Carménère is the red Bordeaux grape famous for going extinct — and then found flourishing in Chile under the pseudonym of Merlot! It’s hard to imagine how the two could be confused: if you taste Carménère from Chile, you’d never guess it was Merlot. While both have cherry fruit and herbal notes, Merlot is much more mellow, mild, and smooth while Carménère is more wild and crazy with notes like jalapeño jelly. But everyone figured that was just the influence of the terroir in Chile until Continue reading
Happy birthday, Carménère!
And wine is definitely something that I am grateful for this Thanksgiving!
But why is Carménère Day on Thanksgiving? Had you even heard of Carménère wine or Carménère Day? Continue reading