Last week Bodegas Ochoa was in London in different events in the wine sector. First, Javier & Beatriz attended the 32nd Investiture Annual Dinner of Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino, where Javier Ochoa is a member since 1998. Two days later Wines from Spain Trade Fair took place in Tobacco Dock in London.
32nd Investiture Annual Dinner Gran Orden de los Caballeros del Vino
On April 12th took place the 32nd Investiture Annual Dinner at the Dorchester Hotel.
The Gran Orden was created in 1984 and each year awards two new members of professionals that have exceptionally promoted Spanish quality wines in UK. This year the two new members are: Beth Willard from Direct Wines and Mauricio Gonzalez Gordon from Gonzalez Byass.
Javier OCHOA, founder of Bodegas OCHOA, is a caballero del vino since 1998 and says “it is an honour to be recognized professionally out of our borders. Although I am always in my vineyard and my winery, changing vineyard boots for a Black tie for one night is very pretty and an opportunity to share good moments and better wines with trade professionals.
Wines from Spain Fair
This ICEX Spain activity is organized from Wines from Spain in the Spanish economic commerce in London, together with the wine Department of ICEX.
The fair has a double purpose: it allows the contact between Spanish wineries and importers and distributors in UK. Brands already present in the UK show their portfolio to the market.
In this edition, there was a focus in 2 masterclasses:
- “Fine, Rare and Aged Sherry”, tutored by Beltrán Domecq, president of the CRDO Jerez,
- Navarra Masterclass, dedicated to the evolution of Wines of Navarra.
In the Navarra masterclass there were 11 wines introduced to the public, where Ochoa Reserva 2009 was a highlight, recently awarded as Best Reserva by Cofradia del vino de Navarra. The winery was introduced by general manager Beatriz Ochoa under the attention of her father and creator of this magnificent wine, Javier Ochoa.