How to Surprise Your Honey with Something Foreign


In Spain, the Grenache grape is called Garnacha, but it’s
every bit as sexy a grape as we find here stateside, or in France,
where Grenache is widely planted and revered. Grenaches are lovely,
fruit forward, floral, and layered with spice and herbal notes.
It’s hard to go wrong with a Grenache, whether it’s made into a
deep, gorgeous red wine, or a lighter lovely rose, but Grenaches
can be expensive. They’re gaining popularity in the U.S. and many
Central Coast Grenaches are getting pretty pricey. They’re
certainly worth trying, but they’re perhaps more for special
occasions. For everyday drinking, Spanish Garnachas are oftentimes
more affordable, and are absolutely daring and alluring.


Take the Bodegas Julian Chivite Gran Feudo Rosado, for
example. Rosado is Spanish for rose, and this rose is the perfect
wine for a Friday night, just before you bust out your finest
fashionista threads for a night out on the town. Heady, sexy,
suggestive fragrances of sun-ripened backyard strawberries, fresh
geraniums, and cardamom are ample throughout.

Sometimes it can be intimidating ordering a wine in a language
that’s not your native tongue, but this Garnacha is just way too
good to worry about bruising your pride a bit. At only $12 a
bottle, it’s worth ordering and pouring for your honey. So,
practice your best Spanish accent and step up to the counter. You
should be able to find this Garnacha at most fine wine shops or
on-line. Believe me, at this price, this sexy wine is too good not
to buy.


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