Wine & Food tasting
In Taca de vi our main aim is to show you our wine culture when you are in Barcelona or Catalonia. Either you are a company organizing an event or you are visiting Barcelona (couples or small groups), we have the ideal tasting for you.
Pairing is the art of creating harmony between the flavours of wine and food. Discover the pleasure you can give your palate with a myriad of sensations, and the emotions that they can generate.
Comparative table of our Wine & Food Tastings
|Corporate Events||Small Groups visiting Barcelona|
|Duration||as agreed||1:30h approx|
|No. attendees||Unlimited||2 to 20 people|
|Price||on quotation|| |
2 to 5 people: 50€ p.p.
6 to 9 people: 45€ p.p.
+10 people: 40€ p.p.
|Location||where the event takes place |
or we look for the venue
|in our wine shop in Barcelona city center|
|Date||as agreed||Monday to Saturday (booking needed)|
|Languages||English, Spanish, Catalan||English, Spanish, Catalan|
|Type of wine:||To choose||5 different wines pairing with 5 cheeses|
Pairing and tasting options:
Thanks to the expertise of an expert ‘cortador’ (ham carver), we will learn not only about the distinctions between the different Iberian hams, denominations of origin, how to taste them properly and how they are made, but they will also teach us the art of carving.
Small groups can also choose to have an Iberian ham pairing session without the professional carver.
A carefully chosen selection of the best artisanal cheeses from Spain and abroad. Through a tasting session with 4-5 wines, we’ll discover the secrets of a good pairing and the exciting world of cheese.
Chocolate by itself is already delicious, but paired with wines it is a true delight. Thanks to our collaboration with a master chocolatier, Taca de vi has created a delicious tasting experience, combining a selection of wines with different bars of chocolate, customised for each event. Mouth-watering bars of dark or milk chocolate, covered with dried fruit and nuts, salt, spices, etc.
Wine offers wonderful colours to please the eye, fragrant aromas for the nose and an infinite spectrum of flavours on the palate. Adding live music to a wine tasting truly completes the experience.
At Taca de vi we also match wine with live music for events and parties. In the same way that a song conveys emotions, a wine can also carry a mood.
Styles: jazz, flamenco or piano accompanied by some of the best voices around
Contrary to what most people believe, there are some very deep-rooted pairings which are traditionally and socially widely accepted, but which technically do not match all that well.
This is true of common combinations such as cured ham or cheese with a full-bodied red wine. How many times have we made this particular match? The truth is that the intense and salty flavour of these foods when mixed with the tannic flavour of red wine, produce an immediately astringent sensation, leaving the mouth and tongue dry. The aim of all pairing exercises is to find a balance; a balance which is not found here.
The solution? Find a wine that does harmonize with these products, respecting their flavour and creating a new and pleasant sensation in the mouth.
In this sense, a very good combination with cured hams or cheeses could be a Gran Reserva Brut Cava (intense and complex, with fine bubbles), a Sherry wine like Oloroso or Palo Cortado (complex and iodized, with slightly sweet notes) or a barrel fermented white.
All this and more is explained in our pairing sessions. Why not try one?
Wine tasting Barcelona
Wine Tasting sessions in Barcelona
At Taca de vi we want to show you our wine tasting and culture while your stay in Barcelona. A professional sommelier organizes wine activities for corporate events or private groups.
The tastings are designed as an incentive activity for company events or as touristic attraction for private groups who want to enjoy an informal activity that’s a bit different, suitable for any kind of private parties.
These are introductory tastings, designed to be a fun activity, where there is no need to have any wine knowledge and the language used is accessible.
What is wine tasting? The concept
Tasting a wine is the art of putting your senses to work. Take a few seconds to concentrate. Close your eyes, bring the glass close to your nose and discover its fragrant aromas. Take a sip, move the wine around your mouth and enjoy the thrill of the silky tannins. Pay attention to the tiny details, the hints that make up the overall flavour of the wine and that stir the senses.
How many times have you smelled a wine and felt that it reminds you of something, but you can’t put your finger on what it is? That is the key word: “remember”. Wine does not “smell of…” but rather “reminds us of…”. It reminds us of something that we must have smelled before and that remains in our memory. In other words, if we have not smelled or memorized something in the past, it will be difficult to describe this aroma in the wine. The greater someone’s olfactory range, the easier it will be for them to taste and talk about a wine.
When smelling wine, it is important to let memories and personal experiences flow as this will actually help us enjoy the wine more.
Wine is imbued with the personality of its maker, the characteristics of the soil from which it emerged and the blessings or harshness bestowed by the climate. Though hard to believe, these small factors have a great impact on the quality of a wine.
At Taca de vi our aim is to share all this passion with you, whether it’s at a private wine tasting in Barcelona, an advanced course, a business meeting or a client event.
If you’re looking for a more “technical” tasting of wine, and you want to find out more about the world of wine (production, wine-growing regions, grape varieties, etc.) we recommend one of our Introductory courses.
Want to give someone a wine tasting as a gift? We offer the chance to surprise your friends and family with an unexpected gift they’re bound to love; a private wine-tasting session with a professional sommelier. Find information on terms and prices here.
If you are a business and you’re looking to organize a wine-tasting session for a corporate event(conferences, receptions and networking events, team building, etc.), we recommend you visit our Wine & Events section.
At Taca de vi we also offer the chance to have sessions of wine tasting Barcelona arranged around a particular topic of interest. Our thematic tastings allow you to go into greater depth and compare different wines. E.g.: organic wines, Cava vs. Champagne, barrel fermented whites, etc.