Wines from Spain Debuts Second Edition of The Wine Bible at Spain's Great Match New York

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Spain’s Great Match To Host Special Events to Celebrate the Release of Karen MacNeil’s Highly-Anticipated Book

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Wines from Spain will be debuting the second edition of Karen MacNeil’s The Wine Bible at the Spain’s Great Match event in New York on Wednesday, October 7. Karen MacNeil will be hosting two seminars, selling and signing books and providing a complimentary electronic version of her first chapter, “My Spain” to guests.

About the 2015 Spain’s Great Match

At this year’s 22nd annual Spain’s Great Match, the Tourism Office of Spain in New York will join forces with the Trade Commission of Spain as the presenting partner, where together with Wines from Spain, Foods from Spain and Interiors from Spain, they will celebrate the distinctive wines, food and culture of Spain. In the afternoon, members of the wine trade and press will be invited to taste 300+ wines representing the varietals and wine regions of Spain in a walk-around tasting format, in addition to smaller tutored regional tasting seminars. In the evening, the Great Match will open to the public for a ticketed evening lifestyle event, featuring tapas dishes from ten of New York’s best Spanish restaurants, a Rioja lounge with live music and a display of contemporary Spanish furnishings.

To celebrate the launch of the second edition of The Wine Bible, Karen MacNeil will lead two seminars in the afternoon: a panel discussion called “My Spain,” during which three wine experts will discuss the wines that have “changed their worlds,” and a tutored seminar on the wines of Somontano. Copies of The Wine Bible will be available for purchase at the event, and MacNeil will be available during each of the sessions (trade and consumer) to sign books. An electronic version of the first chapter, “My Spain,” will also be provided to guests, along with a 20% discount certificate to purchase the book online or onsite.

“We are thrilled to help Karen MacNeil celebrate the release of the new edition of The Wine Bible,” said Katrin Naelapaa, Director of Wines from Spain. “We also look forward to sharing a complimentary electronic version of the chapter, ‘My Spain,’ as it is sure to help further educate and excite our guests and all wine lovers about the wines, foods and culture of Spain.”

Trade & Press Event Schedule

11:00 – 12:00 pm        'My Spain' Panel, moderated by Karen McNeil
11:30 – 12:15 pm             Bierzo Seminar with Steven Olson
12:00 – 4:00 pm        Walk-Around Tasting, exclusively for press and trade
1:00 – 2:00 pm        Vinos de Jerez Seminar with César Saldaña
1:30 – 2:15 pm        Somontano Seminar with Karen MacNeil
3:00 – 4:00 pm        Bobal Seminar with Nora Favelukes and Brian Friedman

Public Event Schedule & Tickets

5:30 – 6:30 pm    Pre-event tasting (Exclusively for VIP guests and Premium ticket holders)
6:30 – 9:00 pm        Tasting open to General Admission ticket holders

Additional seminar information, as well as details on the second Spain’s Great Match 2015, which will be held in Houston, Texas on November 10th, will follow shortly. Must be 21 or older to attend.

To register for Spain’s Great Match New York trade event, please visit To purchase tickets for the consumer event, please visit

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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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