Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga

Aspazijas bulvāris 22, LV-1050




Oct 05 2023 14:00 - 15:30 h

ICEX Spain Exports and Investments in cooperation with the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain in Vilnius (in charge of the markets of Lithuania and Latvia) is organizing a tasting of Spanish sparkling wines, with the aim of promoting of those already present in Latvian market and presenting new ones that may be of interest of Latvian consumers.

Until the turn of the century, understanding Spanish sparkling wine was quite easy. Spain produced a single category, Cava, which came mostly, but not only, from Catalonia. It is a high-quality wine, which has inspired other Spanish regions to produce their own sparkling varieties. Today, Spain is one of the most important sparkling wine producing countries in the world, due to the high quality and variety of these products.

With this tasting we do not only want to offer specific options that could be successful in the Latvian market, but also, we want to show the attendees examples of the variety of sparkling wines that Spain's wine sector can offer.

The tasting will take place on the 5th of October and will be guided by Jānis Kaļķis, a professional sommelier.

Participation in the tasting is only possible with prior registration.

Tasting Spanish Flavours is a meeting point for importers, distributors, specialized journalists, sommeliers, and representatives of HoReCa sector. This year we will be presenting 8 sparkling wines from some of the most important sparkling wines producing regions, which are: DO of Cava, Rueda and Manchuela.

Palacio de Bornos Bodega de Sarriá Rueda Valladolid
Paiva Cava Reserva Brut Nature Bodegas Martinez Paiva Cava Badajoz
Giró Del Gorner Brut Rosé Giró del Gorner Cava Barcelona
Brut Real 2015 Heretat Mastinell Cava Barcelona
Hoya De Cadenas Cava Reserva Brut Vicente Gandía Pla Cava Valencia
Neleman Organic-Vegan Cava Rosado Neleman Wines Cava Valencia
Neleman Organic-Vegan Cava Brut Neleman Wines Cava Valencia
La Bella Ancestral Joven Winexfood (Sk&V) Manchuela Castilla La Mancha

Jānis Kaļķis, professional sommelier:


Jānis Kaļķis is the President of Latvian Sommelier Association and one of the most renowned wine experts in the Baltic states. He has more than 15 years of experience and during his professional career he has several times won the title of the best Latvian sommelier and the best sommelier of the Baltics. 

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