This crash course in Spanish wine is a great introduction to this most loved drink and its place in Spanish history and culture. More than just a wine tasting, in just two short hours our expert guide will help you learn about Spanish wine and its fascinating history, as well as the development of Spanish winemaking in recent years.
Your group will then be challenged in a blind taste test of Spanish reds. Can you tell your “tempranillo” from your “garnacha”? What about your Rioja from your Ribera del Duero? Sip your way through six different wines – you might even discover a hidden talent for tasting and be inspired to try more.
|SUGGESTED START TIME(S)||12.00h, 13.00h, 16.00h, 18.00h.|
|CAPACITY||10 – 60 people.|
A History of Wine
The Introduction to Spanish Wine will help you understand why Spain loves wine so much. Barcelona’s love affair with wine starts when the area was discovered by the wine-loving Romans. As well as planting olive trees all over the place, they planted wine vines all over Catalunya. Fast-forward a couple of thousand years and you’ll find the locals are as obsessed with the stuff as ever.
Your guide will take you through the ups and downs of the Spanish wine industry, the years of abundance and the years of plagues, right up to the modern day. Then there’s the wines themselves…
Wine in Barcelona
Whether it’s a glass of vermouth, a favourite fortified wine drank as an aperitif to whet the appetite, a glass of cava, Catalonia’s answer to Champagne, or just a glass of red or white to go with a meal, wine is everywhere in Barcelona! This can mean that knowing what to buy and where to go can seem a daunting task.
Looking for tips on how to order a great bottle in a restaurant? What about a spot to buy six bottles of your new favourite tipple to send home to family and friends? Looking for a party environment to sink a few glasses or a quiet corner for just you? All of this and more can be answered by your brilliant guide.
Of course, it wouldn’t a wine tasting if there weren’t also some delicious snacks on the table. Nibble your way through three local favourites: olives, cheese and pan con tomate (a toasted slice of bread, rubbed with flavourful tomato, sprinkled with salt and drizzled with Spanish olive oil). These salty, savoury snacks are sure to work up a thirst. This is a great activity to do just before lunch or dinner.
For a wine tour with more food, try our Wine and Tapas Tour.
Thirsty for more challenges?
Want to really see who has a refined palette and who doesn’t know their wine from their elbow? Turn the blind wine tasting into a blind tasting competition! Put your newly acquired wine knowledge to the test (we hope you were paying attention!) in four different wine tasting challenges.
Your group will be split into teams and given a scorecard. We don’t want to give away too many more details, but we can say there is a prize for the winners!
The Blind Wine Tasting Challenge is a brilliant and fun team-building activity that will fit nicely into a corporate event’s itinerary. We can also add on a full tapas lunch or dinner at the end of the activity, see the “optional extras” tab for more information and prices.
For a bigger challenge, book the Tapas Team Building Challenge.
Ready for your crash course in Spanish wine? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 935 008 226.
Option one: Blind Wine Tasting Team Challenge
Armed with your newfound knowledge from your guide, you’ll compete in four wine challenges.
- Four wine challenges
- Challenge scorecard
- Prize for the winning team.
Adds 30 minutes onto the tour time.
Additional cost: 15€ per person.
Option two: Shared Plates Dinner
Add a tapas/lunch dinner to your wine tasting.
- Variety of tapas plates to try (enough for a full meal)
- Two glasses of wine.
Adds one hour onto the activity time.
Additional cost: 65€ per person.
Option three: Paella Lunch
Add a Paella Lunch (only available on wine tastings done during the day).
- Restaurant stop
- Paella Lunch
- One glass of wine.
Adds one-and-a-half hours onto the activity time.
Additional cost: 48€ per person.