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.

 

Programme

The Live stream will start at 13.00 Spanish local time and ends at around 18.30. 

Day 1: Tuesday 9 June 2020: 13.00 to 18.30

Session 1

13.00 – 13.05 A Wine Pleasures Welcome
13.05 – 14. 00 Seminar: New Wave Spanish Whites. Speaker: Sarah Jane Evans MW
Sarah 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. Click on each producer to view their profile and contact form

Tomevinos Selection – Bizkaiko Txakolina
Hammeken Cellars – Rias Baixas & Jumilla
De Muller – Priorat & Tarragona

Session 3

15.30 – 16.00 Seminar: Cava de Paraje Calificado. Speaker: Yvonne Heistermann. Retrospective of the Cavas de Paraje Calificado of D.O. Cava

16.00 – 16.15 Live interview: Joan Segura Pujadas – Cava & Penedès 

Session 4

16.30 – 17.15 Live Interviews with wine producers. Click on each producer to view their profile and contact form

Bodega Otazu – Navarra
Bodegas Forcada – Rioja
Bodegas Marta Maté – Ribera del Duero

Session 5

17.30 – 18.30 Seminar: Mencía and the Fresh Red Wines of the North-West. Speaker Sarah Jane Evans MW
There’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.