When you think of Spain and red wine, then the immediate thought turns to Rioja.
This classic region in North-Eastern Spain has been producing consistent, high quality, rich, robust red wines for many years.
So we were delighted when one of the top estates, Rioja Alta, joined us for the evening of 27th September.
Francisco Corpas, Export Area Manager, introduced us to a variety of their wines, not just from Rioja, but also their Albarino from Rias Baixas in Galicia, a Ribera del Duero and finally a wonderful pair of Riojas.
This charming man, enthused, delighted and enthralled our guests with his inside knowledge, history and amusing tales of Rioja and Spanish wines evolution over the last 100 years.
Once again, our Executive Chef Daniel Galmiche had pulled out all the stops to produce a variety of dishes, with an Iberian influence that matched perfectly the choice of wines, so much so, that Francisco proclaimed he’d never had a better matched menu! Praise indeed! If this was anything to go by, then our next two big wine events should also be a success. As we look forward first of all to our Wine festival weekend on the 18th & 19th October, and then to our hugely popular Master Sommelier Dinner, when 5 master Sommeliers will battle it out for your votes as to the wine pairing of the evening.
Taking part on Sunday 24th November, not only will you get an amazing insight into what it takes to become a Master Sommelier, but also you will hear many points, tips and interesting facts on how to get the most from your wine. I can’t wait….
To find out about up and coming Wine Dinners at The Vineyard please click here. Or call us on 01635 589407 to find out more.