A Global Wine Experience Featuring Rioja at Winefest in Calgary

This years Winefest gave Wine trade professionals around the world the opportunity to immerse themselves in a world of flavors.

With Rioja taking center stage, Calgary’s BMO Centre hosted the renowned wine event on March 1 and 2. This exclusive annual event provided an unparalleled opportunity for trade professionals to explore wines from across the globe, paired with gourmet delights and insights from industry experts, as highlighted on BNN this month.

Indulging the Senses in a World of Wines at Winefest

Attendees stepped into wine diversity, where every sip told a unique story. From crisp whites to robust reds, sparkling delights to velvety ports, this year’s Winefest boasted over hundreds of wines, ensuring there was something for every palate.

A woman pours wine at Winefest calgary

Winefest Spotlights the Rioja Region

Visitors journeyed through the heart of Spain’s prestigious Rioja wine region, where top-tier wineries showcased their finest selections. At the event, attendees explored the many types of Rioja wines. They learned what makes each kind unique and how the wine is made. This wasn’t just about tasting – people in the wine industry better understood Rioja’s culture and history. With this knowledge, all can better appreciate Rioja and tell the rich story. 

Fine Wine and Food Pairings

Attendees had a tasting experience with an impressive selection of gourmet canapés and hors d’oeuvres crafted by Chef Nicholas Pena-Alvarez. From succulent Moroccan-style lamb meatballs to delicate roasted chicken roulade, each dish was curated to harmonize with Rioja’s diverse wine profiles.

The Ticket to a Key Trade Event

The ticket to Winefest granted attendees unlimited access to sample an array of Rioja wines, they indulged in delectable hors d’oeuvres, and received a souvenir wine glass to commemorate their experience.

Thanks to all who joined us at Winefest this year, with Rioja taking center stage. It was an unforgettable celebration of fine wines, gourmet cuisine, and camaraderie among fellow wine enthusiasts.

Cheers to an extraordinary experience that tantalized their taste buds and ignited their passion for wine!

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