Calling all winelovers! We are Roque and Luke, qualified alcoholics and owners of the Madrid & Darracott wine store in Madrid. For years we have been doing wine events, tastings and day trips in a non-pretentious and fun way so that people both living here and visiting can get to grips with the wine here in Spain. We want to offer English-language tastings with a few wines and nibbles so that everyone can enjoy the vino on offer in this country and hopefully learn a little bit along the way!
Fancy something mad and fun???! Well this week we are super lucky to have one of the country's most intriguing and zany projects come to our shop and show us their wines!! No 'Tempranillo Crianza' here. We are going off the grid with the ISPANIA project.
Raul will be coming with some bonkers bottles to delight the senses. These wines, by their very artisanal and bespoke nature, are well away from the regulatory DO system and seek to simply be what they are: unique stand alone wines that you would never find in a traditional region.
We are going to sample 4 of his wines - some of you may remember we already tried his Trebujena Palomino Fino for our 'weird wines' tasting a few weeks ago.
First up a Gewuztraminer aged in clay amphorae, two different micro-zone Mencias from Bierzo and a multi-plot Garnacha from the depths of Extremadura. SO. MUCH. INTRIGUE!
You don't want to miss this tasting!! So sign up and come along!
As usual you'll just need 20 euros and a yearning for wine.