The vast world of alcohol can be intimidating. Whether it's beer, wine, or spirits, there are an overwhelming number of options, and it can be a challenge to figure out what you might enjoy when you are flying blind. To help with this we're launching "Behind the Bar" - an educational tasting series where we bring in some of our favorite Bartenders/professional drinkers to guide us through a selection and provide some knowledge along the way. It's basically school for booze, which is much more fun than normal school, since you get to drink as you go.
Up first - The Wines of Spain
Spain is one of the most exciting and underappreciated regions in the world of wine. They've been growing grapes and been making wine since Roman times (like the French & Italians), and currently produce more wine than any other country in the world, but for whatever reason, they aren't given the respect that they're probably due. We're going to try and change that.
Join Matt Connor from Vanguard Wines - Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine (and former bartender at the Refectory, amongst others) as we taste through the wines of Spain and learn about the history, grapes, and regions that make Spanish wine what it is.
Cost includes 6-7 tasting pours (2 oz each) and light paired appetizers.