May 21, 2024

DOCa Rioja Grand Tasting Chicago 2024

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT

Location: 167 N Green St 167 North Green Street Chicago, IL 60607

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Join us for an exploration of some of DOCa Rioja’s finest wineries and tasting over 300 wines.

Schedule of Events

11:30-1:00pm Rioja Master Class – Keys to Rioja’s Excellence Quality, Diversity and Commitment

Presented by Alberto Martinez, Rioja Certified Educator

Review with Alberto Martinez “Quality, Diversity and Commitment”, the fundamentals which made Rioja one of the world’s top 5 regions. Furthermore, we will find out the importance of sustainability for Rioja, and discuss all the new developments and styles of winemaking in a region in permanent evolution.

1:00-4:00pm Rioja Walkaround Tasting

1:00-4:00pm Rapid Rioja Sessions

Presented by Master Sommelier Jonathan Eichholz

Throughout the afternoon, Jonathan Eichholz, 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.

1:30-1:50pm The Evolution of Rioja: Next Generation

2:30-2:50pm The Impact of Elevage: Oak in Rioja

3:00-3:20pm Top Library Vintages: Rioja’s Amazing Aging Ability

4:00pm Closure

Event is for Trade & Media Only

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