Spanish wine tasting and Jamon cutting lesson wtih Sergio Sabater, of bodegas Luzon

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 07:30 PM

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"If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life."

- Sir Alexander Fleming


We have an incredible line-up of events for next week Tuesday through Saturday and a new menu at the end of this offering.  Remember every night we have an event on the calendar the wine bar is open. 

This tasting on Saturday night is our first stand up classroom event with a demonstration on how to carve the most famous of all the cured meats- Iberico Jamon.  Of course, we also have a wine tasting with one of the best values in Spain bodegas Luzon.

Spain has over 2.9 million acres planted making it the most widely planted wine producing nation in the world today just behind Italy and France.  But because of the old vines, the high altitude of most of the vineyards in Spain as well as wide spacing in the vineyards and very infertile soils the yields are much lower than in Italy or France.

Spain also has an abundance of native grape varieties, with over 400 varieties planted throughout Spain.  And just like in the rest of the business world the 80/20 rule applies with Spain's varietal mix with 80 percent of the country's wine production made from only 20 grapes—including Tempranillo (which has several names like, cencibel, Tinto de Tor and tinto del pays to name a few, Albariño, Garnacha, Palomino, Airen, Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel•lo, Cariñena and Monastrell.

The new wines from Spain are some of the best values coming from Europe today and at the top level of quality there are more emerging stars than almost anywhere in the world. The secret here is old vines and new talent on the rise.  We have been big fans of the wines from Bodegas Luzon for a number of years so when we heard our good friend Sergio Sabater was in town we put this event on the calendar to showcase the new releases from this great value oriented producer. 

One of the things that I will never forget about my first trip to Spain is the wonderful cured ham known as Jamón and to me no Spanish wine tasting is complete without this unique and tasty Spanish treat.  Tonight, you have the opportunity to learn how to prepare this treat in your home as the only skill necessary other than the $$$ to buy the leg is the knowledge on how to properly slice it, thus our first wine tasting/Jamón slicing lesson.

This is a classroom style event with standing room for 25 at this event.  Toni Lampasone will be making a few tasting treats along with the Charcuterie and the fee for this event is $45 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail

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Bodegas Luzon and friends Spanish wine tasting and Jamón cutting lesson
with Sergio Sabater of Bodegas Luzon
Saturday, September 30th
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2015 Luzon Blanco Jumilla   
Price: $10.75       Sale $9.46
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2013 Luzon Crianza Jumilla   
Price: $15.75       Sale $13.86

"Inky ruby. Dark berries, incense, vanilla and sexy oak spices on the pungent, expansive nose. Smooth and open-knit, offering intense blackberry, cherry and mocha flavors sharpened by a jolt of juicy acidity. Finishes on an appealingly sweet note, with strong persistence and a delicate dusting of tannins adding shape and gentle grip." - Josh Raynolds, Vinous
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2015 Luzon Finca Luzon Jumilla   
Price: $12.50       Sale $11.00

Clean, fragrant, fruity, intense smells of red and black fruits, powerful and very enjoyable. Soft and warm, nice tactile sensations, very fruity and well balanced acids. Ripe smooth tannins. Pair with sirloin roast, beef stew, roasted chicken, rice dried meat, stews, vegetables and goat cheese. 70% Monastrell, 30% Syrah.
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2013 Luzon Roble Jumilla
Price: $14.25       Sale $12.54

"Brilliant purple. Smoky, oak-spiced cherry and blackcurrant aromas are complemented by suggestions of mocha and fresh flowers. Supple and sweet on the palate, offering dark fruit liqueur flavors and bitter chocolate and vanilla nuances. The long, nicely tactile, focused finish shows very good lift and dusty, gripping tannins. This wine was aged for four months in new and used French and American oak barrels. Drinking window: 2017 - 2020." —Josh Raynolds, Vinous
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2015 Luzon Verde Jumilla
Price: $12.50       Sale $11.00

(89 points) (aged in a combination of stainless steel and concrete tanks) Opaque ruby. Dark berries and cherry pit on the nose, lifted by a spicy pepper nuance. Smooth and appealingly sweet, offering plump blackberry and cherry flavors and a touch of candied licorice. Dusty tannins sneak in slowly on the finish, adding closing shape and grip. (May 2017) Vinous
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2007 Luzon Portu Jumilla
Price: $39.75       Sale $34.98

92 Points "Powerful,oak-spiced dark berries and plum aromas are complemented by notes of vanilla, incense and cracked pepper. Deep, spicy boysenberry and cherry cola flavors are lifted by tangy acidity, which adds spine and clarity. Becomes sweeter and deeper with air, finishing with excellent thrust and lingering sweetness."  International Wine Cellar Issue # 153 Nov 2010

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2012 Luzon altos de Luzon Jumilla       
Price: $19.75       Sale: $17.38

(fermented in small stainless steel tanks and aged for a year in new French and American oak barrels) Bright violet. Deep, expansive dark berry, cherry compote and woodsmoke scents are complemented by peppery spice and vanilla qualities. Juicy acidity lifts and brightens concentrated cassis and bitter cherry flavors that are sweetened by a late suggestion of mocha. Shows good depth as well as energy, finishing smoky and quite long, with supple tannins and lingering dark berry character.- Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media 91 Points
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2010 Luzon Alma de Luzon Jumilla       
Price: $67.50       Sale $59.40

(91 rating)  "Glass-staining ruby. An exotic bouquet evoking ripe red berries, passion fruit, candied flowers and woodsmoke, with a bright mineral overtone. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering intense red berry and lavender pastille flavors that are lifted and sharpened by a strong white pepper note. Juicy, elegant and seamless in style, with a long, gently tannic finish that leaves notes of spicecake and raspberry liqueur behind." Vinous Media May 2017

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2013 Atauta Ribera del Duero
Price: $39.00       Sale $34.32

Bright cherry colour. Intensely perfumed with complex aromas of ripe raspberries and blackberries interlaced with lavender, rosemary and chamomile on a delicate backdrop of spices and smoky oak. In the palate it shows excellent balance and energy with red and dark berry flavours followed by floral and delicately spiced nuances. It is a very seductive and balanced wine with beautifully well integrated and fine grained mature tannins that has a very balanced and lingering finish.

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2014 Atauta Parada  Ribera del Duero   
Price: $30             Sale $26.40

Inky purple color. It is an intense fragrant wine, displays red and black berries aromas, hints of violets, black pepper and mocha. On the palate, ripe and delicious. It has great freshness and balance with a velvety texture.

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2014 Campillo Blanco Rrioja       
Price: $18.75       Sale $16.50

"Light yellow. Powerful scents of ripe citrus and orchard fruits, with suggestions of vanilla, sweet butter and woodsmoke building in the glass. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering bitter pear skin, tangerine and vanilla pastry notes that tighten up on the back half. At once weighty and energetic, this assertive white Rioja finishes with strong thrust and spicy persistence." 91pts Vinous

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2004 Campillo Gran Reserva Rioja   
Price: $49.00       Sale $43.12

 “Intense cherry red colour with hints of ruby. On the nose this Reserva displays ripe red fruit (cherry, blueberry) with mineral and toasted nuances from the oak ageing. The palate is elegant with a good balance between the fruit and oak.  Well structured with potential for further bottle ageing.”

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2008 Campillo Reserva Rioja       
Price: $25.75       Sale $22.66

Intense cherry-red color in appearance. Complex and elegant on the nose with ripe red fruits and toasty nuances from the cask. Fresh and well structured on the palate with great texture and acidity. Soft and elegant with a fine ripe fruit aftertaste. 

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2011 Cenit Tierra del Vino de Zamora   
Price: $56.75       Sale $49.94

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2013 Cenit Via cenit Tierra del Vino de Zamora   
Price: $31.50       Sale $27.72
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2016 Nora Albarino Rias Baixas
Price: $19.75       Sale $17.38

Vibrant aromas of fresh orchard fruits, tangerine, smoky lees and jasmine, with a strong mineral overlay. Suave, silky and expansive, offering sappy citrus fruit and poached pear flavors complement-ed by honeysuckle and chamomile. Finishes seamless and very long, with lingering floral and mineral qualities.
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2013 Obalo Crianza Rioja   
Price: $21.25       Sale $18.70

"Bright ruby. Highly perfumed red berry and candied rose scents are complemented by suggestions of potpourri and vanilla bean. Sweet, supple and broad, offering intense raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Shows excellent clarity and lift on the finish, which is framed by harmonious tannins. This wine spent a year in new French oak but I don't find it to be overtly woody." 91pts Vinous
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2015 Obalo Joven Rioja
Price: $15.75       Sale $13.86

(90 Points)  Ruby-red. Fresh black and blue fruit and pungent flower scents carry a vanilla overtone. Seamless and appealingly sweet in the mouth, offering plump black raspberry and boysenberry flavors and vanilla and mocha nuances that gain strength as the wine opens up. Finishes supple and long, displaying silky, slow-building tannins and lingering blue fruit character.  - Josh Raynolds Vinous Media:

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2010 Obalo Reserva Rioja   
Price: $33.75       Sale $29.70

"Bright ruby. Highly perfumed red berry and candied rose scents are complemented by suggestions of potpourri and vanilla bean. Sweet, supple and broad, offering intense raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Shows excellent clarity and lift on the finish, which is framed by harmonious tannins. This wine spent a year in new French oak but I don't find it to be overtly woody." 91pts Vinous

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Charcuterie Selections:  Jamón Ibérico, Marcona Almonds and Manchego
Sausage Stuffed Olives with Puttanesca Sauce
Grilled Sardines on toast with lemon Garlic, sherry and parsley
Tortilla Española

This is a stand-up classroom style event and we only have room for 25 students this evening.  The fee for this event is $45 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail


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