2008 HdR – Conquistadors – The Reign in Spain


It’s no secret that Spain is producing many of the world’s great wine produced from Rhone varietals. Yet, it was another eye-opening experience to taste through the first seminar from the 2008 Hospice du Rhone. Importer Eric Solomon pulled together some of the top winemakers in Spain in the presence of Jurgen Wagner of Cellar Capçanes, Daniel Castaño of Bodegas Castaño and Bodegas Salinas, Javier Muñoz of Bodegas Cigarral Pago del Ama (also accompanied by his highly-acclaimed father, chef Adolfo Muñoz of Restaurant Adolfo in Toledo), and Frenchman Philippe Cambie of Bodegas Mas Alta, who is also a consulting winemaker for several of the top Domains in Chateauneuf du Pape, including Pegau and Vieux Donjon.

Join us as we explore several Spanish appellations to see how “The Reign in Spain” is continuing to impress palates everywhere.

Sponsor- Champagne USA: www.champagne.us

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1 Response to “2008 HdR – Conquistadors – The Reign in Spain”

  1. 1 AJ Dec 16th, 2008 at 9:06 pm


    Another great effort. Spanish wines continue to be one of the best kept secrets in the wine world. Eric Solomon’s wine portfolio selections are stellar. The battle that he’s having with Jorge Ordonez for top Spanish wine importer status is awesome. I look forward to enjoying the fruits of their efforts.


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