The Trade Commission of Spain in New York Announces Spain’s Great Match 2014 at New York’s Renowned IAC Building

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First Wine Event Ever to Be Held in Iconic Frank Gehry Designed Building

The Trade Commission of Spain announces the 21st annual Spain’s Great Match event will take place on October 8th in New York’s iconic IAC Building. This collaborative extravaganza of Spanish culture celebrates the distinctive wines, food and design of Spain. Over 300 wines representing the varietals and wine regions of Spain will be featured in a walk-around tasting format. American importers and distributors of Spanish wines will present their best products, including new wines and the latest vintages, to wine industry professionals and consumers.

During the afternoon, members of the wine trade and press will also be invited to tutored regional tasting seminars. In the evening, the event will open to the public and will feature, along with the wine stations, some of New York City’s best Spanish restaurants and tapas bars.

The evening portion will be a ticketed lifestyle event which, in addition to an extensive offering of wine and tapas, will showcase Spain’s award-winning interior design industry in a furnished outdoor terrace and Cava Bubble Lounge. VIP ticketholders will enjoy an extra pre-tasting hour to enjoy the wine, food and design. A portion of event proceeds will benefit a New York City charitable organization.

Located in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood, the renowned IAC Building (, designed by Frank Gehry, consists of two main towers packed together like cells. This Building boasts one of the largest high-resolution video walls in the world, with projection capabilities and visibility to the West Side Highway. Spain’s Great Match will be the first wine event ever hosted in the iconic IAC space.

“We are delighted to host the first dedicated wine event at the unique IAC building,” says Angel Martín Acebes, Senior Trade Commissioner of The Trade Commission of Spain in New York. “This modernistic space is an impeccable setting for Spain’s Great Match 2014.”

Trade & Press Event Schedule
11:00 – 12:30 pm    Wines from Spain Seminar
12:30 – 4:30 pm    Walk-around Tasting
1:00 – 1:45 pm        Bierzo Wines Seminar
3:00 – 3:45 pm        Vinos de Jerez Seminar

Public Event Schedule & Tickets
6:00 – 7:00 pm        VIP Pre-event tasting (Exclusively for VIP ticket holders)
7:00 – 9:30 pm        Tasting open to General Admission ticket holders

Ticket pricing will be announced shortly.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

Follow Spain’s Great Match on Facebook at and Twitter at @WinesFromSpain.

About Wines from Spain: The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior, ICEX) is the authorized governmental platform for the promotion of Spanish exports and Spanish companies' international growth. Vinos de España—or Wines from Spain—is ICEX's brand for a wide range of promotional activities designed to inform trade and consumers abroad about quality Spanish wines. Wines from Spain has been promoting Spanish wines in walk-around tastings to press, trade and consumers in New York and the United States for nearly 30 years. Each year, Wines from Spain hosts “Spains Great Match”—an opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of the world’s most sought-after Spanish wines paired with tapas from the top rated area Spanish restaurants.

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