Wine Pleasures Christmas wine selection

22 12 2008

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A break from featuring the speakers at the Wine Pleasures Wine Tourism Conference and Workshop coming up on 24 – 27 January.

Wine Pleasures has been tasting some wines for Christmas from past participants in the Wine Pleasure Workshops: Buyer meets Spanish Celler and the International Organic Workshop and here are our favourtes:

Cava Brut Nature Emendis (the one we have has 20 months crianza) – a great start to a meal with family and friends. Serve between 6-8º and prepare some tapas with young goats cheese slightly acidic and very creamy (serve on pan con tomate!) you’ll find the fruity dry flavour of the wine matches perfectly.

Quaderna Via Especial 2006 DO Navarra (organic wine) – 90% Tempranillo & 10% Cabernet – 5 months in French oak – lots of fruit – ideal for a Christmas Barbecue in the garden with the sun shining down as it does here in Spain. A bargain at just 6 Euros a bottle.

Quaderna Via Reserva 2003 DO Navarra (organic wine) – 18 months in French oak and the rest in the bottle. Having game for Christmas? This is the wine to put on the table. Another bargain at just 12 Euros a bottle.

Thinking about chicken, turkey or duck then how about a Sauvignon Blanc from the little known Tayaimgut winery DO Penedès (just 4593 bottles produced in 2006) – 12 months in oak but you would never guess that – intense and fresh aromas (pineapple, green apples, coco) with a smooth mouthfeel and long finish.

And to finish? Cava Brut Nature Emendis of course.

Cheers! Wishing all readers of our blog a Merry Christmas from Catalonia!tio150ppp

More speakers to come!

Hope to meet you at the Wine Tourism Conference or at very least chat to you on the Wine Pleasures Wine Tourism Social Network Feel free to join. Tell your friends!

P.S. Want to know who’s our log friend? Well it’s el Tió de Nadal – ask a catalan member of the Wine Pleasures Social network group who he is.


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