European Garnacha/Grenache Quality Wines Program Announces Results of the 11th Annual International Competition Grenaches du Monde

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International Competition Grenaches du Monde

European Garnacha/Grenache Quality Wines Program Announces Results of the 11th Annual International Competition Grenaches du Monde

The European Garnacha/Grenache Quality Wines program, co-funded by the European Union (EU), has announced the results of the 11th annual International Competition Grenaches du Monde. This prestigious European competition was held this month for the first time outside of Europe, featuring over 800 Garnacha/Grenache wines from producers across France, Spain, Italy, and the US. This special edition of the competition was organized by the Asociación Garnacha Origen of Spain and the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon/ CIVR of France.

Over 800 Garnacha/Grenache-centric red, white, rosé, and fortified sweet wines medalled in the Double Gold, Gold and Silver categories chosen by a panel of 80 top US wine industry jurors, including sommeliers, media, distributors, importers, and influencers. According to Juror Kristen Schubert of SommSisters, «I really enjoyed being a Juror- Garnacha/Grenache is one of my favorite single varietal or blended wines.  To know Grenache is to love Garnacha and its complex deep berry often earthy palate and long sensual finish. It makes great wines greater as a blend and is even more exciting on its own.»

233 wines of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and 35 wines from the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) medalled.

To view the 286 medalists, visit Garnacha/Grenache website.

According to Grenaches du Monde president Fabrice Rieu, «This event is a great way to introduce Americans to a grape that Europeans have enjoyed for centuries. Many people in the United States do not realize they are drinking Garnacha/Grenache – unless they are ‘label readers’ like me.»

The award-winning wines of the International Competition Grenaches du Monde will be showcased at an industry-only VIP reception and tasting at NYC’s City Winery on September 14. This event marks the largest wine tasting of Garnacha/Grenache wines ever held on this side of the Atlantic.

This «Europe to the World» campaign kicks off the International Garnacha/Grenache Day on September 15 – a social media and global events phenomenon on the third Friday of every September celebrating the grape known as Grenache in France Garnacha in Spain, and Cannonau in Italy.

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