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Garnacha and Grenache Wines the Perfect Pairings

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Garnacha and Grenache wines are the perfect pairings to any meal or tapas party. From hearty meats to truffle infused honey, there’s wine for every dish.

Wine can be a tricky beverage to work with; especially if you don’t know a lot about the drink.

Kim and I had never heard of Garnacha or Grenache wines before and were curious whether or not they would make the perfect pairings for our particular tastes.

However, after a few sips and a little research, we are very pleased with these French and Spanish wines.

 Two glasses of red wine on a cutting board with crackers.

No matter what your tastes or budget, you can enjoy these European quality wines.

There are a lot of varieties to choose from including dry reds, fruity white and rose, and even sparkling and dessert types.

Also, the grapes adhere to the European Quality Standards, ensuring top quality flavor at a budget minded price.

Two bottles of red wine with crackers.

Just looking at the bottles gave us so much inspiration. But the truth was, we just wanted to pop the corks on these wines, so we had to come up with the perfect pairings.

Well, one the bottles we received was a red Spanish Grenache. We decided to serve it with a simple prosciutto stuffed pastry.

Appetizer crackers on a white plate with a red rose.

It was a smooth red and wasn’t too dry for our taste buds. It worked well with salty flavors of the cured meat.

The second tapa we prepared was a cheesy mix of Fontina, and Parmesan cheeses rolled up in a flaky puffed pastry.

When served with either the French or Spanish varieties of Garnacha, they make for the perfect pairings.

 Top down view of two bottles of wine and crackers on a white plate.

If you are in the mood for a sweet treat, then I would recommend the Vins Doux Naturels. The flavors of that variety blend nicely with sweet and salty desserts or cheeses.

So, no matter what kind of wine you desire, there is sure to be a Garnacha or Grenache variety to fit both your style and your wallet.

Don’t forget to check out these European Quality wines the next time you go shopping.

Crackers, rose, and glass of wine on a cutting board.

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Garnacha and Grenache wines are the perfect pairings to any meal or tapas party. From hearty meats to truffle infused honey, there's wine for every dish.

Garnacha and Grenache Wines the Perfect Pairings

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Garnacha and Grenache wines are the perfect pairings to any meal or tapas party. From hearty meats to truffle infused honey, there's wine for every dish.

Ingredients

Flaky Parmesan Fontina Cheese Bites

  • 1 Sheet Puffed Pastry Dough, (1/2 box)
  • 1/2 Ounce Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 Ounce Shredded Fontina Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter, (melted)

Savory Shaved Prosciutto Bites

  • 1 Sheet Puffed Pastry Dough, (1/2 box)
  • 2 Ounces Thinly Shaved Prosciutto, (deli shaved)
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter, (melted)

Instructions

Flaky Parmesan Fontina Cheese Bites

  1. First, remove the puffed pastry dough from your freezer approximately 30 minutes before you begin.
  2. Next, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a large cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line it with a silicone mat.
  3. Then, on a sheet of parchment paper, roll out the dough until it almost doubles in size and has an oval shape.
  4. Afterward, sprinkle Fontina and Parmesan cheese onto the pastry sheet. Now, roll the sheet up, like you are making a Swiss or cinnamon roll.
  5. Last, starting from one end of the roll, use a paring knife to cut the bites into 1/2 inch slices. Place the slices onto a sheet pan and bake them for 10 to 12 minutes. Once they are cooked, remove them from the oven and let them cool for five to seven minutes before serving.

Savory Shaved Prosciutto Bites

  1. First, remove the puffed pastry dough from your freezer approximately 30 minutes before you begin.
  2. Next, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a large cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line it with a silicone mat.
  3. Then, on a sheet of parchment paper, roll out the dough until it almost doubles in size and has an oval shape.
  4. Afterward, layer shaved prosciutto onto the pastry sheet. Now, roll the sheet up, like you are making a Swiss or cinnamon roll.
  5. Last, starting from one end of the roll, use a paring knife to cut the bites into 1/2 inch slices. Place the slices onto a sheet pan and bake them for 10 to 12 minutes. Once they are cooked, remove them from the oven and let them cool for five to seven minutes before serving.

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation and vary due to individual food and alcohol consumption. Actual calories vary. The tapas can be stored in a sealed container in your fridge for up to two days. Once the wines have been opened, average keep time is less than three days. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 9gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 265mgCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 6g

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Sapphire Kharyzma

Monday 2nd of October 2017

I love wine. My favorite is Moscotto. I never had Garnacha or Grenache but the pair sounds so good. I will love to try! Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

The Garnacha/Grenache brands are affordable and not too dry. They are smooth and really easy to drink. Definitely, give them a try! Thanks for the comment. :)

Roch

Monday 2nd of October 2017

Are these wines from Bordeaux, France? This region produces the best fine wines in the world. I like the idea of pairing wine with pastries and other light snacks since it's not required to drink wine with expensive high quality wine every time.

Kimberly

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Hi, Roch! Some of the wines are from the Roussillon region of France and others are from the Eastern Spain. Both varieties are very good. We agree that these wines pair well with a light snack. Thanks for commenting!