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.
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.
Your expert guide will explain all of this and more during this tour.
|GENERAL INFORMATION||Free Cancellation! Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration 2 hours
Meeting point: Meet at the entrance to Els Tres Tombs, Ronda de Sant Antoni 2, 08001 Barcelona.
|INCLUDES||4 wines and 4 “pintxos” (small, tapas-like snacks)
Expert guide will adapt the tour to your convenience
|NOT INCLUDED||Extra food and drinks
Hotel pick-up and drop offWater
|IMPORTANT INFORMATION||Wear hiking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing
Before the tour inform the local supplier if you have any food allergies
Please bring a mask for visiting indoor attractions