We are incredibly happy to be a part of another great "Wine for a Cause." We have the opportunity to benefit the Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting (S.P.A.T.). The featured wine for this year’s “Wine for a Cause,” is Liquid Geography, a Spanish wine that has been in the market for a number of years. Importers, Ole & Obrigado, use this wine as a platform to raise money for various charities including the TJ Martell Foundation for cancer research, World Central Kitchen, an organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters, and Wheeling Forward, which helps people with disabilities experience life to the fullest. To date, they have raised just about $500,000 with this program. Ole & Obrigado, as well as Massachusetts beverage distributor, Ruby Wines, will be donating $15.00 of every case of Liquid Geography sold, to the Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting (S.P.A.T.).
S.P.A.T. is responsible for organizing the wildly popular Wellfleet Oyster Festival, but they do much more. Their mission is to preserve, protect, and promote Wellfleet's historic shell fishing traditions. Wellfleet S.P.A.T. is devoted to supporting the town's wild harvesters and farmers, who face challenges posed by greater market competition. This program, as well as S.P.A.T's other fundraising initiatives, provide college scholarships, community grant awards, marketing resources, and other industry-related initiatives.
Liquid Geography rosé is typically made in Bierzo, a region in northwest Spain, from the Mencía grape. For this special "Wellfleet" bottling, Ole & Obrigado's Patrick Mata, went back to northwest Spain, near Galicia in the Valles de Benavente wine region. The area here is well-known for its gold mines, but grapes were brought here a couple thousand years ago by the Romans. The climate in this area is perfect for growing grapes because of the long, hot dry summers and cold winters. This direct to press rosé is made from a blend of Prieto Picudo and Tempranillo. Prieto Picudo is a fairly unknown grape which is exclusive to this region and this unoaked version has some of the lightness of the French rosés but with more vibrancy as you might expect from Spain. Liquid Geography "Wellfleet," is made by Vinos del Atlántico who produces many of the wines we carry from Spain and Portugal including one of my personal favorite rosés, Vulcanico, made in the Azores.
This is a nice chance to enjoy a terrific bottle of wine while also helping to support a great local organization. We have a good amount in stock with more coming next week.
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