Sunday, April 10, 2016

It's Spanish Wine Week!

The very first Spanish Wine Week starts tomorrow with a feast of fabulous wine events all across Ireland.  Organised by Wines from Spain, this week long event is designed to give food and wine lovers the chance to feel the passion and learn more about Spanish wines in a series of tastings, talks, restaurant offers and competitions.

It kicks off on Monday evening with a glass of chilled Albariño and a seafood tapa for just €3 at The Cliff Townhouse.  

Tuesday brings a tasting of The Magnificent Seven Spanish Wines with John Wilson at my favourite shrine to wine, Whelehans Wines in Loughlinstown for €20. There's also a Flavours of Spain tasting at The Port House in D2 (€30).  

Wednesday moves to the suburbs of Dublin with a wine & tapas evening in The Gables in Foxrock (€20) and a Real Spain wine tasting at Greenman Wines in Terenure with Rafael Salazar from Vinostito Wine Merchants (€25).  There's also a sold out event at L'Altitude 51 in Cork with Leslie Williams.

There's also something pretty special on Wednesday in the Instituto Cervantes in Dublin with an evening of Flamenco, Fino & Iberico which celebrates the Feria de Abril in Sevilla.  This includes wine from Andalucia, Fino sherry from Jerez and a stunning flamenco show which starts at 6.30pm.

Thursday brings Hidden Treasures from Spain with Tomas Clancy in Gerard Maguire's 64 Wine in Glasthule (€30), Leslie Wilson at Sheridans Winebar in Galway with a wine and food tasting (€15) and a tasting of perfect Spanish Whites for the Summer at Ely Bar & Brasserie in the IFSC (€25).

Kick off the weekend with Tomas Clancy in O'Brien's Wine in Donnybrook with a wine & tapas evening (€15 - with €10 back to spend instore!).  Hop on the DART to Greystones on Saturday night for a Spanish evening at La Touche Wines with John Wilson from 4-8pm.

During the week, Stanley's in D2 will host a Sherry Happy Hour from 5-7pm (their Sherry range is phenomenal, trust me!) and there's lots of offers and promotions in restaurants like Fallon & Byrne, Zaragoza, Viva España & Las Tapas de Lola in Dublin so you can really unleash your Spanish spirit.

A su salud – sláinte!

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