Yesterday I was hired to do a tasting for a bunch of Americans. In reality, they were a bunch of Spaniards and one American. Fortunately, because they all worked for an American company, I could thankfully use a bit of English for those more complex topics. The most intriguing part of the night? I, as an American, was attempting to teach 13 Spaniards about their wines!
Two things I want to mention about this:
- 1) If you are in town and want to have a trip/tasting/or tour set up that focuses around wine, please [email me->mailto:email@example.com] and I see what I can do. Or if you want to do a food and wine tour of Madrid check out this new site: [saborestours.com->www.saborestours.com] Not much there yet but there will be soon.
- 2)Second, I wanted to show some of my notes from the tasting I did. We had a total of 5 wines. One white, a nice little [albarino from galicia->http://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=33309], and then 4 reds all based on the Tempranillo grape. One of which had something wrong with it. Not really sure though it was quite similar to [this mystery flaw->http://fora.erobertparker.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/65399.html#000019].
What I liked most though was that the wines chosen for the tasting really showed off the many different style of wine that Tempranillo can produce.
Check out my notes below:
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