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The 23rd Annual Wines from Spain Trade Fair will take place on March 1, in Old Billingsgate.
Fifty-eight Spanish wine importers will present new releases from the 2011 vintage as well as exciting new finds from less familiar corners of Spain.
They will be joined by over 30 exporters seeking UK distribution from a number of regions, all first time exhibitors.
Together they present a line-up of wines from over 60 denominations of origin in Spain and are produced from more than 80 different grape varieties.
Other highlights include the self-pour, Fast Track Tasting for the ultra busy, which gives visitors an opportunity to taste one wine from every exhibitor.
Director, Maria José Sevilla, says: “Spanish wines have grown in recognition in the UK assisted by the popularity of world-renowned Spanish chefs like Ferran Adrià and the recent BBC production ‘Rick Stein’s Spain’.
“This gastronomic link is encouraging consumers to experiment outside Spain’s classic wine regions and discover new indigenous grape varieties from up-and-coming producers.”
“In cash-strapped times, Spain is well positioned to deliver quality wines at all price levels to every sector of the market with crisp whites, fruity rosados, complex reds, unrivalled fortified wines and serious sparkling wines which are competing with international rivals.”
The Wines from Spain Trade Fair will be followed by a consumer tasting from 6pm which will be a ticket-only event.
It will open from10.30am to 6pm – winesfromspainuk.com
Story by Carol Emmas
Courtesy of Harpers Wine & Spirit Trades Review