Speaker-Sarah Effington from Provisions
$45 per person
“Spanish wines are wines produced in Spain. Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Spain has over
2.9 million acres planted—making it the most widely planted wine-producing nation but it is the
third largest producer of wine in the world, the largest being Italy followed by France. This is
due, in part, to the very low yields and wide spacing of the old vines planted on the dry, infertile
soil found in many Spanish wine regions. The country is ninth in worldwide consumptions with
Spaniards drinking, on average, 21.6 litres per person a year. The country has an abundance of
native grape varieties, with over 400 varieties planted throughout Spain though 80 percent of the
country's wine production is from only 20 grapes—including the reds Tempranillo, Garnacha,
and Monastrell; the whites Albariño from Galicia, Palomino, Airen, and Macabeo; and the three
cava grapes Parellada, Xarel·lo, and Macabeo”
Salmon in Mango Escabeche
Wine-Hermanos Pecina Rioja Bianco
“The winery focuses on red wines but does have a small number of white vines.
This limited production white is superb with notes of apples and peaches on the
nose and great intensity of fruit on the palate. ”
Pasta with Tomato and Chorizo
“Navaherrerros is a red wine made from grenache grapes from every vineyard in the estate.
Through different soils, orientations and microclimates, it expresses San Martin de Valdeiglesias'
terroir. The ages of the vines range from 40 to 80 and planting densities from 1,900 to 2,200
vines per hectare.”
Roast Pork loin with Romesco
Wine-Palacios Petalos del Bieros
95% Mencia, 3% white varieties, and 2% other red varieties.
" This savory red offers notes of espresso, black olive and graphite framing a core of black
cherry and licorice. Fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity keep this balanced.
Harmonious and graceful."