Love wine? Want to love wine? Couldn't care less about wine but like to hang out in bars? Devour Madrid: Uncorked! is a series of monthly, English-language wine tastings in Madrid, led by a qualified wine guide from local food tour company Devour Madrid (www.madridfoodtour.com). Perfect for wine beginners and wine gurus alike, each month we'll taste different Spanish wines built around an intriguing wine theme. Devour Madrid: Uncorked's tastings are unpretentious, light-hearted and devastatingly informative. You might even make a few wine friends in the process. Salud!
What are we guzzling?
This week we've scoured the globe to find our favorite bottles of one of the world's most prized grapes: Syrah. From its black pepper origins in France to its dark chocolaty name change in the New World, we are going to see how this grape stacks up across three continents.
Will the dark and stormy Spanish Syrah from our beloved DO Yecla beat out the organic Syrah from one of the oldest wine regions in Africa? Join us on Thursday to find out!
The wines we'll try are:
- Detrás de la Casa from DO Yecla in Spain
- Secret de la Famille from Côtes du Rhône AOC in France
- Te Mata's Syrah from Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand
- Reyneke's Syrah from Stellenbosch, Coastal Region in South Africa
As always, we will pair each wine with tasty treats from the nearby Anton Martin market!
What do I bring?
• €20 in cash
• Your palate
• Exact change if humanly possible!
• Extra cash if you’d like to buy bottles of wine
Please, please un-RSVP if you're not coming!
The amount of food and wine we buy is linked to the number of people who RSVP for the event. If you RSVP for a tasting but then realize you won't be able to make it, please, please un-RSVP (even if it's only 30 minutes before the start time!). Without sounding too draconian, we do keep a track of no-shows. If anybody no-shows twice (i.e. is RSVP'd but doesn't show up), I'll remove them from the Meet Up. Many thanks!