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Wine 101 Holiday Special: Discover Sherry Wine, Its History And Its Unique Culture with Nika

Join Nika, a wine expert and Barcelona local, to discover the wonderful world of sherry wine. Learn what it really is and the culture of sherry in Spain, and of course, how to create your own sherry and food pairing, perfect for the holiday season!

NOTICE:Please note that the times available for this experience are in CET (Central European Time). To check the time in your local timezone check this timezone converter. All experiences are hosted through Zoom. 

What’s Included

  • Virtually travel to Barcelona and spend an hour with Nika, a certified Spanish wine scholar and educator.
  • Get a crash course in Spain’s most misunderstood wine, sherry and learn how we enjoy it here in Spain.
  • Learn what foods to pair sherry with and how to create the perfect perfect holiday season food and sherry wine pairing.
  • Spend an evening at home in a unique and entertaining way—invite your friends and turn it into a social occasion!
  • This experience is part of The Spanish Food Lover Holiday Bundle a selection of three Spanish foodie experiences with a holiday and festive twist, between November 1 to January 2, plus a FREE €25 gift voucher valid for any of our tours.

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Please note that the times listed for this experience are in CET (Central European Time). To check the time in your local timezone check this timezone converter

When people think of Spanish wines they think of big, bold reds from Rioja and Ribera del Duero. But Spain’s most interesting contribution to the wine world is perhaps neither of these, but rather, sherry. Dry and nutty manzanilla and fino wines make the perfect aperitif, sweet and sticky Pedro Ximénez wines make a welcome tipple after dinner. And with various styles of sherry wine ranging from sweet to dry there is the perfect wine for every occasion in between, too– especially during the holiday season, where sherry will be featured during festive meals at dinner tables across Spain. These wines are the perfect accompaniment to dishes in our soon to be released holiday season and winter cookbook, “Spanish Feasts from the Devour Tours Kitchen”!

Join certified Spanish wine scholar and wine educator Nika from her home in Barcelona where she will lead you on an exploration of the history and culture behind Spain’s most understood wine, sherry. You’ll learn what sherry really is, how we enjoy it today in Spain, and best of all, how to enjoy it during the holiday season and what to pair it with! And with sherry wines becoming increasingly available outside of Spain, we’ll make sure you know where to find it too, so you can bring a bit of Spain to you this winter.

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About Our Expert Guides

Raised in Barcelona, Nika is a translator-turned-wine expert. When not on tour, she shares her passion and knowledge of Spanish and international wines through her events, her teaching in a wine school and her consulting with some of Barcelona’s most exciting restaurants. She has tried a wine from every single wine region of Spain – which when there are 70 of them, is no easy feat!

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