January 2009 - Vol 34


VINTAGE SPAIN NEWSLETTER. Gourmet Wine Tasting Tours in Spain
WINTER, WINE AND TAPAS IN MADRID

This month we propose a combination of wine, urban and countryside flavour. Among the cities we have chosen Madrid, the capital right in the center of Spain, a true Spanish/cosmopolitan city, a city welcoming to everybody and a city we love and where we have a wonderful gourmet offer. Our wineries and hotels are of course in the countryside, inviting you to visit the other Spain, the real one, the one you can only see when you get rural, away from touristy palces, and wine is the perfect excuse.

We propose different wine and food related activities for your time in Madrid: to make the most of Madrid or just escape it for a day. And as an special offer our wine and tapas tours, that we are offering now every Wednesday evening.

This time we recommend wineries close to cities, like Alella and Saavedra very close to Barcelona and Madrid respectively. And hotels in the countryside charming Can LLobet in Capmany in Emporda and Ciudad de Haro in the center of Rioja.

Do not forget to have a look to our agenda, with all our tours and a lot of activities to enjoy wine and gastronomy in Spain.

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HARVEST TOURS

tapas Madrid SPECIAL: WINE AND TAPAS TOUR IN MADRID

SPECIAL OFFER 10 euros discount
EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 20.00H - 60 EUROS PER PERSON (normally 70 euros).
Also available upon request

There are two “Madrids”: the one you can’t help but see, and the one you need a local person to show you. We’d like to invite you to enjoy the experience of “ir de tapas”, as madrileños do. You will discover hidden spots, even in the very heart of Madrid, each of which has something special to offer, be it a typical dish, a specific type of wine or its atmosphere. Get into the swing of things: go to a bar, enjoy your wine and your free tapa, order something extra to eat if it catches your fancy and, once you’ve finished, move on to the next venue. It´s as simple as that! See more

EXPERIENCE GOURMET MADRID

We invite you to walk Madrid and enjoy all the possibilities this European city offers you. Come with us and you will discover the modern, the ancient and the monumental Madrid, with its museums, its monuments and of course its wine and gastronomy culture. It doesn't matter if you are just two people or you have a larger group, when you visit Madrid, we invite you to experience the city and its surroundings with us. In Vintage Spain we offer wine and tapas and gastronomic tours of Madrid, cooking classes, wine tastings, wine dinners, guided visits in Madrid, etc. And from Madrid, you can also do a one day wine tour to the wineries of Madrid like Saavedra, Ribera del Duero, la Mancha or Toledo. See more

Wine and Tapas for Corporate Activities

Wine and Tapas tours and gourmet activities are also perfect for corporate events and incentive trips. Meetings, product presentations, meals, etc. can be organized upon request. Wine and tapas tours provide the perfect way for group interaction, allowing people to enjoy and talk to everybody in a very relaxed atmosphere. It doesn't matter the size of the group, we can go for tapas. With a larger group we can divide it for a couple of bars and then get together in the last bar. Please contact us for these private tours information: info@vintagespain.com

FEATURED WINERIES

ALELLA VINICOLA in Alella (Barcelona) - DO Alella
This modernistic winery is a fantastic place only 20 Km from Barcelona, in the D.O. Alella. It is over one hundred years old, and it is the reason behind the fame of the small town of Alella. So it is perfect to learn about winemaking in a unique environment, to see the work in the winery, and all the processes for making red and white wines. And of course taste their wonderful wines.
See more information

BODEGA LUIS SAAVEDRA in Cenicientos (Madrid), DO Vinos de Madrid
The ecological/organic winery Luis Saavedra is located in Cencientos, Madrid, a town with wine tradition since the XVI century, between the mountains of Avila and Toledo. This is a family winery that started producing their own wine after many years of being associated with a cooperative. They produce very high quality organic wines and they welcome anybody to visit them and enjoy their wines and the surrounding countryside. See more information

PROPOSED TOURS


- Customized Private Tours. We organize tours in RIOJA, RIBERA DEL DUERO, TORO, LA MANCHA, PENEDES, PRIORAT, south of Spain. etc, for groups or individuals.

-One Day trips

- Cultural, tapas and wine tours, cooking classes and wine tastings in different Spanish cities

- Corporate events

Tour samples and itineraries
Tours are open all year upon request. Please contact us
info@vintagespain.com

AGENDA

Vintage Spain can help you attending any of these events

-28 Jan - 1 Feb 2009. Fitur. International Tourism Fair in Madrid

-6-9 March 2009.
Barcelona Degusta in Barcelona

- 30 March- 2 April 2009: XXIII Salón Internacional Club de Gourmets in
Madrid

-5-7 May 2009. Fenavin, Feria Nacional del Vino in Ciudad Real


- 22-23 April 2009:
Women and Wines of the World International Competition. Mónaco

FEATURED HOTELS

CAN LLOBET in Capmany (Girona)
This is a wonderful typical catalan XVIII century house located in the old quarter of the village. Can Llobet has been completely restored and divided into rural independent accomodations. It is extremelly charming with welcoming surroundings, perfect to relax and have fun. L’Empordà is also a unique place to find inspiration like Salvador Dalí and to taste wonderful wines. See more information

CIUDAD DE HARO **** in Haro (La Rioja) - D.O.C. Rioja
This is a great hotel to enjoy the Rioja region. It is located in Haro, in teh center of Rioja, one of the most famous places for Riojan wines, home of the most traditional and more modern wineries. Its architecture is inspired in a caserio or traditional house, and suggest relax and quiteness. It combines traditional style with modern facilities. See more information

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