LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wines from Rioja announces the third-annual Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival, which will be held in Los Angeles, California, on May 21, 2016. Wine and food lovers everywhere are invited to celebrate Spain's top wine region, well-known for its excellent quality standards and tremendous value.
The Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival will be hosted at Los Angeles' historic Union Station and will include nearly 200 vibrant wines from Rioja, from Blancos and Rosados to Reservas and Gran Reservas, and everything in-between. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste wines and learn directly from the best with top Rioja winemakers and winery principals in attendance.
Showcasing Rioja as the ultimate foodie travel destination, the Festival also spotlights 30 notable American chefs and their Rioja-inspired tapas creations. The jamón bar, cheese cave and paella garden will allow guests to savor the pride of Spain with delicious hanging hams, Spain's finest cheeses and signature dishes. Wine tasting seminars, hosted by preeminent Rioja wine and cultural expert Ana Fabiano, promise to enlighten guests about the depth and richness of the region.
"With the tremendous success of the last two years' Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival, we are thrilled to share the smells, flavors and sounds of Rioja with Los Angeles," said José Luis Lapuente, Director General, Rioja DOCa. "Los Angeles is an incredible city, and we're excited to support our presence there and have Los Angelinos experience Rioja's versatile offerings firsthand."
Tickets for the Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival are $65, with proceeds benefitting the Global Gift Foundation (http://globalgiftfoundation.org), the Eva Longoria Foundation (http://www.evalongoriafoundation.org), Piggy Bank (http://www.piggy-bank.org) and culinary scholarships at the James Beard Foundation (http://www.jamesbeard.org).
To purchase tickets, visit: www.RiojaWineandTapasFestival.com.
To view video from last year's Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival in Chicago, visit https://vimeo.com/135714535.
Located in north central Spain, Rioja is considered one of the greatest red wine regions of the world. Rioja reds are blended predominantly with the indigenous tempranillo grape from one of the region's three subzones— Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa. The D.O.Ca. Rioja administers highly sophisticated and stringent quality control in the winemaking process, from viniculture to bottling. More than 200 brands from Rioja are available for purchase in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.RiojaWine.com.
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