Have been waiting to plug this event for ages but have not managed to get any kind of publicity material out of the promoter (Federico Ferrer of the Cuatrogatos Wine Club, beloved of this parish) so I was very grateful to come across the above photo, which I have blagged from Lorena Costas’ twitter time line. (Since I first posted this the official website is now available – and here it is.)
Wine and laughter, or vice versa
As you can see it is on February 25, 2017, is to be held at the Plaza de Toros in Puerto de Santa Maria and will be a “wine fest”: in return for a modest entry fee participants will be given a wine glass and license to roam around a bullring packed with top class, independent wine makers. You will be able to meet and chat to the afore-mentioned and, who knows, maybe even drink the occasional glass of wine.
In fact the list of winemakers that will be on the premises is pretty cracking:
German R. Blanco (Quinta Milú, Casa Aurora, Altos de San Esteban and his new project in La Rioja “La Bicicleta Voladora”); Eulogio Pomares and Rebeca Montero (Zárate y Fento Wines); Miguel Montoto and Inma Pazos (Vinos de Miguel: Coto de Gomariz, Ailalá y Vinos de Encostas); Jose Crusat (Entre os Ríos); Xurxo Alba (Albamar); Beatriz Herranz (Barco del Corneta); Charlotte Allen (Almaroja); Verónica Ortega (Verónica Ortega); Javier Castro and Sonia López (Bodega Ziríes); Armando Guerra (Zerej!); Cristina Carrillo (Bodega Finca Fuentegalana); Primitivo Collantes (and his eponymous wines); Ramiro Ibañez (Cota45), Willy Perez (Bodegas Luis Pérez); Alejandro Narvaez and Rocío Aspera (Bodega de Forlong); Lucía, Olga and Desirée (Cuatro Ojos Wines); Paco and Pepe Blanco (Viña La Callejuela); Ramon Parera (Celler Pardas); Mayetería Sanluqueña; and Xabier Sanz (Viña Zorzal)
And that is not all, there will also be additional wines available including:
Casa Castillo; Suertes del Marques, Clos Lentiscus and Fil’Oxera & Cía
There will be cooking by Eduardo Perez of Awita Taberna Ambulante, tastings throughout the day and an official store from whence to acquire the goods.
All in all, the wines are top class, the people involved are a good laugh and the first edition was a real blast, by all accounts. I have no doubt that this one will be too. I will do everything I can to get down there and I encourage anyone with the chance to do likewise.