Barcino Holds Its Very First Sherry Night With Antonio Flores
To give us a taste of Spanish living, last 10 February 2020, Barcino Santolan Plaza held their very first Sherry Night. The restaurant welcomed González Byass’ Master Blender Antonio Flores, deemed the Best Winemaker of Fortified Wines in the World according to the Winemaker of the Year Awards. He, along with Regional Sales Director in Asia Pacific Xavier Tamames to help with the translation, led a discussion on sherry and how to pair it with different types of tapas.
“Sherry wines have the most diverse range, more than any other category of wine in the world,” Antonio said. “We go from the driest wines, like fino sherry, to the sweetest, like Pedro Jimenez. There’s always a sherry for any palette. You can pair it with any kind of food or flavour.”
Guests sampled seven types of sherries coupled with specific tapas, pairings that would help bring out the flavours of each sherry. For example, Tio Pepe Dry Sherry brought out the briny flavours of the Barcino’s Sardinas Montadito, an Alfonso Oloroso paired well with a selection of cold cuts and cheeses, and a very sweet Solera 1847 Cream went well with the assorted fruits (but would also pair well with a rich, chocolate dessert).
Members of Barcino’s Club del Vino are privy to numerous perks, and this exclusive event was just one of them. Armed with the mission to experience Spain everyday, Barcino aims to provide its club members with various Spanish-themed events throughout the year to help promote and educate people on Spain’s rich culture. Not only do members get to enjoy attending events, they also get discounts and rewards, too. Think: 20% discount on dine-in transactions, 25% discount during your birthday month, and a 30% discount on ticketed events. Plus, with every Php 400 spent, you earn back one point that can be used to redeem rewards like a bottle of wine, appetisers, or a pitcher of sangria.
Signing up is easy, too. You can avail of a Club del Vino membership for as low as P1,250 at any Barcino branch, download the Club del Vino app, sign up, and don’t forget to show the app every time you dine in Barcino. For more information, visit Barcino’s Facebook page for more details and don’t forget to tag your photos with #LoveBarcino whenever you dine with us.