An Exclusive Event with Spain’s Most Exciting Winemaker – Alvaro Palacios

Alvaro Palacios

Alvaro Palacios

“Alvaro Palacios is making some of Spain’s most exciting wine.” – David Lawrason

WineAlign (in partnership with Woodman Wine & Spirits Inc.) is delighted to offer its members an exclusive tutored tasting and reception with Alvaro Palacios, an icon in the world of wine.  Alvaro’s legend has been built on the stunning wines he has crafted from the farthest reaches of Spain, from Priorat to Rioja and now Bierzo.

After studying enology in Bordeaux, and training under Jean-Pierre Moueix at the renowned Chateau Petrus, Alvaro returned to Spain and helped revolutionize Spanish wine.  He credits his experience in Bordeaux for much of his winemaking philosophy.  It showed him the “importance of great wines” and provided him with a key reference point for his own endeavours.  His wines have won him cult status and are highly respected by the wine press.  The Wine Spectator has called Alvaro “Spain’s Most Exciting Winemaker”, in 2003 Wine & Spirits Magazine named him their “Winemaker-of-the-Year” Decanter has called him “Spain’s most talked about winemaker”.

The vineyards of L'Ermita estate

The vineyards of L'Ermita estate

The sit down tutored tasting co-hosted by David Lawrason will include wines from each of Alvaro’s three properties:

  • The iconic Alvaro Palacios winery in Priorat.
  • His historic family estate, Palacios Remondo, in Rioja.
  • Descendientes de J. Palacios in Bierzo

Alvaro Palacios winery in Priorat Palacios Remondo, in Rioja Descendientes de J. Palacios in Bierzo

Alvaro Palacios

Alvaro Palacios

“I am hugely impressed by the wines of Alvaro Palacios. They have a certain sensitivity that embraces modern styling while preserving the flavours from traditional grape varieties in regions like Rioja, Priorat and most recently Bierzo.  My visit to the latter region last fall to taste the top crus of Descendentes de Jose Palacios was a one of those great moments of revelation. I am looking forward immensely to hosting Alvaro and sharing his entire range with friends of WineAlign.” – David Lawrason

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Note that this is an exclusive event for WineAlign members.

Event Details

Date:  Monday March 19, 2012

The Spoke Club
600 King Street West, 4th Floor
Toronto, Canada
M5V 1M3
T. 416.368.8448

Format:  Seated tutored tasting followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres.

Tasting 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Reception: 7:30pm – 8:00pm

Ticket Price: $65

Attendance: 40 people maximum

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Wines for tasting (10 wines from three properties):

Alvaro Palacios, Priorat Vintage  Price Accolades
Camins del Priorat 2010 $26.00  NYR
Les Terrasses ‘Velles Vinyes’ 2010 $45.00  NYR
Vi de la Vila’ Gratallops 2008 $66.00 RP: 93
Finca Dofí 2009 $90.00 RP: (94-97)
Descendientes de J. Palacios, Bierzo
Petalos del Bierzo 2010 $26.00  NYR
Villa de Corullón 2008 $49.00 RP: 91
Las Lamas 2009 $116.00 RP: 93
Palacios Remondo, Rioja
Plácet 2009 $32.00  NYR
La Montesa 2009 $21.00  NYR
Propiedad 2008 $39.00 RP: 90


This event is a joint production between Woodman Wine & Spirits Inc. and WineAlign.

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