Michał Stykowski is a sommelier and member of the Polish Sommelier Association. He works at wine company Wine rePublic, runs an event agency and is a DJ, actively operating on the Polish and foreign music markets for the last 15 years. Michał is the first person in Poland to receive the title of Spanish Wine Scholar from the American Wine Scholar Guild, confirming his extensive knowledge on Spanish wines.
During the tasting, Michał will present wines from the region of Castile and Leon. This is a Spanish province located in the heart of Spain and at the same time the most wine-growing Spanish region. There are as many as 15 wine appellations within the administrative borders of Castile and Leon. 11 of them have the DO - Denominación de Origen status. These are Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Toro, Bierzo, Cigales, Arribes, Arlanza, Zamora, Tierra de León, Tierra de Zamora and a bit of Rioja. The remaining 4 are currently DOP - Denominacion de Origen Protegida and are in the process of approving their transition to the higher DO quality category. We are talking about wines from Cebreros, Valles de Benavente, Valtiendas and Sierra de Salamanca. You can see it on the map below.