hosted by Canela
Canela, a brand new Portuguese Restaurant and Wine Bar will be celebrating London Wine Week with a series of wine tasting evenings taking place on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd June 2014.
Priced at £10 per person, each intimate evening will be hosted by two notable producers, offering guests a fascinating insight into the history, flavours and distinction of Portugal’s varied wine regions. After each hour-long wine tasting session, guests are invited to eat in the restaurant and enjoy £10 off their final bill.
In addition to this, throughout the whole of wine week, Canela will be selling wines priced over £35 per bottle at only £5 per glass. This gives Londoners the chance to taste premium Portuguese wine at a very reasonable price.
Monday 2nd June2014
Monday’s talk will be hosted by an expert from Torre do Frade, a wine producer from the Alentejo region, in the Southern half of Portugal. Torre Do Frade is a family-run, but well established estate that has been producing wine since 1839. Guests will be invited to try 3 Torre do Frade wines: White - ‘Virgo’ (2011) and Viognier (2013) and Red - a premium wine, Torre do Frade, Reserva (2007)
Also present at Monday’s tasting will be a representative from Queve Do Porto.
The Quevedo cellar is a modern and forward thinking producer located in S. João da Pesqueira, a small town in the heart of Douro Valley. Focusing mainly on Ports, their Douro wine, is a fun, young, quality-driven wine, that has been marketed solely through Social Media. Guests will try both white and red 2011 Oscar wines.
Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Tuesday’s tasting session is led by Quintas das Arcas, an award-winning producer based mainly in the Vinho Verde region, in the Northern part of Portugal. Grown in a verdant and lush region, the Vinho Verde is a wine with unique characteristics and filled with youth and freshness. On the evening, guests will sample 3 varieties of the Arca Nova wine: The Arca Nova, white/vino verde (2013), Arca Nova Alvarinho, white/vino verde (2013) and Arca Nova, Rosé (2013).
The second producer present at Tuesday’s talk is the Vadio vineyard. Located in the Bairrada region, Vadio is a small family project whose wines present a very classic style that intends to respect the authenticity of that particular region and the character of its grapes. Guests will be able to sample the Vadio, Bairrada (2013) white and the Vadio, Bairrada (2009) red.