End of Summer Wine Tasting

August 7, 2016


After a short summer break, our next wine tasting event wraps up the summer season and gets us ready for fall. We will put special attention on the wonderful white wines from Galicia in Spain, which are highly acclaimed around the world.


This tasting highlights the white wines of Xurxo Alba of Bodegas Albamar in Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain. Occupying center stage with be a vertical tasting of his 'Alma de Mar' special cuvee albarinos. We will taste the 2012, 2013, and 2014 vintages in sequence. With an annual production of less than 1,500 bottles this is a rare chance indeed!


As the weather is still still quite warm, rose and white wines will be prominent, with some light and fuller body reds accompanying. A total of 10-12 wines will be featured, including a number of organic and natural wines.


Xurxo Alba's wines are the perfect accompaniment to Japanese food, especially umami-driven seafood tastes. Or just enjoy them casually together with us on a Saturday afternoon. I will be visiting him in September, and he eagerly awaits our report!


We look forward to seeing you there!


Wine List


* Quinta do Romeu / Douro Rosé 2015 (Portugal - Douro)



* Quinta do Romeu / Douro Reserva White 2014 (Portugal - Douro)

Beira Aral / Aravo 2013 (Spain - Galicia / Rías Baixas)

Bodegas Albamar / Albamar 2013 (Spain - Galicia / Rías Baixas)

Bodegas Albamar / Alma de Mar 2014 (Spain - Galicia / Rías Baixas)

Bodegas Albamar / Alma de Mar 2013 (Spain - Galicia / Rías Baixas)

Bodegas Albamar / Alma de Mar 2012 (Spain - Galicia / Rías Baixas)



* Quinta do Romeu / Douro Red 2011 (Portugal - Douro)

* Quinta do Romeu / Reserva Red 2012 (Portugal - Douro)

Bodegas Albamar / Fusco 2013 (Spain - Galicia / Ribeira Sacra)

1912 Winemakers / Encosta do Bocho Colheita 2011 (Portugal - Douro)



Quevedo Port Wines / Reserve Ruby Port NV (Portugal - Douro)


Note: wines with a star (*) are certified organic.

End of Summer Wine Tasting

When:  September 3 2016 (Saturday) 3 – 6 pm

Where: Nishi-azabu Bridgehouse (near Hiroo station)

Price: ¥4,000

Places: 20



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