Providing Italy with its illustrious catalogue of wines are its twenty major growing regions. From Piedmont and Tuscany to Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, and Friuli—and even the islands of Sicily and Sardinia—there is no shortage of land suitable for producing quality wine. So, what makes the regions different? In short, the climate – this impacts the grape varieties chosen, and each region produces wine with its own unique aroma and taste. With its abundance of regions, Italy has been known to supply some of the best tasting wine in the world.
Spain, on the other hand, actually has more vineyard acreage than Italy. It does not produce as much wine, but the wine it does produce is world renowned and, for some, the bar for all other wine to live up to. Spain has a whopping sixty wine producing regions, and seven recognised climates: Northwest “Green” Spain, Mediterranean Coast, Ebro River Valley, Duero River Valley, Central Plateau, Andalucía, and the Islands.
While both Spain and Italy boast strong histories of fine wine production, what it really comes down to is which wines you personally enjoy most. The wines chosen to be tasted tonight are:
MONOPOLE Unoaked Blanco, 2018
CUNE IMPERIAL RESERVA 2015
CUNE RIOJA RESERVA, 2015
VINA REAL GRAN RESERVA, 2007
FALANGHINA, GLADIETTI, 2018
VILLA FARNIA, MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO, 2018
VILLA DEI LADRI, BAROLO, 2013
AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA, 2011
A light snack will be available at the end of the tasting.
Venue: The Naval Club, 38 Hill Street, W1J 5NS
Mobility Rating: 5, Steep Stairs
Nearest tube: Green Park or Hyde Park
Time: 7.00pm Dress: Jacket & Tie
Price per person: Members £42 Guests £46.00
Organiser: Keith Ellis Tel: 01344 751374