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Last week, I attended a wonderful wine tasting event, presented by Spain’s Kingdom of Navarra. (Navarra is located in the Ebro River Valley in northern Spain, surrounding Pamplona, the capital city.)

The private event, held at the W Hotel Union Square, featured a unique “Running with the Bulls” experience as well as a live performance and variety of featured wines and specialty h’orderves.

Derek 'Fabulous' Warburton and Lori Lengua

Derek ‘Fabulous’ Warburton and Lori Lengua

Derek 'Fabulous' Warburton and Social Vixen's Kristen Colapinto

Derek ‘Fabulous’ Warburton and Social Vixen’s Kristen Colapinto

While rosado wines have long been a specialty of Navarra, the region produces a range of excellent red and white wines. Garnacha is the most widely planted red grape followed by Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon. The main white wine grape is Viura followed by Garnacha Blanca and Chardonnay.

Featured wineries included Bodegas Azul y Caranza, Bodegas Artajona, Bodegas Camilo Castilla, Castillo de Monjardin, Bodegas Chivite, Bodegas Enanzo, Bodega Inurrieta, Bodegas Ondarre, Bodegas Orvalaiz, Bodega Pago de Cirsus, and Bodegas Principe de Viana,

Tapas prepared by the team of Chef Todd English’s Olives Restaraunt:

Truffle Mac & Cheese Bites

Truffle Mac & Cheese Bites

Tapas:

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