Wednesday, May 5 2021
LA.IDEA invites you to join us on Wednesday, May 5th for our annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration! Let’s end the working day with an educational presentation by Santiago Manent from Porcelanosa, followed by a wine tasting lesson of Spanish wines by highly experienced WSET London trained Sommelier, Dora Lobo!
General Manager Mid-Atlantic/Southeast at Porcelanosa USA. Santiago will talk about how to navigate the different options for flooring and explain Porcelanosa’s sustainable practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask our presenter any questions related to the content during our Zoom Videoconference.
Sommelier. Following the presentation, Dora Lobo, Sommelier, will guide the attendees on a virtual wine tasting tour of Spain. A bachelor’s in law, Dora entered the wine world after moving to London in 2006 and working as a Junior Sommelier for one of Gordon Ramsay’s prestigious restaurants. She completed her advanced level at the Wines and Spirits Education Trust with merit and was hired for the launch of luxury store Harrod’s wine department. After working as head sommelier for one of the leading luxury hotels in the world, Dora moved to Washington, DC and started working at The Tabard Inn as their Sommelier and Restaurant Manager and is now the Beverage Director for The Catering Company of Washington, selecting wines for private clients and Elizabeth’s Gone Raw, with the task of creating craft cocktails and pairing wine with a different seven course tasting menu every month.
Moderated by: Patricia Ramallo
LA.IDEA|DC, Community Outreach Adviser
Register now and get your wines ready for the perfect way to relax and wrap up your busy day! We will taste Campo Viejos’ Garnacha and Rosé.
Bonus: The first 10 people to register will receive the two wines selected for the wine tasting activity delivered to your house as a courtesy of Porcelanosa. The following 20 people to register will receive 1 of the 2 selected wines. * People residing outside a 7-mile radius from the National Mall will have the option to pick up their wines from the Porcelanosa Showroom in Downtown DC.