Jerez, Spain

Tabancos Tour Jerez

with Valeska I.

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This is a genuine tapas tour. Tabanco is the name of a genuine and particular style of local tavern born in Jerez de la Frontera in the 17th century. With an active social vocation, tabancos were also dispatching bulk local sherry wines straight from the casks. They became a place of discussion and cultural expression. Flamenco and the singular "esqueletomaquia" painting style (based on society representation though skeletons).

I will meet you in Plaza del Arenal and together we will share a relax, casual and authentic tabancos tour in Jerez for 3 hours. We will stop at four different tabancos and order a wine and a couple of tapas at each. These bars are often small and very crowded, so we won't always have a seat but stand up at the countertop, this is "typical Spanish". As wines served are sherry wines, I will give you a short introduction to some of the oldest and most appreciated wines in the world.

I will also give you other tapas bars and restaurants recommendations that you will be able to try on your own.

Please, let me know your level of interest in wine and food to custom the tour to your expectations.

Lunchtime: 12.00 to 15.00
Evening: 20.00 to 23.00

Please, advice of any food allergies and special diet request.

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Valeska I.

Co-founder at Epicurean Andalucía, Andalucia wine and culinary travel design and wine agitator. Born in Barcelona, journalist and marketing expert, I have inherited passion for cooking from my grandmother, a former Basque top chef. A postgraduate in Hospitality Management in Switzerland in 2004 encouraged me to create Xtrême & Trends, a custom private concierge service boutique firm in Barcelona. Then I entered the heavy industry business as marcom manager at a multinational, where I stayed nine years. Now I am back to my origins. Fours years ago I started editing the wine blog Paladar y tomar and now I am going a step further offering my services in Andalusia specialized in tailored gourmet local experiences far from clichés and prejudices. Two are my specialities. I love teaching cooking with my mix inspiration from North to South Spanish recipes, in small groups, and admire the natural interaction it generates. I like making people feel happy. When it comes to a full foodie week, the experience is gorgeous! And secondly, I open the doors to some of the most amazing but private (and closed to the public) wineries. My long lasting relationships with winemakers gives me (you) access to them. We can organize private wine tastings, introduction to sherry wines, pairing menus, tapas & wine tours... And for those having time, we can escape inland and visit organic olive oil mills and artisan cheese producers... You define the limits. And I keep learning every day and traveling the world in search of new wine adventures because I found in wine the opportunity to discover the authenticity of the society. Wine is all about being curious in all aspects, from agriculture to chemistry, architecture and poetry. Eating and drinking is much more than a physiological need; it is social interaction, communication, local economy and identity expression. Full profile Leave a Review

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