Wine Culture Tasting to discover Galician wine on in Instituto Cervantes

Join an evening of wine tasting and literature, in which to enjoy the nuances of Galician wine and discover its influence in Spanish culture. Next 30th May, the Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish Wine Federation join forces in an event to stimulate both your taste buds and your curiosity. Attendees will have the chance to discuss the aesthetic and organoleptic aspects and unveil the sustainable wine culture inherent to the Mediterranean diet.

How has “the nectar of gods” influenced Literature? Miguel Ángel Muro, author of La bodega literaria española (The Spanish Literary Cellar), will give an introductory talk about wine as an object, context and source of inspiration in Spanish literature. The writer will show how this typical Spanish product has accompanied Mediterranean civilisations for the past eight thousand years. Miguel Ángel is professor of Theory of Literature at the University of La Rioja and author of El cáliz de letras. Historia del vino en la literatura (International Gourmand Prize, 2006) and La bodega literaria española (2018) and more importantly: he is an enthusiast in teaching and reading about the wine culture and good wine!

After this itinerary through Spanish wine as literary inspiration, attendees will have the chance to taste the wines Martín Códax and Martin Códax Lías, courtesy of Martín Códax Wineries. Both wines will be presented by the Galician winery representative Celina Rodríguez Búa. In the words of Goethe “life is too short to drink bad wine”. Book your place in advance and don’t miss this delightful journey!

Date from 30/05/2019 at 18:30 to at 20:00

The tasting presented by an expert in the field, will include practical and theoretical content. In Spanish and English. Booking required. Tickets: €20.