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Spanish Wine Tasting with Brian Greenwood of WineWise
Three exceptional producers from Rioja, Priorat & Ribera del Duero
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Spanish Wine Tasting
Saturday, April 12th 2:00pm
Featuring the wines of Lopez de Heredia, Buil & Gine & Perez Pascuas
with Brian Greenwood of
Well, this may just be the wine equivalent of a Satori Trifecta - with a side trip to el Museo del Jamon.
This tasting is rare. We shall be tasting the wines from three iconic Spanish properties, Nu Skool, Old School and in between, and provide a glimpse of what is happening now! in Spain.
Lopez de heredia is one of the oldest in Rioja and certainly among the greatest. Their remarkable wines are collected and sold all over the world.
This family-owned winery makes highly individual wines in a style essentially unchanged since its inception in 1877. Though they are open to new techniques and methods, they strive to uphold the traditions of their ancestors and consistently produce wines that reflect the history and the classic style of Rioja. They also are one of the few Bodegas from which one can obtain a large selection of older vintages.
Buil & Gine is of the nueva escuela. though the families have grown grapes and made wine for centuries. Most closely associated with Priorat, they also produce in Castilla y Leon. Buil & Gine confounds the trend of expensive and unobtainable wines from the old vineyards of Priorat. The proprietors, Xavi and his wife Anna run the winery together, and own vineyards in Priorat, Montsant, Toro and Rueda. They are dedicated to producing an wide range of honest, balanced wines that are a true expression of each region. Their motto is "passion for fruit, appreciation of wood and respect for the soil."
Three brothers founded Perez Pascuas in 1980, convinced that their father's vineyards held the [theretofore unrealized] potential to make exceptional Ribera del Duero. This property bridges the old and new, producing vivid, pulsing tempranillo based wines, which rely on neither smoke [excessive use of new barrels] not mirrors [massive extraction] nor modern winemaking chicanery [don't ask] to tease out complexity, depth of flavor and distinctive flavor. Much hard work and intense dedication to quality has awarded them with Wine and Spirits Magazine "Winery of the Year" award in 2013.
This tasting is going to be awesome. Don't miss it!
The tasting is $20 per guest and is by reservation only. Please call 831-423-2020 or email email@example.com to reserve a seat.