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Riverboat Wine Voyages: Session 8, Spain

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Join us as on a journey to discover some of the most prolific wine regions of the world!

Taste up to 50 wines of vastly different styles and origins spread over 10 sessions, and gain valuable knowledge and insights into the art of wine appreciation. Whether you're a seasoned wine drinker or a novice who can't tell between tannins and terroir, you're sure to enjoy this lighthearted gathering where you can make new friends and have a grape time together on board!


18 AUG 2016: SPAIN

Barcelona, an enchanting seaside city, rich in culture, and home to lovely architecture and endless stretches of beautiful beaches. Much befitting of a sunny beach day in your bikini or birthday suit, sip on Spain's refreshing traditional-method sparkling wine, known as Cava. The example we're tasting comes from the Vallformosa winery, and features grapes sourced from its oldest vineyards scattered through the Cava region.

Then hop over to the Northwest corner of the country, where we find the region of Rias Baixas in Galicia. Exposed to the Atlantic ocean, Galicia, or Green Spain as it is often referred to, is pretty much cooler and wetter than the rest of the country, and is therefore associated with high-acidity white wines made primarily from a local grape known as Albarino that is unique to Spain and Portugal.

Vallformosa Cava Origen Brut Nature NV

Bodegas Pazo de Villarei Albarino 2014

The next leg of our voyage takes us on a treacherous journey upstream into the mountains of Mendigorria and Aibar. Here, in the region of Navarra in Northern Spain and some 600m above sea level, the La Casa de Luculo winery takes pride in making 'ecological' wines from 100 year old Garnacha Atlantica vines. 100% natural, hand-harvested, fermented by natural yeast, and with no sulphites added, their wines indeed capture the real essence of the raw material, with utmost respect for the produce of the land

Jardin de Luculo Los Bohemios Rosado 2015

Jardin de Luculo Los Bohemios Tinto 2014

Finally, what Spanish wine tasting can be complete without a taste of Rioja! Hands down the most famous wine region of Spain, Rioja is known for its earthy, leathery, mineral-rich and highly-tannic red wines based primarily on the the Tempranillo grape. The delightful example we are tasting comes from the slopes of Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa subregions along the Ebro river, which enjoy a milder climate than the hot and dry Rioja Baja downstream.

Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza 2010

The third largest producer of wine in the world, after France and Italy, Spain is indeed a country that every wine lover would do well to get acquainted with!


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Thu Aug 18, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
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Venue
Stewords Riverboat
Tickets
Standard Ticket (18 August, Spain) $15.00
Season Ticket (Any 3 Sessions) $40.00
Venue Address
31 Marina Coastal Drive, Berth 1 Marina South Pier, Singapore 018988 Singapore
Directions
Parking available at Marina South Pier or the neighbouring Marina Bay Cruise Centre. Walking distance from Marina South Pier MRT, Exit B.
Organizer
Stewords Riverboat
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