I recently returned from Barcelona and had an amazing time. On this trip, I wanted to explore as much as possible and try new activities so that I could learn all about life in Spain! I had the opportunity to take a wine and tapas tour, and it was so much fun. It was one of my favorite memories from my trip! Keep reading to hear about my experience learning about wine and tapas with Devour Spain! I dare you to book a food and drink tour when you visit Barcelona — you won’t be disappointed!
When doing a food or drink tour I think your host can really take an experience from great to exceptional. Nora did just this! My wine and tapas tour was made exceptional due to Nora’s knowledge. She shared so much information with us. She provided all of us with a great educational opportunity, and you could tell she really LOVED talking all about the history and culture of Barcelona.
This 3-hour tour took place in 3 different locations and educated us on the delicious wines and tapas that are enjoyed in Barcelona. We started with our evening at Bodega La Puntual. Here we got to sample vermouth, which is a common drink enjoyed by many in Spain as a pre-drink before their evening begins. We also enjoyed ham croquettes and patatas bravas. It was a great start to the evening!
After some time at the first stop, we wandered over to ElDiset, which is a gorgeous wine bar. Here we enjoyed both cava and wine. Cava is Spanish sparkling wine and it was delicious! We also enjoyed a selection of tostas. In Barcelona, many restaurants serve their own toasta — thin crispy bread with yummy toppings! I really enjoyed this portion of the night.
Our final stop of the evening was at Bodega Maestrazgo. This was a fun stop and a little more casual and easy-going than the previous location. It truly felt like a neighborhood drinking spot — which it is! Locals stop here to drink and chat with friends and they come here to buy their wine for the week to take home and enjoy later. Here we enjoyed olives, meats, and cheeses and tried a variety of red wines. Everything was so delicious!
In total, we got to try 10 drinks along with a variety of tapas — it really was the perfect evening. I loved my experience with Devour Tours You’re set up with a small group of other travelers, so it’s an intimate learning experience and a great way to chat with others about their travels, too. There was also plenty of time to ask questions about certain wines or tapas. Nora did a fabulous job of making the entire experience fun. She also sent us notes after, which was helpful to remember what we had learned — and now we know which places to visit again – if we ever head back to Barcelona.
If you’re looking to educate yourself while tasting delicious wine and tapas, be sure to book a Devour Tours tour! There are many tours to choose from and they’re set up all over Spain!
Disclaimer: Devour Tours invited me to take part in their tapas and wine tour. As always, all views are my own. The wine really was as delicious as it looks 😉