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Tuesday, May 16, 2023


  • 11:30am - 12:30pm | Trade & Press Seminar 1 | Exploring Castilla y Leon 
  • 12:30pm - 4:30pm | Trade & Press Tasting 
  • 12:45pm - 1:00pm | Mini Varietal Dive: The Red Road Less Traveled
  • 1:15pm - 1:30pm | Mini Varietal Dive: The Red Road Less Traveled
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm | Trade & Press Seminar 2 | Immersive Murcia
  • 2:30pm - 2:45pm | Mini Varietal Dive: Walk on the White Side-- of Spain
  • 3:00pm - 3:15pm | Mini Varietal Dive: Walk on the White Side-- of Spain
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm | Trade & Press Seminar 3 | DO Navarra
  • 4:30pm | Doors close; load out


11:30am - 12:30pm | “Exploring Castilla y León” | Seminar Room

Led by Master Sommelier Jim Bube & Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein

From León to Bierzo, Rueda to Ribera del Duero… and so much more. Castilla y Léon, the largest of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions, produces Spain’s most extensive range of Vino de la Tierra wines which embody the creativity and innovation of the region’s avant-garde winemakers. The modern-day Spanish wine revolution started here.  

Join us to discover what’s happening in this hot bed of quality, diversity, and innovation. Led by a Master Sommelier, this informative session will include wines from five prominent regions showcasing diversity in grapes and styles, punctuated by a few accompanying ‘local’ dishes.

  1. Bodegas Bigardo 'Bigardo' 2020, DO Toro
  2. Bodegas y Viñedos Tamaral 'Tamaral' Crianza Agricultura Ecológica 2019, DO Ribera del Duero
  3. Bodegas Protos Verdejo Cuveé Ecológico 2022, DO Rueda
  4. Bodegas Rodríguez y Sanzo 'La Viña de Amaya' 2020, DO Toro


1:30pm - 2:30pm | “Immersive Murcia ” | Seminar Room

Led by Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein

Discover and explore the enological and epicurean delights of this magical southeastern Spanish region– among Europe's largest producers of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, and home to the leading wine regions of Jumilla, Bullas, and Yecla. Join Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein as we drink, eat, and learn about this special and delicious locale.

  1. Juan Gil Blanco 2020, DO Jumilla
  2. Bodegas Carchelo Selecto 2015, DO Jumilla
  3. Saura Cauro Ventum 2021, DO Bullas
  4. Señorío de Barahonda Barrica 2019, DO Yecla
  5. Castaño Colección Cepas Viejas 2018, DO Yecla


3:30pm - 4:30pm | ”Navarra, Taste the Freshness of Northern Spain”  | Seminar Room

Led by Regine Rousseau, award-winning wine and spirits expert & David Palacios, President of DO Navarra

Who doesn’t love Spanish wines, jamón, and cheeses? This session will explore that love affair as you enjoy some delicious pairings. Attendees can look forward to experiencing four Spanish cheeses, Jamon Serrano, and Jamon Ibérico coupled with six curated wine pairings– and exponential epicurean pleasure. Perfection!

  1. Gaupasa Garnacha Blanca 
  2. F. Olimpia Garnacha Blanca
  3. Gaupasa Rosado 
  4. F. Olimpia 15 de Abril Rosé Garnacha
  5. F. Olimpia Primera Generación Roble Garnacha 
  6. Gaupasa Garnacha  
  7. F. Olimpia Edición Limitada Crianza Graciano


Sommelier Deep-dives | Pre-function 

Speed dating has never been more fun! Throughout the afternoon, a duo of wine experts 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.

  • 12:45pm & 1:15pm | Mini Varietal Dive: The Red Road Less Traveled, led by Miranda Elliot
  1. Martinet Bru 2020, DOQ Priorat
  2. Neleman Single Vineyards Cabernet-Bobal, Valencia region
  3. Bodegas Rodríguez y Sanzo 'La Viña de Amaya' 2020, DO Toro
  4. Quinta Sardonia Sardón 2019, VT Castilla y León


  • 2:30pm & 3:00 pm | Mini Varietal Dive: Walk on the White Side-- of Spain, led by Jim Bube MS   
  1. Parés Baltà 'Cosmic' 2021, DO Penedés
  2. Bodegas Ondarre 'Valdebarón' White Tempranillo 2021, DOCa Rioja
  3. Bodegas Virgen del Galir 'Pagos del Galir' Godello 2020, DO Valdeorras
  4. Familia Torres 'Pazo das Bruxas' Albariño 2022, DO Rías Baixas

Biographical profile of the speakers


Evan Goldstein MS, President & Chief Education Officer - Full Circle Wine Solutions and Master the WorldEvan is one of the nation’s most prolific food and wine industry veterans. In 1987, he became the eighth American to pass the Master Sommelier examination. The author of several critically acclaimed books on food, wine and hospitality, Evan has created wine education and service programs for Seagram Chateau & Estates, Diageo, Allied Domecq and Beam Wine Estates. He is currently President and Chief Education Officer of Full Circle Wine Solutions and Master the World.

@EvanGoldsteinMS, @FullCircleWine, @MTWwines


Master Sommelier Jim Bube Board member and treasurer of Second City Sommeliers Tasting group in Chicago, Jim is a Master Sommelier and National Wine Director for the Hogsalt restaurant group.  Jim was a harvest intern at Argyle winery for the 2020 vintage.  He was the 2016 National TopSomm second place finisher and 2017 Guildsomm Online Competition winner.  Jim focuses heavily on mentorship in the Chicago wine community when not cooking or trying to make the perfect canelé. 


Miranda Elliot 

Elliot Wine School was founded by Miranda Elliot, an Advanced Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and WSET Level 3 certified wine professional. She also holds Certified Sake Sommelier and Certified Sake Educator certification through the Sake Sommelier Association, WSET Sake Level 1 Certification, WSET Spirits Level 2 Certification, and is a Certified Beer Server. Miranda started her wine career on the restaurant side as a sommelier working at some of the best restaurants in Chicago, including Moto, Les Nomades, Maple & Ash, Oceanique, and Del Frisco’s. Later, she moved into wine distribution and education as Education Director for Connoisseur Wines and Illinois Sales Manager for Martine’s Wines. She is passionate about making wine fun and accessible for a wider audience.