Made in Spain: The Wines of Northern Spain
Join us online over three Friday evenings in January as we share the stories behind some amazing wines made in Northern Spain and taste them with you in the comfort of your own home. Highlights include a comparative tasting of a Rioja vs a Ribera del Duero and the opportunity to meet Miguel Eguren from Bodegas Sierra Cantabria.
This interactive wine adventure will take you from the wet and wild west coast to the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, capital of Catalunya, on Spain’s Mediterranean coastline. Highlights of the series include two opportunities to ‘Meet the Maker’ – sessions in which representatives from wineries join you LIVE to taste their wines and answer your questions.
Session 1: ‘Green Spain’ & The North East 1h 30
This is Spain, but not as you know it. While Spain is known mainly for its red wines with a good dollop of oak, the cooler-climate north-west or ‘Green Spain’ is famous for its tongue tingling white wines prized for their freshness and verve. You'll enjoy tasting a premium Albarino which captures the spirit of the region. As you head east and inland the climate becomes more continental so black grapes dominate. We will introduce the region of Leon and taste a wine with you made from the traditional black grape variety Prieto Picudo.
Session 2: Rioja vs Ribera del Duero 1h 45
No course on Spain would be complete without paying respect to Tempranillo, the king of black grapes in Spain. While you may recognise it as the main grape of the Rioja region, nearby Ribera del Duero is challenging Rioja for the Tempanillo crown. We'll explain the differences between wines from the two regions and then you’ll enjoy a comparative tasting of a premium Rioja alongside a very special wine from Ribera del Duero. You'll be joined by Miguel Eguren from the family owned Bodega, Sierra Cantabria who will share the secrets of their success. Which expression of the Tempranillo grape will you prefer?
Session 3: Catalan Classics 1h 45
Cataluñya may not be the 1st region you think of when you think of wine from Spain, but this vast and varied region is home to two of Spain’s classic wine styles; Cava and Priorat. Cava is Spain’s answer to Champagne and who better to explain what makes Cava so deliciously biscuity than a representative from leading Cava Producer Pere Ventura in the second ‘Meet the Maker’ of the course. Finally to complete your course on Northern Spain you’ll experience something very special, a wine made by former UK Sommelier of the Year, Franck Massard, who has cleverly applied his own creative flair and innovative approach to winemaking to the wines of one of the most traditional of Spanish regions, Priorat.
The wines for this course are an additional cost and can be ordered from our wine partner for this course, Great Wine Co. Your case will include the following six bottles of wine:
Albariño DO Rias Baixas 2019, Mar de Frades (normal price £18.95)
Trasto Tinto Prieto Picudo 2018, Bodegas LaOsa (normal price £15.95)
Ribera del Duero Crianza 2017, Pago de los Capellanes (normal price £26.50)
Rioja Crianza 2016, Sierra Cantabria (normal price £15.95)
Session 2 3
Tresor Brut Cava Reserva 2016, Pere Ventura (normal price £13.95)
Humilitat DOQ Priorat 2016, Franck Massard (normal price £19.55)
The case of six bottles costs £107.26p including delivery, including a 10% discount, excusive to Local Wine School customers buying wines for the course. A link to buy the wines for the course will be released to guests with bookings during the 1st week of January. If you decide to add another 6 bottles to your order you will qualify for an additional 10% discount off your entire order - a saving of 20%!
The cost of the course is per device/household joining.
Places remaining: 10
Course Date/Time: Fri 15th Jan 2021 at 7pm
Venue: Your home!