With the lockdown in Spain due to Coronavirus my weekly wine tastings have all been cancelled. No more sitting around a table in a cool bar or wine shop learning about new wines together. Life is tough! Fortunately the proprietors of these places have worked out a way around the quarantine and taken their wine … Continue reading Virtual Wine Tastings
Based in the trendy Chueca barrio of Madrid this wine bar has one of the most extensive wines by the glass menus. They sell over 120 different wines from every denominación in Spain, made from 65 different grape varieties. 45 of these are sold by the glass. If you are looking to discover Spanish wines … Continue reading Vinoteca Vides
Normally in the 'Where In Madrid' section I write up wine bars and shops where you can taste a selection of wines. This is a little different. Dans Le Noir is a restaurant with just two wines offered, but it is definitely a tasting experience. Because at Dans le Noir everything is served in the … Continue reading Dans Le Noir
Devour Madrid is tour company that provide a variety of Spanish food and drink focused tours. They also run tours in Barcelona, Seville, San Sebastián Lisbon, Paris and Rome. I have not been on any of their tours but I'm told they're very good and support local businesses. What I have attended is their monthly … Continue reading Devour Madrid: Uncorked Wine Tastings
One of the great things about living in Madrid is the plethora of wine tastings available here. I could be out every night and have to stop myself for the sake of my liver. Most of the tastings I go to are of Spanish wines. We are after all in Spain and there are 70 … Continue reading DOC Enoteca Italiana
Congratulations to Tomevinos Barrio Salamanca two years old this week. One of my favourite wine shops.
Last month I went to an Italian Wine Tasting organised by Club De Vinos Madrid. This group is run off Meet-up and arranges monthly wine tastings at various wine bars around Madrid. The tasting I went too was done by the bar itself rather than a member of the club, so it was professionally done. … Continue reading Club de Vinos Madrid
A great article by Anna Harris-Noble on her favourite wine haunts in Madrid. This article is one of ten that have been short listed in the jancisrobinson.com travel writing competition. If you are a subscriber to the page please vote for Anna. I will now have to check out the places Anna recommends as her … Continue reading Madrid for Wine Lovers
This week I have been writing up wines from the last wine tasting at Tomevinos.com. Tome Vinos is in fact a chain of shops with 10 outlets in Madrid. However I always go to Tomevinos Salamanca in Calle Ortega y Gasset. You would never know this place is part of a chain as it comes … Continue reading Tome Vinos Salamanca
Another event I’m hoping to attend in May to update myself on the Madrid D.O wines. Colmenar de Oreja is such a cute old town and well worth a visit.