As the country with the most surface area dedicated to vineyards, Spain has a rich history of producing incredible wines that reflect the variety of climates and cultures within the country. In this seminar led by a winemaker in Spain, we will taste classic examples from the most iconic wine regions.
Beginning with an overview of Spain’s geography, wine culture, and some brief tasting instruction, we will travel to four different ‘Denominaciones de Origen’ (DOs); Rias Baixas, La Rioja, Ribera del Duero, and Priorat. For each area, we will taste a classic wine (a list of accessible wines will be provided before class) which reflects the climate and terroir of the DO. In the guided tasting, I will explain the unique climate, winemaking and viticulture practices in each zone and how they affect the flavor profiles. We will also talk about classic Spanish pairings for each wine, the history of the regions, and their current trends. We will end with an open Q&A session.
Led by a winemaker and expert on Spanish Wine Nicole Indovino, this conversation will be a great overview of Spanish wine covering the main regions, winemaking, flavor profiles, and cultural significance. Designed to demystify wine and spark curiosity for future travels, participants will come away with increased confidence in their knowledge of Spain’s wine regions, their tasting abilities, and how to find and select a Spanish wine they like while traveling or at home.
Please enjoy this seminar responsibly and follow your local alcohol-consumption laws.
Four Wines: These are suggestions, if the participant cannot find these exact wines they can purchase something similar from the region. (potentially subject to change - will be reflected on here)
Albariño: Martin Codax Albarino 2021 (https://www.wine.com/product/martin-codax-albarino-2021/1027367 15.99$)
Rioja: Cune Rioja Reserva 2017 (https://www.wine.com/product/cune-rioja-reserva-2017/878075)
Ribera del Duero: Protos Crianza 2018 (https://www.wine.com/product/protos-crianza-2018/1150539)
Priorat: Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses Priorat 2019 or La Cartuja Priorat 2018 (more affordable)
Not suitable for children under age 13 (sensitive content).
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.