September 1, 2011 is a special day for wine enthusiasts. Two twitter tastings are taking place, International Tempranillo Day and Cabernet Sauvignon Day. Participants interested in participating with the International Tempranillo Day can register on Eventbrite.
Tempranillo events are being scheduled. Currently on the TAPAS (Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society) website events listed for Tempranillo Day include Septempranillo in Paso Robles, Tapa and Wine Tasting at La Boca, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Celebration at Olympia Wine Tasting Bar in Washington. For more information visit Tapas website. If you prefer gather some friends together for a wine tasting. Whatever you choose to do, tweet about the wines and use the hashtag #TempranilloDay.
Keep watch of the Tapas website. According to the website, this is a nonprofit trade association “whose mission is to promote Tempranillo and other varietal wine grapes native to the Iberian Peninsula, and wines produced from them in North America.”
Some of the varieties continually supported by the Tapas organization include Albariño, Alvarelhão/Brancellao, Bastardo (Trousseau), Bobal, Caiño Blanco, Cariñena/Mazuelo (Carignane), Garnacha (Grenache), Garnacha Blanca, Garnacha Peluda, Garrò, Graciano, Juan Garcia, Loureira, Macabeo (Viura), Malvasia, Mandò, Manto Negra, Mataro/Monastrell (Mourvedre), Mencia, Mission Criolla, Palomino, Prieto Picudo, Rufete, Sousão/Souzão, Tempranillo/Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela/Trincadiera Prieto, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão, Torrontes, Touriga Franco (Francesca), Touriga Naçional, Treixadura, Verdejo, Verdelho, and Xarello. How many of these wine varieties have you tried?
Enjoy tasting and tweeting about Tempranillo wines on September 1.