Spanish Winemakers' Tasting at Ransome's Dock

Wine lovers regularly flock to pretty riverside restaurant Ransome's Dock for their reliable menu and the exciting wine list. Guests will find even more to savour on 1 March, when wine merchant Spanish Exclusives partners up with restaurant for the 2012 Spanish Winemakers' Tasting.

Expect to sample 14 new wines, hailing from independent northern 'bodegas' (wine cellars) extending from western Galicia, central Rioja, to Catalunya in the east and even reaching into high altitudes with Granada in the Sierra Nevada.

The evening will commence with an informal tasting from 6.30pm, followed by a wine pairing dinner at 7.45pm. This event is £60, including all wines.

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Dorset crab cakes with chipotle chilli mayonnaise and papaya-lime salsa

B de Basilio 2010 , barrel fermented white Rioja

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Quail bilbaina

Finca d’Olivardots 2011. Emporda French oak Syrah, Garnacha, Cariñena

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Rack of Elwy Valley Welsh lamb with cèpes, baby turnips & Brussels sprout tops

B de Basilio 2007, Rioja, 12 months in French oak

Gressa Expressio 2007, Emporda French oak Syrah, Garnacha, Cariñena

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Lincolnshire poacher & Conté cheeses with apples & celery

Bodegas Puelles Reserva 2005, Rioja, American oak