Wines from Spain announces line-up for 2018 annual tasting

Wines from Spain has announced the lineup of masterclasses and ‘sky trails’ set to take place at its 29th annual tasting, which will take place on 6 March at London’s Sky Garden.

London’s Sky Garden

Organisers confirmed changes to the annual event’s format and venue last year with the aim of creating a “dynamic and informal” environment for consumers, producers and vintners alike.

The event will feature 1,200 wines from over 300 Spanish wineries and shed light on the ongoing evolution of Spanish winemaking, with 55 importers and exporters of Spanish wines set to present their portfolios to trade visitors. Masterclasses and self-pour tastings will take place throughout the day that will shine a light on the evolution of Spanish winemaking.

The following masterclasses will be held at the Evolution Bar:-

  • The Empire of Garnacha 10am-10.30am & 3pm-3.30pmSarah Jane Evans MW presents five expressions of Garnacha from Campo de Borja. She explores the varietal’s ever increasing potential within the D.O and highlights the nuances of micro-climates, soils and old vines stock.
  • Green Spain 11am-11.30am & 4pm-4.30pm
    Tim Atkin MW journeys through Spain’s green and pleasant lands and presents his top five wines on a whistle-stop tour of the Basque Country, Galicia and Castilla y Léon.
  • Exciting Spanish Whites For Your List 12pm-12.30pm & 2pm-2.30pm
    Raul Diaz introduces five exciting Spanish whites every restaurant should add to their list. He presents his top picks from Spain’s unique collection of D.O.s, varietals and styles.

Self pour tasting trails, named ‘sky trails’, will also be in place, with visitors able to sample the “star wine” of any given producer by following each tasting trail and seeking out bottles carrying a ‘Sky Trail’ sticker.

The Innovation Bar meanwhile will host a self-pour tasting throughout the day, where wines selected by top critics and influencers that, for them, best illustrate the spirit of innovation found in Spain today, will be on show.

The Wines from Spain Annual Tasting 2018 will be open to members of the trade and press between 9.30am and 5.30pm. Pre-registration is essential as places are limited.

For more information click here. 

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