What to Expect
Single vineyard bottlings, reduced yields and hard physical work in the vineyards, a softer hand of oak and a focus back on classic native varieties have all contributed to the quality revolution under way in Spain. In short Espana looks a million dollars. Join us on a tasting discovery, from the wild Monastrell wines of Alicante in the south, blockbuster Arribes del Duero, classic Rioja and the crisp refreshing Albarino and Verdejo form Galicia and Rueda to the north all washed down with the finest Spanish tapas.
£40 per person: high-quality hand-crafted wines from £8 to £30 per bottle with plenty of iberico ham, chorizo, the finest olive oil, artisan bread, olives and farm house cheeses.
Why are our tastings different?
· The Wine: We are independent, so only choose wines we think are excellent quality to value – NOT what senior corporates tell us to show. To that end, wines that tasters rank highly are kept on the Humble Grape list; those that do not are dropped. New regions and wines are constantly being introduced.
· The Evening: Evenings are relaxing and entertaining. Yes, you will learn a lot. But it is fun, not pretentious and most people stay on after the tasting to chat and have a drink.
· The People: Although we can’t claim specific deals were done or lovebirds introduced at our wine tastings – we have definitely fostered a group of fun regulars from the City, legal fraternity and local corporates who have become friends.
· The Food: This is not your usual bowl of crackers fare. We pride ourselves with serving interesting canapés that compliment and bring out the best in our wine selections.