Wine Tastings and Culinary Workshop


Along the way, attendees can look forward to sampling 300+ new vintages from many of the country’s leading wineries alongside producer tastings of premium EVOO’s, mono-varietals and blends, a selection of cheeses and cured meats from Spain and more, at one of the country’s largest celebrations of Spain’s culture and gastronomy.

  • Walk-around food and wine tastings. Delicacies including:
    • A variety of Spanish jamón and cheese
    • Albondigas– traditional Spanish meatballs
    • Croquetas de jamón
    • Boquerones
    • Empanada Gallega
    • Tomato Gazpacho with Spanish sherry and EVOO
    • Patatas Bravas– spicy Spanish potatoes
    •  Tortilla de Patatas
    • Wood-fired Paella de verduras, Paella Valenciana
    • Jamón Ibérico carving, and more...
  • Live cooking demos
  • Chef and Master Sommelier-led culinary & wine seminars
  • Master Sommelier-led mini wine varietal flights
  • Food and wine pairing challenges
  • Mixologist-led Artisan Cocktail bar


Spain’s Great Match 2022 Schedule


Spain's Great Match: New York will feature robust importer/winery portfolio stations, regional tours, educational seminars, and food and wine pairing challenges featuring top tier sommeliers of the east coast. Learn about the most important and lesser-known exciting Spanish grape varieties and regions while tasting your way through Spain or by attending one or more of the tasting seminars.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022


Tasting: 12:30 PM - 4:30PM

  • One-hour seminars:

11:00 AM | “The Perfect Match: Cava’s World of Flavor”, led by François Chartier

1:30 PM | “Wines from the heart of Mediterranean Spain”, led by Carolina Martínez Origone, General Secretary of the CRDOP Jumilla and Evan Goldstein MS

3:30 PM | “The Miracle of Biological Aging in Sanlúcar: from Manzanilla to Amontillado Sherry” led by César Saldaña, President of the Jerez and Manzanilla Denomination of Origins’ Control Boards

  • Master led mini seminars “first come first serve”

Sommelier-led Varietal Deep-dives.

Speed dating has never been more fun! Throughout the afternoon, a duo of Master Sommeliers will take it in turns to conduct 20-minute tastings, each focused on introducing you to a signature Spanish grape variety. Whether it remains just a quick sip or turns into a lasting love affair, don’t miss this opportunity to become acquainted with some of Spain’s finest! Timing is everything -- these sessions are first-come, first-served.

1:00pm & 1:30pm | Mini Varietal Tour: Wild Whites, led by Laura Williamson MS

2:00pm & 2:30pm | Mini Varietal Tour: Radical Reds, led by Christy Canterbury MW

3:00pm & 3:30pm | Mini Regional Tour: Aragón, led by Evan Goldstein MS

7:30pm & 8:00pm | Mini Regional Tour: Essential Spain, led by Evan Goldstein MS

  • Evening Public:

Tasting:  6:30 PM- 9:00 PM


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We’re going green!

In an effort to lessen our environmental impact, we're going digital for this event! Maps, printed information, and other interactive features will be available on Spain's Great Match digital guidebook. Download the Spain's Great Match Guidebook app from Apple's app store or Google Play. Open the app and select the Find Guides tab at the bottom left. Search for "Spain’s Great Match" and tap Download.

Downloading the Guidebook will not only provide all information about the food, wine, beer, and spirits producers in attendance, but will give you access to a range of exciting interactive elements! Vote for your favorite food and wine pairings in the Spain’s Great Match Challenge or put your palate to the test in a blind tasting for great prizes. *All trade and media events are complimentary– RSVP required. Please bring a business card.To stay up to date during Spain’s Great Match in New York, follow us on: