The Trade Commission Of Spain In New York Reveals More Details Of Spain's Great Match 2014

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This Year’s Event to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Wines from Spain

The Trade Commission of Spain will be hosting the 21st annual Spain’s Great Match event on October 8th in New York’s iconic IAC HQ Building, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Wines from Spain. This collaborative extravaganza of Spanish culture celebrates the distinctive wines, food and design of Spain. 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. Over 300 wines representing the varietals and wine regions of Spain will be featured in a walk-around tasting format.

During the day, members of the wine trade and press will also be invited to a retrospective tasting seminar of top Spanish wines through the past 30 years and smaller tutored regional tasting seminars focusing on Vinos de Jerez and Bierzo wines. In the evening, the event will open to the public for a ticketed lifestyle event. In addition to the extensive offering of wine and tapas, this year’s Great Match will showcase the finest expression of Spanish sparkling wine with a Cava Bubble Lounge. The lounge will be furnished with examples of Spain’s award winning furniture design companies.

This year’s event is presented with the support of committed sponsors, such as, the global financial institution Santander, Spanish airline Air Europa, the design firms VonDom, Nanimarquina and RS Barcelona, food company Goya, as well as the first ever media sponsor, Wine Enthusiast.    

“The additional lounge and the beautiful images of Spain that will be projected on the 160 foot video wall during the event will be a wonderful addition to our nighttime lifestyle event,” says Angel Martín Acebes, Senior Trade Commissioner of The Trade Commission of Spain in New York. “We are excited for the guests of Spain’s Great Match 2014 to virtually journey through Spain while feasting on the diverse tastes of Spanish wine and food.”

Trade & Press Event Schedule
11:00 – 12:15 pm    Wines from Spain 30th Anniversary Seminar
12:30 – 4:30 pm        Walk-Around Tasting, exclusively for press and trade
1:00 – 1:45 pm        Bierzo Wines Seminar
3:00 – 3:45 pm        Vinos de Jerez Seminar

Members of the wine trade and press may register to attend at:
https://greatmatchnyc.eventbrite.com

Public Event Schedule & Tickets
6:00 – 7:00 pm         VIP Pre-event tasting (Exclusively for VIP ticket holders) - $140
7:00 – 9:30 pm         Tasting open to General Admission ticket holders -$80

Those who wish to purchase tickets for the evening event can do so at: https://greatmatchnycpublic.eventbrite.com
Must be 21 or older to attend.

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

About Wines from Spain: ICEX Spain Trade and Investment 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 “Spain’s 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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