Wine salon «Guía Peñín: best wines of Spain»
23, April, 2014
Location: Centre of photography of Lumiere brothers, Krasniy Oktyabr, Bolotnaya emb., 3, bld.1
Beginning at 14.00
The exclusivity of this great event was highlighted by its location – the Centre of Photography of Lumiere brothers on the territory of Krasniy Oktyabr factory. The event was organized by the Guia Peñín company in cooperation with the Spanish company Argos Rusia and the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy. This year it has been 25 years since the moment of the first release of Penin Guide.
31 Spanish bodegas presented its wines on the salon Guía Peñín in Moscow. In the tasting list were included around 170 wines which got 90 and more points in Jose Penin’s guide book. There also were presented the best wines in the “quality-price ratio”, which were awarded with 3, 4 and 5 stars.
Before the official beginning of the tasting Jose Peñín, the founder of the famous guide book gave the press conference for the media and the professionals of alcohol market. Mister Peñín confessed that he evaluates wines quickly, almost automatically as only the first impression can be the most honest. And only surrounded by friends in the nice restaurant he is capable of evaluating the wines with his heart, not the mind. The press conference was concluded with presenting gifts – the participants could get paper version of the guide book with the signature of the famous wine expert Jose Peñín.
The salon was visited by more than 400 professionals of the alcohol market, including the importers, distributors, wine experts and journalists. Also the salon was honored with the visit of the representatives from the Spanish Embassy in Moscow.
After this salon was made a decision to hold the same kind of events in Moscow in 2015 and 2016.