Wine Vibes by Blend & Bottled, wine tasting in Barcelona

Wine Vibes by Blend & Bottled, a wine tasting event taking place once a month in the beautiful space of Apocapoc in Barcelona.

Wine Vibe by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Wine Vibes by Blend & Bottled

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?

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

We started with a glass of cava

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Claire from Blend & Bottled

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.

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Cheese!

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Cow cheese Shropshire from England

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Jané Ventura Malvasía de Sitges & Shropshire!

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

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.

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Cheers!

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!

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

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.

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Wine and cheese pairing!

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Pedro Ximénez 1927 the perfect match for stronger cheeses!

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Gouda, aged 24 month

Wine Vibes by Blend & bottled wine tasting Barcelona

Gouda & Pedro Ximénez – match made in heaven

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!

For wine experiences check out AmoVino and Bouquet Experience

When:
A monthly occurring event

Where:
Apocapoc BCN 
Passatge de l’Hort dels Velluters, 5, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Suscribe to the event: 

reservations@blendandbottled.com

Website:
http://blendandbottled.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/blendandbottled/

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/blendandbottled/

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