It may be a little later than previous years, but the fifth annual Spanish Wine Week will run in various locations throughout the country and online from October 12th to 18th.
Celebrating a good year for Spanish wines, this year’s Spanish Wine Week will shine a light on wine shops, restaurants and online retailers who are flying the flag for Spanish wines with discounts, offers and promotions available across the country. This year, a number of online wine tastings have also been added to the schedule to ensure anyone, anywhere can tune in from the comfort of their own home — don’t miss the first virtual wine tasting with Sevgi Tüzel-Conghaile from A Wine Idea and Wines Direct on Thursday 15th, followed by David Whelehan and John Wilson presenting their favourite Spanish wines online.
On Friday 16th John Wilson will join the team at WineOnline.ie for another informative evening of digital wine tasting. Also online, 18th October will see a free screening of the movie Sherry & The Mystery of Palo Cortado. The movie follows a journey through the last few hundred years of wine production in Jerez and covers various aspects of the golden-hued liquor, from production to cultural standing.
The week will also include a range of events throughout Dublin from wine tastings to dinners. On Tuesday 13th October, Mister S will host a Spanish wine dinner with FOOD & WINE Sommelier of the Year 2019 Cathryn Steunenberg, who will present five superb Spanish wines. The evening will see five wines paired with a Spanish inspired menu from head chef Dan Hannigan.
A number of Spanish restaurants will also be participating. On Wednesday 14th October, Matthew Nugent will host a Spanish wine dinner at the Tolka House; in Glasnevin, H2G will host a tapas-style dinner with wine pairings on Thursday 15th October. Spanish wine lovers can enjoy paella and a glass of wine for the special price of €15 throughout the week in On The Grapevine, or pintxos and wine in Paella Bar & Co. for €20.
Elsewhere, Leslie Williams hosts a Spanish wine dinner in The Mustard Seed, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick on Thursday 15th October. There will be an evening of Spanish wine in Lizzy’s Little Kitchen in Kerry, and Vinostito and Nude Wine Co. will also hold a tasting in Naas on Friday 16th October.
A fascinating programme to educate, inspire and showcase the impressive variety and diversity of Spanish winemaking regions, grapes, flavours and styles, Spanish Wine Week runs from October 12th to October 18th and is open to all restaurants and wine retailers who wish to join in the spirit of Spanish Wine Week 2020.
For further information and a full list of events, visit the website.