Rioja Tapas Fantasticas 2012

tapas fantasticasIf you’re looking for yet another reason to visit London this summer, the free, award winning Spanish food and wine festival Rioja Tapas Fantasticas, courtesy of Wines from Rioja, returns as part of the capital’s busiest summer ever on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July 2012.

Now in its fifth year, the popular festival celebrates the produce of the Rioja region in the north-east of Spain, renowned for its great tasting food and wine. Come and make your way around over 40 vibrant wine and tapas stalls – tasting a spectacular variety of red, white and rosé wines from some of Rioja’s most famous vineyards and eat mouth-watering tapas from London’s best Spanish restaurants.

Last year’s event saw 15,000 food and wine lovers descend on Potters Fields Park by Tower Bridge over the course of the two day festival, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever, with activities including live cookery demonstrations by famed Spanish chef José Pizarro and tasting workshops with wine experts Olly Smith and Susy Atkins where you can learn more about Rioja and discover what tickles your taste buds!

A free festival, visitors can purchase a wine glass on entry with tokens which can be exchanged for samples of top class Rioja wines. Visitors will also be able to purchase tapas dishes and glasses of wine from all exhibiting restaurants and wineries throughout the day.

So get down to Rioja Tapas Fantasticas to explore the region’s culinary delights! For more information and to sign up to the wine seminars and wine walks please visit

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