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Admit It – You Always Wanted To Learn More About Spanish Wines – Here Is Your Chance

February 11, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Barcelona LogoWhen it comes to wine, I never admit that I have favorites – I always say that I like them all. But deep, deep inside, I know that this is a little bit of a lie (just a tiny one, seriously) – it is Spanish wines I’m very particular to in many cases. Spain has the biggest area of the vineyards planted, and it is third wine producing country in the world, so you can imagine that there is quite a bit to learn about Spanish wines.

So, what I’m trying to tell you is this. If you are interested in learning about Spanish wines, and you live in a close proximity of Greenwich, CT, you are in luck! Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant in Greenwich, CT is offering to take you on the tour of four different regions in Spain, during the course of four evenings in March. Here is the description of the Passport Through Spain program from the Barcelona’s press release:

“Jet set through Spain in the best way imaginable with a glass (or several) of wine, expertly prepped tapas and the rustic, and warm environment of Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant in Greenwich, CT.  Each one hour class in the series (there are four in total) will focus on a particular Spanish region, history behind the wines and the food that best accompanies them prepared by Chef Michael Lucente.  These wine classes are designed to enlighten and inspire both the novice and enthusiast. Wine Steward, Jose Valverde will guide you along the way, with tips and tricks for successfully pairing your wines with local food.

The series will take place each Wednesday during the month of March beginning on March 5th at 7:00pm. The first wine-pairing class covers the Rioja region best known for its Old World style and their well-aged red wines. The second covers Galicia (March 12th), a seaside region. The third class on March 19th covers Montsant/Priorat, known for its powerful, elegant and complex wines and the last class on March 26th  will focus on the Valencia region.

Attend one class or attend them all. With the first class you attend, you’ll receive a Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant passport. Each time you attend a class, your passport will be “stamped” and you receive a complimentary tapa token to redeem on your next visit. Attend all four classes in the series and receive a [$100] gift certificate for two people.  Each class is $35 per person (plus tax and gratuity) with a maximum of 20 people attending. Reservations can be made by contacting rsvp@barteca.com.”

If you think about it, you will pay $140 for the four classes, and you will get four tapas tokens plus a gift certificate for $100 – which means that you will have great fun education basically… for free. Remember – there are only 20 seats available for each class, so don’t delay!  Also, as Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, in case you are still thinking about the present, the gift of wine education might be just it! ¡Salud!

  1. February 11, 2014 at 10:18 am

    A bit too far for me, but sounds fantastic!

    • talkavino
      February 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      thanks. Yes, this is more for the local audience… I’m sure there is plenty of interesting stuff happening in Philadelphia.

  2. February 11, 2014 at 10:48 am

    What a great deal! We’re almost, but not quite, close enough to take advantage of it. 😦

    Just last night we were talking about if we ever get a chance to go to Europe again, it will have to be to Spain. Have you been?

    • talkavino
      February 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      No, never been to Spain. I visited very few vineyards only in Italy and Portugal, so I’m also dreaming about my European vineyards tour…

  3. Antisocial Patty
    February 11, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I love the photos, and the wine classes sound amazing!

    • talkavino
      February 11, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      thank you, Patty. Quite honestly, these are not my photos – I asked the restaurant to send it to me, as I always like to have photos in my posts. But yes, the program sounds very good.

      • Antisocial Patty
        February 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm

        I wondered how you got the chef to pose! Haha. Still a great looking place, and the classes do sound wonderful. Cheers. 🙂

  4. February 11, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    I wish I lived close to Greenwich, would love to take the course and yes I will unashamedly admit that I would really like to know more about Spanish wine.

    • talkavino
      February 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Well, there is a great store in NYC, called PJ Wine – they probably have the best selection of Spanish wines anywhere in the tri-state area. They also periodically conduct free educational seminars, often on the subject of Spanish wines. I will let you know once I will hear about the next seminar.

  1. March 31, 2014 at 10:28 am

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