Posts Tagged ‘IE Wine#8217;

12
Jul

Jameson Whiskey Wednesday

Written on July 12, 2016 by Campus Life in Professional

Do you know the difference between whiskey, whisky, scotch, and bourbon? How does Ireland, Scotland, and Kentucky distill their whiskey differently? What is the impact on how the whiskey looks, tastes, and smells?

On Wednesday, 9 December, thirty-five IE Business School students, partners, and friends joined IE Wine, Spirits, and Food Club in collaboration with Jameson (Pernod Ricard) for an exclusive guided whiskey-tasting for at Restaurante FOX Madrid to celebrate the end of Term 1 for the September 2015 IMBA Intakewine,spirits and usher in the holiday season.  Jameson Brand Ambassador of Spain, Serina Fogarty, led participants through an overview of the history of Irish whiskey, the production process, and a comparative tasting between scotch, American and Irish whiskey.

After an hour of discussion and tasting, we opened the floor up for networking and mingling with Jameson ginger ale and lime and tapas. Participants were able to get to meet students from other sections and welcome new students from the IMBA January intake.

As reflected in WSF Club mission, the Whiskey Wednesday event aimed to increase knowledge and appreciation of spirits and distillation within the IE community, as well as establish ties with local and global beverage and food brands. The social nature of the event also allowed students to meet and socialize outside of the classroom.

12
May

Wine Tasting of the Year

Written on May 12, 2016 by Campus Life in Professional

Know anything about Spanish wine? Tempranillo or Mencía? Rioja or Extremadura? Crianza or Reserva?

On Wednesday, 27 April, the IE Wine, Spirits, and Food Club in collaboration with Crossing Exports, founded by IE Master’s of International Management Alumni ’15, Fidel Sanchez, hosted an exclusive guided wine-tasting with a professional sommelier with 7 boutique Spanish wines. The Wine Tasting of the Year was an exciting event held at the Paper Pavilion with over 50 in attendance. The sommelier explained the differences between the soils, growing seasons, varietals, and wine-making practices. Participants learned about different Spanish wine regions, as well as how to pair the wines with an assortment of regional cold meats and cheeses. Boutique vineyards featured during the event included:

  • Marcelino
  • Viña Vella
  • Abadía da Cova
  • Lar do Ricobao
  • Viña Vella
  • Javier Sanz Viticultor

As reflected in WSF Club mission, the Wine Tasting of the year aimed to increase knowledge and appreciation of wine, viticulture, and wine-making within the IE community, as well as establish ties with local wineries and entrepreneurs. In the following months, the WSF Club is looking forward to hosting jamón tastings and olive oil tastings.

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