The home of Sherry and Tapas, Seville offers the seasoned gourmand a menu of wine & gourmet trails that is now bigger and more chic than ever.
The perfect tour starts off at the nearby Jerez de la Frontera, the city of Sherry. A historical town, it produces a mind boggling range of Sherries in flavours that include rich raisins & chocolates, light almonds and green fruits.
Family owned ‘bodegas’ & wineries are aplenty and in keeping with Andalucian hospitality, most tours include an authentic rustic meal. Your Cata or sherry tasting would include the light and airy Fino, the nutty Amontillado and dry Palo Cortado, the golden Oloroso, and the rich, complex Pedro Ximenez. The region’s sherry is shaped by elements like the chalky soil, the grapes (palomino), the sun and the barrels made of American Oak.
If time’s on your side, you should taste your way around the ‘Sherry Triangle’ composed of Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz and Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
Jerez was named Wine Capital of Europe, 2014 and Seville has more than 4,000 tiny bars that serve up winners like the Garbanzos con Espinacas (chic peas & spinach), Pringá (toasted bread topped with pork/chorizo) and Huevos a la flamenca (eggs baked with chorizo and tomato sauce).
Happy Tapeo-ing! (Tapas crawling)