The Trade Commission of Spain in New York Features Tapas from Top New York Spanish Restaurants for Spain's Great Match 2014

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Event Also Boasts Cava Bubble Lounge and D.O. Ribera del Duero & D.O. Rueda Red Meets White Terrace

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. Guests will be transported to Spain with over 300 wines representing many of Spain’s indigenous varietals and top wine regions in a walk-around tasting for members of the wine trade and press during the day, followed by a public event in the evening.

During the day, members of the wine trade and press will also be invited to a seminar of significant Spanish wines and smaller tutored regional tasting seminars.

In the evening, the Great Match will open to the public for a ticketed lifestyle event. This year’s event offers delicious and authentic tapas from ten of the top Spanish restaurants in New York City: Andanada, Barraca Restaurant, Casa Mono, Donostia, El Born, Salinas Restaurant & Tapas Bar, Socarrat Paella Bar, Solera, Tertulia and Txikito. Each restaurant’s menu will represent one of ten Spanish regions.

In addition to the extensive offering of wine and tapas, this year’s Great Match will showcase a Cava Bubble Lounge featuring the finest expression of Spanish sparkling wine, and a Red Meets White terrace, marking the first public appearance of Spain’s new power couple, D.O. Rueda and D.O. Ribera del Duero.

“Spain is filled with some of the most delicious and exciting food and wine in the world,” says Angel Martín Acebes, Senior Trade Commissioner of The Trade Commission of Spain in New York. We are delighted to offer our guests a taste of Spain through the variety of regional tapas showcased by the restaurants.”

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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