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December 2007- Vol 27


 
VINTAGE SPAIN NEWSLETTER. Gourmet Wine Tasting Tours in Spain
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2008 Tour schedule will be ready in a couple of weeks. In this issue we recommend two excellent wine experiences (great for for corporate activities): Wine Tasting and Wine pairing meals. Also an astonishing winery Yllera in Rueda and a city hotel in Logroño, capital of Rioja, Husa Gran Via. And have a look at our notes and agenda.

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FEATURED TOURS

GOURMET WINE EXPERIENCES: Wine Tasting and Wine paring meals

When you cannot take a wine tour and visit wineries we can bring the gourmet wine experience to you. We can organize a wine tasting or a wine and food pairing meal wherever you want. These are a fun way to enjoy Spanish wines and gastronomy. Commented Wine Tasting or Wine Tasting Courses can be adjusted to the level of wine knowledge of your group. We can make them more or less technical and more or less formal. It can be a professional wine tasting or just a fun initiation to wine. We can focus on a specific area or give an overview of Spanish wines.

Wine and food pairing meals are called maridaje in Spanish (from latin maritate – to join). You will learn to combine food a wine in the best possible way. Food and wine pairing is about combining food and wine so all the flavors are clearly improved. Wine has to enhance the flavor of the food and vice versa. To do this, you have to taste, smell, drink and eat. We will go a little bit further than the typical rule of pairing whites with fish and reds with meat. You’ll be nicely surprised! Wine pairing dinners include the commented tasting of the wines used.

This activities can be organized anywhere, we can find the best venue for your group, or if you prefer we can go to your hotel or the restaurant of your choice. Selected venues include most interesting places like bodegas, Wine Museums in Rioja, Castles, hotels, and exclusive clubs. They can be organized as a formal event or as a more informal, fun and interactive event. There is no maximum or minimum group size. We always have professional instructors, like enologists, sommeliers, vinoteca owners, winemakers, etc.

Our wine tasting and wine and pairing meals are perfect for corporate events, incentive travel, team building or a complement to a business meeting; they will provide a lot of fun and interaction for. It can also be combined with other activities in the vineyard or the winery.

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FEATURED WINERIES

YLLERA in Rueda, D.O. Rueda - Castilla y León

Grupo Yllera has two wineries in Rueda, a very modern one and an old underground cellar from XIV century, and a third one in Ribera del Duero. They produce a wide variety of high quality wines, sparkling and whites, rose and reds. But the best is to visit them in Rueda, it is extremely interesting to appreciate the contrast between modernity and tradition. It is also a pleasure to spend time with them, and taste their wines in such astonishing underground cellar. More information 

PROPOSED TOURS


- Customized Private Tours. We organize tours in RIOJA, RIBERA DEL DUERO, TORO, LA MANCHA, PENEDES, PRIORAT, south of Spain. etc, for groups or individuals.

-One Day trips

- Cultural, tapas and wine tours, cooking classes and wine tastings in different Spanish cities

- Active wine: golf, bike, hike, etc

- Corporate events

Schedule and itineraries
Tours are open all year upon request. Please contact us
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AGENDA

Vintage Spain can help you attending any of these events

- Jan 19, Feb 2. Wine Tasting courses in Bodega Doña Felisa in Ronda.

-Christmas SPA in Rioja. Special offer from SPA Caudalie in Marques de Riscal hotel. Elciego - RIOJA

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Dec 6-20. 15 days of Wine from Tacoronte Acentejo in el Sauzal, Tenerife.

- Christmas in Logroño. Rutas teatralizadas.


- Jan 21-24. Madrid Fusion in Madrid

- Jan 30 - Feb 3. FITUR. International Tourism Fair. Madrid

- March 10-14. Alimentaria in Barcelona

 
FEATURED HOTEL

HUSA GRAN VIA **** in Logroño, D.O.C. Rioja

Husa Gran Via is a very comfortable city hotel in the center of Logroño. Perfect for city stays, to be able to go out for drinks or dinner without using a car. The hotel is perfectly located, close to the old part, restaurants, bars, historical sites and shopping area. It has everything you need for a great gourmet escape. More information

NOTES

Bodega Doña Felisa in Ronda releases its new wines

Excellent new Chinchilla wines are now available: CHINCHILLA Crianza 05 and Seis + Seis 06. 15% discount for Vintage Spain subscribers. (6 bottles cases, free shipping for over 4 cases). Tell them you have been referred by Vintage Spain. They also have wine tasting courses. More information. E-mail:

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