Celebrate Tempranillo Day – November 12th, 2020

Tempranillo Cocktail Hour

Thursday, November 12th – 6 pm

I say Tempranillo, you say Tinta Fina. Roberto from Ribera del Duero says tinta del pais. Marco from La Mancha says cencibel, Carla from Catalonia says Ull del Llebre, if she can pronounce it at all.  And Wikipedia says there are dozens of other synonyms for Spain’s most prodigious grape variety. It is the fourth most planted grape in the world but 87% is planted in Spain. All over Spain. At 6pm on Thursday, November 12, join WineAlign colleagues John Szabo MS and David Lawrason for a live and lively chat and tasting about Spanish tempranillo, journeying through the regions to explore how and why the wines change, why it blends nicely with other grapes, and how well it ages. And you can taste along with examples you have purchased at the LCBO. Tempranillo’s proclivity to ripen sooner than others has earned its name as “the early one”. So, don’t be late.


When: Thursday, November 12th, 2020 18:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Topic: Tempranillo Cocktail Hour 

Cost: Free Registration in advance

Wines to be Discussed (all wines are available at the LCBO in case you would like to purchase a few, or all, to taste along with David and John)

Sangre de Toro Tempranillo 2018, La Mancha (LCBO 668228) $13.95

Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo 2017, Rioja (LCBO 342006) $14.95

Beronia Elaboracion Especial Tempranillo 2018, Rioja (LCBO 426981) $16.95

Monteabellon 5 Meses 2018, Ribera Del Duero (LCBO 338871) $20.95

Rioja Vega Crianza Edicion Limitada 2016, Rioja (LCBO 638783) $22.95

Marques De Riscal Reserva 2016, Rioja (LCBO 32656) $27.60

Vina Tondonia Red Reserva 2008, Rioja (LCBO 356337) $61.95