Two vibrant bottles of red ahead of International Grenache Day

Houston Life Wine Club Poured by H-E-B

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HOUSTON – Hi everyone! Another Wine Club Wednesday Poured by H‑E‑B is in the books!

It’s Courtney, here! After the week that we’ve all had I’m ready to stock up on some new wine for the weekend! Y’all know I’m up for any holiday so how about celebrating International Grenache Day, on September 17th. Cheers to that! Grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. Today we sampled two labels; first Anciano Garnacha from D.O. Valencia in Spain on the Mediterranean coast. This is a blend of 80% Garnacha, 10% Tempranillo and 5% Monastrel. This is smooth and soft with red currant and blackberry flavors. This is paired perfectly with grilled, stewed or braised meats like beef, veal, pork and chicken. You know what else it pairs perfectly with? Your wallet! The price is $10 a bottle.

The second bottle we tasted is Hahn GSM Appellation Series a Grenache, Syrah and Mouvendre blend. This has aromas of lavender, lilac, incense and dark plum and flavors of dark chocolate, sweet plum and cinnamon earthiness.

This is perfect for a charcuterie board or moderately heavy dishes or roasted chicken with a strong spice herb like rosemary, sage and red pepper. This bottle is $22.

Derrick and I also had fun sipping along side our virtual tasters Karin and Kristin. They call themselves the “Sipping Sisters.” They grew up in Houston and their father was a big part of the space program and was involved in he first lunar landing. Fun fact, they have their name in a bible on the moon. Yes, you read that right!

Karin and Kristin love watching Houston Life and they loved both of the selections featured today.

Happy sipping!

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About the Author:

Catherine Sorto is a native Houstonian, a true crime junkie and loves flamin' chips.