12 Aug August is a very busy month in Bizkaiko Txakolina (Txakoli of Biscay)
In Bizkaiko Txakolina (Txakoli of Biscay) we do not stop in August. Our producers working in the field mollycoddling the grape waiting for the harvest which will begin in the first days of autumn. The Regulatory Council acts so that the Bizkaiko Txakolina (Txakoli of Biscay) trademark becomes more widely and well-known than it already is and that every day consumer awareness of our wine and its quality is increased.
In accordance with the concept of the Regulatory Council to strengthen its visibility and to participate in all those activities which due to their particular interest or social importance serve as a media platform to improve brand awareness, Bizkaiko Txakolina (Txakoli of Biscay) will be present in the gastronomic competitions of the Bilbao Aste Nagusia Festival (Big Week Festivities of Bilbao). Our wine will be starring daily and is the perfect complement for each of the various specialties of the Biscayan and Basque cuisine which caps off the programme.
The perfect pairing of Bizkaiko Txakolina (Txakoli of Biscay) with our most traditional recipes which will be apparent every morning in the Arenal area.
Squid cooked in its ink, Biscayan style cod (cooked in a tomato, garlic, onions and red pepper sauce), pil pil style cod (cooked in a garlic and hot pepper sauce), marmitako (tuna stew) and rabú, cap off the competition schedule from Wednesday to Sunday, with the prelude held on Tuesday which is reserved for the Spanish omelettes competition.
Bizkaiko Txakolina (Txakoli of Biscay) will be the perfect counterpoint to those pots and pans, accompanying the jury in its tastings and deliberations and furthermore, there will be a magnificent prize for the best chefs of pil pil style cod (cooked in a garlic and hot pepper sauce), the star recipe of Biscayan cuisine.
WINE TASTINGS IN EROSKI
Bizkaiko Txakolina (Txakoli of Biscay) meeting, hand in hand with Eroski, in an activity which the Regulatory Council considers of special interest in promotion of the image of our wine. There will be four wine tastings open to the public, which will be held in the Eroski Bilbondo and Eroski Artea shopping centres on 13 and 27 August in the former and 21 and 26 August in the latter respectively.
The sommeliers Patxi Zabala and Iñaki Suarez are in charge of overseeing these wine tastings wherein the attendees, eighty in total, will appreciate the differences between a traditional txakoli, one matured on its lees and another fermented in oak barrels, in addition to becoming acquainted with food and the most suitable moments to taste and savour our wine.
They are educational tastings aimed at raising consumer awareness of the wide range of aromas and flavours which nowadays Bizkaiko Txakolina (Txakoli of Biscay) offer whilst remaining true to its roots and its strongly ingrained tradition and personality.