We were delighted to recently welcome guest wine speaker and Master Sommelier Eleonara Infusa from organic Bodegas Menade in Rueda Spain – and with lovely May sunshine, we held the wine talk outside in the garden amphitheatre.
Eleonora who is a Master Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers Spain, introduced the region of Rueda and Bodegas MenadeÂ www.menade.esÂ We tasted a number of wines and grape varieties including Rueda Verdejo, a natural ‘Nosso Verdejo’ made with no added sulphur and a Sauvignon Blanc.Â Bodegas MenadeÂ isÂ aÂ certifiedÂ organicÂ
estate in Rueda, SouthÂ ofÂ Valladolid. Hand-harvesting, wines made withÂ naturalÂ yeastsÂ andÂ lowÂ yi eldsÂ resulting inÂ pureÂ andÂ expressiveÂ wines – all of which which the students very much appreciated and enjoyed in the ‘wine class in the garden’.
Our thanks to Eleonora and it was lovely to welcome her in person to the cookery school – Eleonora has spoken to the students on previous courses when we Skype in guest wine speakers during wine class