>

International Grenache Day FAQs

When is International Grenache Day?

International Grenache Day is celebrated on September 17th every year. In 2024 International Grenache Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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