Tag - Garnacha

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A Ms. Child cooking project
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Las Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha 2009
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Borsao Granacha 2012
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Wine and a Movie Night #2

A Ms. Child cooking project

Panarroz 2011
Jumillia, Spain
$6.79
I must have felt like a cooking project. Flipping through “Chapter 7: Meats” of Mastering the Art of French Cooking I quickly picked a new recipe to try. Since almost all of them always sound delicious I figured I couldn’t really go wrong.

And so it was Boeuf A La Catalane (beef stew with rice, onions and tomatoes) that I found myself preparing early Sunday evening while listening to my favorite Beatles albums on shuffle. Past experience has taught me to begin cooking a Julia Child’s recipe early enough to not end up eating dinner at midnight!

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Las Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha 2009

Calatayud, Spain
Splurge-y
$10.99
The evening after a full moon, on a day when the spirit of fall was tossed about on the wind beneath rolling motley clouds, gray and white, I found myself particularly introspective. Cooking always helps when I find myself in this place, deep in my mind. And if I’m cooking, there’s certainly a freshly opened bottle of wine not far.

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Borsao Granacha 2012

Borja, Spain
$6.99-7.99
While watching the battle of Blackwater on Game of Thrones (yes I’ve only just finished watching season two, my apologies) inspiration came from queen Cersei, who wouldn’t stop knocking back glass after glass of wine, demanding “more wine!” and barking orders at Sansa to “drink!” I guess the best way to deal with your fears of losing a battle that may result in things getting a little rape-y for the women is to get inebriated.

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And so I decided I didn’t want to be left out of this fun. I popped open the bottle of the Granacha and settled in to get drunk with the sassy, bitchy, evil Queen Cersei. Speaking of bitches, I was taken back to Saturday nights hanging with my Atlanta crew. Miss those bitches.

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Wine and a Movie Night #2

‘The Skin I Live In’ // Monte Oton Granacha 2013
Spanish
$6.99

This is the second installment of a fun new twist that brings together two of my favorite things, wines and movies. Just for kicks I will occasionally pair a wine with a movie. Your suggestions are welcome.

The Spanish film, The Skin I Live In, told an intoxicating story of obsessive love, betrayal, sex and murder. The Spanish wine that accompanied it told a sexy tale of its own.

This bottle was full of the earth and dark fruits. Thick, heavy smells and flavor, deep and sensual. The finish was long-lasting and lingered in your mouth and nose the way really great sex does. Man, I love a good Spanish Garnacha.

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