It's time to wine.
Garnacha, Tempranillo and Rioja—these are just some of the many distinct varieties of wine that come from Spain. You don't have to be a wine snob to appreciate the differences in terroir and grape varietals coming from the country, and now you can celebrate the diversity of Spain's wineries at a special food-paired tasting event at Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar (220 N. Fourth Ave.).
Presented in collaboration between Ermanos' wine steward Anya Linda and the bar's new chef Matt Kraiss, the coursed sampling event will feature four wines paired with tapas. Here's what you can expect:
1. Néboa Albariño 2013 Rias Baixas
Paired with: Ceviche - Mahi Mahi, mint and pineapple
2. Bodegas Lan Crianza Rioja 2011 Rioja
Paired with: Patatas Bravas - Papas fritas, roasted tomato aioli and a spicy bravas sauce
3. Descendientes de J Palacios Petalos 2013 Bierzo
Paired with: Porkbelly Pintxo - Crispy porkbelly, tomato bacon jam, slow roasted garlic and fresh dill
4. Gomez Cruzado Rioja Blanca 2013Rioja
Paired with: Whipped goat cheese, apricot mostarda and house roasted nuts
You can try it all at Ermanos on Tuesday, Feb. 23 starting at 5 p.m. Tickets, which include all of the courses listed, are $25 per person. Reservations are not required for the event. For more information on this and other Ermanos events, visit the bar's website