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TASTE SPAIN is the motto of this year's Spanish Delicacies and Wine Day that will take place on Thursday, September 29th, 2022 at the Hotel Melià Vienna exclusively for professional visitors. The B2B event offers a thorough insight into the world of Spanish delicacies and its wines, all of this in a single day, with a representation of traditional speciality food and promising newcomers to the market. The main event -Presentation & Tasting of delicacies- will be comlpemented with a seminar on Iberian ham and cured meats and a "Tapas Corner“.

Program for trade visitors:

  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Business breakfast at “Das Mezzanin” restaurant in the Interspar store at Schottentor, 1010 Vienna

Gather around with this year's exhibitors and representatives of the Economic and Commercial Office; followed by a guided tour through the delicacies department of the market.

  • 1 to 2 p.m.: Seminar “Spanish ham and cured meat specialties – much more than jamón and chorizo” at the Hotel Melià Vienna

The Ibérico expert and professional ham cutter Torsten Habermann gives a comprehensive insight into the delicate world of Spanish ham and cured meats. In his lecture, he will explain the traditional production method and recipes, maturation and storage processes which are essential for the exquisite taste of these products, as well as the use of jamón, chorizo, fuet, cecina de León or sobrasada de Mallorca in Spanish cuisine.

Torsten Habermann
  • 2pm to 7pm: Presentation and tasting of Spanish delicacies and wines at the Hotel Melià Vienna

22 exhibitors will present their selected gourmet products and wines for tasting.

Taste traditional delicacies such as tender Ibérico ham, fine olive oils, exquisite smoked fish or refreshing gazpacho, but also lesser-known specialties such as Sobrassada de Mallorca or air-dried Cecina from León. There are also interesting new products such as convenience dishes with venison or wild boar ragout, aromatic hazelnut oil, original Mediterranean snacks and environmentally friendly alternatives, such as 100% biodegradable coffee capsules or organic sheep's cheese, wrapped in cheesecloth without the need for any plastic packaging.

The represented wineries offer organic cavas, red wines from up-and-coming wine-growing regions such as Montsant, Jumilla or Yecla and orange wines from the Penedès, while of course classics from the Rueda, Ribera del Duero and Rioja regions will also be present.

  • During the product presentation: tapas corner by Raquel García Sanchez

Chef Raquel García Sanchez, known from the Restaurant Paco in Vienna, will transform the presented specialties, with creativity and know-how, into inventive and fancy tapas. The visitors are welcomed to enjoy these tapas during the course of the event.

Raquel Garcia Sanchez
  • 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Tapas party at the Hotel Melià Vienna

Informal closure of the event, which will give the opportunity to our exhibitors and special guests -including specialized journalists, restauranteurs and selected importers- to establish talks and networking, while enjoying a seletion of tapas.