Have you ever come across a food or drink that you couldn’t get enough of? You can’t stop thinking about how great it is, and now you want to fill your cabinets and/or refrigerator with it? I have recently come across Barcelino wine and I want a cellar full of it. I’m not a wine connoisseur, but I know what I like ... and I already have a few bottles for my bottle tree.
Barcelino Criado en Barrica 2010 is a Spanish wine made in the Catalunya region. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the central location for the Catalan wine industry. Lucky for me, my in-laws live in Spain and are a ½ hour from the Mediterranean Sea and about 2-1/2 hours from Barcelona. After several visits there, I think I appreciate the wine more knowing where the grapes are grown. With the beauty of the Pyrenees Mountains, the Mediterranean Sea, and the lifestyle of the Catalan people, it’s not a surprise such a great wine was produced in this region.
I hadn’t come across this wine prior to my first visit to Barcelona. The wonderful attraction and beauty of Barcelona captured my attention. I love this wine, which has a burst of fruits and tapers off into a soft finish. The wine was a surprise much like its capital. The first time we walked through the Gothic quarters of Barcelona, we came upon Catalan dancing outside a church. We had no idea they were there until we went up the steps of the church. I love witnessing local traditions and/or activities.
Another wonderful thing about finding this wine in Europe is the price; I believe we pay around $3.99 Euros. Wine and beer are not that expensive in Germany, except when you’re eating out. I searched for Barcelino Criado en Barrica 2010 in the U.S. but I couldn’t find it. Maybe I didn’t search correctly because it would be a shame not to share this with the world.
What have you fallen in love with and just can’t get enough of?
Spain and wine,Bea