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Online - Focus On: Modern vs. traditional Rioja

22 Sep 2022 7:00 - 07:45 pm
Online via Zoom (link provided on purchase)

Whilst she can’t transport you to the wonderful tapas bars of Logroño, Anna Spooner from the Tastings and Events Team hopes to transport your tastebuds to the centre of Rioja through her latest instalment of ‘Focus On’.

Free event
Places available
Code: TG220928V

Whilst she can’t transport you to the wonderful tapas bars of Logroño, Anna Spooner from the Tastings and Events Team hopes to transport your tastebuds to the centre of Rioja through her latest instalment of ‘Focus On’.

In this 45-minute session Anna will unpick the traditional oak ageing of the region, the permitted grape varieties and the evolution of the region whilst covering sparkling, white, rosado and red wines. Having taken a recent trip to the region, Anna will be spilling all the secrets from her visits and sharing insights with members.

Anna has selected four wines that she wants to taste to celebrate the region of Rioja. We encourage you to buy one, two or even all four wines, though they are not essential to join the evening.

Unlike other focus on sessions, Anna has chosen four wines to taste (including a sparkling to start the session).

The Lopez de Haro Rosado will be released in September in limited quantity.

Cava Conde de Haro Brut 2018

A Wine Champion in 2022, this is seriously good Cava from Muga in Rioja. ‘A l...

Spain     £13.95   Bottle (out of stock)     £83.50   Case of 6 (out of stock)

The Society's White Rioja 2020

White Rioja has improved immeasurably in recent years and the best examples, ...

Spain     £8.95   Bottle     £107.00   Case of 12

El Pacto, Rioja 2019

A modern, contemporary Rioja that shows off its creamy, full-bodied fruit and...

Spain     £12.50   Bottle     £75.00   Case of 6

The Society's Exhibition Rioja Reserva 2017

A Wine Champion in every sense this year, this bottling from La Rioja Alta sc...

Spain     £16.00   Bottle     £192.00   Case of 12

Our ‘focus on’ event series is designed to delve a little deeper into the world of wine. Whether it’s jumping feet first into one appellation; tackling a viticultural topic; exploring a wine-making technique or geeking out on geology and history, these events are each 45 minutes of focus designed for those wanting more than the everyday event.

Anna Spooner

Anna Spooner is the Tastings and Events Co-Ordinator at The Wine Society. She joined the team in 2018 after working at The West London Wine School as a wine tutor and loves to bring her passion for wine education to our members. She completed her WSET Diploma in 2021.

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