Join Us for an Online Tasting with Rioja Winemaker Bryan MacRobert
Thursday, 22nd October
£20 per tasting kit + snacks
This month, we're celebrating all things that are great about Rioja. And this includes a tasting with winemaker Bryan MacRobert who will join us via Zoom from Logroño, the heart of Spain's most famous wine region.
Originally from South Africa, Bryan is one of a growing number of producers looking to make more terroir-driven wines than blends defined by how long they have spent in oak and bottle. He looks after small parcels of old vines, often inaccessible to most machinery and ploughed by mule. He makes fresh, elegant wines that show another side to Rioja.
During the session, hosted by Paola, Bryan will talk you through how the wines were made, the land they come from and how this influences the taste and - as harvest has just finished - he can update us on how wines from 2020 are likely to shape up.
For this tasting, you will receive 3 x 100ml samples of MacRobert & Canals Burgundian-style Viura (white), the Beaujolais-esque La Nave (red) and the Garnacha, which will appeal to everyone who loves a Pinot Noir.
The tasting kit will also include some manchego cheese, membrillo quince paste, crackers and some habas fritas to snack on.
How do I get my tasting kit?
You can pick them up from the store or we will deliver them to local postcodes (W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W12, W13). They will be ready from 5pm on the 21st. We will email each participant nearer the time.
How do I get the Zoom details?
We will email each participant nearer the time.
How long will the session last?
Up to an hour.
Will I get a discount if I want to buy any of the bottles tasted?
We will offer every participant a 10% discount if orders are made by email and received by Friday, 23rd October. We will call you back for payment. You'll then be able to pick up the wines in store or - if the order is over £40 - we will deliver them free to local postcodes (W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W12, W13)