TAPAS (the Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society) brings their 6th annual Grand Wine Tasting of Tempranillos and other wines made from grapes native to the Iberian Peninsula back to San Francisco this weekend. The 2013 TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting will feature over 35 wineries at the Golden Gate Club (135 Fisher Loop, The Presidio, San Francisco) on Sunday, June 23, between 2:00 and 5:00 pm. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased here.
This event is an enjoyable opportunity to focus on varietals that aren’t as commonly found in North America. Many TAPAS members are limited-production, family-owned wineries and will be pouring small lot wines that are not widely available. All of the wines poured at the TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting must be at least 75% made from grapes such as Albariño, Carignan, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Graciano, Malvasia, Mencia, Mourvèdre, Palomino, Tempranillo, Tinta Cão, Torrontes, Touriga Naçional, Verdejo, and Verdelho. And if Touriga Naçional is around, that means there will be Port. –> please click here to continue reading –>