Did you know there’s an entire day for celebrating Cabernet Sauvignon? Tomorrow (always the Thursday before Labor Day) is the day dedicated to this versatile variety. It’s rich but fruity flavors make it a very popular choice among all wine drinkers. Want to know a little more about the history of your go-to red? Look no further!
This grape emerged in France in the 17th century, a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. From the two, Cabernet Sauvignon was born! Cabernet grapes, along with Merlot, are the two most widely planted varieties in the world. From Napa Valley to Europe, vineyards all over are the world can’t grow this grape fast enough!
Have you ever noticed a bit of a spice in your Cabernet’s you’ve never been able to pinpoint? It may very well be green pepper you’re tasting! Pyrazine is an aromatic organic compound that is present in all Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which gives the taste and aroma of green bell pepper! This may be one of the reasons that this wine variety pairs so well with delicious red pasta sauces, full of delicious peppers and onions! Yum!
So, are you ready to enjoy some vino yet? We hope so! Book a private party with us, pick your painting, sip some Cabernet Sauvignon and have an amazing time!