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Olé! The Spanish gems of Olé Imports with expert Erin Drain

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

50% OFF TICKETS THROUGH 12/31/2018 WITH PROMOTION CODE “NewYear” (no spaces).

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a night of spectacular wines from one of our favorite importers: Spanish specialist Olé Imports.

Hailed by Robert Parker as one of the best in the business of Spanish wine importation, Olé has recently changed distributors in Minnesota and is returning for a grand kick off with Twin Cities Wine Education!

As many of you have learned in our wine classes, the importer matters more than ever before. A top quality importer curates and selects outstanding wines, but also works closely with the wineries on labels, styles, marketing, and brand development. A true partnership results in better and better wines and the years go by.

Olé Imports is one of the best at this job.

Join us for a night of Spanish wine education, incredible tastings, deep discussion, and the opportunity to be the first in Minnesota to experience many of these wines.


“There are a couple of importers whose wines are so trustworthy that I will buy them regardless of what’s in the bottle. Kermit Lynch, of course, for French wine, and Ole Imports [Patrick Mata & Alberto Orte] for Spanish wine. Mata’s and Orte’s passion for Spanish wine is famous, their palates are exceptional. Which is why I trust Ole implicitly.”

—Jeff Siegel, The Advocate Magazines

“When Olé Imports began in 1999, there were only three wines in their portfolio, and one of the two founders, Patrick Mata (the other founder being Alberto Orte), was not even old enough to consume alcohol! A great success story, this tiny boutique company searches out, as they put it, “unique terroir-driven wines of extraordinary value.” Often such sayings are hyperbole, but not in the case of Olé Imports.

Aside from the wine quality, one of the most admirable aspects of Olé Imports is their attitude concerning social responsibility. Readers are encouraged to check their web site, http://www.oleimports.com, to see the number of charities with which they are heavily involved, including some of my favorites such as the Wounded Warrior Project.

These wines are among my favorites from this motivated company. While none of their wines are household names, readers should seek them out as they represent sensational values from viticultural regions throughout Spain.”

—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate


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