Welcome To Rioja
WELCOME TO RIOJA . Zoom session. Saturday 10th April. 7pm- 8.30pm
It’s Spain’s most famous wine producing region and remains a big favourite with wine drinkers worldwide.
Tonight is a chance to learn about it in more detail. What is its history ? What makes the wines so appealing ?
We will look at its grape varieties ,wine making traditions; its landscapes and growing conditions and see how they combine to give us the Rioja wines we know and love
It is of course most famous for its red wines but whites are produced too, so our tutored tasting will consist of one white wine and two red wines, all illustrating different wine making practices and labelling terms
The tasting will be hosted by Mike Cottam and will be illustrated with images and tales from his visits to the vineyards of Rioja.
We have selected three wine styles which are readily available in most retailers and supermarkets. It’s entirely up to you which brands you buy and how much you wish to spend.
Remember , given the high level of duty and tax that we pay on a bottle of wine you will get much better value nearer £10 than £5.
Feel free to have some Spanish themed nibbles along with the wines ,like Manchego cheese, chorizo and olives.
The wines we will taste will be as follows:
- Rioja Blanco. White. (if possible choose a wine with “ barrel fermented “or ”fermentado en barrique on the label).
- Rioja Reserva . Red.
- Rioja Gran Reserva. Red
Please chill the white for a couple of hours and open the reds and pour a glass of each about an hour before kick off
We look forward to welcoming you on the evening
Places remaining: 18
Course Date/Time: Sat 10th Apr 2021 at 7.00pm
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min
Venue: Online Zoom Tasting