Spanish Wines & Tapas Evening (SOUTHAMPTON)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TASTING WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AT THE DOLPHIN HOTEL, 34-35 HIGH STREET, SOUTHAMPTON
Join us as we taste a selection of fantastic wines of Spain that are the buzz-words in the wine industry at the moment, served alongside mouth-watering platters of tapas and spanish-style amuse-bouches.
This particular workshop is all about trying to find the ideal match between each carefully selected Spanish nibble and specifically chosen Spanish wine. Pairing food with wine should be easy and fun, yet so many people become stressed at the idea of make a wine faux pas. Yet the best part about pairing food with wine is the experimentation and delights at finding a pairing that YOU enjoy.
Spain produces amazing quality wine at the moment. But Spanish wine can be intimidating for beginners due to the unfamiliar names — it's more Tempranillo & Albarino than Merlot and Chardonnay. But the secret to drinking Spanish is… it's all about the food!
At the core of this tasting we find the classic Rioja. On the Galician coast we find Rias Baixas were some of Spain's most distinguished whites are found. Indeed, the tasting shall kick off with the great whites we can find in this great wine country. Albarino, Spain's high quality white grape variety from Rias Baixas, is the ideal place to begin developing the tasting further with some white anchovies. The final part of the tasting pitches the old-firm classic region of Rioja - whites and reds, young and fruity as well as mature and oaked - paired with manchego cheese, chorizo, flavourful pepper frittata, spicy cheese with jalapenos, sun-dried tomatoes, etc.
All tastings include: minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, PowerPoint presentation, full tasting notes, use of professional ISO tastings glasses AS WELL AS A FABULOUS SELECTION OF TAPAS!
This wine & food matching workshop would be the ideal present for the foodie in your life. Can be purchased as a gift voucher.
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Course Date/Time: Fri 23rd Mar 2018 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure), 34-35 High Street, Southampton SO14 2HN