Drink Ribera. Drink Spain. Wine Grand Tasting

New York City – Tuesday, February 23, 2010

On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, Drink Ribera. Drink Spain. will play host to the wines of the renowned Ribera del Duero region of Spain at its first Grand Tasting event in New York City at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street at W. Houston.
Featuring the largest selection of Ribera del Duero wines ever assembled in the U.S., the event offers separate programs for the Trade and Media; and for Consumers.  Attendees will have the opportunity to sample the newest vintages of Ribera del Duero wines from over 90 wineries personally presented by Ribera del Duero winemakers and other qualified representatives from Spain and the U.S.
The Trade and Media walk-around tasting runs from 1:00 to 5:00pm and includes a New Winery Showcase highlighting wines that are seeking U.S. importers and trade partners; an exclusive *Media and VIP Seminar from 11:30-12:30pm on the region of Ribera del Duero featuring icon wines from Vega Sicilia; and a Restaurant and Retail Buyer Seminar from 3:00-3:45pm for qualified Trade and Media attendees. *Registration for the Media and VIP seminar is required and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Advance registration for the Restaurant and Retail Buyer Seminar is recommended.  Register at www.drinkriberawine.com/grandtasting

From 6:00 to 8:00pm the walk-around tasting opens for general admission with a $55 per person ticket price, where attendees can sample the wines from all participating wineries accompanied by light hors d'oeuvres.
About Drink Ribera. Drink Spain.
Ribera del Duero provides a benchmark for quality in the Spanish wine category. With an extreme climate perfectly suited for quality grape-growing, Ribera del Duero wines represent the pinnacle of Spanish winemaking and the ultimate expression of Spain's most noble red grape: Tempranillo.  The region became a Denominación de Origen (D.O.) in 1982, and today there are more than 250 wineries, producing world class wines.  Ribera del Duero launched their first U.S. promotional campaign − Drink Ribera. Drink Spain. − in August 2009 to broaden awareness among trade, media and consumers.  For more information visit www.drinkriberawine.com .
Media Contact: Donna White
Gregory White PR           
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Anne Ferguson
Gregory White PR

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