Navarro Vineyards has been growing grapes sustainably and bottling wine in Mendocino's Anderson Valley since 1974. For almost 40 years our family has produced value-driven wines that have received numerous accolades in wine books & magazines, and wine competitions. You won't find Navarro wines in stores as we prefer to sell our hand-crafted wines directly to the people who enjoy them and welcome our "farm-direct" prices.
KATRIN NAELAPAA – DIRECTOR, WINES FROM SPAIN - SPAIN'S GREAT MATCH EVENT IN L.A. ON 11/10/14 AT THE BAZAAR BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS
Prominent Spanish Wine and Food event to be held at Renowned Restaurant, The Bazaar by José Andrés
The Trade Commission of Spain announces the Spain’s Great Match event will take place on November 10th in Los Angeles at the renowned restaurant, The Bazaar by José Andrés. This collaborative extravaganza of Spanish culture celebrates the distinctive wines, food and design of Spain. Over 200 wines representing the varietals and wine regions of Spain will be featured in a walk-around tasting format. American importers and distributors of Spanish wines will present their best products, including new wines and the latest vintages, to wine industry professionals and consumers. Earlier in the day, members of the wine trade and press will also be invited to a tutored tasting seminar, showcasing Spain’s new power couple, D.O. Rueda and D.O. Ribera del Duero. In the evening, the event will open to the public as a ticketed lifestyle event and will feature, along with the wine stations, a selection of tapas by The Bazaar by José Andrés. A portion of event proceeds will benefit a Los Angeles charitable organization.
About Wines from Spain
The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior, ICEX) is the authorized governmental platform for the promotion of Spanish exports and Spanish companies' international growth. Vinos de España - or Wines from Spain - is ICEX's brand for a wide range of promotional activities designed to inform trade and consumers abroad about quality Spanish wines. Wines from Spain has been promoting Spanish wines in walk-around tastings to press, trade and consumers in New York and the United States for nearly 30 years. Each year, Wines from Spain hosts “Spain's Great Match”- an opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of the world’s most sought-after Spanish wines paired with tapas from the top rated area Spanish restaurants.
Katrin Naelapaa was raised in Mexico City and studied at Georgetown University, which included a study-abroad stint in Madrid. After a successful finance career, Naelapaa decided to study wine and food, and enrolled at ICE. In her close to nearly 15 years at the trade group Wines from Spain, Naelapaa has developed a multitude of educational and promotional programs to increase American awareness of Spanish wines. She has expanded Wines from Spain’s presence in national food and wine events, and has launched stand-alone programs like Great Match: Wine & Tapas. Naelapaa also spearheaded the publication of Wines from Spain: Far from Ordinary Wine Guide. When she is not busy throwing one of her celebrated dinners, she practices her other passion and sings with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall.