September 13, 2023

D.O.C.a Rioja Grand Tasting 2023

Time: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Location: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

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Join the D.O.C.a Rioja, and over 60 wineries to explore the depth of Rioja through sampling indigenous grape varietals, various winemaking philosophies, new wine blends, limited releases and library wines. In addition to the Grand Tasting where 300+ wines will be available to sample, four seminars will be held for guests to be immersed in the intricacies of the region.


11:30am-1pm: [Masterclass] The Keys to Rioja’s Excellence: Quality, Diversity and Rigor, presented by Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein
Panel Discussion with George Miliotes MS and bodega producers. Attendance open to industry trade & media only. Pre-registration Required.

1pm-4pm: Walk-around Grand Tasting

1:30pm-1:50pm: [Rapid Rioja] 100 Kilometers of Diversity: Rioja’s 3 Sub Zones, presented by Jonathan Eichholz, GuildSomm Educator
Speed dating has never been more fun! Throughout the afternoon, a GuildSomm educator will conduct 20-minute tastings, each focused on a specific topic pertinent to Rioja. Timing is everything — these sessions are first-come, first-served.

2:00pm-2:20pm: [Rapid Rioja] The Impact of Elevage, presented by Jonathan Eichholz, GuildSomm Educator

2:30pm-2:50pm: [Rapid Rioja] Top Library Vintages, Rioja’s Amazing Aging Ability

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