Vegan and organic to take centre stage at Wines from Spain's 2019 tasting

Vegan wines and a focus on organic and sustainable winemaking will be highlighted at this year’s Wines from Spain annual tasting event.

The event, which takes place on March 7 at London’s Sky Garden, will feature a selection of around 1,000 wines from 300 varieties for visitors to explore, all under one roof.

This year’s event will focus on “some of the growing styles for the environmentally and health-conscious consumer”.

As part of this, there will be a self-pour tasting area dedicated to two themes: Going Green, which focuses on Spain’s organic and sustainable winemaking; and Vegan Wines, covering a selection of Spanish wines suitable for vegan consumers.

One of the mini-tutorials explores this theme further. The Spanish Wines, naturally tutorial, which takes place between 11am and 11.30am and also at 4pm to 4.30pm, will be hosted by Sarah Jane Evans MW, who will present five wines, highlighting recent developments in Spain, and showcasing the new styles of wine produced for today’s increasingly mindful consumer.

Marianne Rodriguez, assistant director at Wines from Spain, told DRN: “The energy and innovation found in Spanish wineries today is resulting in the ever increasing quality of Spanish wines across the board but also in the evolution of the country's production.

“Spain is one of the world's leaders in the production of organic wines. Our geography, climate and winemaking heritage are key factors which allow our grape growers and winemakers to explore or re-discover natural and low intervention practices.

“We are well placed to meet the demands of the increasingly conscious consumers and we are delighted to be able to showcase some of Spain's organic and biodynamic wines at the next Annual Tasting on March 7th as well as present a selection of vegan wines in our self-pour tastings.

“Sarah Jane Evans MW will also be exploring Spain's recent developments and Spain's ability to meet modern consumer expectations. She will cover key topics such as the emergence of natural or amphorae wines, lower abv wines, organic and biodynamic wines. Of course, our 59 exhibitors will have a lot of great examples of these wines on their tables, alongside new vintages and releases. They will also have plenty to say on recent developments.”

A second tutorial – Rueda Verdejo – Spain’s Exceptional White Wine - will take place at 12-12.30pm and again at 3-3.30pm. This event, which looks at the indigenous Verdejo grape, involves a tasting of different styles including young, barrel fermented, sur lie and old vine Verdejos. 

To register for the event and to find out more information, visit: The website also features blogs from Patricia Langton and Andrew Catchpole, and an exhibitors list. 

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