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Corporate Events & Groups: 2008-9


Food & Wine Tours specializes in organizing Corporate and Special Events; Incentive Trips and Product Launches in Spain with a gastronomic touch.

THE BASICS: We propose locations; we manage singular spaces that combine art,

beauty and history. Unique and elegant places to celebrate business meetings. Itinerary planning, transportation, accommodation and on-the-ground support

OUR ADDED VALUE is the possibility to combine these business activities with our experiences created around Food & Wine.

Team building & training, Indoor activities, tours, trips & cultural activities, restaurants & nightlife. These experiences allow the opportunity of discover, share, and appreciate the diverse tastes of our unique country. If you are a lover of good food and wine and are planning on doing a creative and fun experience, then our activities have been designed for you. We can tailor made all of them to your specific needs.

Creativity is one of our milestones. Our offer is addressed companies, tour operators and travel agents but also to all those entities seeking for high quality food and wine experiences. Our services can meet all your needs, from the expertise of our professionals to create a unique activity; to the design, creation and coordination of the event that you consider it fulfils the agreed upon objectives. We have classified our experiences by the level of activity •

Team building / competitions

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Develop organizational skills Give and take direction effectively Work toward common goals Build confidence and morale Adapt to changing environments Sharpen communication skills Dare to be creative Have fun

Activities & Experiences

Incentive tourism: winery visits …

From gourmet tours to cookery courses, take a break with a gastronomic twist, tailored to your needs!

Information & reservations FOOD WINE TOURS Tel.: +34/93-317 1909 info@foodwinetours.com

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INDEX Team buildings / competitions

THE CONCEPT............................................................................................................. 5 Gastronomic Team Building / Competition ..................................................................... 6 Gourmet Casino........................................................................................................... 8 Gastronomic Treasure Hunt in Barcelona city centre ..................................................... 11 Cava Challenge.......................................................................................................... 12 Wine challenge.......................................................................................................... 13 Cheese Challenge ...................................................................................................... 14 Chocolate Challenge .................................................................................................. 14 Olive oil Challenge ..................................................................................................... 14 Beer Challenge .......................................................................................................... 14 Brandy Challenge....................................................................................................... 14 Aromas Challenge...................................................................................................... 14 Tapas Challenge ........................................................................................................ 15 Paella Challenge ........................................................................................................ 16 Tapas & Txacoli Challenge.......................................................................................... 17 Activities in the Vines ................................................................................................. 18

Gourmet tastings

Gourmet Tastings ...................................................................................................... 19 Wine Tastings ........................................................................................................... 20 Aromas & Wine Tasting.............................................................................................. 21 Chocolate Tasting ...................................................................................................... 22 Cheese Tasting.......................................................................................................... 23 Ham Tasting ............................................................................................................. 24 Foie Gras Tasting....................................................................................................... 25 Beer Tasting.............................................................................................................. 26 Brandy Tasting .......................................................................................................... 27 Olive Oil Tasting ........................................................................................................ 28

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Food & Wine pairings

Food & Wine pairing meals......................................................................................... 29 Cheese & wine pairing ............................................................................................... 30 Chocolate & sweet wine pairing .................................................................................. 31 Foie Gras & Wine Pairing............................................................................................ 32 A trip to Cheese......................................................................................................... 33 A trip to Chocolate..................................................................................................... 34 A trip to Olive oil........................................................................................................ 35 A trip to all your Senses ............................................................................................. 36 The world of chocolate............................................................................................... 37

Activities & Experiences

Walking tours Gastronomic visit with tapas tour ................................................................................ 38 Wine tasting & tapas meal.......................................................................................... 39

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Cooking Classes Traditional Cooking Classes ........................................................................................ 40 Traditional Cooking Classes ........................................................................................ 41 Traditional Cooking Classes ........................................................................................ 42 Traditional Cooking Class in Costa Brava...................................................................... 43 Spring on your table .................................................................................................. 44 Creative Cuisine Cooking Class.................................................................................... 45 The Genius Cuisine of a Michelin Starred chef .............................................................. 46 Make your own Make your own Cava.................................................................................................. 47 Make your own Brandy with tasting course .................................................................. 48

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Clients ...................................................................................................................... 49

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THE CONCEPT Corporate Team Building trough Wine tasting and Cooking Classes and tastings What a Delicious Idea! Team building through cooking and tasting is an alternative to rope climbing, golf outings and treasure hunts. It is an enjoyable opportunity to bring together employees from various departments in your organization, create an experience for them to meet and to work together as a team, and produce immediate and tangible results. Food & wine have always been a perfect way to bring people together. By cooking, drinking and eating together, teams can discover the ingredients for successful, effective performance.

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For example if the goal is to work on problem-solving skills, participants could be given all of the ingredients for a recipe, but not all of the instructions. However, most groups prefer more loosely structured sessions for groups that want to spend time together and have fun.

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Gastronomic Team Building / Competition

Program •

Beginning of the activities.

The group will be divided in several teams that will compete with each other. Each team will have to do several workshops and tests, in order to score for the winning place. The activities are 30 minutes long and they consist of: a formative activity and a blind tasting and / or a game to score points. The groups will participate simultaneously by turns in the different activities. The acquired knowledge during these activities, will allow each team to confront with the other ones. The Activities are: 1. The intuition: wine tasting workshop (Formative), a blind wine tasting and a wine quiz (Leisure activity – Competitive). 2. The tasting memory: cheese workshop (Formative), a blind cheese tasting and a cheese game (Leisure activity – Competitive). 3. In search of the Lost Sense: Aromas workshop (Formative) and a blind aromas test (Leisure activity – Competitive). 4. Hell’s kitchen: Tapas challenge: the basics of tapas 5. Xocolatl hunt: chocolate workshop (Formative) and a blind chocolate test (Leisure activity – Competitive). 6. The acorn hunt: cured meats During the whole time the participants will learn, taste and take part into work-groups, so

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End of the competition (duration approximately of 2,5 hours)

After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Gift of a bottle of wine per person

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Locations: Barcelona: Barcelona City, several locations in Wineries: Penedes, Alella, & Abadal. Madrid: Madrid City, Madrid Wine Area. Valencia City Zaragoza City. Somontano Wineries: several locations. Rioja Bilbao Andalusia: Xerry Wine Area Participants: Groups from 40 to 200 people Duration: 4 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: • All activities, as described above: o Gastronomy or wine specialist o All the required material for the activities. o Ingredients needed for the activity: cheese, wines, … • Coordination & Assistance from Ocio Vital / Food & Wine Tours • All local taxes The activity does not include: • Gifts for the winning team • Venue rental • Apron

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Observations: Please consult prices for: • Having the logo of your company printed on the aprons • Smaller groups • When done in wineries: o Visit to the barrels room and to the wine elaboration centre o Vineyard Strolls

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Gourmet Casino The pleasure of Tasting, the exhilarating world of Casinos, the satisfaction of learning while having fun,… Food & Wine casino is the answer. It is an enjoyable opportunity to bring together employees from various departments in your organization, create an experience for them to meet, and produce immediate and tangible results. This highly informative tastings blend a host of surprising information with challenge, participation and a good slice of humour! Participants are provided with some chips to allow them to play throughout animation, as real money must not circulate. The Game varies upon the number of game tables, duration and number of participants. • Wine Tasting Game: Make a blind taste of a wine, on a choice of possible of answers in front of you, make a bet!!

• Chocolate Game: Make a blind taste of a chocolate, make a bet on a choice of 10

possible of answers in front of you., after having tasted chocolate with nuts, fruits, spices,…

• Aromas Game: How often have you been tasting a glass of wine, beer, whisky or any other drink, and you think “I know what that aroma is” but you just can not put a name to it, even though it's on the tip of your tongue..... literally. You will have to guess, and bet on a collection of scents related to wines from an aromas set. Bet on a choice of answers after having smelt the aromas of fruits, flowers, spices... • Colour Game: Are you able to recognize the right combination of colours of the

wines masked in black opaque glasses? White, red o rose. Which one is it?

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• Cheese tasting Game: Make a blind taste of a chocolate, on a choice of 10 possible of answers in front of you, make a bet!! The possibilities are endless, goat, caw, sheep cheeses from all over the world. • Wine Quiz: Think you know the answers? Test yourself and find out! The player bets on a possible answer of one of our Wine Quiz questions. A crash course in wine knowledge for novices and a fun challenge for experts. We can do the tasting tables with different topics: Beers, water, wines of Catalonia, wines of Spain, wines of the world, reds, sparkling wines, whites, roses, … By the end of the activities players have the opportunity to “buy” wine and wine gifts in our Wine Auction. After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines.

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Location: All over Spain. Participants: Groups from 30 to 200 people Duration: 2-4 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. Number of Number of people game tables 1 1 a 20

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61 a 10

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101 a 150

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151 a 200

Game tables Mixed Table: Aromas Game Colour Game Wine Game Aromas Game Wine Game Aromas Game Wine Game Chocolate Game Aromas Game Wine Game Chocolate Game Cheese Game Aromas Game Wine Game Chocolate Game Cheese Game Colour Game Aromas Game Wine Game Chocolate Game Cheese Game Colour Game Choice of Food & Wine Game

Program includes:

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Game tables: ‚ All the required material to play: wines, aromas, quiz,… ‚ Sommelier – Croupier ‚ Tables ‚ Chips Glasses Wine gifts Coordination & Assistance from Ocio Vital / Food & Wine Tours All local taxes

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The Wine Game Be a wine maker for one day Do you want to try making your own wine? Be a wine maker and take the right decisions with your team. Should you oak the wine, what is the right coupage,… This is the right team building for team work and product launch planning. It is said you learn more while playing. Try it with this game in the winery and the vineyard, based on several tests and experiments. Depending on the season, you can touch the “terroir”, taste the grapes from the vine, analyze the differences between grapes, the pruning types and you can even put your nose to the test… Play, have fun and learn! Program: ‚ Winery visit ‚ Make your own wine guided by our expert in wine you will do a game where you will touch, smell, and learn how to make your own wine. During the activity we will do: - Wine tasting introduction - Aromas workshop (train your nose) - Wines from the barrel (ability): where available - Make your own wine (labelling and bottling): where available - Blind wine tasting - Prizes for the winning team Locations: Barcelona Wine Areas: Alella, Abadal & Penedes.

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Participants: Groups from 14 to 50 people Duration: 4 hours Availability: Tuesdays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages.

The activity includes: ‚ Complete winery visit in English (consult optional in Italian) ‚ Wine specialist guide (Sommelier or oenologist) ‚ Tasting of wines ‚ Educational game ‚ Course of 2,5 hours with dossier ‚ Traditional lunch with wines ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: ‚ Gifts for the winning team ‚ Venue rental ‚ Apron

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Gastronomic Treasure Hunt in Barcelona city centre An activity designed to test the gastronomic skills and knowledge of the participants. Each team will have to perform different test in order to score and to develop their sense of smell and taste, and their ability to cook. The competition will take place in different scenarios in Barcelona. Some of the gourmet shops in the boqueria market, and a restaurant. The group will be divided in different teams. Each team will have to do several activities and tests, in order to score for the winning place. Each team will be given a name or colour, a book with the instructions, the game rules, maps and the content of the tests. The activities are: • Gastronomic treasure hunt in the Boqueria market The teams will be given 5 tests, which they will do at the same time around the market. Each team will have to manage the distribution of task in order to perform each test with the given timing. 1. There will a series of questions to be solved, such as finding out the ingredients for a recipe, questions about the history of the Market,… 2. Other test will be based on tasting products of the Market • Restaurant in the City centre 1. Wine tasting 2. Blind chocolate tasting During 90 minutes the participants will learn, taste and take part into work-groups, so that everyone should meet everybody, while enjoying a gourmet experience. Locations: Barcelona: Barcelona City centre Participants: Groups from 30 to 100 people Duration: 3 hours Availability: Mondays to Saturdays, all year around under request

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Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: • All activities, as described above: • Gastronomy or wine specialist • All the required material for the activities. • Ingredients needed for the activity: chocolate, olives, cheese, wines, … • Coordination & Assistance from Ocio Vital / Food & Wine Tours • All local taxes The activity does not include: • Gifts for the winning team

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Cava Challenge Which is really better Cava or Champagne? Champagne is a sparkling wine made in the Champagne region of France according to the traditional champagne method. Cava is a sparkling wine made in Spain according to the traditional champagne method. So, what are their differences? Which one do you like better? During this activity you will learn their history, methods of production, different soil types used, the various grapes used, aging processes and most important their differences is taste, aromas and structure. The experience will be hosted by an experienced sommelier who will guide you through the different characteristics these wines have. After the workshop we will do a blind tasting of different cavas and champagnes to test our knowledge. You will taste 2 different cavas and 2 different champagnes. After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Barcelona: Barcelona City, several locations. Barcelona Wine Areas: Alella, Abadal & Penedes. Sitges area ‚ Tarragona / Girona ‚ Madrid ‚ Valencia ‚ Zaragoza

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Participants: Groups from 8 to 45 people Duration: 3 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request

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Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ All activities, as described above: ‚ An expert sommelier who will lead the tasting / competition ‚ All the required material for the activity: Cava Challenge with tasting of 2 cavas and 2 champagnes ‚ Coordination & Assistance from Ocio Vital / Food & Wine Tours ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware • Gifts for the winning team Observations: Optional upgrade in cavas, champagnes and meal

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Wine challenge [Grapes are] the most noble and challenging of fruits. Malcolm Dunn, Head Gardener to the 7th Viscount Powerscourt, c 1867

The ultimate competition of wine knowledge for beginners!! Have fun learning and showing off the knowledge you have acquired during this activity. Wine tasting is an art that must be learnt, following a strict process in the search for aromas and flavours; a training that can be turned into a great time! A truly innovative way to further your knowledge and to build your passion for wine. You will enjoy a tasting of 4 bottles of wine, with an introduction to their history, methods of production and the various grapes used. The activity will consist of: 1. Wine tasting workshop 2. A blind wine tasting 3. Wine quiz After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Gift of a bottle of wine per person Locations:

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Barcelona: Barcelona City, several locations. Barcelona Wine Areas: Alella, Abadal & Penedes. Sitges area Tarragona Girona Madrid Valencia

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Participants: Groups from 8 to 45 people Duration: 3 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ All activities, as described above: o An expert sommelier who will lead the tasting / competition o All the required material for the activity: Wine Challenge with tasting of 4 wines ‚ Coordination & Assistance from Ocio Vital / Food & Wine Tours ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware • Gifts for the winning team Observations: Optional upgrade in wines and meal

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Cheese Challenge Chocolate Challenge Olive oil Challenge Beer Challenge Brandy Challenge Aromas Challenge This highly informative tastings blend a host of surprising information with challenge, participation and a good slice of humour! Our expert introduces guests to the reasons for the world of difference between products in a highly animated, interactive introduction before setting a range of entertaining challenges for the group. These activities have the same structure as the wine challenge, but with another fine produce to taste from our unique land. Any of these challenges can be combined with others to build your own gastronomic challenge Locations:

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Barcelona: Barcelona City, several locations. Barcelona Wine Areas: Alella, Abadal & Penedes. Sitges area Tarragona Girona Madrid Valencia

Participants: Groups from 8 to 45 people Duration: 3 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request

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Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ All activities, as described above: o An expert sommelier who will lead the tasting / competition o All the required material for the activity tasting of 4 cheeses or chocolates or olive oils or wine aromas ‚ Coordination & Assistance from Ocio Vital / Food & Wine Tours ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware • Gifts for the winning team Observations: Optional upgrade in wines and meal

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Tapas Challenge (History of Tapas, blind tasting, tapas dinner and contest) Work up your appetite for a Spanish-style feast—tapas! Our challenge starts with the history of tapas. After the explanations of our gastronomy specialist guide, the differences between tapas, pintxos, brochettes, raciones,… won’t no be a mystery to you any more. It is time to nimble on local delicacies; we will start with a blind tasting of several tapas, to test if you have listened to our specialist guide. Dinner is ready. Before or after dinner, depending on your preferences we will do a test on tapas knowledge, to see what type of Spaniard you could become. Location: Barcelona: Barcelona City, several locations. New Locations: Madrid, Valencia and Zaragoza. Participants: Groups from 8 to 75 people Duration: 2-4 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ Food & Wine Specialist guide that will explain the history of tapas and comment the whole dinner ‚ Tapas Blind tasting and tapas dinner ‚ Drinks: water, beer and wines ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: ‚

Prices for the winning team are not included. We can arrange prices from a wide selection of local gourmet products.

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Observations: Optional upgrade in wines and meal

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Paella Challenge Roll up your sleeves and make wonderful home made paella! Paella is the most famous authentic national dish of Spain. Come learn how to prepare this wonderful dish The group will be divided in teams that will have to make the paella and sangria with a time limit. Once finished the paellas and sangrias are blind tasted and judged on different criteria by all the teams and the master chef. Informal buffet lunch that will consist of: Salad, paella, grilled sangria.

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There is an optional challenge: buying all the ingredients in a nearby market and judging the team that has done the best purchase. Location: Barcelona: Barcelona City, several locations. Barcelona province.

Penedes Wine Area, several locations Participants: Groups from 10 to 80 people Duration: 2-4 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ Paella cooking class: material, ingredients, chef… ‚ Lunch, wines and drinks ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: ‚ Apron ‚ Gifts for the winning team ‚ Venue rental

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Observations: Optional upgrade in wines and meal

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Tapas & Txacoli Challenge Txacoli is a type of sparkling white wine the proceeds from the Basque region. It is poured like cider but has a much tastier and refreshing taste. Txacoli is served by pouring the wine from the bottle about 1 meter above the glass. This aerates the wine and helps to release the flavour. Each team will need to aim their best for the winning place. During the competition it is best to stand a little further back when the person is pouring Txacoli as sometimes his aim can be a little off. The winning team will be the one that archives to waste less wine. After the wine competition each team will do its own cold pintxos (a type of tapas from the north of Spain). Tapas will be blind tasted and judged by all the teams and the master chef. The winning team will receive a bottle of txacoli with a nice gadget to pour it easier. After the competition there will be a tapas meal serve in an informal basque type restaurant in the city centre of Barcelona. Location: Barcelona: Barcelona City. Participants: Groups from 8 to 20 people Duration: 2-4 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request

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Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ Food & Wine Specialist guide that will explain the history of tapas and comment the whole dinner ‚ Txacoli competition ‚ Tapas dinner ‚ Drinks: water, beer and wines ‚ All local taxes Observations: Optional upgrade in wines and meal

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Activities in the Vines Do you want to witness the harvest? And take part in it? You can help us participating in part of the wine making activity, the harvest or the pruning. The activities in the vineyard provide and enjoyable and different experience, out in the open, with the fresh air of the fields, where we will surely forget the stress of our daily lives! The tasks that can be done in the vineyard depend on the biological cycle of the vines. In January we can prune, in April observe the budding processes of the plants, and in September, harvest! The Harvest is the most cheerful and traditional task of the year in the wine growing world. A unique experience where you will get to know the secrets of making wine Program: ‚ Experience in the vineyard: harvest or pruning. ‚ Lunch. ‚ Visit to the winery: production of wine, wine tasting... Locations: Barcelona Wine Areas: Alella, Abadal & Penedes. Participants: Groups from 15 to 20 people Duration: 3 hours Availability: Tuesdays to Sundays for groups upon request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages.

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Optional: Rental car, Wine specialist guide (Sommelier) and Special wine tastings The activity includes: ‚ Winery visit with tasting in English or Spanish ‚ Harvest or pruning activity ‚ Traditional lunch with wines. ‚ Free parking ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: Gifts for the winning team

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Gourmet Tastings Experience with us new sensations of the palate and delights to the senses. It's about sharing the experience of wine and food among friends. It's about learning to appreciate the finer things in life in a friendly environment. Tasting, an activity that surprises by its innovation. The activity begins by making a sensorial taste to educate and to prepare the tongue and the senses. We will go through all the stages and shades of flavours and tastes. Sweet, bitter, salty, spicy,… all of them thru a variety of produce, aromatic plants, fruits,.. A trip thru the tasting world. Each tasting is a single activity, which you can combine with other tastings. Tastings: • • • • • • • • • •

Wine Tastings: traditional (vertical, horizontal), surprising (cava versus champagne), specials Chocolate Tasting Cheese Tasting Iberico Ham Tasting Foie-grass tasting Beer tasting Olive oil Tasting Cheese and Wine pairing Chocolates and Sweet Wine pairing Foie grass and wine pairing

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Tasting experiences •

A trip to cheese

A trip to chocolate

A trip to olive oil

A trip to all your Senses

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Wine Tastings [Grapes are] the most noble and challenging of fruits. Malcolm Dunn, Head Gardener to the 7th Viscount Powerscourt, c 1867

Eyeballing wine, swirling and sniffing and swishing ... it may look complicated but you will see that it is not. Nevertheless, wine tasting is an art that must be learnt, following a strict process in the search for aromas and flavours; a training that can be turned into a great time! Wine culture forms part of the Spanish gastronomy. Our wines are a real richness, which doesn't leave indifferent the most demanding palates. We have made a rigorous selection of sommeliers, in order to guarantee the best services in the wine tasting training. Thanks to them, you will be able to discover the most used tasting techniques, and make use of your talents as an amateur sommelier! After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Participants: Groups from 8 to 60 people Duration: 2-4 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Swedish and Japanese. The activity includes:

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An expert sommelier who will lead the visit and the tasting Tasting of 5 wines of your choice: whites, reds, cavas or combined All local taxes

The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes • A waiter for more than 20 people (1 waiter every 20 people) Observations: • If this activity is done in a Winery a Complete guided visit to the cellar is included • Optional gourmet meal. • Optional Private transfer to the venue

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Aromas & Wine Tasting Educate your nose! How often have you been tasting a glass of wine and you think “I know what that aroma is” but you just can not put a name to it, even though it's on the tip of your tongue..... literally. This is a wine workshop to develop a fine nose, essential for a wine tasting. As an aid to novice wine tasters - and experts too - wine scientists came up years ago with something called the "aroma wheel." You do not need a wheel to do a good tasting, however: The information is just as useful in the form of a list, starting at noon and moving around the clock from "fruity" through "nutty" and "earthy" around to "floral," "spicy" and back to fruity again. You will have to guess, a collection of scents related to wines from a wine aromas set. By the end of the workshop you will be able to pair aromas with different wines, and you will know the difference between After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Participants: Groups from 8 to 60 people Duration: 3 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request

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Languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Swedish The activity includes: ‚ Sommelier ‚ Aromas Workshop ‚ Tasting of 4 wines (2 whites, 2 reds). ‚ aromas guide, aromas set,… ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes Observations: ‚ If this activity is done in a Winery a Complete guided visit to the cellar is included ‚ Optional gourmet meal. ‚ Optional Private transfer to the venue

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Chocolate Tasting "Las cosas claras y el chocolate espeso." (Ideas should be clear and chocolate thick.) Spanish proverb

Chocolate tasting skills will allow you to truly savour gourmet chocolate. And learning to taste fine chocolate and appreciate its distinctive personalities is a pleasure. The first impression is very important when it comes to chocolate tasting. Therefore, you should first pay attention to the chocolate's appearance - colour, and even structure and sheen.. True chocolate lovers taste chocolate like a fine wine or a select cigar. Equally, a special vocabulary is also used to describe chocolate. We invite you to find out more about the many and varied sense impressions. Give it a try, it’s really After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Participants: Groups from 8 to 60 people Duration: 2-4 hours

Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ The services of our exclusive chocolate specialist ‚ All the necessary material for the tasting: o Chocolates with different % of cocoa o Chocolates from different parts of the world o Chocolate bonbons with different flavours o Tasting guide ‚ All local taxes

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The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes Observations: ‚ It can be combined with a trip to Chocolate and with Wine pairing ‚ If this activity is done in a Winery, there is an Optional Complete guided visit to the cellar ‚ Optional private transfer to the venue

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Cheese Tasting Cheese, wine, and a friend must be old to be good. Cuban proverb

Creamy, sharp, woody, mild...the choices are endless. And just like a fine wine or a good beer, Cheese should be appreciated. And there is no better way to experience cheese in its purest form than to hold a tasting. In the tasting you will learn a few things to keep in mind... temperature, ... Enjoy a delicious selection of cheeses from Spain, In the tasting, we discuss the characteristics of the flavour, the aromas, the texture, the colour and its aspect. Spain has about 100 different varieties of Cheese. Every region has its own specialty, covering a full range of cheese types, from fresh to cured, to fermented and blue-veined. One essential characteristic is the type of milk used in the production. Depending on the area, time of the year, climate, or tradition, cheeses are made of cows', sheep's, goats' milk, or of a mixture of two or all three types of milk. After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Participants: Groups from 8 to 60 people Duration: 2-4 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages.

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The activity includes: o The services of our exclusive cheese specialist o All the necessary material for the tasting: ƒ Tasting guide ƒ 4 to 7 different types of cheeses o All local taxes The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes Observations: • It can be combined with a trip to Cheese and with a Wine pairing • If this activity is done in a Winery, there is an Optional Complete guided visit to the cellar • Optional private transfer to the venue

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Ham Tasting Ham is one of Spain’s enduring gastronomic essentials.

This flavourful and versatile dry-cured ham is making its way to tables around the world. From France to Japan, from the Netherlands to Mexico or the United States, consumers in over seventy countries worldwide have come to appreciate its fine taste and texture, its health-promoting qualities, its variety in culinary uses, its excellent shelf-life, its affordability, and particularly the fact that Serrano ham is the product of a natural process. During the tasting with which you will be able to experience the different qualities and textures from Spanish Ham and their different flavours according to the origin, raising and feeding of the pigs. All the Ham to be tasted is Iberian and Iberian of acorn and with denomination of origin. The processing of this ham is strictly bound to the natural seasons. As a consequence, Iberico ham is a high end product and amounts to only about 10% of total dry-cured ham production in Spain. After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Participants: Groups from 8 to 60 people Duration: 2 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: • The services of our exclusive Ham specialist • Tasting course • Ham tasting material: Tasting guide, ..

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All local taxes

The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes Observations: • It can be combined with Wine pairing • If this activity is done in a Winery, there is an Optional Complete guided visit to the cellar • Optional private transfer to the venue

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Foie Gras Tasting Heaven is eating Foie Gras to the sound of trumpets

Sydney Smith (1771-1845)

Hmm so what does foie grass taste like? Plain foie grass is very rich, sort of creamy in texture. If it's seared, the texture is much softer almost melt in your mouth.. Delicious!! After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Special location in a foie grass farm in Girona (north of Barcelona) Participants: Groups from 8 to 60 people Duration: 2 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: • The services of our exclusive Foie grass specialist • Tasting course • Foie grass tasting material: Tasting guide, .. •

All local taxes

The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes

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Observations: • It can be combined with Wine pairing. • If this activity is done in a Winery, there is an Optional Complete guided visit to the cellar • Optional private transfer to the venue

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Beer Tasting Beer is a drink of enormous agricultural and commercial significance. Every drop of the millions of gallons made annually has one final objective-to be consumed. In passing the lips, crossing the tongue and descending the throat, beer is tasted whether or not a conscious comment of judgement is made. During this activity you will learn the history of beer, how to taste it, how to serve it, the different types of beers in the world,… This experience will vary depending on the knowledge, tastes and wishes of the group. Types of beers we can taste from different parts of the world: • Ales • Lagers • Lambic beers: spontaneous fermentation • Pale and dark beer After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Special location in a Beer factory in Barcelona Participants: Groups from 8 to 60 people Duration: 2-4 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: • The services of our exclusive beer specialist • Tasting course • Beer tasting material: Tasting guide, .. •

All local taxes

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The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes Observations: • It can be combined with Cheese pairing and a visit to a beer factory. • If this activity is done in a Winery, there is an Optional Complete guided visit to the cellar • Optional private transfer to the venue

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Brandy Tasting Brandy is distilled wine - wine with most of the water removed - which changes the taste and makes the alcohol content higher. Brandy has been an extremely popular drink for hundreds of years in Spain and is most often enjoyed as an after-dinner drink. Brandy is unique. It's the only drink made from another alcoholic beverage, namely wine. During this special tasting you will learn the secrets of the Brandy, exploring its aromatic and tasting resemblances with some daily products. Taste of 4 or 5 brandies After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Special location in a brandy factory near Barcelona Participants: Groups from 8 to 30 people Duration: 2-4 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: • The services of our exclusive brandy specialist • Tasting course • Tasting material: Tasting guide, .. •

All local taxes

The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes

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Observations: • It can be combined with a brandy factory visit. • If this activity is done in a Winery, there is an Optional Complete guided visit to the cellar • Optional private transfer to the venue

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Olive Oil Tasting Good oil, like good wine, is a gift from the gods. The grape and the olive are among the priceless benefactions of the soil, and were destined, each in its way, to promote the welfare of man. Pleasures of the Table, George Ellwanger (1848-1906)

As an amazing approach for the novice, Olive Oil tasting astonishes guests every time. Olive Oil is the faithful reflect of its native tang, and reveals pervasive aromas which is its typical and exclusive signature. Learn what Olive Oil is, what are its origins, its extraction method and its designations. Discover how to taste it without forgetting that Olive Oil combined with wine tannins was recently acknowledged as a positive factor for health. The tasting session includes the following steps: • Visual analysis • Olfactory analysis • Gustative analysis • Tactile analysis • Balance – Harmony After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Special locations in several olive oil factories. Participants: Groups from 8 to 60 people Duration: 2-4 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages.

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The activity includes: ‚ The services of our exclusive Olive oil specialist ‚ Tasting course and all the necessary Olive oil for the tasting ‚ Olive oil tasting guide ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes Observations: ‚ It can be combined with other tastings. ‚ If this activity is done in a Winery, there is an Optional Complete guided visit to the cellar ‚ Optional private transfer to the venue

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Food & Wine pairing meals Pairing foods with wines is very much like discovering wonderful new recipes. Just as the right combination of ingredients complements and highlights each other to create a gourmet dish, pairing the right wine with a meal creates a combination that celebrates and enhances the experience of both food and wine. Pairing the perfect wine to meals can be challenging for hosts and hostesses. But with a basic understanding of combinations and some creativity of your own, it is actually hard to do it wrong. The joining of wine and gastronomy should be a unique experience, taking us to a sensorial world in which we can discover, thanks to our senses, the ample range of sensations offered by the combination of wine and food. We all know that the white wine combines with fish and red with meat but, can be we go further? Come to one of our gastronomic experiences and find out! Our expert sommelier will teach you the basics of the food, the wine and how the components and flavours in each interact can make it easy to find a successful pairing on a daily basis, and can greatly increase the chances of finding an exciting synergy between wine and food. You will learn to use all your senses whilst enjoying the food. You will assimilate how to unite, harmonize and correctly complement food and drink, the dishes and the wine. An exclusive experience! Program ‚ ‚

Food & wine pairing workshop by our specialist sommelier. Combination of wine and food with our specialist sommelier or our invited chef.

Locations: All over Spain Participants: Groups from 8 people Duration: 5 hours Availability: Tuesdays to Sundays.

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Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ Food & wine pairing workshop ‚ Meal with wines. ‚ Transfer Hotel / Winery / Hotel. Bus with driver and a wine specialist guide. ‚ Complimentary bottle of wine. ‚ All local taxes

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Cheese & wine pairing Cheese, wine, and a friend must be old to be good. Cuban proverb

Cheese and wine have a great deal in common, and they have been enjoyed together since ancient times. Both are products of fermentation. Both may be consumed while fresh, simple, and young or in their more complex forms when they are aged and mature. The possibilities of pairing cheese and wine are endless. Spain has about 100 different varieties of Cheese. Every region has its own specialty, covering a full range of cheese types, from fresh to cured, to fermented and blue-veined. One essential characteristic is the type of milk used in the production. Depending on the area, time of the year, climate, or tradition, cheeses are made of cows', sheep's, goats' milk, or of a mixture of two or all three types of milk. In the tasting, we discuss the characteristics of the flavour, the aromas, the texture, the colour and its aspect. This activity allows you to discover cheese with all your senses, while enriching your knowledge about its matching possibilities with drinks and other food. Program ‚ Cheese & wine Tasting: 3 to 6 different cheeses perfectly matched with 3 to 6 different wines After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines.

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Locations: all over Spain. Special location in a cheese factory Participants: Groups from 8 to 60 people Duration: 2-4 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ The services of our exclusive Cheese and wine specialist ‚ Tasting course and all the necessary material for the tasting ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes

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Chocolate & sweet wine pairing The perfect harmony Some say it can’t be done, pairing wine with chocolate, but if you have the right wine to complement the right chocolate it can be a match made in heaven! Whether you are pairing a delicate white chocolate or a lively dark chocolate with wine, there are a few pairing tips to keep in mind. Learn them in this unique experience. Chocolate tasting with 3 different traditional sweet wines: - Ranci wine: aged in oak for more than 8 years - Moscatel wine - Mistela wine After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Special location in wineries Participants: Groups from 8 to 60 people Duration: 2-4 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ The services of our exclusive specialist ‚ Tasting course and all the necessary material for the tasting ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes

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Observations: ‚ It can be combined with other tastings. ‚ If this activity is done in a Winery, there is an Optional Complete guided visit to the cellar ‚ Optional private transfer to the venue

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Foie Gras & Wine Pairing Heaven is eating Foie Gras to the sound of trumpets Sydney Smith (1771-1845)

The Foie and wines pairing activity is complemented with and introduction to the world of Duck, followed by a detail explanation of each one of the produce that are being tasted. These exclusive products are tasted along wines or cavas that heighten their flavours and qualities. Delicious!! After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Special location in a foie grass farm in Girona (north of Barcelona) Participants: Groups from 8 to 60 people Duration: 2 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request Languages: languages.

English and Spanish. Consult other

The activity includes: ‚ The services of our exclusive Foie grass specialist ‚ Tasting course ‚ Foie grass tasting material: Tasting guide, .. ‚

All local taxes

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The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes

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A trip to Cheese Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality. Fadiman, Cliff

A cheese tasting follows the same rationale as a wine tasting. Start with the mildest cheese and progress to the strongest. For an almost spur-of-the-moment party that requires no cooking, try a cheese-tasting buffet, mating each cheese with a complementary fruit or vegetable. Wine enhances cheese and offers many options, from a tasting of California Zinfandels or French Beaujolais, to a choice of Merlots, Pinot Noirs, or Cabernet Sauvignons from two vintages. Offer a combination of at least six cheeses, each paired with a fruit or vegetable: This activity allows you to discover cheese with all your senses, while enriching your knowledge about its matching possibilities with drinks and other food. You will also learn how it is made, what are its different variations in function of the milk and the elaboration process. ‚ 6 different cheeses ‚ 12 combinations with other foods (marmalades, vegetables, seasonal fruits, dried fruits) ‚ 4 different breads ‚ Dessert, cheese sherbet (for groups of more than 50 people) ‚ 6 different wines After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Participants: Groups from 8 to 34 people Duration: 5 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request

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Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ The services of our exclusive cheese specialist ‚ Tasting guide on cheese ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes

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A trip to Chocolate A day without chocolate is a day without sunshine.

Although chocolate is not typically Mediterranean, it is closely linked to the Spanish culture. For several centuries it has been part of us, now associated with specific periods, now used for its medicinal and psychological properties. But it is in its purest expression, namely the cocoa bean, that chocolate reveals its whole character and intensity. The transformations that undergo cacao can affect its genuine flavour, but they also confer many attributes, that are worth discovering. This tasting is a sensorial trip into the chocolate world, where you will learn the whole process that transforms the cocoa bean to the chocolate we are used to eating. More than a tasting, it is actually a chocolate dinner, which explores the infinite possible combinations that chocolate offers. The dinner is served with a selection of combined wines. ‚ Salad ‚ A selection of cured meats and bread ‚ Chocolate snack with salted chocolate bonbon ‚ Chocolate bars with different % in cocoa ‚ Chocolate bon bons ‚ Ice cream ‚ 6 different wines After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Participants: Groups from 8 to 34 people Duration: 5 hours Availability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under request

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Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ The services of our exclusive chocolate specialist ‚ Tasting course and Tasting guide ‚ Chocolate & wine tasting material ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes

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A trip to Olive oil Olive oil tasting & cooking Class "Except the vine, there is no plant which bears a fruit of as great importance as the olive." Pliny (AD 23-79)

As an amazing approach for the novice, Olive Oil tasting astonishes guests every time. Olive Oil is the faithful reflect of its native tang, and reveals pervasive aromas which is its typical and exclusive signature. Smooth, Vibrant, Bold. Just like a fine wine, the varietals, climate and region determine an olive oil’s taste. From the southern olive groves of Andalusia to the northern region of Catalonia, Spain, the number one producer of olive oil, offers the largest variety of unique oils that are as distinctive and diverse as nature itself. They will heighten the flavour of your meals and reveal the creativity in you. We will do a TRIP TO OLIVE OIL, learn what Olive Oil is, what are its origins, its extraction method and its designations, and most important of all its applications to cooking. After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Participants: Groups from 8 to 34 people Duration: 5 hours Availability: Mondays to Saturdays, all year around under request

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Languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Swedish The activity includes: ‚ Olive oil specialist that will lead the tasting and meal ‚ 6 different types of olives ‚ 6 different applications of olive oil in cooking in 6 different dishes ‚ Meal based on the 6 dishes matched with 6 wines ‚ 4 different breads ‚ 6 wines ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes

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A trip to all your Senses A Laboratory of Taste

For all intents and purposes, our sense of smell and sense of taste are inseparable. Without our sense of smell, our taste sensations are limited. The tongue detects 4 basic sensations: sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. Most of what we experience as taste depends upon our sense of smell. Taste and smell together, but not separately, activate parts of the brain responsible for flavour. You will find out that whether we think a smell is familiar or not depends on pairing the smell with the taste that usually accompanies it. Program • •

Conference: philosophy and psychology of Taste Experiences: o Visual factor and the change of taste. o Perception change due to temperature. o Extreme tastes o Tastes that are aromas / aromas that are tastes o Perception change due to textures. o Harmonies and contrasts Aperitif: Stimulants of the taste cells

After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines. Locations: all over Spain. Participants: Groups from 8 to 34 people Duration: 5 hours Availability: Mondays to Saturdays, all year around under request

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Languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Swedish The activity includes: ‚ Taste science specialist ‚ Tasting course and Tasting guide. ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes

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The world of chocolate Although chocolate is not typically Mediterranean, it is closely linked to the Spanish culture. If one had to pinpoint where modern Spanish chocolatemaking began, it would be in Barcelona. This activity consists of a trip thru the Chocolate world, with a tasting, a museum visit, a chocolate workshop and a snack. Program Entrance to the Chocolate Museum of Barcelona, a sensorial trip into the chocolate world, where you will learn the whole process that transforms the cocoa bean to the chocolate we are used to eating. More than a tasting, it is actually a chocolate trip, which explores the infinite possible combinations that chocolate offers. Chocolate workshop: this explains the characteristics of chocolate, how it is worked and handled, and how to make a figure. Everyone can make their own chocolate figure. Tasting workshop: the different varieties of chocolate are explained as well as their characteristics, how each variety should be sampled, etc. Four varieties are sampled: ivoire, guanajá lactée, jivara lactée and guanajá (70%). A snack based on hot chocolate, teacakes and water. Locations: Barcelona: Barcelona City Participants: Groups from 15 to 40 people Duration: 2,5 hours

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Availability: Mondays to Saturdays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. Program includes ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚

The services of our gastronome guide Chocolate workshop Tasting Workshop Visit to the Museum of Xocolata in Barcelona All the necessary material for the tasting Venue included

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Gastronomic visit with tapas tour Taste Spain's fundamental flavours with this walking tour. Savour and indulge with us in some of our favourite foodie haunts as we visit historic Barcelona. Spend an evening with a small group strolling along the historic streets of Barcelona with a knowledgeable guide while tasting Spanish wines and Spain's culinary treasures. We offer you the opportunity to go where the locals go, eat what they eat and to have fun while learning something in the experience. Built on a site where an open-air market has existed since the 13th century, just off of la Rambla street, the world-famous Boqueria market is surely Barcelona’s greatest food market. You will enjoy an incredible contrast between colours and activity, ideal to discover why Mediterranean cuisine is internationally known due to its ingredients. Off we go to the gothic quarter, where you will discover an architecture, atmosphere, language and gastronomy that are unique in Spain... and some of the gourmet shops over 100 years old. En route to the gothic quarter we will stop a buzzing Mediterranean brassiere with an excellent selection of tapas. Here 3 tasty montaditos (tapas) and a glas of wine or beer will be waiting for you. Our last stop will be a restaurant with a wide selection of delectable pintxos, situated in Barcelona’s city centre. Here you will enjoy 4 pintxos with two glasses of wine or cider, while your food and wine guide explains the flavours of the wine, the cuisine and the cultures present in Spain. So join us for an evening of good food, good wine, good conversation, and good fun!

Locations: Barcelona: Barcelona City centre and Gothic Quarter Participants: Groups from 20 to 150 people Duration: 2,5 hours Availability: Mondays to Saturdays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. Taller Projectes Oci- NIF A-63405468 GC - 1138

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Tapas walking tour with an English and Spanish speaking specialized gourmet guide 7 tapas, hot and cold 3 glasses of wine or beer All local taxes

Observations: • This tour can be combined with a wine tasting and a meal with tapas • Consult prices for adding extra tapas or drinks to your group • Optional Private transfer to the venue

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Wine tasting & tapas meal A lovely marriage between wine and tapas will seduce your senses. An inspirational evening for those looking to further their passion for fine wines and tapas. This experience offers a unique opportunity to explore and sample four wines from Spain perfectly matched with a selection of 10 tapas. We will meet in a restaurant with a wide selection of delectable pintxos and tapas. Here our specialist guide will welcome you. You will enjoy a guided wine tasting of 4 wines specially chosen to drink with the 10 pintxos, while your food and wine guide explains the flavours of the wine, the cuisine and the cultures present in Spain. At the end there will be a glass of liquor to help you digest your meal. Locations: Barcelona: Several locations. Participants: Groups from 20 to 100 people Duration: 2,5 hours Availability: Mondays to Saturdays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes:

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An English and Spanish wine specialist guiding the tasting and the meal. Wine tasting of 4 different selected wines: white and red Meal consisting of tapas and wine All local taxes

Observations: • Consult prices for adding extra tapas or drinks to your group • Optional Private transfer to the venue

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Traditional Cooking Classes in Barcelona Join Food & Wine Tours cooking classes and discover the secrets of our local traditional cuisine. Learn how to cook the typical dishes of the region and taste the menu prepared in a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy while cooking, play with the ingredients and savour the dishes you have prepared, while enjoying one day with your friends or colleagues. Cooking lessons are hands-on, intimate, fun, informative and full of tips and tricks of the trade. You are encouraged to discover and explore the tastes and textures of some of the finest ingredients from fresh fish casseroles (cassola) to “mar i montanya” and rice dishes, fresh vegetables, green newly pressed olive oil, cheeses and our wines. Menu will vary according to season: Gazpacho, potato omelette, tomato bread, shellfish paella and Catalan cream. The workshop can begin with a tour at La Boquería, in the heart of La Rambla, is one of Barcelona's most interesting markets and the most visited market of Europe. We will take a guided tour around the Boquería market and buy the ingredients for the workshop. Other locations: Barcelona Wine areas: Penedes, Abadal, Alella. Vilanova, optional visit fish market

Participants: Groups from 8 to 20 people Duration: 3 hours Availability: Mondays to Fridays, all year around under request

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Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: • A hands on cooking class • A meal with Spanish wines • Translated recipes • All local taxes The activity does not include: ‚ Apron ‚ Venue rental Observations: • Consult prices for adding extra food or drinks to your group • Optional Private transfer to the venue

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Traditional Cooking Classes in Madrid Join Food & Wine Tours cooking classes and discover the secrets of our local traditional cuisine. Learn how to cook the typical dishes of the region and taste the menu prepared in a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy while cooking, play with the ingredients and savour the dishes you have prepared, while enjoying one day with your friends or colleagues. This cooking experience starts with a visit to the Chamartin Market, with Madrid’s best selection of gourmet products. At the market, merchants compete for shoppers' attention, often very vocally, surrounded by pyramids built with red tomatoes, green lettuces, purple eggplants, red apples, yellow bananas and any produce you could imagine. Every stall has usually a specialty, some will deal with fruit, other vegetables, nuts and seed, a butcher, cheese, fish, poultry. In the market we will enjoy an aperitif, afterwards we will go to the cooking school where we will do a 2 hour cooking class, followed by lunch. Menu will vary according to your choice: - A selection of tapas dishes - An aperitif, fist course, main dish and dessert according to season Participants: Groups from 8 to 20 people Duration: 3 hours Availability: Mondays to Fridays, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages.

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The activity includes: • A hands on cooking class • A meal with Spanish wines • Translated recipes • All local taxes The activity does not include: ‚ Apron ‚ Venue rental Observations: • Consult prices for adding extra food or drinks to your group • Optional Private transfer to the venue

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Traditional Cooking Classes in Seville Join Food & Wine Tours cooking classes and discover the secrets of our local traditional cuisine. Learn how to cook the typical dishes of the region and taste the menu prepared in a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy while cooking, play with the ingredients and savour the dishes you have prepared, while enjoying one day with your friends or colleagues. Our cooking class will start in a city centre restaurant. Our chef will welcome you into his kitchen and show you some of his culinary tricks. The cooking class will begin on Saturdays with a visit to the market, one of Seville’s most interesting markets. We will take a guided tour around the market and then take the cooking lesson. After the lesson we will have the opportunity to eat a meal consisting of all we have cooked. Menu will vary according to your choice: - A selection of tapas dishes - Popular rice dishes - Seafood recipes - Cooking with extra virgin olive oil. - Cooking with sherry style wines and sherry vinegar. - Dishes made with the ham and meat of the acorn fed Iberian pig. Participants: Groups from 2 to 10 people Duration: 3 hours Availability: Week days at 18:00 and Saturdays at 08:00, all year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages.

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The activity includes: • 3 hour cooking class • Dinner at the cooking school • All local taxes The activity does not include: ‚ Apron ‚ Venue rental Observations: • We recommend combining excursions with the cooking classes. • A visit to the Xerry wine region could be combined with a class preparing dishes with sherry-style wines and vinegar. • An olive oil excursion could be combined with a session on the use of olive oil in Spanish dishes. • A trip to the ham-producing area would complete the cooking class on dishes using Iberian ham and Iberian pork.

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Traditional Cooking Class in Costa Brava Emporda – Costa Brava The Emporda cuisine has its own identity, which perfectly combines products from the land and from the sea. Professional chefs carry out gastronomic campaigns throughout the year with the aim of sharing, protecting and preserving the most significant dishes and products. Join Food & Wine Tours cooking classes in Emporda and discover the secrets of their traditional cuisine: a reflection of its territory: the sea provides the excellent fish and seafood so typical of the cooking of the coast; the plain gives the produce of the field, the market gardens and the fruit orchards, and from the hills we receive meat, cheese and wild fruits and mushrooms. The mixture of all of these is what has given our cuisine this variety of flavours and contrasts and gained it the name of “sea and mountain” cooking. Learn to prepare authentic Catalan cuisine on the beautiful Costa Brava. Lunch with wine follows the private hands-on lesson, which is available for a minimum of two people Menu will vary according to season Locations: Girona Area: Figueres Participants: Groups from 2 to 15 people Duration: 2,5 hours Availability: Week days at 12:00 or 19:30 under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ A cooking demonstration ‚ A meal with Spanish wine ‚ All local taxes

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The activity does not include: ‚ Apron ‚ Venue rental Observations: ‚ We recommend to combine excursions with the cooking classes, like Dali Museum

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Spring on your table “The only things left from Paradise are flowers, the stars and the eyes of children” To find flowers in a dish is uncommon, but as our chef says, most children have once in their lifetime taste a flower. Adding flowers to a dish can add colour, taste, and an unexpected surprise for your dinner guests. In other cultures - and in other times flowers were customary. Our chef, awarded by his creativity, has incorporate them in his cooking as a valuable ingredient and seeing the spectacularity of his more than hundred recipes we wonder why it is not spring in every kitchen. We will guide you through a world of aromas and unknown sensations, flavours set at the deepest of your memories and unforgettable moments. By the hand of our chef you will discover the virtues of this fashionable ingredient in our gastronomy, flowers; without a doubt a experience full of new sensations, surprising and original. You will be able to taste flowers as the rose, the orange bloom, violets, begonias, lavender, jasmine and the surprising electrical flower; these flowers will be tasted raw and in surprising recipes that our chef will prepare for you. Some of the culinary proposals: ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚

Cheese mouse with Indian cress Confit of duck with orange blossom Tuna Sashimi with violets Piña colada with jasmine Passion fruit cream with rose petals and water Strawberries with roses

Locations: Barcelona: Barcelona City. Barcelona Wine Areas: Alella, Abadal & Penedes. Sitges area. We go to your house or venue

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Participants: Groups from 8 to 40 people Duration: 4 hours Availability: All year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ Creative cuisine - Flowers cooking class: material, ingredients, master chef ‚ English speaking gastronome assistant ‚ Gourmet pairing dinner with wines ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: ‚ Apron ‚ Venue rental

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Creative Cuisine Cooking Class The creativity in Spanish cuisine is well known all over the world. Soma Catalan chefs are known for their peculiar talent. We offer you the opportunity to learn the basics of avant-garde cuisine with one of the talented young chefs of the moment. Learn new techniques and cooking methods!!

Program The program consists in 2 activities ‚

Creative cuisine cooking class: liquid nitrogen, vapour, heat vacuum…

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Wine Tasting course

After the activities are done a pairing dinner with wines will be served at the restaurant or location chosen The dinner consists of two tapas, two aperitifs, two first courses, two main dishes and two desserts matched with wines. Locations: Barcelona: Barcelona City. Barcelona Wine Areas: Alella, Abadal & Penedes. Sitges area. We go to your house or venue Participants: Groups from 8 to 40 people Duration: 4 hours Availability: All year around under request

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Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ Avant garde cooking class: material, ingredients, master chef ‚ English speaking gastronome assistant ‚ Wine Tasting course ‚ Aperitif or desserts course ‚ Gourmet pairing dinner with wines ‚ All local taxes The activity does not include: ‚ Apron ‚ Venue rental Observations: ‚

Optional Private transfer to the venue

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The Genius Cuisine of a Michelin Starred chef Cooking Class with a Michelin starred chef Michelin stars are probably the most recognized and influential culinary ratings in Western Europe. The guide awards one to three stars to a small number of restaurants of outstanding quality During this experience we will have the unique opportunity to learn from a master. Cooking class with a master Michelin starred chef. After the class there will be a meal served at the restaurant. Locations: Barcelona: Barcelona area. The cooking class can be held in 3 different locations, depending on availability. Consult other locations Participants: Groups from 15 to 100 people Duration: 2,5 hours Availability: All year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ Cooking class: material, ingredients, master chef ‚ English speaking gastronome assistant ‚ Gourmet pairing dinner with wines ‚ All local taxes

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The activity does not include: ‚ Apron ‚ Venue rental

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Make your own Cava In Food & Wine Tours we've been able to link actual and fashion concepts as well as cava, rural tourism and the combination between modernity and tradition.

Disgorging of Cava The cava, after resting bottled at least during nine months and very often after a longest period of time, it takes place the disgorgement process. This process lets clean the wine of the yeast sediment by removing the cork. The liquid lost is replaced with wine of the year (dry or sweet) according to the preferences of the producer. Then the final cork is put in and the bottle goes to be labelled and dispatched. In the cellar you can choose the type of cava that you want to disgorge from different types of coupage and aging. With the help of the specialist we will open several bottles and do the disgorging process. You can take the bottles with you or drink them during lunch. Locations: Barcelona: Barcelona wine areas. Participants: Groups from 8 to 32 people Duration: 2-4 hours Availability: All year around under request Languages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages.

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The activity includes: ‚ Complete guided visit to the cellar ‚ An specialist guide from Food & Wine Tours ‚ Assistance during the whole disgorging process ‚ Information dossier ‚ Cases, labels, halter, cava plate and capsule ‚ Venue included ‚ All local taxes Observations: the labels can be personalized with you own logos. Price depends on colours and sizes.

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Make your own Brandy with tasting course Use your creativity and make a work of art: make your own brany blend. This program consists of a complete visit to a Brandy cellar near Barcelona, an introduction tasting course of brandy tasting and the blending of different blends to make your own brandy. ‚

Arrival to the cellar: complete visit of their premises. Our oenologist will explain the elaboration of Brandy through several samples of distillates (4-6 different distillates) until the final product with different aging methods (solera and static).

Inside the cellar, in the middle of the barrels “Make your own Brandy”. Our oenologist will explain the different types of blends, qualities, characteristics, tastes, varieties, aging,… so you can make a Brandy on your own style and taste. Departure to the old manor house of the winery: Brandy Tasting course with the tasting of 5, 10, 20 Brandies, Jaime I and Orange Liquor with dried fruits and chocolate Pairing gourmet lunch in the private restaurant of the cellar Average duration: 3-4h ‚

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Locations: Barcelona: Penedes wine area Participants: Groups from 4 to 15 people Duration: 2-4 hours Availability: All year around under request

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Languages: English, French and Spanish. Consult other languages. The activity includes: ‚ Complete visit to a Brandy cellar ‚ Tasting of different distillates ‚ Tasting course with a 5, 10, 20 year old aged Brandy, Jaime I and Orange Liquor with dried fruits and chocolate ‚ Gourmet lunch with pairing wines ‚ 2 bottles per person: a 10 year old aged Brandy and a reserve red wine ‚ Venue included ‚ All local taxes Observations: ‚ It can be completed with a lunch

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Corporate events & Groups in Spain 2008-09  

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