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Catavino Heads to London: Iberian Wine Tasting at Vinoteca!!

vinotecaSo guess who’s going to London? I’ll give you a hint, these two individuals always come as a pair and are typically considered exact opposites in appearance: one short and one tall, one with hair and one without, one bubbly and one a straight shooter. Maybe it’s a little too obvious ;)

Ryan and I will be arriving in London on February 23rd and staying through the 29th, with one specific goal in mind, to meet every single wine lover in London. Maybe a little far fetched, but what started as a simple trip to see a friend and attend Amplified London 2009, eventually turned into a week long social media and wine tasting extravaganza – meaning more opportunity to run into you! Maybe we’ll catch a glimpse of you at the Specialist Importers Trade Tasting or at the Three Pipe Cava Tasting? But if all else fails, and your busy schedule just won’t let up until later in the week, we’re banking on the fact that we can lure you to the Iberian Wine tasting at no where other than Vinoteca, a wine bar that has recently been awarded the Wine Bar of the Year from Wine and Spirits.

To be honest, we’re rather humbled to have such a prestigious wine bar want to have us co-host a tasting in their fabulous space, and we hope not to disappoint. On Friday, February 27th, from 6-9pm, we will be opening 20 wines from across Iberia. In addition, you’ll not only get to hear a little bit about our story, but you may also learn a thing or two about social media. Not to mention the fact that we’ll be live blogging during the event; whereby allowing those of you who cannot attend to participate all the same.

Tickets are priced at ?10, and are available by calling Vinoteca at or e-mailing Caitlin at the address below.

tel: 020 7600 2860
e-mail: [email protected]

For more information on the event, check out the Vinoteca flier here!

And for the record, wine bloggers such as Wink Lorch, Steve DeLong, Denise Medrano, Ricard Giner (not so much a blogger, but who’s counting), Andrew Chapman, Alastair Bathgate and Andrew Barrow, just to name a few, who we’ve chatted with more online than offline, we truly hope you can come join us! There is something to be said for taking the time to share a glass of vino using more than 140 characters ;-)

Gabriella and Ryan Opaz

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  • http://www.vinoteca.co.uk Caitlin

    Hello!Just wanted to let you know how much I am looking forward to meeting you guys. I think the tasting is going to be lots of fun, I look forward to sharing a glass of wine with you, as well as chatting about social media!Take care and see you in a few weeks!!Caitlin

  • Justin

    Wish I was going too!

  • http://www.thewinesleuth.co.uk The Winesleuth

    Hey! Can't to catch up with you guys in London! Was Rioja really 6 months ago?? Vinoteca is a great place. Bon voyage and see you soon!!

  • http://www.spittoon.biz Andrew

    Plan to be at Vinoteca and the Wednesday SITT tasting sounds fun also. You will be sick of me by the end of the visit! ;-)

  • http://www.alastairbathgate.com Alastair

    RyanFrustratingly I am in London on 26th but have to fly in and out due to other commitments!Would have been great to hook up again.Shame

  • http://www.catavino.net Ryan Opaz

    Bummer we were hoping we might see you! Oh well, you'll just have to come down to BCN, and share some wine here sometime! :)