Spain’s Great Match – The Wines and Tastes of Spain Come to NYC

The treasured wine event of the season, “Spain’s Great Match,” was held at Mercado Little Spain by José Andrés in Hudson Yards on Tuesday, October 17. 

A Wonderful Array of Tapas 

Enthusiastic members of the press and trade filled the venue in the afternoon to “Eat & Drink Spain” and experience an abundant sampling of over 300 of the country’s wines, spirits, and lots of tasty tapas. 

Campo Viejo Wines

Throughout the day, seminars were presented by top wine professionals to educate the attendees.  They included “The Keys to Rioja: Quality, Diversity & Commitment” with Master of Wine, Peter Marks; “Beautiful Blancos” with Master of Wine, Mollie Battenhouse; and “Sketches of Spain: Spain’s Third Stream of Wine, Grapes, & Tierras” with Master Sommelier, Evan Goldstein. 

Alma Carraovejas Wines

These seminars by the knowledgeable professionals were deep dives into the subject matter and featured tastings of Spanish wines.

The Team Behind Tapas

While many of the wines that were featured at Spain’s Great Match are currently being distributed in the United States, the event also had a “Discovery Zone” with companies seeing importers, distributors and potential buyers. There were also live cooking demonstrations and a Mixologist led artisanal cocktail bar, 

Great Staff Welcomes and Serves Guests

We are pleased to share photos of Spain’s Great Match with our readers. Want to know more?  You can follow Food & Wines from Spain on Instagram @SpainFoodWine and use the hashtag #SpainFoodNation. 

Photos by Marina Kennedy

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Marina Kennedy began her writing career when her four children were grown and she returned to college to study in the humanities. She is delighted to be a contributor for Woman Around Town. The majority of her articles focus on the culinary scene, theatre, and travel. Marina and her husband Chuck enjoy the rich cultural experiences of the New York metro area and beyond. She hopes that readers like reading her articles as much as she enjoys writing them.