New York

The Keys to Rioja's Excellence: Quality, Diversity and Commitment with Master of Wine Peter Marks


"Quality, Diversity and Commitment", review of the fundamentals which made Rioja one of the world's top 5 regions. Furthermore, Peter will also review the importance of sustainability in Rioja and discuss all the new developments and styles of winemaking in a region in permanent evolution.


  • Coto de Imaz Reserva Blanco 2018 - DOCa Rioja
  • Campillo Blanco Fermentado en Barrica 2021 - DOCa Rioja
  • Faustino Art Collection Rosé 2022 - DOCa Rioja
  • Lumen Brut Reserva 2018, DOCa Rioja
  • Torre Muga 2019 - DOCa Rioja 
  • Ansa 2016 - DOCa Rioja
  • Finca El Ribazo 2018 - DOCa Rioja
  • Beronia Reserva 2018 - DOCA Rioja

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM




Peter Marks, Master of Wine, wine consultant and educator based in the Napa Valley. Marks is one of only 52 Masters of Wine residing in the United States and one of 390 in the world. Marks received his MW designation in 1995 when he became the 10th American to pass. That year he also became the first American to receive the Madame Bollinger Foundation Award, which is bestowed annually to the MW candidate with the highest blind tasting score.


From 2008 to 2019 Marks was Vice President of Education for Constellation Brands.Before joining Constellation Wines, he was the Senior Vice President of Wine at Copia:  The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts in Napa, where he was responsible for all wine sales and education programs.


Previous to working at Copia Marks was the Chief Wine Merchant at, a wine Internet retailer serving more than 40 states. 


Marks is on the Education and Exam Board of the Institute of Masters of Wine, he is the Panel Chair of the Practical (Tasting) Exam for the Institute of Masters of Wine and he judges many international wine competitions. 


Furthermore, Peter graduated as a Certified Rioja Wine Educator and collaborates with the Consejo Regulador DOCa Rioja in its efforts to discover Rioja to the world

Event information


October 17 2023




Mercado Little Spain
10 Hudson Yards (New York, 10001 USA)
New York
United States Of America How to get there


(+1) 212-661-4959 / Tel. España: (+34) 91-732-4135

Where we are
Foods Wines from Spain
Trade Commission of Spain in New York (Embassy of Spain)

05 Lexington Ave, 47th Floor (New York, NY 10174)

Tel: (+1) 212-661-4959 | Tel. España: (+34) 91-732-4135