Wines from Spain (along with our partner, The Tourist Office of Spain) kicked off the Aspen Food & Wine Classic with a welcome party on June 16th that celebrated both the start of the Classic and World Tapas Day. We were honored to present food from Food Network’s Iron Chef and James Beard award winning Chef Jose Garces alongside a variety of fantastic Spanish wines, sherry cocktails, Jamón ibérico from Fermin, Spanish cheeses from Forever Cheese, Rappahannock Oysters and more! The 275+ guests in attendance included key trade, press and talent in town for the Classic.
The festivities continued on to the Grand Tasting tent, where our exclusive Spain tent was home to 20 wines tables, 3 food tables and a table for the Tourist Office of Spain. Guests of the tent were encouraged to sample wines from each of the four region campaigns present (Rías Baixas, Sherry, Rioja and Rueda and Ribera del Duero) in exchange for a prize.
Thank you to everyone who attended and enjoyed a glass with us. Salud!
For a full album of photos from the opening party, visit our Facebook page.