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NEW! 3-week Taste of Spain

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With the most acres planted to vine in the world, Spain produces some of the most exciting wines. From the famous Rioja to up-and-coming Bierzo, there is something to suit every palate. Over 3 weekly sessions, we dive deeply into one of the world's most exciting winemaking countries.

Week 1 - White wines of Spain

Spanish whites today offer unparalleled diversity, reflecting the country's varied terroir and traditions. Whether you're a connoisseur or a curious newcomer, these white wines promise an exploration of profound and refreshing flavours. 

Join us as we traverse the vibrant landscapes of Spain from the rugged hills of Galicia to the sun-drenched plains of Andalucía. We'll taste everything from vibrant Verdejo to elegant Albariño and discover wines that will redefine your expectations and delight your palate.

This tasting will select at least 6 wines from the following list and also serve some nibbled (not a meal) to try out certain food pairings:

  • Verdejo from Rueda
  • Godello from Galicia
  • Rare whites of Priorat
  • Cava - or is it?
  • Txakoli
  • Modern White Rioja
  • Dry Palomino (it's not all about Sherry)

Week 2 - Red Wines of Spain

Dive into the heart of Spain's red wine country as we unveil a path less travelled sampling extraordinary wines made using grape varieties you may never have heard of.

We'll navigate Spain's illustrious wine regions and taste wines from the robust and earthy to the rare and remarkable. 

The tasting will include a selection of the following:

  • Garnacha
  • Priorat Red
  • Toro
  • Aged Ribera del Duero
  • Bobal from Valencia
  • Juicy Monastrell
  • Light and fresh Mencia

Week 3 - Rioja Masterclass

Rioja has a long history of winemaking and is often the first name that comes to mind when considering Spanish wine. But the story of Rioja extends beyond its famous reds aged in oak.

Our final session will be an exclusive masterclass bringing you up to speed with the changes in Rioja. We'll explore lesser-known grape varietals in the region such as Maturana Tinta, Tempranillo Blanco, and Monastel. And we'll delve into the charm of the region's white and rosé wines.

Finally, we'll experience the differences that oak and bottle ageing impart, with a guided tasting of Crianza, Reserva, and Gran Reserva wines. This segment shows how ageing elevates the Rioja wine's complexity and character.



Tue 04
- 2024 -
NEW! White wines of Spain
The Venetian Wine Bar, Cambridge

Embark on a journey where every sip reveals a story from invigorating and zesty fresh whites to complex, nuanced flavours in meticulously aged wines. Spain's white wines are a revelation in every glass.

Tue 11
- 2024 -
NEW! Red wines of Spain
The Venetian Wine Bar, Cambridge

Dive into the heart of Spain's red wine country as we unveil a path less travelled, sampling extraordinary wines made using grape varieties you may never have heard of before.

Tue 18
- 2024 -
Rioja Masterclass
The Venetian Wine Bar, Cambridge

Rioja has a long history of winemaking, but changes are happening. In this masterclass, we will discover the latest developments, sample new grape varieties, discover fresh new white and rosé wines and compare classic Rioja designations.

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The Venetian Wine Bar, Cambridge
21 Station Place

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