Wine tasting for a multinational company

Wine tasting for a multinational company

Tacadevi organizes any kind of wine events for companies. As we have seen in previous posts, Tacadevi is present in multinational fairs such as the Mobile World Congress, organizes teambuilding events with wines for companies and human resources departments and even wine tastings on catamarans to offer a complete experience to sailors. Another example of the events we hold is the one described in this post, a wine tasting in a hotel organized for a Catalan multinational company.


Wine tasting at company event

At the end of March, the catalan multinational and world leader in swimming pool design and manufacture Fluidra organised a convention at the Hesperia Tower Hotel, a luxurious 5-star hotel located near the convention centres of Gran Via Hospitalet (Barcelona).

Given that Fluidra has locations all over the world and that the people in charge of each of these locations would be present at the event, the company wanted to do a pre-dinner tasting designed to suit exactly that: taste a wine from each of the areas where Fluidra has a delegation. So with this deisgn the event was like a peculiar “round-the-world” wine tasting of wines, flavours and aromas from distant countries.

Showroom format

The tasting format chosen was a standing and walking wine tasting, so that attendees could talk comfortably among themselves and move around the room at their own pace. The tasting was organized as follows:

  • 6 bars
  • 6 sommeliers describing and serving the wines
  • 6 waiters
  • 12 wines
  • Selection of 4 artisan cheeses ideal for pairing with wines
  • Professional slicer of Iberian ham from Guijuelo

Algunos de los vinos servidos

Wines served at the event

The company selected the areas and let us choose a wine characteristic of each of them. The wines we picked and served in this event were the following:

  • Catalonia
    • Maria Rigol Ordi Reserva Brut nature (cava)
    • Pardas Sus Escrofa (sumoll grape, a new style of Penedès reds from one of the most respected wineries in the area.)
  • Spain
    • Sierra Cantabria Crianza (a classic Rioja for those who do not want to risk with a Spanish wine)
  • France
    • Domâine d’Eole (a delicious and elegant rosé from Provence)
    • Les becs fins (a selection of garnacha and syrah from the southern area of the Rhône which allows the fruit and spicy touches of these two very expressive grape varieties to be displayed)
  • South Africa
    • Reyneke Sauvignon Blanc (a tropical fruit delicacy and pleasant acidity from the Stellenbosch region)
  • Australia
    • Torbreck Woodcutter’s Shiraz (the unmistakable mature style of the Australian syrah)
  • Argentina
    • Catena Malbec (one of the best Malbec RCP of the desert with vineyards of Mendoza)
  • Germany
    • Fritz Haag Riesling (delicious Riesling of the Mosel perfectly combining acidity and sweetness)
  • Chile
    • Lapostolle Chardonnay (a very good example of how to make the most classic version of a perfect chardonnay)
  • Italy
    • Podere San Cristoforo –  Carandelle Sangiovese (a very friendly red wine accessible to everyone that wants to know the wines of Tuscany)
  • Portugal
    • Niepoort Porto Tawny (the ideal wine to give the sweet touch to the party)


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