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Garnacha MasterClass/Tasting w/ DO Campo de Borja

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Garnacha MasterClass/Tasting w/ DO Campo de Borja

Submitted By: Heidi Stine, May 25, 2011
Garnacha Wine from around the World in California – USA



The D.O. Campo de Borja, along with The Wine Academy of Spain, will hold a tasting of Garnacha Wine from around the World in California, on 13 June 2011.



The Garnacha Wine tasting will be held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, and 12 wines made of the Garnacha varietal will be presented. Eight wines will be from the D.O. Campo de Borja, and four from the rest of the world (California, France and Australia).



The following wines from the D.O. Campo de Borja will be introduced: Borsao Tinto 2010, Quo Tinto 2009, Coto de Hayas Garnacha Centenaria 2009, Alto Moncayo 2008, Tres Picos Borsao 2009, Quo Old Wines 2008, Fagus 2008 and Aquilón 2008.



During the event there will be a live video-conference link with Pancho Campo, the first ever Spanish Master of Wine. Pancho Campo was the person who organized the largest Garnacha wine tasting in history with Robert Parker, and is one of the biggest promoters of this grape in the world.



The tasting will be led by Jesús Bernad, a teacher of The Wine Academy of Spain, and during the event some videos about the soils and landscapes of the D.O. Campo de Borja, recently recorded by helicopter, will be shown, as well as videos of the four wineries taking part in the promotion program The Empire of Garnacha: Bodegas Aragonesas, Borsao, Alto Moncayo and Santo Cristo.



During the 2009-2010 Spanish wine export year, the D.O. Campo de Borja has ranked second among the Designations of Origin in terms of wine exports to the United States, after Rioja, standing in this position for the third consecutive year. The United States (with 22.38% of exports), Britain, Holland, and Canada are becoming the most important markets for Foreign Trade in this D.O., thanks to the excellent quality of wines made from Garnacha, a native variety of Campo de Borja, which is currently in vogue internationally and perfectly suits the tastes of British and American markets. During the 2009-2010 campaign, sales of wine from the D.O. Campo de Borja to the United States have increased by 2.5%.



The promotion activities started on January 24 in the Monastery of Veruela in Aragon, when Jay Miller, Robert Parker’s collaborator, visited us and, along with Pancho Campo, tasted more than 150 wines from the D.O. Campo de Borja, stating that “Spanish Garnacha and, above all, that from Aragon, is the fashionable grape throughout the world.” Miller added that he was pleasantly surprised by the excellent value for money, since “they are within the price range that Americans are willing to pay for a quality wine.”



The whole promotional campaign can be followed on the Internet and through major social networks on www.thegarnacha.com.



For more information: Heidi Stine, hlstine@cox.net , Phone: +1 480 330 3766





Press Office of the C.R.D.O. Campo de Borja Wine Museum.



www.docampodeborja.com Phone: +34 976 198825