Tempranillo is beginning to make a stir! The First International Tempranillo Day celebration has been announced for Thursday, September 1st, 2011. If you Google “Tempranillo Day” you can find several sources of what’s taking place that day, including participation by the illustrious organization, Wines of Spain.
Now to make things more interesting, it’s also been designated as Cabernet Day. I have nothing against celebrating Cabernet, however, just remember, David nailed Goliath. Worldwide, Tempranillo represents greater than 500,000 acres, but still trailing behind Cabernet which is presumed to be around 750,000. Considering a comparison of the awareness of the two wines among consumers, I would expect that Cabernet had better watch its backside as Tempranillo is quietly marching forward, stealth-like.
Least we not be remiss in joining in the celebration, we’re going to have a special evening at the Olympia Wine Tasting Bar raising our glasses to this wonderful grape. Details are still in the works, but we’ll certainly have plenty of Tempranillo, food goodies, and some latin music for the proper atmosphere. Maybe we can ask some of our local friends to bring a bottle of their favorite Tempranillo to share. Regardless, the celebration will commence at 6 p.m. and it’s end is when it ends!
We plan to make the courtyard available for everyone so there should be ample room for the celebration. Maybe I ought to obtain a pinata but it might get a bit too wild!
We’ll be sending out a Constant Contact notification to everyone on our mailing list and you can also watch this website for further information. Like I’ve said before, “Espana ha Llegado a Washington!” Don’t miss the fun!