Launching this month within the UK, the competition takes entrants from a timed on-line qualifying quiz, via to an in-person ultimate in entrance of judges this summer season, by way of an internet tasting problem. The general winner will take dwelling a money prize and the chance to make their very own wine in partnership with the Ramón Bilbao technical staff.
Rodolfo Bastida, head winemaker, mentioned: “Our mission is to assist our business uncover the distinctive types from the totally different DOs of Spain. We take folks on an in depth journey into the viticultural and vinification methods, plus the geography and topography behind a few of our nation’s prime wines. If you realize even a bit about Spanish wine, and wish to know extra, that is the competitors for you.”
The Spanish Wine Grasp is open to anybody who works within the UK commerce, together with unbiased retailers, sommeliers, consultants, bartenders, educators, writers, and can be pitched on the equal of WSET Stage 3 (and above) data.
Entrants are additionally provided data and coaching right here, and the competitors questions can be run by Elisa Errea, founder and director of The Wine Studio.
Bastida has led the staff at Ramón Bilbao since 1999 and can be head choose with fellow winemaker Rosana Lisa and Spanish wine professional, Sarah Jane Evans MW. They’ll sit in on the at-home semi-final, which can see contestants examined on 5 totally different wines from Ramón Bilbao and different main producers, as they arrive to London this summer season for the UK leg of the finals.
“We’re taking a look at folks’s data of details and figures about Spanish wines, but additionally how they style them,” provides Bastida. “The extra you participate, the extra you’ll study, that’s on the coronary heart of what we try to realize.”