Wines from Spain reveals revamped format for 2018 tasting event

The Wines from Spain team is launching a new format for its UK annual tasting day next year, to include a change of venue and a consumer evening event.

The 29th Wines from Spain Annual Tasting will take place on 6 March 2018 at the Sky Garden in London. The event, which will feature 1,200 wines from more than 300 Spanish wineries, aims to “shine a light on the ongoing evolution of Spanish winemaking”.

The tasting will be open to members of the trade and press between 9.30am and 5.30pm, by invitation only. Pre-registration is essential, according to the organisers, as places will be limited.

Doors will then open to the public in the evening as Wines from Spain teams up with Three Wine Men to host a special consumer event, celebrating Spain and its wines. The Three Wine Amigos at the Wines from Spain tasting will be hosted by Tim Atkin MW, Oz Clarke and Olly Smith. The event is designed to celebrate the diversity of Spanish wine, encouraging consumers to be ore adventurous, and to try new styles and regions.

Marianne Rodriguez, assistant director at Wines from Spain, said: “We are very excited to bring a new format to the 2018 Wines from Spain Annual Tasting and cerate a platform which allows us to share the energy and innovation currently found in the wineries and vineyards of Spain. We are looking forward to welcoming the trade and press throughout the day and we are delighted to team up with Three Wine Men for our consumer event. The new format will allow exhibitors to present their portfolios of quality Spanish wines to different audiences and encourage all visitors to explore and experiment within the dynamic Spanish wine category.”