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Rioja at Frederick’s with CVNE, September 18th 2014

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Imperial CVNE


On our recent trip to Rioja we were lucky enough to visit CVNE ,or to give it its full name, Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España..

With three wineries in the region; Cune, Viña Real and Contino

A lively crowd of 35 wine lovers enjoyed an aperitif of Monopole , a crisp fresh 100% Viura on the terrace http://www.missbouquet.com/events/view/rioja-tasting-at-fredericks/

We then tasted  a variety of fantastic wines presented by Oscar Urrutia Export Manager of CVNE –

Contino Blanco 2011Oscar

Cune Crianza 2010

Imperial Reserva 2008

Viña Real Reserva 2009

Viña Real Gran Reserva 2007

Contino Viña del Olivo 2009

The wines were served with a fabulous 3 course dinner –

Starter :Candied, golden & red beetroot, toasted pine nuts, Berkswell cheese

 Mains: Welsh lamb rump, braised shoulder & soft herb couscous
 Desserts: Mandarin posset, chocolate brownie
Served  in the beautiful new  garden room at Frederick’s Islington, where we hosted our Craggy Range tasting with Master Of Wine Steve Smith.

A most memorable night as it celebrated the 5th Anniversary of WanderCurtis Wine Events . The evening of the Scottish referendum and Tim Kelly’s 50th birthday.

We highly recommend the food , atmosphere and service at http://www.fredericks.co.uk and plan to have many more of our Events there .





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