Many thanks to Cyndi and Fred Grossman who made our inaugural Wine Tasting evening such a huge success. Their wines were all stunning, the food terrific and their commentary brilliant.

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To start what I regard as hands down the best champagne substitute in the world-Spanish Sparkling made in the traditional champagne method -almonds, melon, citrus with floral notes.

Marques de Plata Cava Brut Nature NV

We paired it with Deep Fried Calamari with Aioli.

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Next a rare treat a Rose from Spain’s Basque country.

Inazio Urruzola Txakolina Rose 2015.

Bright fresh aromatic with a salty ocean feel with some spritz at the end.

We paired this lovely Rose with a tomato rubbed toasted pintxo topped with prosciutto (in the spirit of the similarly produced Basque Bayonne Ham)

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Another rare treat-a white Rioja!

Valenciso Blanco- (96 points Wine Decanter)

Mainly Viura grapes with a honey caramelized nose and flavours of roasted nuts. It paired perfectly with a smoked chicken pintxo-the subtle oak of the wine matching the mild smokiness of the moist rotisserie chicken.

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Such an elegant wine. Lots of powerful berry flavours beautifully balanced with velvety tannins.

Valenciso Rosado-paired with Carne di Porco-thinly sliced roasted pork tenderloin served on a bed of arugula, finished with a brandy and pepper demi-glace.

 

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