Originally published on Friday, 14 November 2008
In Vino Veritas
Wine. Let's put aside the violent white wine rage, the blackened teeth, the alarming rate at which it makes even the most proper of us spew good lies and nasty truths in one single sentence: It's beautiful stuff, vino.
Now, as a lady, I select my wine the proper way: Pretty label, under a fiver, ooh, three for a tenner! Sold. Nothing - not even dress socks and summer sandals - upsets me more than the poncy wankers who deliberate over the wine list, chatting to the sommelier about vintage and tilting the glass to see the "legs". Please. The purpose here is to get me drunk. Period.
But as I get older (27 again next month), I'm starting to think that maybe I should know my Pinots from my Cabernets. Like with men, there's a point in your life when you start looking for quality over quantity - even in your tipple.
Enter the Monvínic sommeliers, Isabelle Brunet and César Cánovas, who, in a single, entertaining session, will give you all the tools to assess and evaluate even the poshest plonk. Bloody brilliant. But who knew 'House' wasn't actually a type of wine? Even if it is my favourite.
Winetasting classes Monvínic - 19:30h November 24, 25, December 1, 2
Diputació 249, Eix Esq - 93 272 6187
Sessions are EUR 35 payable at time of booking
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