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Clueless about the carta de vinos? Bewildered at the bar? Do you know your chardonnay from your Chablis? Or are you a budding Somm-star? Whether you’re looking to impress clients, decode the wine list or just want to taste some great wines and meet new people, we’ve got a tasting that’s right for you…

Wine Courses Barcelona runs fun, informal and educational tasting courses, focusing on a different wine region or country each month. Sessions will cover viticulture, winemaking techniques, key styles, trends and producers. The wines have been chosen with quality in mind and are the benchmark products for each category and region. We will explore the differing terroirs and stylistic diversities of the region, what makes those differences, and discover the stories of those behind the wines.

Ideal for all wine lovers: novices, professionals and aficionados.

Tastings are led by a certified educator and take place over 3 consecutive Wednesday/Thursday nights (see individual events for more details). Only fancy coming to 1 or 2? No problem! Just book for your chosen dates. Those attending all 3 evenings will receive a Certificate of Completion for that month’s region.

Places are limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis. So what are you waiting for? Join today!

5th, 12th and 19th September 2018, 19.30-21.30

To celebrate the final days of summer in Barcelona, we’ll be exploring the fresh and dynamic array of wines from North-West Spain. Facing out onto the harsh and wild Atlantic ocean, Galicia is a geographically isolated land of lush green landscapes, dramatic topography and unique indigenous varieties. It is the Spanish region most untouched by international or national grape varieties, instead boasting the exotic Albariño, Godello, Merenzao, Mencía, Bastardo and more. Though many of these were almost lost in the 19th Century, the area has now seen a resurgence in plantings and championing of the local heritage. Between the five key regions of Rías Baixas, Ribeiro, Ribeira Sacra, Valdeorras, and Monterrei, there is a wealth of wine treasures and singular producers to be discovered.

Wines will include:

  • Albariño Shanela 2016 from the prestigious Salnes region of Rías Baixas, made by Rioja’s David Sampedro Gil of Bodegas Bhilar
  • Lomba dos Ares 2016 from bold bodega Fedellos do Couto; Ribeira Sacra but not as you know it…
  • Further wines to be confirmed

Location: Bow Barcelona, Carrer de Roger de Lluria 46, B2, 08009 Barcelona

Pricing:

  • €145 for the 3 evening course
  • €55 for any single evening

4th, 11th and 18th October 2018, 19.30-21.30

Rioja: one of the last Christian strongholds during Moorish domination; the haven sought by the French during the phylloxera crisis and one of the last Spanish regions to be affected; home of Spain’s most famous names; and the flag-bearer for Spanish wine throughout the world. It’s no wonder we’ve got Rioja fever, but why? This tasting course will focus on the diverse terrains of the famous wine region and explore the modern day industry, as tradition goes head-to-head with a vinous revolution. Rioja’s oft-ignored but illustrious neighbour, Navarra, offers bargains for wine lovers and its own unique style. So if you’re looking to expand your horizons and discover new favourites, join October’s tasting course today.

Wines will include:

  • Cult producer Lopez de Herredia’s Viña Cubillo 2008; a gutsy single-vineyard red from Rioja Alta
  • Bodega Honorio Rubio’s take on Orange Wine: the excellent Macerado 2016
  • Further wines to be confirmed.

Location: Bow Barcelona, Carrer de Roger de Lluria 46, B2, 08009 Barcelona

Pricing:

  • €145 for the 3 evening course
  • €55 for any single evening

Dates to be confirmed, 19.30-21.30

In the South of Catalunya, there are fantastic tales and legends to be discovered. A staircase to heaven, ascended by angels, in the harsh and unforgiving terrain of Priorat; a worthy adversary in the wines of Montsant; fortified and powerful contenders to Port found in Tarragona. Though often regarded as a bastion of rich, powerful reds and famous winemakers, there is more to this region than meets the eye, and this sessions aims to uncover the multitude of styles and terroirs on offer in an area where modernity and tradition stand side-by-side. Fresh white Priorat? Yes, please! Classic De Muller fortified wines? Pass my glass! And those seductive and silky Montsant reds? We’ll have those too…

Wines will include:

  • The world-renowned De Muller’s rancio-style fortified Aureo Dulce Añejo

  • Further wines to be confirmed.

Location: Bow Barcelona, Carrer de Roger de Lluria 46, B2, 08009 Barcelona

Pricing:

  • €145 for the 3 evening course
  • €55 for any single evening

Dates to be confirmed, 19.30-21.30

Santa’s on his way, but what will he be toasting with on the Big Day? German Glühwein? A warming British spiced cider? The explosive Italian Bombardino? Swedish glogg? Or a nice glass of LBV Port? This tasting course will explore the festive drinks enjoyed around Europe, discovering their origins, stories and sampling their finest examples. We’ll also be tasting wines fit for a feast to ensure, however you celebrate, you’ll do so in style. From the best sparkling bargains to the perfect wines for roast meats, not forgetting something to pair with the cheese board and dessert, the final tasting course of the year will certainly be full of fireworks. Novelty jumpers and Santa hats are optional. See you there!

Wines will include:

  • Swedish brand Blossa release their ’18 Glögg, whose botanical influence is inspired by a different location every year- where will 2018’s transport you to?
  • Further wines to be confirmed.

Location: Bow Barcelona, Carrer de Roger de Lluria 46, B2, 08009 Barcelona

Pricing:

  • €145 for the 3 evening course
  • €55 for any single evening
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