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Imbibe Sommelier trip 2015

Imbibe Sommelier trip 2015 


Last week, Wines from Rioja took four members of the UK on trade to the Rioja region for three days of winery visits, delicious tapas and autumnal vineyard cycles.

As part of our 2015 partnership with Imbibe magazine, earlier this year Wines from Rioja hosted a series of panel tastings with experts from four sectors of the on-trade – gastro pubs, fine dining restaurants, wine and cocktail bars, and neighbourhood restaurants – in order to select wines to show to the on trade at Imbibe Live. At each tasting the panel sampled a selection of Rioja chosen by an Imbibe journalist specifically for their category with the results of each panel tasting written up in a series of advertorials featured in Imbibe magazine throughout the year. One lucky member from each tasting panel was then invited on a trip to explore the Rioja region in October; Giancarlo Cuccuru, The Gilbert Scott; Tamas Tengelics, Grain Store; Ali Finch, Cubbitt House and Caroline Brangé , 28-50.

Here is a snapshot of what the group got up to during their stay.