Spanish-language wine tasting planned for tonight in Southwest Detroit

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Brut Detroit - a pop up wine tasting group - will host a Spanish language tasting tonight at Mariscos El Salpicon restaurant in southwest Detroit.

The Detroit News reports that the event will include five 1.5 ounce samples of wines from Spain, Argentina, and Chile. It's designed to encourage Spanish speakers to come out, so - except for a 30-second intro - everything will be discussed in Spanish. That includes information on the origins of the wines and how to taste them, and glasses will be served with family-style small plates.

Brut Detroit founder Nicole Mangis tells The News that the idea for a Spanish-language tasting came to her while traveling.

"I’d find a local bar far off the beaten path and get a sense or a feel of the culture without being in the tourist-y places,” she said. “Grab a drink and spend some time with the locals, share some conversation in broken English or broken whatever language they were speaking. I wanted to bring that back to Detroit and that’s really why I started Brut.”

Tickets are recommended in advance for both of Friday’s seatings at 5:30 and 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 or two for $45.


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