Tasting Notes: The Poetry of Wine

Saturday 26 October 2013

Viñaoliva Zaleo wines

The St Andrews Food and Drink Festival 2013 will run from 2nd November to 1st December. This year three StAnza events will form part of this. The first on 15th November, Tasting Notes: The Poetry of Wine, offers an evening of poetry and wine tasting.

Matthew Stewart is both a wine exporter and blender for the Spanish cooperative winery  Viñaoliva  and also a poet. His entertaining Tasting Notes published by Fife’s HappenStance Press in 2012 combines his knowledge and experience of wine with his own poetry.  In an event which brings a real taste of Spain to St Andrews, Matthew will read from this collection during a guided tasting and talk about the blender’s art, giving an introduction to four Extremaduran wines. There will be time for interaction and questions, as he introduces the wine of poetry, and the poetry of wine.  Guests will have the chance to taste four Zaleo wines (Pardina 2012, Rosado 2012, Tempranillo 2012 and Premium 2010) and food pairings of ham, bread and Spanish cheese.

The event will take place on Friday 15th November from 6.30-8.00 pm at Luvians Ice Cream Parlour, 84 Market Street, St Andrews KY16n 9PA.  Tickets for the event, to include four wines, tapas and a copy of Tasting Notes, cost £7.50 or £5.00 concession and can be purchased in advance online by clicking on this link.

For more information, email info@stanzapoetry.org

And watch this space for details coming soon on StAnza’s other events for the Food and Drink Festival, Surprise, Surprise, poetry and haggis with Alexander Hutchison and an open mic set for food and drink poems at Zest on 16th November, and our Delicious Poetry Workshop with Gerry Cambridge on 26th November.