19/02/21 - New Licks: Spanish Juice - The Grape to Grain LIVE Tasting

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Here we go again ladies and gents, the Grape to Grain LIVE tastings continue apace!!! Tom and Baz...and sometimes Jen come to you LIVE....from Prestwich!! Tremendous wines, matched cheeses and a whole load of fun..In In is the new Out Out...Until we can be In whilst Out...shakin' it all about! 

Our Friday and Saturday tastings start at 8pm :)

This week;

We have picked 3 of our favourite wines from January's Sauce Subscription. The Sauce Subscription is our monthly wine club and January was a #GrapeToGrainOnTour trip around Spain showcasing lesser known varietals and regions, you can find out more info HERE

Most folk have tried a Galician Albarino or a Rioja, so we are taking a peek at other parts of Spain - Rueda, Castilla y Leon and the Ribera del Duero tasting Verdejo, Roble and Tempranillo.  

The wines are delivered to your door, with matched cheeses and we then taste it together online, we will be live streaming on Facebook LIVE and of course on Zoom too!! Banging wines and 2 pillocks hosting...or 1 pillock and Barry...

The 'portions' are 100ml 'Tasters' and 500ml 'Carafes' or the imperious 'Full Bottle'. Pick the right size for you, your budget and how many guests you have.

 All these are subject to change...but...here's the lineup!

- First up...Vetus 'Flor de Vetus from Rueda. Intense and beautifully balanced, with a rich citrus and peach fruit character this wine is bright yellow in colour with hints of green. On the nose it is intense and harmonious with a rich citrus and peach fruit character. On the palate, tropical notes with ripe lemon touches lead onto a long, lively and refreshing finish

- Next up is one of the best wines from January's Sauce Subscription, the Marqués de Burgos RobleThis wine is intense cherry in colour, with purple hues. Flavours of wild berries and a hint of violets provide perfume on the nose. On the palate, there are prominent notes of liquorice, which is very typical of this grape variety, along with touches of cocoa and vanilla on the long finish.

- We finish on oak and spice and all things nice with the Cien y Pico `En Vaso` ManchuelaThe four winemakers modestly refer to this wine as 'fresh-picked fruit off the vine with just a little winemaking'. A vibrant nose which shows abundant fruit, along with chocolate and earthy notes. The name Cien y Pico means "Hundred and something" and refers to the age of the ancient Garnacha Tintorera and Bobal vines from which these wines are made

Serious wines, for (not very) serious folk...Should be an absolute spanker!!

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