Fundamentals of Wine: Spain & Portugal!
An educational wine & food experience
The underrated stars of Portugal and Spain, the everyday drinking wines of the Iberian peninsula have evolved into so much more. Despite often being overshadowed by high-priced bottles from neighboring countries, the Iberian Peninsula remains a mecca for lovers of rich, full-bodied wines with great cellaring potential. Today, Portugal and Spain have witnessed the emergence of a new generation of master winemakers who have learned to blend tradition and quality with innovation. Experience for yourself, the vertigo-inducing slopes of Portugal’s Douro Valley and the orange-tinted soils of Spain’s expansive vineyards which have long inspired poets, writers, and vintners. Nowhere can one find better wines at such a value than here!
Sit back and relax as your sommelier instructor sets the stage for an unforgettable, educational wine and cuisine experience. Our wine classes provide a unique context for the enjoyment of wine appropriate for every level of interest and expertise. Taste wine as it was meant to be enjoyed, paired to perfection with regional bites.
Throughout the evening, you will learn about the history, culture and language of wine through visual presentations, commentary and anecdotes from our personal experiences. And best of all, you’ll leave us with greater confidence, passion and understanding of the grapes so you can ultimately experience the pleasure of wine.
Join us for an in-depth tasting of this diverse wine producer. We'll taste 6-8 wines and have a taste of authentic regional bites. Examples might include:
- Basque sheep cheese & quince paste
- Manchego stuffed dates wrapped in Serrano
- Toasted marcona almonds
Class will include:
- Learn about Spain's key geographic wine areas: Basque, Green Spain (Galicia), Meseta, Andalucia, Catalon
- Understand key points of Spain's top wines: Rioja, Cava, and Sherry
- Learn Spanish wine terminology including Calimocho, Rebujito, and Carajillo
- Six to Eight wines for tasting
- Authentic tapas for sampling to accompany the wines