The Trade Commission of Spain in New York Announces Spain's Great Match 2016

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For the Third Year in a Row, Spain’s Great Match New York will be held at the Iconic Frank Gehry designed IAC HQ Building; Second event this year is in San Francisco

The Trade Commission of Spain and Wines from Spain announce the 23rd annual Spain’s Great Match event, which will take place October 5th in New York’s iconic IAC HQ Building, with a second event in San Francisco scheduled for November 15th. Over 300 wines representing the varietals and wine regions of Spain will be featured in a walk-around tasting format. American importers and distributors of Spanish wines will present their best products, including new wines and the latest vintages to wine industry professionals during the day and consumers in the evening. In collaboration with the Spain Tourism Board, this extravaganza celebrates the distinctive wines, food and culture of Spain.

During the afternoon, members of the wine trade and press are invited to tutored regional tasting seminars in addition to the walk-around tasting. In the evening, Spain’s Great Match will open to the public for a ticketed event that will feature, along with the wine stations, some of New York City’s best Spanish restaurants and tapas bars.

The New York Spain’s Great Match will be held in the vibrant Chelsea neighborhood at the renowned IAC HQ Building ( “We are honored to host Spain’s Great Match for the 23rd year – a New York tradition in its own right,” says Genaro González Palacios, Senior Trade Commissioner of The Trade Commission of Spain in New York, “and delighted to present the supreme quality and diversity of all things Spain: wine, food, and design.”

Seminar schedules and event timing for the afternoon and evening events will follow shortly, as well as details on Spain’s Great Match 2016 in San Francisco to be held on November 15th. Must be 21 or older to attend.

To register for the Spain's Great Match trade event, please visit To purchase tickets for the consumer event, please visit Follow Spain’s Great Match on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: username @WinesFromSpain and hashtag #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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