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Tintos & Surfaces – A Virtual Conversation with Porcelanosa

LA.IDEA hosted our Virtual Social event on Thursday, May 28th! It consisted of 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!

Santiago Manent, General Manager Mid-Atlantic/Southeast at Porcelanosa USA, talked about Xtone’s surfaces advantages and applications for our current design challenges. Attendees had the opportunity to ask our presenter any questions related to the content during our Zoom Videoconference.

Following the presentation, Dora Lobo, Sommelier, guided the attendees on a virtual wine tasting tour of Spain.

A Bachelor 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.

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