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Taste of Ribera del Duero

Deborah Parker Wong, AIWS presents four to six wines from the DO Ribera del Duero in a free tasting designed to engage and educate wine enthusiasts at every level.  
Home to the famous Vega Sicilia and Tinto Pesquera bodegas, the Ribera del Duero appellation occupies a rocky plain midway between Madrid and the northern coast of Spain. Tempranillo dominates the arid vineyards of the Ribera del Duero, representing 95% of all wine production, but other grapes such as grenache, cabernet sauvignon, and malbec also play a vital role in the region’s winemaking production.
While steeped in a rich and illustrious history, the Ribera del Duero is a relatively young D.O. with just as many internationally acclaimed producers as hidden, off-the-radar gems. Great wine can be had for almost any price and the quality here remains consistently high across the board from this “river bank of the Duero.” 

The 2012 consumer campaign includes wines from the following producers.  Wines are provided based on availability.

2009 Monteabellon   “Avaniel”

2009 Creta 

2009 Vina Sastre 

2008 Finca Villacreces “Pruno”

2008 Aalto 

2008 Emilio Moro “Malleolus”

2010 Vina Gormaz 

2008 Torres   Crianza “Celeste”

2007 Montecastro “Alconte”

2009 Tinto Pesquera

2006 Vega Sicilia “Valbuena”

Dates available through June!       

Two-hour informal or seated tastings for groups of up to 50 guests at a venue of your choosing.  Host provides venue, guests, glassware and bites.  Deborah provides wine, expertise and laughter.

Contact:  Deborah Parker Wong, Northern CA Editor, The Tasting Panel Magazine

(415) 242.9806 office  (415) 309.1550 cell 

About:  Deborah Parker Wong, AIWS is Northern California editor for The Tasting Panel magazine where she contributes a monthly column and feature stories on the global wine and spirits industries with an emphasis on domestic trends.  She holds the Wine and Spirits Education Trust Diploma and is a member of the London-based Circle of Wine Writers and the Wine Media Guild of New York.  In addition, Deborah contributes to Sommelier Journal and Vineyard & Winery Management magazines.  She writes a lively consumer drinks column for and judges several wine competitions each year.
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