Jack’s Wine Tastings – Rioja! – SOLD OUT!

Thank you for your interest – we have SOLD OUT!  Stay tuned for more wine tasting adventures in the coming months.

The next in the series of serious tastings created by wine enthusiast Jack Brice.

Nearly 15 years ago Robert Parker declared that in the future “Spain would be the star”.   So we have gathered several fabulous wines to study the regions, grapes and processes that make the Rioja region distinct from the rest of the world (and so very tasty!).   We even have Decanter Magazine’s top wine of 2013 (donated from a private collection).

Join us to learn about “What makes Rioja, Rioja?” with direct comparisons of grape, price and style!  As usual our tasty lesson will be delivered with dinner by Chef Kate Romane and her crew at e2 Hope you can join us!

  • Where is Rioja?
  • What grapes are used?
  • Why are different aging processes used?
  • What do those labels mean?

Here’s our program

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
(Held at ‘e2’ in Highland Park 5904 Bryant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206)

6:30 p.m. – A selection of Kate’s famous OMGs with Domaine Jaume Cristalino Serra Brut Cava NV (not actually a Rioja wine, but we don’t think anyone will mind…)

6:45 p.m. – Introduction and study of Rioja wines

  • Cune Rioja Monopole Blanco 2012
  • Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Reserva 2008 93pts Decanter Magazine
  • Bodegas Muriel Rioja Reserva 2008 95pts Decanter Magazine
  • Faustino 1 Rioja Gran Reserva 2001 97pts Decanter Magazine

7:15 p.m. – Dinner created by Chef Kate Romane