Wines From Spain | Far from Ordinary
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The stirring gaudiness of Gaudí’s architecture, the African-influenced art of Picasso, the lush staccato of the flamenco musicians and dancers, the roar and drama of a bullfight, the friendly buzz of the tapas bar: these are the popular images of Spain. They may well be clichés, but that makes them no less true. All these pulse with a rhythm that is uniquely Spanish.
During the past decade and a half, the number of designated Spanish wine regions (Denominaciones de Origen or DOs) has grown by more than a third to a total of 69, and Spain has created a new set of laws, doubling the wine quality categories and introducing top wines from regions never known for quality wine or, more often, never even heard of at all. Understandably, this proliferation is creating remarkable confusion about what Spanish wine is, what it’s made from, and where these amazing wines are grown.
Modern Spanish wine is on a brilliant ride. All those new DOs represent a lot more than bureaucratic finagling; some of these additions describe new grapes and new regions, and many nurture the most exciting new wines the world has seen. (from http://www.winesfromspainusa.com/learn)
We will gather for a sparkling wine reception from 7pm to 7:30pm, then taste through six wines from different regions of Spain.
Artisian cheeses will be served along with fresh bread and crackers.
$20.00 pre-paid, $30.00 at the door. Reserve your glass now!