Spanish Wines & Tapas Pairing Workshop (ONLINE TASTING)
This 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 - whites and reds, young and fruity as well as mature and oaked - paired with manchego cheese, chorizo, spicy cheese with jalapenos, sun-dried tomatoes, etc.
I would recommend buying in advance: 1 bottle of Rioja Joven (any winery will do but Campo Viejo is always a good bet) and 1 bottle of Rioja Reserva (from Baron de Ley, or Cune, or Campo Viejo again, see photo for both bottles), and opening those 2 wines LIVE with us on the night. PLUS prepare a platter with the following tapas: chorizo slices, Serano ham, manchego cheese, fresh vine (or cherry) tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes (plus some extra-mature cheddar cheese ... I know it's not Spanish, but you shall taste how magical the two are together ... just you wait and see! lol).
Where to find those wines? Asda will sell both Campo Viejo for £6.50 and £8 respectively. Sainsbury's for £8 and £8.50. Morrison's will too (but no promotion here as we speak). Waitrose will also have a the Campo Viejo Joven (the yellow label), but also Cune Reserva and Beronia Reserva.
Let's bring some wine & food pairing fun to your living-room ;-)
1 ticket will entitle everyone in your household to attend this tasting (no need to buy a ticket per person!).
Places remaining: 38
Course Date/Time: Sat 18th Jul 2020 at 7pm
Duration: 1+ / 2 hours
Venue: ONLINE ON ZOOM (INVITATION SENT BY EMAIL)