Join a member of the Spanish Wine Tasting Association on a tour of his favorite bars to taste their best tapas paired with award-winning wines from his cellar 🍾
• 65€ all included, enough food for dinner☑️
• Small groups, not touristy at all🙋♀️
• Tour is in English, in the evening & in Old Madrid🕍
• Reviews: Viator☑️ ¦ Tripadvisor☑️
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Don’t worry if you are not too keen on any of the dishes, I always have a plan B.
Tour begins in the most popular tavern in Old Madrid 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” paired with Victoria nº2 – best Spanish white wine (Gourmets Wine Guide). The wine has intense melon aromas🍈 that compliment the ham to perfection.
Next comes the famous Spanish omelette. A dish hard to pair due to one ingredient: onion, a well-known wine killer. Luckily Oloroso wine, pairs onion to perfection. We will taste my favorite: Pata de Gallina, a 15-year-old Oloroso from Lustao.
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 17th-century mansion🏛
We will sit down to devour Iberico ribs 🐖.
Now is perfect time to begin with the reds🍷. We will start with Viña Ardanza Reserva 2015, my favorite example of what a classic Rioja Reserva should be like. Depending on group size I will open more of my favorite Spanish reds: Puntido, Clio, Triga, etc.
To round off the night we will taste an unforgettable wine:
PX La Cañada – 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.
The cost of 65 euros covers all tapas & wine.
Tour starts in the city center in the evening from Wednesday to Sunday. Minimum age is 25 (exceptions can be made). Groups are small, maximum of 10 (except on request).
Walks of Madrid tapas tour entries:
Best Paella Madrid,
Royal Palace of Madrid,
Prado Museum Paintings,
Best menu del dia in Madrid and
Wine bars Madrid