Join Miguel Torres Maczassek, 5th generation of a family which passes on values of excellence from one generation to the next. He will share how the Torres belief in social, environmental and economic sustainability, and by combining the traditions inherited by his ancestors, will provide the constant innovation to lead the future.
The lineup of premium wines includes Cuvée Esplendor by Vardon Kennett 2013 ($55), a traditional method sparkling that is making its first appearance in B.C., Grans Muralles 2010 ($120), Mas La Plana 2012 ($68), and Milmanda 2014 ($70). (Estimated shelf prices.) Scroll down for the full lineup.
Moderator: Anthony Gismondi
Panelist: Miguel Torres Maczassek, General Manager, Torres
Miguel studied Business and Management at the ESADE University in Barcelona and oenology at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona. In April 2001, he was appointed General Manager at the Jean Leon winery (part of the Torres Group since 1995). In 2004, he accepted the position of Marketing Director of Miguel Torres S.A., responsible for product development, communications and new launchings. In 2009, Miguel Torres Maczassek was appointed Executive President of Miguel Torres Chile. He is currently General Manager of the Torres Group.
Cuvée Esplendor by Vardon Kennett 2013, Alto Penedès: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Xarel-lo “New Elegantly Elevated Bubbles”
Pazo de Bruxas 2016, Rías Baixas: Albariño “A Secret Revealed”
Milmanda 2014, Conca de Barberà: Chardonnay “1000 Years of History”
Grans Muralles 2010, Conca de Barberà: Monastrell, Querol, Garró, Carineña “Ancestral Vines”
Mas La Plana 2012, Penedès: Cabernet Sauvignon “Legend in Black”
Celeste Crianza 2014, Ribera del Duero: Tinto Fino “A Star in Ribera del Duero”
Purgatori 2013, Costers del Segre: Carineña, Garnacha, Syrah
Salmos 2014, Priorat: Carineña, Garnacha, Syrah “Discover the Secret of Salmos”
Floralis Moscatel Oro NV, Catalunya: Moscatel de Alejandría “The Sweetest of Spain”
Wines subject to change
“Torres: History Builds Future sees the Vancouver Sun’s Anthony Gismondi in conversation with Miguel Torres Maczassek, a fifth-generation member of the famous Torres wine family. Numerous wines will be discussed and poured, from iconic Spanish regions like Priorat and lesser known appellations like Conca de Barberà. There will be lots to talk about, from winemaking philosophies that have guided the family during the years to sustainable methods being practised in their vineyards.” Kurtis Kolt, The Georgia Straight