It's time to take a closer look at Iberian wine-making! There are so many changes going on in Spain and Portugal, these two countries have increasingly grabbed attention in the wine world.
There is more to Portugal than just Port! The cool areas on the north-west coast produce some intriguing white wines, while in the Douro Valley they have been exploiting the Port grapes to make robust, ripe, chocolatey table wines - often some of Europe's best value reds! And in the south we find Ribetajo, Alentejo and the Algarve, all capable of producing interesting and complex wines.
Spain also makes some interesting white wines such as fragrant Albarino and Godelllo from Galicia, with a peachy soft juiciness reminiscent of Chardonnay balanced by the crisp finish of a Sauvignon Blanc. And when it comes to reds does Rioja still rule the roost or can the regions of Ribera del Duero, Priorato, Bierzo or Jumilla knock it off its perch?
(Note, this evening is part of our core 8-week course - book all 8 evenings and save 10%! And it's flexible, so if you have to skip an evening you can pick it up next time it runs).
Your tasting will include: a tasting samples of six carefully selected wines, tasting samples of artisan cheeses, full wine notes & handouts, a 2 hour interactive presentation, with Q&A, led by our wine tutor.
Tutor: Victoria Aldwinckle
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