Smulders will also lead a preparatory tasting for the Level 4 Diploma offered by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) on June 13th

Dutch Master of Wine Frank Smulders will teach the advanced level 3 course of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) in English June 11th – 15th at the Gómez Cruzado Winery located in the Barrio de la Estación of Haro. This course is part of the annual academic program offered in this Rioja winery by Vintage Class – the official WSET provider in Spain. In 2019 WSET, the world’s most acclaimed and recognized wine education and training institution, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Smulders will lead a preparatory tasting for the Level 4 WSET Diploma in Wines on Thursday, June 13th for students interested in this qualification, professionals and enthusiasts.

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David González and Michelin starred chef Ignacio Echapresto
Master of Wine declares this century-old project in Haro a 'second growth' winery among the best producers in Rioja

Tim Atkin report awards wines MONTES OBARENES 2015 96 points, and both CERRO LAS CUEVAS 2015 and PANCRUDO 2016 95 points, thereby situating these wines among Rioja's best “wines of the year”. The Master of Wine has also honored this century-old winery in Haro’s Barrio de la Estación by deeming it second growth according the Bordeaux classification. This classification is based on criteria regarding quality and recognizes the progress of GÓMEZ CRUZADO under the leadership of David González and Juan Antonio Leza in recent years.

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