Now that the days are getting shorter again and winter time has started, many people long for warmth, cosiness and, of course, a good glass of red wine. For these people, there is good news! Because the Ribera del Duero wine region is opening a pop-up wine bar in the heart of Amsterdam, where you can taste as many as 40 different wines from this top Spanish region. From 7 to 10 and from 14 to 17 November, Akhnaton's historic premises will be transformed into a true Spanish wine bar, where you can enjoy a good glass and a delicious matching snack.

More than 40 wines by the glass
With over 40 open wines, the Ribera del Duero Pop-up Wine Bar has one of Amsterdam's most interesting wine lists. The Ribera del Duero sommeliers are ready to tell you all about this special Spanish wine region. For wine fanatics who want to taste and discover as much as possible, a different wine flight of 3 Ribera del Duero wines is offered every day. This way, you can taste the difference between the young and fruity joven wines and the more (wood) matured crianzas and reservas. For the real aficionados, the well-stocked wine list also includes a special Coravin section with some of the area's top wines. The Coravin system allows sommeliers to pour a glass without removing the cork. Just like in a real Spanish bodega, thought has also been given to a matching snack. With your glass, order a delicious plate of Spanish jamón or - slightly more local - a board of Beemster cheese specially matched to the wines.

Got thirsty?
You can find the Ribera del Duero Pop-up Wine Bar at Akhnaton on Nieuwezijds Kolk 25, within walking distance of Amsterdam Central Station. You can visit the bar on Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 November and Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 November from 16:30 - 22:00. So: Hasta luego at the Ribera del Duero Pop-up Wine Bar!

About Ribera del Duero
Ribera del Duero, which literally means bank on the Duero (river in northern Spain), is one of Spain's most renowned wine regions. The wine-growing region covers about 23,200 hectares, has 315 wineries, 8,148 grape growers and is located in the heart of northern Spain, 120 kilometres above Madrid. The vineyards are at 700 to 1,000 metres above sea level and it has an extreme climate with very hot summers and freezing winters. The difference between day and night temperatures is enormous. As a result, the grapes develop full and complex aromas. In 2012, the region was voted best wine region of the year. Wines from the DO Ribera del Duero are distinguished by their high quality and limited production.

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