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$74.80 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Madrid Old Town Gourmet Tapas and Wine Tasting Walking Tour

The evening begins in a 19th-century tavern sipping on the aperitif of the city, “vermut de grifo”, which we will pair with olives and a traditional Madrid tapa: “Soldaditos de Pavía“. Next, I’ll whisk you off to my favorite ham bar to taste Spain’s finest food: “Jamón Ibérico de bellota“, which we will pair with Victoria 2, best Spanish white wine (Gourmets Wine Guide). The wine has intense melon aromas and flavors that compliment the ham to perfection. We will also taste other iberico cold cuts like chorizo, lomo and salchicon.Next comes the famous Spanish omelette. A dish hard to pair due to one ingredient: onion, which is a well-known wine killer. Luckily, Manzanilla, that is, the most original Spanish wine, pairs onion to perfection. We will taste my favorite: Manzanilla Solear Pasada en Rama (International Wine Challenge 2013: Gold Medal). It is now time to go deeper into Old Madrid through its narrow cobblestone streets and make our way to a restaurant housed inside an 18th-century mansion!We will sit down to taste Presa Iberica, Spain’s favorite cut of Ibérico pork, which accounts for a mere five pounds of the pig’s weight, hence the price of forty dollars a pound. Now is perfect time to begin with the reds. We will start with the best wine in Spain (Wine Spectator), Rioja Viña Ardanza. Depending on group size I will open more premium red wines from the most exciting Spanish wine regions: Rioja, Priorato, Ribera del Duero and Toro. To round off the night we will taste two unforgettable dessert wines:• 25-year-old PX La Cañada, chosen many times the best sweet Spanish wine (Gourmets Guide). The wine will perform a miracle by turning vanilla ice cream into rum & raisins ice cream with a caramel note and a toffee finish.• Alvear PX de Añada, one of the very few Spanish wines to achieve the highest honor in the world of wine: Robert Parker 100 points.What we will have this wine with is so surprising that I ‘d rather keep it secret.

$171.47 Day Trips & Excursions

Guided Wine Day Tour to Ribera del Duero from Madrid

If you are fond of wines and want to discover one of the most prestigious wine areas of Spain, we invite you to come with us to Ribera del Duero. The excursion departs every day Monday to Saturday from Madrid. You will be picked up in Madrid at 9:15 am and depart towards Ribera del Duero. The Duero river, also known as the river of wine, is about 2 hours from Madrid and it is the home of tempranillo, the most famous Spanish grape variety (red wines with full body and lots of fruit). Visit three of their most representative wineries, modern and traditional, and their vineyards. You will do a full visit in one of them, learning about winemaking in Ribera (riverside in spanish), and understanding tempranillo wine from the grape to the bottle. A real immersion in the culture of wine. Also included a scenic stop at Segovia, with free time.   First stop will be one of the most representative wineries in the region, where you will taste the freshness and elegance of their aged wines, feeling the extraordinary complexity of this land. Two more wineries and cellars will be visited during the day. We always select wineries that are different, mixing tradition and modernity, to get a broad understanding of one of the most famous wine regions in the world. Every stop will bring a surprise, and you will learn about traditional wine making, modern architecture and limited productions that make special wines. There will be free time to have Lunch at your own choice (lunch is not included in tour price. We do not impose a menu) You can lunch with the guide in a traditional restaurant with several options of Castilian regional food ranging from tapas, a light lunch or a full 3 course lunch. (Aprox budget, tapas 12/15€, Full 3 course 30€) Enjoy a scenic stop at the picturesque city of Segovia with free time before departing to Madrid. Finally you will return to Madrid with the memory full of great flavors and wonderful experiences. The duration of the tour is between 10 to 11 hours depending on Madrid traffic. This tour will bring you an exceptional experience, blending new and old wine making techniques, vineyards growing in extreme weather conditions, and the work of families who have converted this great region into one of the most popular red wine regions in the world. Let us accompany you among landscapes of contrasting colors, wines full of taste and aromas, traditional cuisine and the exceptional heritage which is still preserved in the wine region of Ribera del Duero.

$46.03 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Spanish Wine Tasting in Madrid

In this Spanish wine tasting you will taste very unique wines from regions other than the typical Rioja or Ribera del Duero that you can find in most of Spanish restaurants or back at your home cities. An experience not only for people interested in Spanish wine but to everyone who enjoys seen his wine knowledge challenged.  Relaxed and casual atmosphere to taste, learn and talk over some snacks. Our Spanish wine tasting is held at a tavern near the Retiro park (the core of Madrid avant gard gastronomy), conducted by a sommelier and wine journalist with 10 years experience in wine divulgation.The one and only open Spanish wine tasting in Madrid in English. A unique and exclusive activity for wine lovers. Wines carefully selected that will make you understand the great variety that exists in Spain. We do not have agreements with wineries and our sommeliers choose the wines for their organoleptic properties that will delight your palate and widen your wine horizons.  How is a Spanish Wine Tasting  in the Retiro Park neighborhood with Gourmet Madrid Meeting Point: First of all, we will meet at the meeting point at a“ Restaurant “near Retiro Park The starting time is at 11:15 am or 17:30 pm it depends on your booking choice (please be there 5 minutes before) There you will meet your sommelier for the Spanish Wine Tasting and your tasting companions, with whom to learn and have fun with wines. The Tasting Once you are settled, the tasting begins. Your sommelier will make a brief introduction and then the wines will be served. The structure of the Spanish wine tasting is: The first wine (typically white) is served. It is interactively discussed and you will be provided with information about its denomination of origin and its enological attributes. Second Wine (typically white). Third Wine (typically red). Fourth Wine (typically red).  Fifth Wine (typically red).  Sixth Wine (typically red).  While the wines are tasted, some snacks will be offered, like Cheese, olives and Iberian cold cuts. Wines will be compared among them in different rounds to see how do they evolve as they breathe in an interactive discussion.  And once you have the six samples, It will be made a small comparative tasting. “This Spanish Wine Tasting is best way to get an overview on Spanish wines” 

$172.62 Day Trips & Excursions

Guided Tour to Ribera del Duero Winery and Wine Tasting from Madrid

Discover the amazing area of Ribera del Duero on this 10-hours tour.There the wines have been considered as some of one of the best in the world. You will leave from Madrid in the morning on the way to visit a winery with very good wines and a nice commentary. From there you will go to have lunch( not included). There are so many restaurants where you can taste the traditional Castilian food. In the afternoon you will be proposed a visit that complements what you have done so far. This activity could be castles, medieval towns, wonderful landscapes, anything that tells a cheering and relevant story (Segovia, Peñafiel, Riaza, Pedraza, Aranda de Duero, Peñaranda, etc.). Depending on different factors you will go to a different winery but all of them will offer you a great experience.Wine will be presented at all times (in the cellar, at lunch, in the afternoon visit etc) The wines you will taste in the morning at the winery are coming with you and you will drink these wines again or maybe some other wines. The funny thing is that they will taste different depending on the changing environment and what you have experienced during the day.

$195.64 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Premium Ribera del Duero wine tour with lunch & hotel pick-up

Be picked up from your hotel in central Madrid in the morning by your friendly expert guide to start your exclusive day tour from Madrid to one of the world’s most prestigious red wine regions. Known for its quality red wines of the Spanish grape called tempranillo, Ribera del Duero DO is just 2 hours from Madrid and a must-see destination for any wine lover.The group size ranges from 2 to 7 people ensuring that the experience is personal and memorable. Relaxing transportation in a luxury minivan will bring you to your first stop, a coffee break in Segovia next to its remarkable Roman aqueduct from the 1st century A.D.You will continue your journey through Castile until you arrive at the renowned Ribera del Duero wine region, famous for producing some of the best red wines in the world. Our wine experts will have selected 3 fantastic wineries for you to enjoy Ribera del Duero no matter if you are a beginner or a wine connoisseur. You will visit a perfect mix of modern and traditional wineries and taste their most premium wines while discovering the history behind one of Spain’s most important wine regions.A wine professional or the owner himself will greet you at each winery to show you around the winery from where the grapes are received from the harvest to where the finished product is bottled and labelled for the final customer. You will learn about the wine-making process in Ribera del Duero from the experts as they share with you their passion for what they do. From centuries-old wine cellars to modern-day architecture, you will be amazed by the contrast in the wineries you visit while noticing similar values and a passion for sharing their wines with the world.The visit would certainly not be complete without the opportunity to taste the wines of each winery. Led by the expert, you will enjoy 3 guided wine tasting sessions of some of the most premium wines produced at each winery. Notice the site, aromas and taste of each wine as you compare and select your new favorite Spanish wine.An exclusive lunch will be enjoyed at one of the wineries where you will taste excellent local gastronomy. Enjoy 3 different courses paired with quality local wine in a truly remarkable atmosphere. With advanced notice, the meal can be adapted for vegetarians, food allergies or other dietary restrictions.After the third winery visit and tasting session of the day, you will head back to Madrid with your small group and be dropped off at your hotel. You will have enjoyed an 11-hour tour that will surely leave you with memories to last for a long time to come. Undoubtedly, you will return to your home country in search of wines from the remarkable Ribera del Duero D.O.

$80.54 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Wine and Tapas Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Puerta del SolBegin your tour in Madrid’s picturesque Plaza Isabel II, where you´ll head to Puerta del Sol to sample traditional Spanish wine alongside delicious Madrid-style corquetas at an establishment operating since 1860. Duration: 1 hourStop At: La LatinaThen you´ll head to the wine tavern district of La Latina, stopping at two of Madrid’s top family-run taverns for some of the city’s tastiest wines and tapas traditional such as cold cut meats and cheeses. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Plaza de Isabel IINear our initial meeting point, you will enjoy a traditional lunch with an assortment of tapas such as paella, tortilla, calamari, patatas bravas, and morcilla. This district’s specialty tapas are called pinchos, or tostas, tapas ingredients piled high on a slice of crunchy bread. All these amazing tapas and wine alongside a fun and dynamic explanation of Madrid's past and present history. A central part of the Mediterranean diet, wine dates back more than 8,000 years, though Spanish wine has just recently begun receiving the international recognition it deserves. Spain’s weather provides ideal growing conditions for top quality grapes. In fact, many fine French and Italian wine producers import Spanish grapes, given their high quality. Indulge in some of the most highly acclaimed Spanish Rioja, Ribera del Duero, and white Rías Baixas wines before returning to your departure point.Duration: 1 hour

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