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Spanish Wine Week 2018

Spanish Wine Week 2018: 23rd – 29th April 


Now in its third year, the Spanish Commercial Office is once again running Ireland’s Spanish Wine Week. This celebration of Spanish wine involves tastings, masterclasses, events and promotions all over Ireland. 

We will be working with the Spanish Commercial Office to position Rioja as part of this activity, as Spain’s flagship wine region.

Read below to find out about the different events happening throughout the week, and the styles of Rioja wine which will be showcased.


Media Launch @ Tapas de Lola, Dublin

Date: 18th April

Event for press and bloggers at Dublin’s best Spanish restaurant, Las Tapas de Lola. Rioja wine served alongside other regions of Spain such as Rueda and Jerez.


Spanish Wine dinner @ Pickle, Dublin

Date: 23rd April

Dinner at a leading Indian restaurant hosted by Irish Times wine writer, John Wilson, where another Rioja Reserva will be shown.


Dublin Wine Trail @ various restaurants, Dublin

Date: 26th April

Gaby Guedez, wine journalist at leading lifestyle publication, will host a Rioja wine trail emulating the famous tapas trails in Logroño in the region of Rioja. Gaby will take a group of wine enthusiasts around the capital to Ely Wine Bar, Urchin, and Piglet Wine Bar, tasting a selection of Rioja wines including white and rosé Rioja, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva, paired to an array of dishes. The trail will demonstrate Rioja’s great food matching ability.


Spanish wine dinner @ Celler, Blackrock, Dublin

Date: 26th April

Tasting of various Spanish wines including a Rioja Reserva, to show the amazing ageing potential of Rioja. Celler at Blackroch is a Spanish restaurant which offers an authentic Spanish experience, with a selection of traditional tapas and dishes.


Spanish tapas style tasting menu with wines @ One Pery Square, Limerick

Date: 27th April

A tasting which will be hosted by resident Chef Timothy Harris who will also be cooking up traditional paella, jamón croquettes and grilled octopus. We will be showing a Rioja Crianza to match the dishes.


Spanish Wine Dinner @ The Ashford Lodge, Mayo

Date: 29th April

The Lodge at Ashford Castle in Mayo will have a Spanish wine dinner by award winning head chef Jonathan Keane, and hosted by Leslie Williams, wine writer for the Irish Examiner. The tasting will feature the diversity and variety of Spanish wines, including an elegant Rioja Gran Reserva. 


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