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April holds both Intermediate and Advanced WSET certificates (honorable mention in both) and is also a certified Spanish Wine Educator by the Wine Academy of Spain. She has worked for Spanish wine regions such as the Kingdom of Navarra, Bierzo, Rueda, Toro, Cigales and for three years she represented Ribera del Duero as the U.S. Brand Ambassador & Trade Liaison travelling nationally to educate trade, press and consumers about the wines from the region.
Wine Tasting Classes Objectives:
- Discover what kind of wine you like and why
- Learn about the indigenous grapes
- Explore new D.O.s (appellations)
- Understand the differences between “Joven” and “Crianza”
- Translate the wine label
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For those of you who have joined us before and want to look up a wine, please see below for the best of the best.
Pazo de Eiras, Vinos Artesanos de Calidad
DO: Rias Baixas, 100% Albarino
If you liked this, try a Ribeiro with Torrontes and Treixadura.
Also, along the same lines are crisp, tangy whites from Rueda made with Verdejo and Viura.
The “alluvial” soil, wet, cool climate and Atlantic breeze is what makes these wines taste so special.
Vina Godeval, 2001, Bodegas Godeval
D.O.: Valdeorras, 100% Godello
Vina Mein, Casal de Mein
D.O.: Ribeiro, Treixadura (80%), Godello (15%), Albarino/Torrontes/Loureiro (5%)
Txomin Etxaniz, Etxaniz Txakolina
D.O.: Getariako Txakolina, 85% Hondarrabi Zuri, 15% Hondarrabi Beltza
Vina Esmeralda, Bodegas Miguel Torres
D.O.: Penedes, 85% moscatel, 15% gewürztraminer
Vina Canchal, Bodegas Cave San Jose
DO Ribera de Guadiana, %100 Pardina
Maset del Lleo, Gran Reserva, Bodegas Maset del Lleo
DO Cava, Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Parellada
Monte Real, Bodegas Riojanas
D.O.: Rioja, 100% Viura
Puerta del Sol Malvar, Bodegas Vinos Jeromin
DO Vinos de Madrid, 100% Malvar, aged 4 months American oak
Tio Pepe Fino, Gonzalez Byass
DO Jerez, 100% Palomino Fino
If you liked this, try a “Manzanilla” from Sanlucar de Barrameda
The “albariza” soil, Atlantic breeze, and lack of rain is what makes this wine so special.
Viña Chozo, Bodegas Pablo Morate
DO Vinos de Madrid, 100% Tempranillo
Vina Torres de Casta, Bodegas Torres
D.O.: Cataluna, 65% Garnacha, 35% Cariñena
Cordoniu Cava Rosado, Cordoniu
D.O.: Cava, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Señorio de Sarria, Vinedo Numero 5, 2002, Bodegas de Sarria
DO Navarra, 60% Garnacha, 40%Cariñena
Canchales, Tinto Joven, Bodegas Riojanas
D.O.: Rioja, Tempranillo (80%), Mazuelo (15%), Graciano (5%)
Viña Canchal, Tinto Joven, Bodegas Cave San Jose
DO Ribera de Guadiana, 100% Tempranillo
Valdelosfrailes, 2000, Bodegas
D.O.: Cigales, 100% Tempranillo
Riberal, Crianza, Bodegas Santa Eulalia
D.O.: Ribera del Duero, 100% Tempranillo
Castillo de Urtau(Joven), Bodegas Lambuena
DO Ribera del Duero, 100% Tempranillo
Castaño Solanera, Bodegas Solanera
D.O.: Yecla, 85% Monastrell, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 months oak
G, Dehesa de Gago, Telmo Rodiguez
D.O.: Toro, 100% Tinta del Toro
Clos del Mas, Clos del Mas
DO Priorat, 65% Garnacha, 35% Carinena
Mas Viló, Maset del Lleo
DO Priorat, 65% Garnacha, 35% Carinena, 6 months French oak
Thanks to Priorat’s “Llicorella” or quartzite & slate soil we have a very unique wine.
1434 Crianza, Don Alvaro de Luna
DO Madrid, 100% Garnacha
The sand, clay, limestone and arid climate bring out the “spice” and acidity in this wine.
Grego, Vinos Jeromin
DO Madrid, 75% Tempranillo, 25% Syrah
If you liked this style, try wines from further south in DO’s such as Jumilla, Yecla, and Bullas as they produce “jammy”, stewed berries, with lots of body style wines. Carinena, Bobal, Garnacha, Monastrell are typical varietals that produce that style of wine. But if you prefer a little more spice then try some wines from Toro.
Puerta del Sol Varietales, Vinos Jeromin
DO Madrid, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 30% Tempranillo
Ramirez de la Piscina, Ramirez de la Piscina
DO Rioja, 95% Tempranillo, 25% Viura
Alternatives to try: wines from Cigales or Navarra that offer similar profiles and Ribera del Duero wines makes even fuller-bodied wines from Tempranillo.
Marques de Caceres, 2003, Bodegas Caceres
D.O. : Rioja, Tempranillo (80%), Garnacha (20%)
The combination of a temperate climate with alluvial, calcareous clay, and in some places ferruginous soil provides the perfect place to grow the Tempranillo varietal.