On a lovely spring morning, John Wilson brought some Spanish sunshine to the 12-week certificate students here at the cookery school in Shanagarry. John Wilson, one of Ireland best known wine writers, and wine correspondent to The Irish Times, introduced the students to the wine regions and wines of Spain, while also incorporating Spanish food, heritage and culture into the morning’s masterclass on Wines of Spain.
John gave a tutored tasting of the following wines:
Louro de Bolo 2015 Valdeorras, Rafael Palacios
La Iña Fino Lustau, Jerez
La Malkerida 2014 Utiel-Requena
Flor de Brezo Gregory Perez, Bierzo
La Bruja de Rozas 2015, Viños de Madrid, Sierra de Gredos, Commando G.
Rioja Reserva 2012, Marques de Murrieta
Ribera del Duero Cosecha 2014, Emilio Moro
John Wilson is the Irish Times wine correspondent, John Wilson http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/the-white-wines-of-galicia-1.2814683 and has 20 years of practical experience in the wine trade under his belt. He is author of ‘Wilson on Wine 2015, 2016 and 2017 edition. His other wine writing including editing ‘The Wine Guide’, Ireland’s best ever selling wine book. Most of all, as he says himself, he likes a glass of decent wine. You can follow John on twitter at @wilsononwine and on his blog www.wilsononwine.ie
The Wines of Spain masterclass by John Wilson to the 12 week certificate cookery students at Ballymaloe Cookery School was fantastic – the students really appreciated it and they felt like they were in Spain itself, learning all about Spanish wines and regions and also the food, places and people.
The Spanish wines showed very well under the East Cork sunshine!