This coming Monday's group will focus on wine from Spain. Spain is obviously a very large region with a lot of territory to cover as well as any number of wines. As always lets try and focus on the classics rather than the outsiders, but anything is really ok.
I will have two whites and at least one red open, but have more reds depending on how many others are attending.
In preparation for this tasting I am posting some links below to help familiarize the regions, varieties and other information.
One thing that I am very big on is the podcasts from Levi Dalton, known as the "I'll Drink To That".
They make it very easy to isolate the podcasts you may be interested in through the use of focused playlists. To access the Spain playlist, click here. I would focus initially on episode #264 with Justin Berlin, as it has a bit more breadth for Spain as a region than some of the others.
I am also making the WSET Diploma PowerPoint presentations available on the following links:
Unit 5 Spain - has the entire spectrum for Spain.
For Cava - click here for the non-French/Old World Sparkling wines presentation
And for the presentation on Sherry - click here
A 25 year drinks industry expert, Brian has worked on just about every side of the beverage business, specializing in wine & spirits education, staff training, creative consulting, and of course service. He lives and works in Connecticut, where the number of working Somm's is limited, but he hopes through the effort of this site and its related events, that will change.
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