Wines from Spain Announces Spain's Great Match 2015 in Houston

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Prominent Spanish wine and food event to be held at Silver Street Studios on November 10th; Featuring seminar book signing with Wine Bible author, Karen MacNeil

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Wines from Spain and the Trade Commission of Spain in New York announce their Spain’s Great Match Houston event, which will take place on November 10th at the award-winning creative venue, Silver Street Studios. Following the highly successful Great Match New York, which took place on October 7th, this collaborative extravaganza of Spanish culture celebrates the distinctive wines and food of Spain. Over 200 wines representing the varietals and wine regions of Spain will be featured in a walk-around tasting format. Importers and distributors of Spanish wines will present their best products, including new wines and the latest vintages, to wine industry professionals and consumers.

In the afternoon, select members of the wine trade and press will be invited to participate in a tasting seminar followed by a general walk-around tasting. The seminar, “My Spain,” will be moderated by Karen MacNeil, author of the Wine Bible, who will share some of the most treasured wines of Spain. In the evening, the Great Match will open to the public for a ticketed lifestyle event and will feature, along with the wine stations, food from several of Houston’s top Spain-inspired restaurants and tapas bars. Additionally, to celebrate the debut of her highly-anticipated book, the second edition of The Wine Bible, Karen will be on site, signing books for one hour during each of the sessions (trade and consumer).

“We are thrilled to have our second Great Match event in Houston this year, with BBVA Compass as our elite partner,” said Genaro González Palacios, Senior Trade Commissioner of Spain. “We look forward to giving all guests the opportunity to further explore the wines, food and culture of Spain during this spectacular event.”

Trade & Press Event Schedule
12:30 – 1:30 pm: 'My Spain' Panel, moderated by Karen McNeil
1:00 – 4:30 pm: Walk-Around Tasting, exclusively for press and trade

Public Event Schedule & Tickets
6:00 – 9:00 pm: Tasting open to General Admission ticket holders

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

Follow Spain’s Great Match on Facebook at, Twitter at @WinesFromSpain and Instagram at @WinesfromSpain. The hashtag for the event is #SpainsGreatMatch.

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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