You observe it, you rejoice with its aroma and, finally, you savor how it evolves in the glass. The winein itself, is a world and, to understand it, you only need to taste many and, if possible, with an expert who will guide you in the interpretation of all its nuances.
then you can enjoy it alone, or with foodas is the case at hand, because we want to recommend places where gastronomy and oenology complement each other, wineries and restaurants throughout Spain that organize paired tastings so that, when you sign up or give them away, you become the protagonist of a special moment to remember .
Elijah’s Tavern organizes monthly tastings of a great selected wine with different premium meats from its temple, where they go through an exquisite maturation process in the restaurant’s own dry chamber.
Among others, you will be able to differentiate, well watered, the powerful flavor of a Galician blonde or that of beef raised in pastures, the exquisite black angus, the prestigious wagyu or kobe or the national loin. you just have to go to Via de las Dos Castillas, 23, in Pozuelo de Alarcón and check it yourself.
Km0byUnio It is a three for one: shop, terrace and a Sala Gaudí where they carry out daily wine tastings. There are some blind with wines from Catalan denominations of origin and others that include tasting of cheeses, hams, foie gras, chocolates, smoked foods or olive oil.
Its other version is the virtual tastings, ideal for those who do not want to leave the sofa, because the food and wines of the tasting you choose are sent to your home so that you can follow the virtual instructions of your sommelier. Calle Marina, 239 bis, Barcelona.
To see all their gourmet products with your own eyes, go to La despensa de Montal’s winery, where you can taste them or buy them to take away. In September and October they have organized a wine trip through Spain: discovering Galicia, an octopus with paprika from La Vera paired with an albariño from Rias Baixas; the Aragonese migas del pastor with a red Cuestra del Herrero.
You’re in luck, because you still get to discover Castilla, whose most characteristic dishes will be paired with Verdejos such as Javier Sanz, DOP Rueda, or the Pruno and Prada Selección PDO Duero and Bierzo reds, respectively. In addition, each month they update a new program of paired tastings. Street of the New Tower, 29 (Plaza San Felipe).
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Among modern industrial materials, an open kitchen and a striking terrace, the tastings of Wine Fandango. Some consist of the pairing of pinchos with cocktails and, in others, dishes such as the bluefin tuna cheek with broth of roasted bones and salmon balls or the Suberoa cheesecake version, with cream cheese and gorgonzola, are tasted.
In them, wine takes on great importance, such as the last Fandanguera Tasting held in which the protagonist was the Galician from the Casa de Outeiro Winery, DO Ribeira Sacra. Vara del Rey Street, 5, La Rioja, Logroño.
In the gourmet space of Suau wineries, Johnny be Foodorganizes private gastronomic events but also personalized tastings of natural wines, premium sakes, brandies and rums from Suau, vermouth from The Vermouth or champagne.
Of course, always accompanied by gastro experiences with private chefs (Lluis Got, from Villa Luisa; Pau Navarro, from Clandestí, and many other greats). To sign up you just have to access their website or Instagram to choose between their tastings. Cabana Street, 12, Es Pont d’Inca, Marratxí.
Rock Erre organizes tastings-debates with great professionals, such as the one presented by the gastronome Pepe Barrena on beef, its myths, rituals and scams. The Anza Los Cascajos, La Serval and Abel Mendoza rosé and Crianza wines, great pairings for your menu of cured meats, beef carpaccio with 70 days of maturation or tuna with beef fat, beef slices, ventrescas, mellow beef and tacos cow and ox. Railway Round, 37, Miranda de Ebro.
Keep an eye on the instagram of Cycle if you want to enjoy one of their pairing dinners. The last one was in collaboration with Listan Wine Tascawhere chef Luis Callealta put the art of the kitchen with a menu based on gaditano gazpachuelo marinade and semi-cured mackerel or roasted cauliflower and truffle and lemon demiglace, while Listán provided the pairing with the wisdom of sommelier Jonatan Cantero. Amaya Street, 1.
The DO Rías Baixas is the star in Adega Eidos, a winery with irrefutable plans: first, a guided tour of the vineyards or the winery’s facilities; second, a tasting of their Albariños from Val do Salnés. Don’t worry, you won’t leave hungry, because you can decide what to pair the tasting with, whether with cheeses and jams, smoked foods, or a gourmet preserve per person. Padriñán, 65, Sanxenxo, Pontevedra.
Eguren Ugarte offers traditional paired food, either with a previous visit to a family winery and initiation to the tasting or without it. In both options, their wines pair starters such as garlic mushroom casserole, first courses such as Riojan potatoes and other delicacies with the option of a vegetarian menu.
If you dare, the blind pairing tasting will take you to another planet with a musically harmonized gastronomic selection. A-124, Km 61, 01309 Laguardia, Alava.
The most significant of The Old Strain They are their blind wine tastings, although, if you want to get soaked, you can choose the normal tasting with dinner included, in which you will enjoy three individual dishes accompanied by three glasses of wine, dessert or coffee.
If you prefer, from time to time they organize pairing meals, the last one with five DO Utiel Requena wines such as an Enterizo Coviñas accompanied by a Majorcan trampó salad with strawberry tartar and fresh herbs or a Bercial Sierra Norte with babaganoush of flame-fed aubergines , mango and pita bread, among others. St. Vincent Martyr Street, 209.
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