Spanish WINE Day With the current restrictions on travel and the cancellation and/or postponement of the large wine trade fairs it’s time for wine producers and wine importers to think about doing business differently. Well known for our 20 year history of organising Wine Pleasures B2B Workshops in Italy and Spain we have now adapted our B2B events for the wine import-export industry and we are please to announce the the online wine trade event: Spanish WINE Day. How does it work? Spanish WINE Day is a 1 day online live streaming event on 9 June 2020 for wine importers, distributors and the on and off trade to attend. The programme consists of seminars, interviews with wine makers and owners, and an online B2B meetings meeting tool with wine producers of your choice. All you need is a computer or mobile phone to connect to the event. Spanish WINE Day is great opportunity to discover Spain’s many interesting vineyards, estates and boutique wines, to meet and learn from the winemakers as they showcase their top wines and to gain genreal knowledge about Spain from our industry expert speakers. Provisional Programme The Live stream will start daily at 13.00 Spanish local time and ends at around 18.30 each day. Day 1: Tuesday 9 June 2020: 13.00 to 18.30 Session 1 13.00 – 13.05 A Wine Pleasures Welcome13.05 – 14. 00 Seminar: New Wave Spanish whites. Speaker Sarah Jane Evans MWSarah Jane Evans uncovers the treasure trove of Spain’s white varieties. It’s time to liven up the wine list and wine fridge by stocking the new generation. Amongst the varieties undergoing a transformation in the vineyard and the winery include Xarel.lo, Garnacha Blanca, Palomino, Macabeo, Hondarrabi Zuri and Moscatel. Spain’s Atlantic and Mediterranean influences, its mountains and high plateaus, and its islands, and its very diverse soils guarantee an alluring selection. Be sure to enjoy this tasting with a glass of Spanish white wine. Session 2 14.15 – 15.15 Live interviews with wine producers Tomevinos Selection (Bizkaiko Txakolina) – Hammeken Cellars (Rias Baixas & Castilla La Mancha) – Joan Segura (Cava & Penedès) Session 3 15.30 – 16.00 Seminar: Cava 2020. A guide to its wines, regions and styles. Speakers Anthony Swift & Juan Manuel Gonzalvo (Judges competition annual “50 Great Cavas”) Session 4 16.15 – 17.15 Live Interviews with wine producers De Muller (Priorat & Tarragona) – Bodegas Marta Maté (Ribera del Duero) – Bodegas Forcada (D.O.C.Rioja) Session 5 17.30 – 18.30 Seminar: Mencía and the Fresh Red Wines of the North-West. Speaker Sarah Jane Evans MWThere’s so much more than Tempranillo in Spain. In this session, Sarah Jane introduces the new-wave fresh reds of the north-west. These are generally crisp, aromatic wines, finely textured, lighter in body and alcohol, and fit consumer demand for changing styles. She begins with floral, red-fruited Mencía, and the producers to look out for in Bierzo. From there she takes a tour of Galicia, introducing Merenzao and Caiño, among others. She finishes up with a snapshot of what’s new in Asturias and the Txakolís.