Spanish Wine Week is back next Monday the 8th of April, and as usual there are loads of events on, to give you all the excuses for eating and drinking. It's organised by Wines of Spain and there are events on across the country, but we're spoilt for choice in Dublin, with dinners, tastings and masterclasses on every day.
Some of our picks for the week are the wine dinner in Pickle on Tuesday 9th, showcasing wines from Northern Spain, the sherry and wine lunch at Fish Shop Queen Street on Sunday 14th, and the Spanish wine dinner at China Sichuan on Tuesday 9th. We also like the sound of the sherry masterclass in Balfes on Monday 8th from Gregory Buda, from New York's famous cocktail bar Dead Rabbit, and the Cava tasting in Urchin at Cliff Townhouse on Thursday 11th, which sounds like a lovely transition from a day in the office.
If learning about wine is your MO, there's a natural Spanish wine takeover at Loose Canon on Thursday 11th with seven different wines by the glass, and a tasting on Fri 12th in The Legal Eagle with Irish Times wine writer John Wilson, which is €45 for six unusual and quite special wines with food pairings. There's also a great sounding tasting in On the Grapevine in Dalkey on Fri 12th with six lesser known Spanish wines, and there are Spanish wine tastings throughout the week in loads of great independent wine shops including Whelehan Wines, 64 Wine, Clontarf Wines, Baggot Street Wines and loads more, so if you're near one pop in.
Spanish Wine Week runs from Monday 8th April to Sunday 14th, and you can find the full line up of events here.