The Spanish Wine Holiday Survival Pack
written by John Perry | 7th December 2015
“Bars are a lottery you never win,” wrote Madrid actor and gourmet blogger Juan Echanove. With thousands of tapas bars to choose from — so varied and vast in number, it takes a trained eye to know which bar delivers the absolute best culinary experience. So let Catavino help you! From old school establishments to cutting edge places that are all foam and foie gras, your tapas and wine tour will highlight the very best of Madrid’s quintessential cuisine!
Your local guide will take you to four wonderful tapas bars well-loved by Madrilianos. Savor buttery slices of acorn-fed cured ham (jamón), nutty Manchego cheese, spicy paprika seasoned chorizo and so much more! As well as lead you through the old city, showing you the sights and bringing alive the capital’s culture and history, you’ll dive deep into the world of Spanish wine, tasting a wide variety of styles and flavors.
So grab a pair of cobblestone friendly shoes, a healthy appetite and a desire to savor some amazing wines and tapas, because this is not a tour to miss.
This trip was our first group travel and won’t be our last! Extremely well organized and the personal contacts you shared with us gave us a view of Portugal and their wines that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. To the entire Catavino Team, job well done!
At the first bar – a beautiful, tile-lined Madrid tavern – you’ll whet your appetite like a Madrileño, with a classic Spanish aperitif. At the next two bars – both dripping with atmosphere and full of locals – you’ll indulge in a selection of mouth-watering tapas and excellent Spanish wines (or another drink if you prefer). Finally, we’ll wind up in the city’s literary quarter, eating and drinking fantastic local fare. Throughout, you’ll learn about the delicious food and wines you’re trying and you’ll come to understand the deeply-rooted gastronomic traditions of this exhilarating country.
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