Albarino & Alvarinho: Uncorked & Amplified

New York City

Albarino & Alvarinho: Uncorked & Amplified – A Grand Tasting showcasing over 75 different Albarino wines from great producers all over the world, including Spain, Portugal, the United States and more. Joined by the 1st ever wine industry’s Battle of the Bands featuring Punch Down, 10 on 6 and The David Bowler Band. A Celebration of the diversity of Albarino and a Rock and Roll welcome to Summer!

Olé & Obrigado, an importer of fine wines from the Iberian Peninsula, together with Wheeling Forward, a non-profit organization devoted to helping people with disabilities, will host this inaugural Albarino & Alvarinho Grand Tasting on Sunday, May 19th to celebrate the diversity of Albarino, a  noble grape variety. Enjoy live music from three local bands and delicious food pairings, such as ceviche and pulpo a feira (typical of Galicia) along with other culinary delicacies, to complement the wines. Fast Track classes led by top Iberian winemakers and educators will also be available for those who wish to learn more about the diverse expressions of Albariño. All profits from this celebration will be donated to Wheeling Forward to support its efforts to help people with disabilities experience life to the fullest.

El Camino del Albarino is a month-long pilgrimage throughout New York City with stops at wine shops and restaurants featuring Albarino wines. Join us in celebrating the diversity of Albarino during the month of May by tasting your way through El Camino del Albarino!

General Admission Grand Tasting
Sunday, May 19th from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tickets $75

VIP Tasting
Sunday, May 19th from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tickets $85
Enjoy an extra hour of Albarino! Be the first to taste the stellar selection of Albarino wines offered at the Grand Tasting and meet the winemakers and sommeliers presenting the wines.

Combo Ticket: 
Masterclass + General Admission Grand Tasting
Tickets $100

Masterclass at Le Du’s
Saturday, May 18th at 12:00 PM
Tickets $35
Olé & Obrigado co-founder, Patrick Mata, will lead this Masterclass featuring a collection of the importer’s top Albarino wines from Spain and Portugal, including iconic wines from Forjas del Salnés and Luis Seabra.

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Le Du’s Wines
600 Washington St,
New York, NY 10014

Punch Down
Band Members:
Meghan Ivey – Vocals (T. Edward Wines)
Michael Eigen – Guitar (Owner of Premier Cru Wines on the UES),
Bill Powers – Guitar (T. Edward),
Michael Jessen – Bass (Pearl Of Burgundy)
Fred Dex MS – Drums (Fred Dex Ms Consulting)

10 on 6
Band Members:
Chris Wilford – Drums (Denizen Brooklyn / Formerly of T. Edward Wines)
David Hamburger – Bass (The Wine Workshop / Acker Merrall)
Adam Jacobs – Rhythm Guitar / Background Vocals (Chateau Ste. Michelle Wines)
Matthew Green – Guitar (Europvin)
JJ Appleton – Lead Guitar / background Vocals
Craig Dreyer – Keyboards / Sax / Background Vocals

The David Bowler Band
Band Members:
David Bowler – Guitar (Bowler Wine)
Dan Sherer – Guitar (Bottle King)
Jon Rosenblat – Guitar
Gab Bowler – Bass (Bowler Wine)
ScottLatzky – Drums
Joe Ancowitz – Trumpet

Geoff Countryman – Sax

Please stay tuned for pictures and videos from this event