January 14, 2015 – Spain 92 & Faustino Wines Bridgewater, NJ
With the frenetic pace of the world, it’s truly a pleasure when you can have an evening filled with relaxation, food, wine and fun. Spain 92’s owner Sergio Seijas delivers that as well as anyone. For the second time I had occasion to attend Faustino Flamenco Night, one of what are billed as “Stress Free Siesta Events”. In addition to the satisfying menu from the restaurant, this evening featured a broad range of wines from Faustino family wineries including Faustino, Pere Ventura and Portia. Maria Stevens, brand ambassador for Faustino Wines, shared the history of the wines and wineries, as always, in a passionate and engaging but humorous manner. We were very fortunate to have included Faustino I Gran Reserva from Rioja, one of the world’s most age worthy wines which is also a great bargain at under $50.00 retail. While we were exercising our mouths with food and drink, Ricky Santiago and company were working up a much bigger sweat with stomping feet, strumming guitars and fervent vocals. No, the objective of the evening was not gastronomic and vinous snobbery, it was simply to enjoy yourself with good food and wine at a reasonable price while not worrying about the anxieties of daily life….once again it lived up to expectations without any puffery.