Well, so what if Madrids version of Central Park isnt available for import anytime soon? Spanish wine certainly is and you can sample at least five great ones at tonights Viva España Wine Tasting at Hollywood Vine (2035 Harrison St., Hollywood). The boutique wine shop is bringing in a handful of bottles from a distributor who only deals in small or family label wines from the Spanish countryside: a sparkling Spumante called Flare, a full-flavored Cabernet Rosé, a crisp Rueda Verdehlo, a Rebira Del Duero red, and a complex Meritage blend called Abadal Reserve 3.9. Visitors can sample any of the wines for free, or purchase bottles (for a trip to the park, perhaps?) starting very reasonably at $13.99. As always, the Vine will offer to prepare and plate any of their gourmet cheeses available for purchase, and each of the wines will be served by the glass at the bar. The tasting starts at 6 p.m. sharp. Call 954-922-2910, or visit www.hvine.com.
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