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GSM Wines

GSM Wines

4pm Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Home of Fred and Kathy Brack
North Raleigh

GSM stands for the three grape names found in this Rhone-style blended wine:  Grenache (also known as Garnacha), Syrah, and Mourvèdre (also known as Monastrell).  The Syrah contributes the full body, dark fruit flavors, tannins, and "backbone."  Grenache, a lighter wine, contributes alcohol (which extends the finish), warmth, and red fruit flavors (and often a bit of cinnamon) without tannins.  Mourvèdre contributes elegance, structure, and acidity, some interesting flavors, and tends to extend the finish.  If Syrah is the dominant component, the wine is sometimes called SGM.  These wines are generally known for bright fruit and aroma.

Classically, GSMs come from the Rhone Valley in France; but GSM is now produced in many other parts of the world, including Australia, Washington (Columbia Valley), California (notably Paso Robles), with smaller productions in other countries.


Please bring your favorite go to dish for a backyard BBQ or a bottle of wine to share after the tasting.  Remember to label your dish if it contains any of the following ingredients: anchovies, coconut, mustard, cheese, garlic, onions, or gluten. 

Registration Deadline:  Nov 2, 2018 -- SORRY, FULL, NO MORE REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED ...

Seating Limit:  24

Registration:  Mail your check for $15 per person payable to "Triangle Chapter AWS" to:

  Sue Ohmann
  8701 Mourning Dove Rd
  Raleigh, NC  27615

We look forward to seeing you there!

American Wine Society

American Wine Society, Triangle Chapter
Lisa Tillis,  Secretary