The Hotel du Vin is a luxury boutique chain of hotels in the UK. We held two Rías Baixas/Albariño evenings at Stratford and Harrogate. We hired a renowned wine expert at each event – Laura Clay and Simon Woods, both of whom have visited the region recently. They presented the region of Rías Baixas and its wines to the audience.
We worked closely with the head sommeliers of each hotel to devise food to match the different styles of Rías Baixas wines. Both evenings were popular with the Hotel du Vin sommeliers and their guests. The profile of Hotel du Vin guests is perfect for this kind of activity as they are keen to explore the world of wine and learn about different regions. Both Simon and Laura
commented on the enthusiasm of the guests for the region.