Rioja Tapas Fantasticas

rioja tapas fantasticas 2013 - wine-p1_resized.jpgWines from Rioja is set to bring northern Spain to London with Spanish food and wine festival, Rioja Tapas Fantasticas. The free-to-enter festival will play host to more than 40 Rioja producers and an array of Spanish food from restaurants including Morito, José, Camino, and Bar Tozino. Wine experts Susy Atkins and Olly Smith will be on hand to guide you through Rioja tastings, while the Rioja and Foods from Spain Tapas Theatre will play host to in-depth and interactive food and wine matching masterclasses from the likes of José Pizarro. A packed roster of Spanish bands will also be taking to the stage to entertain the crowds throughout the weekend.

To start enjoying great wine and food, simply purchase a tasting glass (£3.50) and receive four tokens to exchange for wines. You can also purchase tapas and wine by the glass, with whole bottles available to take home. Wine Workshops and Walking Tours are on offer to guide you through the wines, the region and the fabulous food – purchase tickets online at, priced at £6. Brand new interactive food and wine matching dining experience, Rioja and Foods from Spain Tapas Theatre will allow visitors to sample Spanish tapas culture first hand matching the foods cooked in front of them paired with an array of Rioja wines, with guidance from Spanish food and wine experts. Tickets can be purchased via the website, priced at £10.

The event takes place on Saturday 14 (12pm - 8pm) and Sunday 15 June (12pm - 6pm) at Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2AA; the nearest tube stations are Tower Hill and London Bridge. For more information, visit