Wines from Spain Presents the Best in Modern and Classic Varietals at the 34th Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

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Wines from Spain Partners with the Tourist Office of Spain for its Second Year and Offers Educational and Promotional Activities at Premier Food and Wine Industry Event

Wines from Spain, the trade association responsible for the promotion of Spanish wines around the world, is proud to announce that it will participate in the 2016 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. For its 24th year in Aspen, Wines from Spain – the only country with its own, exclusive tent – has partnered with the Tourist Office of Spain to showcase the diversity of Spanish wines through seminars and tastings.

On World Tapas Day, June 16, 2016, Wines from Spain will kick-off the Food & Wine Classic with a “Welcome Barbecue” during which they will present Food Network’s Iron Chef and James Beard award winning Chef Jose Garces. Guests will have the opportunity to experience the incredible versatility of Spanish wine and cuisine under Chef Garces’ mastery. Chef Garces, who recently opened his first Manhattan-based restaurant, Amada NYC, will also be teaching “Battle of the Spanish Classics,” a seminar held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 3:45-4:30pm

From June 17- 19, Wines from Spain will participate in the Grand Tasting with 24 tables that include the campaigns of Rías Baixas, Sherry, Rioja Ribera del Duero. In total, there will be 20 wine tables, 3 food tables including Forever Cheese, Tempranillo Restaurant and a table from the Tourist Office of Spain who will be promoting the wine routes of Spain.

Guests are invited to learn more incredible versatility of Spanish wines during the following seminars:

  • Spain’s Most Extraordinary Wine Region: Catalonia | Presented by Ray Isle

o June 17: 2:00 pm–2:45 pm

  • The Best of Spain: Contemporary vs. Classic | Presented by Andrea Robinson

o June 17 & 18: 2:00 pm–2:45 pm

  • Battle of the Spanish Classics | Presented by Chef Jose Garces

o June 18: 3:45 pm-4:30 pm

“Not only is the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen the premier industry event, it is also a key initiative in Wines from Spain's efforts to promote Spanish wine in the U.S.,” said Katrin Naelapaa, director of Wines from Spain. “We look forward to connecting and sharing quality Spanish wines with media and industry friends at our opening night BBQ, which anchors and sets the tone for the Grand Tastings."

For more on the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and schedule of events, visit foodandwine.com/classic

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. A new animated video series on the “Four Grapes to Know,” narrated by renowned sommelier Marnie Old can be viewed here.

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