SOURCE: Wines from Spain

Wines from Spain

September 27, 2012 11:03 ET

Wines from Spain Announces Spain's Great Match 2012 in New York

Leading Spanish Wine and Lifestyle Event Highlights 200+ Fine Spanish Wines and Food, Craft Beers, Spanish Design and Music With Proceeds Benefitting New York Cares

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2012) - Wines from Spain, a division of the Trade Commission of Spain, presents its 19th annual Spain's Great Match: WineFoodDesign tasting in New York this fall. The Great Match provides an opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of the world's most sought-after Spanish wines and craft beers paired with fare from NYC's Spanish restaurants in a setting featuring Spanish design and music.

At the daytime portion of Spain's Great Match, renowned wine experts will lead trade and media seminars highlighting the various wine producing regions of Spain. The event's walk around tasting will feature more than 200+ Spanish wines and, for the first time in the US, a selection of Spanish craft beers. In the evening, New Yorkers can also enjoy culinary creations from some of New York City's most renowned Spanish restaurants against a backdrop showcasing award-winning collections from the contemporary Spanish furniture designer, Expormim.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WHERE: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., New York, NY 10011

TRADE: Albariño from Rias Baixas Seminar: 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Hosted by Marnie Old, Sommelier, Author and Wine Educator. Seating is limited.

Rioja Seminar: 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Presented by Steve Olson, wine and spirits educator. Seating is limited.

Trade and media tasting: 12:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Open exclusively to wine industry professionals and the media.

Registration:
Pre-registration is required and offered online at www.greatmatch.org or by calling 1-888-772-4694. Attendees will be asked to provide a business card at registration.

CONSUMER: ABCs of Cava VIP Ticket Holders' Seminar: 5:30 p.m. until 6:15 p.m.

VIP Ticket Holder Pre-Event Tasting Hour: 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Consumer walk-around tasting: 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
The public is invited to an evening benefit event featuring culinary creations from some of the city's most acclaimed Spanish restaurants such as Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant, Boquería, Casa Mono, Gastroarte, La Rioja Salinas, Socarrat Paella Bar, Solera, Tertulia and Txikito/Quinto Pino. A portion of the proceeds will benefit New York Cares.

Ticket Sales: General Admission Tickets are $75 and VIP tickets are $125 (including ABCs of Cava seminar + Pre-Event Tasting Hour + Consumer Event); Early bird General Admission tickets are $60 and are available at www.greatmatch.org. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Special thanks to Expormim, Sovereign-Santander, Goya Foods, Spain Arts & Culture, Fagor and RS Barcelona.

About New York Cares
New York Cares is New York City's largest volunteer organization. New York Cares runs vital programs for 1,300 nonprofits, public schools, and city agencies to help people in need throughout the five boroughs. Since 1987, New York Cares has made it easy for all New Yorkers to work together to strengthen the city; last year, we provided critical services to 400,000 at-risk New Yorkers. For more information, visit newyorkcares.org.

About Wines from Spain
Wines from Spain is a promotional division of the Trade Commission of Spain based in New York. For more than 25 years, Wines from Spain has been committed to increasing the awareness of Spanish wines throughout the United States through education, informational materials, special events and promotions. For further information on specific wine regions and producers, please contact: Wines from Spain, Trade Commission of Spain, 405 Lexington Avenue, 44th Floor, New York, NY 10174-0331 or visit www.WinesfromSpainUSA.com.

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