For many years, there was little representation of Spanish wine in the United States beyond a few select bottlings of Tempranillo from Rioja or maybe Ribiero del Duero. Many of them had little regional identity, and gave the impression that Spanish wine was a monolith of easy drinking, over-oaked and over-extracted reds. In reality nothing about Spain is homogenous: not its traditions, not its regions, not its landscapes and certainly not its people or its wines.
Nowadays the American perception of Spanish wine has begun to evolve, thanks in no small part to the efforts of –in the words of Alice Fiering –“a relocated to California Valencian madman” Jose Pastor. His portfolio represents some of the most diverse wines currently being exported out of Spain, handcrafted by a mix of eclectic producers from the most varied regions of the country. Despite their differences, the winemakers represented by Jose Pastor share a common passion for viticulture that manifests itself in a kind of authenticity rarely encountered in the wine world. Their wines portray exactly what is stated on the label—a grape variety, a village, and a human context often forgotten. They are all nakedly original, made with minimal intervention and sustainable winegrowing techniques.
So join us for a seminar led by Chris Barnes, the National Sales Manager for Jose Pastor Selections, for a discussion of these fascinating wines.
The Seminar begins promptly at 2pm, please arrive a few minutes before.
Includes an appropriately paired snack
Seating is limited.
Reservations are required, by email or phone 505.983.2100
$20 Seminar Fee, credited with a $200 purchase.