Explore Spain and Portugal - Bristol
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 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 region of Ribera del Duero knock it off its perch? We'll taste blockbusters from both along with some delicious home-cooked tapas of Chorizo and potato cooked in Fino sherry - let the showdown commence!
To end the evening we'll also be looking into how Port and Sherry are made. Do you know?
All tastings include: a minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tasting sheet, use of professional tastings glasses, and nibbles.
Our venue is The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer. See our Venues Page for more details.
If you are unsure of which type of tasting you would like to book - why not buy one of our gift vouchers? You can choose the value of the voucher and can use it on any tasting that takes your fancy!
Places remaining: 0
Course Date/Time: Wed 18th Mar 2020 at 7pm - 9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, King Street