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First Trade Tasting

PRESS INFORMATION

SEPTEMBER 2013

 
WINES FROM RIOJA TO HOLD FIRST TRADE TASTING ON OCTOBER 9TH 2013


This year Wines from Rioja will be hosting its first Trade Tasting in the UK. Taking place on 9th October at OXO2 in the OXO Tower, this tasting is set to become an annual fixture in the wine trade calendar.

The tasting includes -

  Over 100 white Riojas

 41 rosés

Not all about Tempranillo and Viura – plenty of less well-known blends and varieties to discover, including: over 20 100% Gracianos

Over 30 100%/majority Garnacha

Four 100% Maturana (and many more blends involving this varietal)

Two 100% Malvasia (and many more blends involving this varietal)

Three 100% Tempranillo Blanco (and many more blends involving this varietal)

 

Four themed focus tables:


White Rioja – everything from fresh and crisp, through to barrel-fermented and oak-aged
Beyond Tempranillo – reds made without Tempranillo – everything from Garnacha, to Graciano and Maturana
Gran Reserva – vertical tasting of Rioja Gran Reserva wines from vintages rated “excellent” over the last 20 years
Rioja in Retail – a diverse range of Rioja wines with nationwide retail availability, showcasing the highlights of Rioja available in retail to press

 

***For more information or to register your interest in attending the tasting please go to www.riojatasting.co.uk or email rioja@thisisphipps.com***

 

Note to Editors:

• Open to members of the UK trade only, the Rioja Trade Tasting will take place on 9th October from 10.30am to 5.30pm at OXO2, Level Two, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH
• Wines from Rioja is the UK marketing arm of The Rioja Regulatory Council or Consejo Regulador de Rioja DOCa, the body responsible for the application and monitoring of legislation relating to the quality and standards of wines produced in the region, promotion of the image of Rioja wines and defence of interests of the sector.

 

 

CONTACT

  • 17 Exeter Street
  • Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DU
  • Tel.020 7759 7400
  • rioja@thisisphipps.com
  • info@riojawine.com

17 Exeter Street Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DU

Tel.020 7759 7400 / rioja@thisisphipps.com / info@riojawine.com