Taste Mediterranean London - Vinhos, Azeite, Petiscos
Sarah Ahmed presents selected PGI and PDO wines from the Alentejo region. Teresa Zacarias will be supporting the masterclasses, showing extra virgin olive oils from Portugal. Portuguese star chef Nuno Mendes (Taberna do Mercado) and his team will be serving petiscos.
Vinhos do Alentejo and Casa do Azeite proudly present: Two wine masterclass sessions!
Sarah Ahmed – expert on Portuguese wines – www.thewinedetective.co.uk – will take you on a journey of discovery across time and space. You will taste grape varieties old and new, ranging from wines made in Talha (the amphoras that were introduced to the Alentejo in Roman times), or foot-trodden in marble lagares, through to wines aged in the finest French oak. We shall travel from Portalegre, in the Alentejo’s green and mountainous north, to the dusty rolling plains of Beja in the south. Diversity is the watchword. You’ll be fascinated with selected PGI and PDO wines made from indigenous grape varieties, extra virgin Portuguese olive oils – presented by Teresa Zacarias from Casa do Azeite in Lisbon – and the Mediterranean snacks (petiscos) served by Nuno Mendes and his team at Taberna do Mercado.
Monday 26 June 2017
Masterclass 1: 11.00–12.30
Masterclass 2: 14.00–15.30
Nuno Mendes’ Taberna do Mercado
107B Commercial St
Old Spitalfields Market
Monday 26 June 2017
Free-pour tasting: 11.00 –15.30 and 17.00–21.00
If you cannot join us for the masterclasses, you’ll still have the chance to taste a choice selection of Alentejo’s wines & olive oils at the free-pour tasting from 11.00–15.30 in the outside seating area at Taberna do Mercado or in the evening from 17.00–21.00, when we open the doors for a real ‘Tasca feeling’ with Portuguese music, ‘Petiscos’ and a free-pour tasting of Alentejo wines and Portuguese olive oils.
Vinhos do Alentejo and Casa do Azeite are looking forward to welcoming you to the masterclasses at Spitalfields Market!
If you would like to participate in one of the sessions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 June.