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2006 IE Gourmet Club activities

Escrito el 21 diciembre 2006 por Alumni en Affinity

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The Gourmet Club 2006, coordinated by João de Sousa Barroca, David Millán, Susana Sariego and Christopher Perras, all IMBA06, has organized a series of 4 events this year to display the rich gastronomy and wine culture of Spain.
First, in November 2005, the Club hosted a wine tasting by Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen (CRDO) Ribera del Duero, a region famous for its intense reds, full of ripe aromas and elegance – one shouldn’t expect less from the region home to Vega Sicilia’s reputed wines!
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Shortly thereafter the Club welcomed the turrón makers “Hijos de Manuel Pico Llórens” of Jijona, a family owned company that presented a wide variety of the typical Spanish delicacy and demonstrated how they manage to keep the manufacturing authentic.
In April Mr. Agustín Lago from CRDO Rías Baixas conducted a wine tasting of this Galician denomination, renowned for its superb, fruity whites. He presented four Albariño wines, including a rare bottle served at the Wedding Reception of HRH the Prince of Asturias!
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Finally, in July the Club hosted Ms. Carmen Aumesquet from CRDO Jerez. After the “Jerez discovery” session, all agreed with Shakespeare’s famous quote: “If I had a thousand sons, the first human principle I would teach them would be to abjure all insipid drinks and dedicate themselves to sherry wine” .
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We thank all these sponsors for making possible the IE Gourmet Club!!!

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