Wine Vibes by Blend & Bottled, a wine tasting event taking place once a month in the beautiful space of Apocapoc in Barcelona.
Upon my arrival at Wine Vibes I have really no clue what I´m about to expect. Just knowing as much that there is wine and cheese involved, that´s enough for me. Because what is better then life´s greatest culinary pleasures, right?
Claire van den Bogaard the founder and wine specialist at Blend & Bottled, greets all the participants with a fantastic smile in the cozy multi-space Apocapoc in the heart of Born.
Many of the goers seem to know each other, I find out later on that many of them have done one or more wine courses, tastings and trips to vineyards with Claire.
In a relaxed ambiance people from around the globe mingle, sip wine and nibble on cheese.
Claire starts of explaining that this special evening the theme is wine and cheese pairing (read, match made in heaven).
We are about to try a selection of 5 white, red and sweet wines from Spain, France, Germany and Portugal. With each wine we get to try two cheeses, 10 in total, produced with goat, cow or sheep milk.
With the different milks, the process and the ageing, the cheeses get different results ad will pair better or less good with certain wines.
About each wine Claire gives us an introduction of the grape, the production region and what the wine will marry well with.
Also what to think of when we try and test the wine and cheese by them selves and then the experience of flavours mixed together.
To take in counter the various levels of acidity, fat, tannin and textures, and find out what works and what not.
Not to forget, which match each and every one of us enjoy the most!
The pairing starts on the light side with cheeses from Spain and France paired with a Riesling from Germany. We move towards red wine paired with stronger and more aged cheeses, and we end with a sweet wine from the south of Spain paired with a Dutch Gouda cheese aged 24 months.
As a wine lover, I found Wine Vibes an excellent and fun way to get more knowledge about the wine world, diverse grapes and their characters. Also to meet with likeminded wine lovers!
Tell your friends, book your spot and enjoy the next Wine Vibes!
A monthly occurring event
Passatge de l’Hort dels Velluters, 5, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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