Tour Iberian flavors at Secco this Thursday with visiting Spanish wine expert
Spanish wines are known for a number of qualities - the country’s hot, dry, mountainous regions and plentiful number of native grapes often set their flavors apart dramatically. And the folks at Secco Wine Bar in Carytown have brought in an expert on Spanish vino to help navigate the nation’s collection of many flavors in a special event Thursday night.
Working with wine importing company De Maison Selections, Secco will host the company’s found André Tamers for one night with many different wines.
“André has a wonderful palate and great relationships with a number of exciting small producers in Spain and France,” Battaglini said, “They are as passionate about lesser known regions and up and coming wineries as we are.”
Battaglini said she booked a date as soon as she found out Tamers would be in the area for a trade show with a number of other winemakers.
“I love being able to introduce my customers to the faces behind the labels,” she said.
As founder of De Maison Selections, Tamers will pour selections from his portfolio for guests to taste and enjoy.
The event takes place in the Room at Secco, which has a separate entrance from Secco proper.
Battaglini said there will be multiple wines for attendees to experience and taste with the rare opportunity to talk to the people who make, select and import them.
“[This event] is somewhere between a class and a party–frankly we’ve set it up more like a trade tasting than standard class or ‘meet the wine maker’ event,” she said.
Battaglini is excited to have both connoisseurs and novices at the event, calling it “informal but informative.”
Although her family is Italian, Battaglini said she’s “in love with Spanish wine,” particularly from the Penedes and Basque regions.
“They just speak to me,” Battaglini said. “And I’m on a mission to introduce Sherry to anyone who will stand still long enough to listen/taste. #SherryRevolution!”
Also included in the $40 ticket price are Spanish tapas and Basque snacks called pintxos, made by Secco’s chef John Ledbetter.
Battaglini said the combination of wine and food hopes to create an authentic night in Spain.
“The entire Spanish view of food just makes so much sense to me,” she said. “Roving from bar to bar to socialize, have a quick snack and a glass of something refreshing is the best way to live, in my opinion.”
The event happens from 6-7:30 p.m. April 16.
Tickets for A Night in Spain at Secco can be purchased here
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