It might be a little be a later than usual, but Spanish Wine Week is making a virtual return this year from October 12th to 18th and to celebrate, we have a hamper of six Spanish wines to give away to one lucky reader.
Spanish wine hugely popular in Ireland, so the team at Wines from Spain are asking wine lovers around the country to raise a glass and support the industry in Ireland next week.
This year, Spanish Wine Week will be shining a light on wine shops, restaurants (following level 3 guidelines) and online retailers who are flying the flag for Spanish wines with discounts, offers and promotions available at outlets around the country including Woodberry Wines, Whelehan's, O'Brien's and more.
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This year, the team have arranged a number of online wine tastings and masterclasses with some of the biggest names in Spanish wine that people can join in on from anywhere in the country. Join Harriet Tindal MW as she moderates an insightful and immersive webinar looking at the evolutionary journey of Spanish wine with four Spanish winemakers on October 13th, while Sevgi Tüzel-Conghaile from A Wine Idea will host three virtual masterclasses with Andreas Kubach to showcase emerging wine trends on October 14th.
On October 15th, join a masterclass with Jonas Tofterup, the first-ever Danish master of wine, while on Friday 16th Almudena Alberca, Spain's first female master of wine, will explore Tempranillo, Spain's leading black grape variety. Also on Friday 16th, wine writer John Wilson will join the team at WineOnline.ie for an informative digital wine tasting.
Although many restaurants around the country are closed, some will be participating in Spanish Wine Week, while still adhering to governmental guidelines of course. Customers who order the delicious BoSsam Feast Box from Mister S in Dublin on October 16th or 17th will receive a bottle of Spanish wine with their meal. The box serves six, costs €85 and is available for pick-up or delivery - head to misters.ie for more info.
To close out Spanish Wine Week, The Twelve Hotel in Galway will host an afternoon feast of tapas and paella on their outdoor terrace with six wines chosen by Fergus O'Halloran included.
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" Ultreia, Raúl Perez Godello (100%) 13 % (Alcohol level / Degré) Bierzo, Duero Valley, Spain DO, Bierzo 2016 Intense Golden color Lemon peels, Apple, Stone fruit, Fresh Pineapple, Strong Honey, Oily notes, Minerality, Yeasty Crisp, Green Apple, Ripe Grapefruit, Quince Gel, Soft Ginger, Salinity, Warm white Spices, Refreshing Acidity, Long finish w/ Powerful & Pleasant aftertaste" : @lostinwine
How to win
To be in with a chance to win a hamper of six Spanish wines to enjoy throughout Spanish Wine Week, simply answer the question below and fill out the following form. Good luck!
Q: Name the leading black grape variety in Spain.
T&Cs apply. Entrants must be 18 years or older. This prize cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-transferrable. Editor's decision is final. Winner will be contacted by email and if they do not respond within a day, a new winner will be selected. Open to residents in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. One entry per person. Competition closes midnight Wednesday, October 14th.
For further information about Spanish Wine Week 2020, click here.