The Big Annual Spanish Food/Wine/Design Show in New York
Flicks and Food.com–The Trade Commission of Spain announced the 21st annual Spain’s Great Match event for October 8th in New York’s iconic IAC Building. This collaborative extravaganza of Spanish culture celebrates the distinctive wines, food and design of Spain.
More than 300 wines representing the varietals and wine regions of Spain were featured in a walk-around tasting format. American importers and distributors of Spanish wines presented their best products, including new wines and the latest vintages, to wine industry professionals and consumers.
During the afternoon, members of the wine trade and press were also invited to tutored regional tasting seminars. In the evening, the event was open to the public and featured, along with the wine stations, offerings from some of New York City’s best Spanish restaurants and tapas bars.
Latin Post.com–Spanish wine sales are increasing, and the industry can thank the United States’ young drinkers for that. Recently, the Spanish Embassy held a wine tasting function in Washington featuring over 200 different kinds of wine. At the event, Katrin Naelapaa, director of Wines from Spain (part of the Spanish Trade Commission) told EFE that these increasing sales “will drive them into the future.”
“The youngest segment, the Millennial generation, is the one that drives wine sales,” Naelapaa said. “It is drinking much more of them than previous generations.” Apparently, it’s the desire to both try something new and be hip that has young drinkers helping Spanish wines become popular.
Now that we’ve begun to tempt your palate with foods from Spain we’ve asked Wines from Spain.com to permit our readers access to their extensive library of videos on the subject of Spanish wines. They very graciously said yes and today we’re publishing an advance of the kind of things you can expect to see in the coming months. If you love Spanish wine, welcome aboard. If you’re not yet an aficionado, here is where you can get your introduction. It’s never too late! (Why do you think Spain has the longest life expectancy in the world?) More…