The Iberian Peninsula: Portugal and Spain with Simon Howland (Thurs 6th June)

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Welcoming Simon Howland of Cru Wines!

The Iberian Peninsula: Portugal and Spain...

This June we welcome Simon Howland from Cru Wines to take us on a vinous tour the Iberian Peninsula, showcasing some of the most fascinating still wines coming out of Portugal and Spain today.

We’ll jump from Vinho Verde in Northern Portugal to South East Spain, Rioja and Priorat.

Simon Howland has spent his career amongst the vineyards of France and the wine industries of Paris and London. As a sommelier, educator and now, sales manager.

CRU Wines continue to champion the most exciting producers in both the new and old world, and showcase a collection filled with new wave winemakers, as well as established heroes from iconic wine regions, all with an emphasis on sustainable viticulture.

Instagram: @cruwines


The Oak Barrel welcomes Simon to our Tasting Room to share his passion and knowledge for all things Iberian!

Pre Taste:
2022 Venta la Vega Verdejo/Sauvignon Blanc
Vinho Verde Young and Old:
2022 Aphros Vinho Verde
2013 Aphros 'Aether' Loureiro Sauvignon
Skin Contact:
2021 Aphros Vinho Verde 'Phaunas' Amphora-Skin Contact 
2021 Gulp Hablo Verdejo/Sauvignon Blanc Skin Contact
Workhorse Reds:
2019 Venta La Vega Adaras ‘Huella’ Garnacha Tintorera
2010 Aphros Vinhao
Rioja... Traditional vs. Modern:
2014 Allende Rioja Tinto
2019 La Rioja Alta ‘Alberdi Rioja Tinto
Youth and Age:
2017 Familia Nin Ortiz Priorat
2009 Alves de Sousa Abandonado

*All wine will be on special offer on the night*



Date: Thursday 6th June, 2024
Time: 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney CBD
Cost: $55 per ticket ($45 Enthusiasts & Connoisseurs)

*Enthusiasts & Connoisseurs can purchase 1 extra ticket at VIP price*

*Complementary snacks included*


How to purchase tickets

•To purchase a ticket please add this item to your cart and process at the checkout. Please note, for the in-store tasting there are no physical tickets - your name will be on the door.
•We offer Two VIP-priced tickets per Oak Barrel Enthusiast or Connoisseur membership. VIP members will receive their discount once the ticket is added to the cart.
•If you are an Oak Barrel Enthusiast or Connoisseur and add more than two tickets to your cart, the remaining tickets will be charged at full price.
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•Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable, so please make sure to check your dates before booking.