Photo highlights: Decanter Spain and Portugal Fine Wine Encounter 2018
The Decanter Spain and Portugal Fine Wine Encounter was held at The Landmark Hotel in London, on Saturday 24th February 2018.
See highlights of the day below, or our live social media feed here.
The wines of the first masterclass at DFWE Spain & Portugal, comparing classic and modern Spanish wines with Sarah Jane Evans MW. The wines were from Zárate, Pazo de Señorans, Laventura, Viña Tondonia, Barbadillo, Roda, Artuke, Álvaro Palacios, Mas Doix, Sei Solo, Dominio de Pingus and Bodegas Alonso.
Over 70 Spanish and Portuguese producers showed their wines.
The event took place at The Landmark Hotel, London.
The second masterclass 'Spanish masters of terroir from Rioja, Ribera and Bierzo' with wines from Descendientes de J. Palacios, Aalto and Artadi.
There were several Cava wines to taste in the main ballrooms.
The final masterclass of the day was called 'discover the ageing potential of Douro wines'. Wines were from: Quinta do Vallado, Quinta do Crasto, Quinta do Vale Meão, Quinta Vale D. Maria and Niepoort.
The speakers in the final class: Joana Pinhão, Francisco Ferreira, Dirk van der Niepoort, Francisco Olazabal and Tomás Roquette.
The first Discovery Theatre of the day explored the wines of Portugal, with wines from Manz, Wine & Soul, Caminhos Cruzados, Domingos Alves de Sousa, Esporão and José Maria da Fonseca.
The second Discovery Theatre explored ageing Riojas with Conde de Los Andes.
The last Discovery Theatre was looking at Ribeiro's top wines with Sarah Jane Evans MW. The wines were from Bodega Alanís, Viña Costeira, Bodega Valdo Deva, Vilerma, Finca Viñoa, Cume do Avia, Coto de Gomariz and Alma de Reboreda Toastado.
Guests could taste award winning wines at the Decanter World Wine Awards stand.
Thank you to Riedel for providing the glasses for the day.