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Our friends from #BarcelonaTurisme have launch a very interesting newsletter in September

Here is an extract that features our Barcelona Tapas walking tour

Discover gastronomic Barcelona and soak up one of the essential aspects of Mediterranean culture: seasonal, locally sourced produce from multi-coloured markets; tradition and creativity at all kinds of restaurants, from budget eateries to Michelin-starred establishments; and five Protected Denomination of Origin wine-producing areas less than an hour away from the city.
Gastronomic experiences

Barcelona’s culture and tradition make gastronomy one of its “main dishes”. Discover tucked-away corners of the city as you savour its culinary wealth by sampling its wide range of restaurants and foodie experiences.

Fun is guaranteed on the tapas tour

Do you want to enjoy yourself and enter a world of mouthwatering sensations? Sample tempting tapas and discover some of the quirky and traditional eateries right in the centre of Barcelona.




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We love wine, we love food, we to make people happy
Spanish Wine tasting in #Barcelona
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19/8/16
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We agree, that is why we enjoy a delicious chocolate in our Barcelona sweet wlaking tour, we just love it!!!
http://www.foodwinetours.com/…/chocolate-the-sweet-walking…/

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Dear Friends, We are happy to announce that we have an exciting new tour starting from September 2016, Barcelona be a local not a tourist food tour.
With this original tour we will show you our own favorite spots in our neighborhood; and we will eat where we usually go, off the beaten path of tourists.
Even if our great city of Barcelona is becoming very touristic, we still have places with traditional home cooked food and authentic ambiance, managed by local people for many generations. Places that have not given in to the general trend and that have a faithful local clientele due to their honest and good service.
We will like to keep it a bit “hidden” so we are limiting the tour to only 8 people.
We hope you love it and enjoy it as much as we do
http://www.foodwinetours.com/tour/102/barcelona-be-a-local-not-a-tourist-food-tour/


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Visit the local tapas bars in Barcelona on this guided Food tour filled with tasty food and drinks


Enjoy this Food tour of tapas in Barcelona. Combine gourmet food and culture on a walking tour of Barcelona's local tapas bars. It's a great way to begin your visit of Barcelona - not only you get an overview of this fabulous city, you also learn how to order tapas (bar snacks) and discover some of the most unique bars and cafes Barcelona has to offer. Plus, your friendly, informative guide can offer suggestions to help you get the most from your stay in Barcelona

Highlights
- Guaranteed Departure
- Three-hour walking tour of Barcelona
- Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people ensures personalized attention from your guide
- Guided walking tour of La Rambla and Gothic Quarter
- Visit the famous La Boqueria food market
- Guided tasting of 3 selected Spanish products (cheese, cured meats, olive oil…) with bread and a drink at the meeting point
- Stop in 2 restaurants for tapas and wine, beer or cider
- Specialized gourmet guide
- Great introduction to Barcelona

Included
- Tapas Food walking tour with an English speaking specialized gourmet guide
- Guided tasting of 3 selected Spanish products at the meeting point
- 8 tapas, hot and cold
- 2 drinks (water will be considered as a drink)
- Free Wifi at the meeting point
- All local taxes



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Amarone wine, the nectar of the gods
The name of this tasty red wine, Amarone, comes from the word "bitter", with which the dry red wine from the Verona area of Valpolicella, that literally means Valley of many wineries.
The sweet version, called Recioto della Valpolicella, is made from the same grape varieties (Corvina, Rondinella e Molinara) harvested very ripe and left to dry before being pressed, so it has a higher concentration of sugar in the berries.
The "bitter wine" was mentioned in the time of Catullus (about 49 BC, calices amarories), but it’s only after a lucky discovery early in the twentieth century that the name stands up thanks to the enthusiasm of a winemaker that finding a barrel of sweet Recioto forgotten in the cellar exclaimed surprised "this is not an Amaro, it’s an Amarone!". In fact, the wine had turned from sweet to dry as a result of the uncontrolled fermentation of all the sugars into alcohol generating a structured wine never below of 14 vol.
A very fortunate mistake that led to the improvement of a wine that is today considered a status symbol, usually called a wine for meditation, with a price that in some cases reach the figures of prestigious Bordeaux chateau, to the point that many have tried to reproduce a fake version of it around the world, with no luck happily for Amarone wine makers.
Nowadays, there are strict production rules and, all bottles are marked and numbered, even if it’s an exported wine.
Anyways, the best places to savor it remain the fascinating hills of Verona area where it is produced.
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