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
  • "Discovery Zone" (producers seeking importers/distributors)
  • Food and wine pairing challenges
  • Mixologist-led Artisan Cocktail bar


Spain’s Great Match 2023 Schedule

Spain's Great Match: New York will feature robust importer/winery portfolio stations, regional tours, educational seminars, ‘Discovery Zone’ brands, and food and wine pairing challenges. 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 seminars and mini-seminars.   


12:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Tasting

One-hour seminars:

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | DO 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


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Sketches of Spain: Spain’s third stream of wine, grapes, and tierras, by presented by Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein

Regarded as an exemplary recording of the third stream, Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain is the epitome of musical fusion consisting of jazz, European classical, and worldly influence. Serving as a living, breathing metaphor, Spanish wine finds its place as its own third-stream as a confluence in tapestry of varieties, tierras (terroirs), and global inspiration. Join Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein as he explores Spanish wine's Sketches of Spain.  


Zestos Garnacha 2021, DO Madrid

Alberto Orte Atlantida Tintilla 2019, DO Jerez

Alvaredos-Hobbs Mencía 2020, DO Ribeira Sacra

Pago de Carraovejas, DO Ribera del Duero

Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill Old Vines 2019, DO Alicante

Bodegas Alvear Alvear Pedro Ximénez Solera 1927, DO Montilla Moriles


15-minute Mini-seminar Sommelier Deep Dives:

12:15 pm & 12:45 pm

“Castilla y León,” led by Evan Goldstein, MS

2:15 pm & 2:45 pm

“Beautiful Blancos” led by Mollie Battenhouse, MW

*All trade and media events are complementary– RSVP required. Please bring a business card.

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.

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Trade Commission of Spain in New York (Embassy of Spain)

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

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