Wine, one letter at a time

Created by sommelier Nika Shevela, WA is a wine events, consultancy and communications project based in Barcelona, Spain. We bring wine lovers into contact with great wines one letter at a time! Scroll down to discover more about our events and services.

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Services

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Experiences

Wine Alphabet hosts regular public tasting events around Barcelona in some of the city’s top hotels, bars and terraces. Check out our listings below for upcoming events and online tastings and courses.

We also organise a number of private wine experiences, including wine tours, wine walks, and personalised wine shopping for visitors to the city and residents alike.

In addition we offer corporate event planning and wine-focused team-building activities which can be tailored to different sizes of groups and needs.

Private sommelier hire for your events is also available on request

For more information about any of these services, get in touch.

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Wine Room

A clandestine ‘wining space’ for groups of 2-8 people, located in a period building in the heart of Barcelona’s Eixample neighbourhood

Our Wine Room experience offers guided thematic tastings of between 4 and 6 wines by exciting producers from around the world, accompanied by creative nibbles prepared with locally sourced ingredients.

Discover and enjoy fantastic wines from under the radar producers in a cozy and unique setting. Private tastings and special events available on request.

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Consultancy

For wine professionals, we offer a range of consultancy services, including:

Hospitality Consulting. Tailored to restaurants and hotels, we can help with the design and development of wine lists, staff training and the creation of wine related events within your establishment.

Import and Export Consulting. From sourcing clients, building a network and setting up meetings to on-the ground production of visits and logistical supervision.

Specialised translation and interpreting. Qualified translation of promotional or b2b marketing materials and in-person interpreting in EN/ES/CAT/RU.

Please get in touch for details of our experience and rates.

Events

Sipping Spain: Full Online Course

Midway between a tasting and a wine class, Sipping Spain is a webinar in 4 parts for those wanting to dive deep into wines from the peninsula, guided by a certified Spanish Wine Scholar. Over 4 weeks starting on June 3rd we explore Atlantic Galicia, the Canary Islands and Mallorca, the 'Sherry triangle' and under the radar varieties set for the big time. Course materials supplied include full video of each session, wine-list, presentations and tasting notes.

26/06/2020
Online
Worldwide
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Sipping Spain: G for Galicia

Discover the wines of this region nestled on the north-west Atlantic coastline and famous for it's Albariño and fantastic seafood. During this 90 minute session you'll be guided through the major characteristics, history and geography of the region, as well as plenty of examples of the best wines they produce. This session is available to watch live, and on demand, and includes a presentation, wine list and optional wine packs to order through our retail partners.

03/06/2020
Online
Worldwide
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Sipping Spain: Under the Radar

With more than 400 grape varieties native to Spain, it's little wonder that there are some treasures to be found away from the big names. In this 90 min session, we'll focus on lesser known varieties like Rufete, Meseguera and Sumoll; under the radar varieties who are enjoying more and more recognition. This session is available to watch live, and on demand, and includes a presentation, wine list and optional wine packs to order through our retail partners.

26/06/2020
Online
Worldwide
Buy here

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