It is picking time, and we are having a good harvest, though somewhat atypical this year. To be specific, the low quality and quantity of our grapes, as a result a heavy storm in the month of April, has forced us to harvest friends and time instead of grapes. At the risk of seeming pedantic, our ambition for quality prevents us from making Qubél from inferior grapes, neither does it seem correct to produce Qubél with 100% purchased grapes.
What we lost in grapes, we are gaining in time and friends that maybe is equal in value to an excellent harvest of fruit. The Enoteca is in full use since September and we have already received new acquaintances from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Holland, USA, Dominican Republic and of course many from Spain. The have enjoyed spending time with us, drinking our wine and strolling through our vineyards dressed autumn colors, which currently offers the fruits of our almond, walnut trees.
By the way, have you ever given yourself the luxury of stopping everything and listening to the silence? Organizing your thoughts, refreshing your perspective, examining new ideas? Projects written on a list some time ago are now seeing the light of day, thanks to this twist in our annual routine. A good example is the face lift that the vineyard have received to make it more comfortable for our visitors.
However, there is still wine in our cellar to sell!!
To this end, we will attend the annual Wines of Madrid Wine Fair organized by the D.O. Wines of Madrid. The date is 19 of November, and we will send invitations to all shortly.
We will also be participating again this year in the Gastronomic Fair celebrated in the central plaza of La Moraleja, Madrid, November 23th to 25th.
This year, we will send our electronic Christmas Catalog along with the invitation to the Wines of Madrid Fair. Apart from the gift cases, we will offer suggestions to give the gift of a wine tasting to your employees, best clients or, simply your friends and family.
Tastings and Classes
Sign up by email or by telephone. The classes must be prepaid by bank transfer or by credit card. When the maximum number of places have been filled, the possibility of opening a second class will be considered. 12 is the minimum number of people necessary for the class to take place.
The Enjoyment of Wine
November 8, from 19.30 to 21.30
An overview of the world of wine, our basic class to know how to buy and serve wine, and how to enjoy what is in the glass. We will taste 5 wines of different types.
Price: 45€ (minimum 12 persons, maximum 20).
Wine and Cheese Tasting
November 15, from 19.30 to 21.30
A Tasting of 5 Spanish wines, Qubél included, and 6 artisan cheeses. Is it true that white wines go better with cheese than red wines? What wine will stand up to a strong cheese, like blue cheese? We will try various combinations.
Price: 56€ (minimum 12 persons, maximum 20)
Wine and Charcuterie Tasting
December 5, from 19.30 to 21.30
A tasting of charcuterie, accompanied by wines. Something as emblematic as Iberian ham is worth a sensorial exploration and pairing with wine.
Price: 56€ (minimum 12 persons, maximum 20).
Organic Wine Tasting
December 13, from 12 to 14h
An explanation of the basic methods of cultivation and vinification and its impact on the final product, our food and our health. A international tasting of 6 organic wines, including sweet and sparkling.
Price: 57€ (minimum 12 persons, maximum 20).
This post in Spanish: Boletín Qubél Otoño 2007