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I am very excited about the latest Spanish wine tasting (the first one in the East Bay!) that I am organizing. Tickets are at Brown Paper tickets, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/171886. Here is what I have by way of a description:
“Salon del Vino is at Barlata on Sunday May 8th (Mothers Day, Yeah!). This time it is Canary Islands wines and Catalan tapas featuring wines from José Pastor Selections and Daniel Olivella’s signature ‘latas’ from Barlata in the Temescal neighborhood in Oakland.
The wines of the Canary Islands offer an intriguing perspective on a a unique wine region featuring numerous distinctive varieties (Gual, Vijariego, Negramoll, Baboso), challenging growing conditions (volcanic craters!) and fabulously complex flavor profiles (pomegranate and wet bricks?).
We will be tasting 5 Canary Island wines (a sparkler, a rosado, a white and two reds) alongside a few of chef Olivella’s creations inspired by the great canned and preserved foods of Spain (possibilities include braised wild mushrooms, stuffed squid in its own ink, roasted piquillo peppers, dry cured chorizo and jamón serrano).
Come and experience the wines of the Canary Islands and the food of Barlata on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, May 8th 2011.”
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The Wednesday August 18th TapasWalk will feature a special selection of wines from Spain. For this week only we will taste several of the excellent sparkling wines from Cavas Gramona as well as an expressive Rioja from Bodegas Artadi and, from Ribera del Duero, the flagship wine of Bodegas Aalto.
The itinerary for TapasWalk remains unchanged but these special wines are making a one time appearance for the season.
This is your chance to taste some of Spain’s best wines in an informal, congenial setting, accompanied by small tastes of San Francisco’s ever expanding selection of Spanish food.
I have just ten spaces to offer for this extra special version of TapasWalk so if you are interested, signup soon.
https://kitchenonfire.com/classes/view/id/1199/

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