Join a wine collector on a walking tour of his favorite bars to taste the signature tapas of the country paired with wines from his cellar*.
* This is the only tapas tour in Spain that doesn’t serve average bar wines but international award-winning wines from a private collection.
• Small groups, not touristy, more like a local friend showing you around.
• 65€ all tapas and wine tasting included, enough for dinner. The tour is in English and takes place in the evening at the most beautiful and historical part of the city: The Hapsburgs.
Walks of Madrid Tapas Tour Description
The evening begins in a 19th-century tavern sipping on the aperitif of the city, “vermut de grifo”, which we will pair with “Soldaditos de Pavía“, salted cod fritters, a traditional Madrid tapa.
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 the famous Spanish omelette. A dish hard to pair due to one ingredient: onion, 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.
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 start with the reds. Depending on group size I will open as many premium red wines from my collection as necessary. We will start with the best wine in the world (Wine Enthusiast), Rioja Gran Reserva 904.
For dessert, we will have 25-year-old PX La Cañada, chosen many times as the best sweet wine in Spain. We will also taste a young PX wine to see what a difference 25 years of aging makes.
We will have two different desserts that pair these two wines in the most amazing way.
The cost of 65 euros covers all tapas & wine as well as access to a Google map of my favorite bars and attractions.
Tour starts in the city center at 19:20 from Tuesday to Saturday, and at 12.30 pm on Sundays. Minimum age is 25 (exceptions can be made). Groups are small, maximum of 10 (except on request).