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Trade Tasting Event: Spain's Great Match New York City: October 1st

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Wines From Spain

Spain’s Great Match, the iconic, annual food & wine event hosted by Wines from Spain, is coming to New York City on October 1st, 2019.

Join Wines from Spain as we celebrate the 26th edition of Spain’s Great Match in New York in the newly opened Mercado Little Spain, a 35,000-square-foot Spanish food hall in Hudson Yards. Born from the idea of José Andrés, twice named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People”, and brothers Albert and Ferran Adrià, Mercado is a true love letter to Spain and its culinary traditions.

Qualified members of the wine trade and media are invited to take part in the country’s largest Spanish cultural celebration, highlighting hundreds of wines from leading producers. Organized by the Trade Commission of Spain, Spain’s Great Match brings together American importers and distributors of Spanish wines to present their top products, new wines and latest vintages to the American wine industry professionals and media.

This event will feature importer/winery portfolio stations and regional tables. Learn about the most important and lesser-known Spanish grape varieties and regions, while tasting your way through Spain or by attending one of the masterclasses.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Mercado Little Spain

10 Hudson Yards, NY 10001

Schedule of Events

Seminar| 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Vinos de Vanguardia: Wines on the Cutting Edge

Join Devon Broglie MS of Whole Foods Market as he and a distinguished panel (Andy Myers MS-Wine Director for Think Food Group, Mia Van de Water MS-Sommelier, Eleven Madison Park, and Michael Schachner- Editor for Spanish & South American Wines, Wine Enthusiast) taste through and discuss some of the most exciting wines, grapes and regions in Spain right now.

Walk around Tasting | 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Seminar| 12:45 pm- 1:45 pm

Sherry, New Trends for a Classic Wine

Something is moving in one the most ancient wine regions of the World. The unique identity of Sherry wines has been shaped by centuries of wine-making tradition, resulting in an endless palette of styles. And yet, a group of young winemakers are widening the boundaries of the denomination of origin to generate even larger diversity, with exciting propositions: non-fortified, en rama, añadas, pagos... Join César Saldaña in a masterclass on the new trends of Sherry wines and discover what the future will bring for this classic wine from Spain.

Seminar| 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Beyond the Grape, Discovering the Styles of Albariño from Rías Baixas

With nearly 20 years in hospitality industry, Master Sommelier Michael Meagher will guide you on a deep dive into the wide range of wines styles being produced in Rías Baixas in Northwest Spain.

**The event is complementary to qualified members of the wine industry or media. Please bring business card to event to verify**

***Registration is available on-site***

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Must be 21 and over to attend