Wasatch Branch Fund Raiser 2018
Passport to Spanish Food, Wine, and Flamenco!
This year Spain was the destination for Wasatch Branch’s annual fund raiser for the AAUW Fund. For the third year we virtually transported members and guests to sample food, wine
and traditions of a region. With the expert help of Wasatch Academy of Wine scholar Sheral Showe, we learned about Spanish wine areas and sampled three choice but affordable Spanish wines. Spanish food from Café Madrid was a delicious accompaniment. We were entertained by Flamenco music and dance beautifully performed by Tablado Dance Co. members John Major, guitarist, and Solange Gomes, dancer and company founder.
Sheral selected three wines, Santalba Viña Hermosa Rioja Blanco, Josep Foraster Els Nanos Rosat Trepat, and Ondalán Tempranillo Rioja, for us to sample with our food. In order, these wines were a white, a rosé, and a red. All three are available in our local wine outlets for a reasonable cost. The white and red wines are from the Rioja region, and the rosé comes from the Conca de Barbera region. We were reminded that, as in France, the rosé is a dry wine, not a sweet one. Sheral provided a handout with descriptions of each of the three wines as well as a map of the wine regions of Spain. As part of her presentation, she shared stories of her travels in the wine regions of Spain and her interactions with families who have operated vineyards and wineries over multiple generations.
Once again, it required a village to create this evening’s success, guests, participants and helpers, all helping to create a most enjoyable and memorable occasion. Together we raised $1785 for the AAUW Fund