Taste of Spain
Location: Marriott Victoria & Albert, Water St, Manchester M3 4JQ
Date: Saturday 28th March 2020
Time: 12.30pm – 15.00pm
Price: £39 per person
Spain is one of the oldest countries in Europe with an impressive history of great vines. The Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean Sea create the perfect combination of climates and the region produces a fantastic variety of wines – from the internationally renowned stars to the lesser-known gems.
You could sample a new Spanish wine every night of the year and still not experience all the variety that this country produces. Each region has their own specialty. Rioja creates smoky, earthy, subtle reds with the Tempranillo grape, while the Priorat region makes rich, dense, powerful reds from the Garnacha variety. The Ribera del Duero also employs the Tempranillo grape, yielding wines bigger and more powerful than those of Rioja.
As for whites, Spain may not spring to mind, but it should. Whether it’s the crisp, aromatic Albariño grape of Galicia, Spain has countless inimitable bottlings.
We individually plate the evening’s selection of cheeses and cured meat for each guest. They are designed to complement the wines and we will discuss food and wine pairing, some rules, some traditions, and how to step outside them whenever you care to.
We’ll learn about them and we’ll taste them alongside a perfect match charcuterie board.
What you can expect:
- Welcome drink
- 7 glasses of wines
- A perfectly paired charcuterie board
- Informative tasting notes
- A fun and engaging quiz session at the end
- A prize for the winner!
What you will learn:
- The key regions of Spanish wines and their histories.
- Key facts about Spain, climate and geography.
- What wines to look for on a menu
- Insight into Club Vino’s unique tasting experiences, discovering wines from different regions, nations and winemakers.