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Choripán, Chimichurri, and the 2018 Viña Progreso Revolution Tannat #UruguayWineWeek #TannatDay #Sponsored

  This is a sponsored post written by me in conjunction with the #TannatDay event.  Wine samples were provided for this post and this page may contain affiliate links.   When one of my wine contacts asked if I'd like to be involved in celebrating Tannat Day during Uruguay Wine Week, I thought to myself, "Is that even a real question?" Of course I'd like to help celebrate Tannat Day.  So, here we are. A Tannat Hero and #TannatDay International Tannat Day is celebrated on April 14th commemorating the day of Pascual Harraigue's death in 1894. If you are like me and had to ask, "Who is Pascual Harraigue?", here's a brief answer. Born in Lapurdi, which was a Basque province but is now part of southwestern France, Harraigue emigrated from France, landing in Uruguay at the age of 19. He moved from Montevideo to Salto and eventually began to cultivate grapes on land he acquired.  Throughout his life, he grew and made wine with the Tannat grape. His first har
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