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Barcelona's VIP Airport lounge users are able to taste Priorat DO wine for free

The ‘Pau Casals VIP lounge’ at Barcelona's Airport Terminal 1 offers the opportunity to taste between three or six Priorat (Tarragona) DO wines. Every Thursday afternoon in May, June and July, VIP travellers who leave or stop over in Barcelona are able to do this tasting for free. In 30 minute sessions, they can taste three different kinds of wine from the wineries ‘Clos Mogador’, ‘Capafons-Ossó’, ‘Mas d’en Gil’, ‘Scala Dei’, ‘Mas Doix’ and ‘Trossos del Priorat’.

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25 June 2013 09:53 PM

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ACN / Esther Romagosa / Aïda Rodríguez

El Prat de Llobregat (ACN).- The \u2018Pau Casals VIP lounge\u2019 at Barcelona Airport\u2019s Terminal 1 is offering the opportunity to taste between three and six Priorat (Tarragona) DO wines. Every Thursday afternoon in May, June and July, VIP travellers who leave or stop over in Barcelona are able to do this tasting for free. In 30 minute sessions, they can taste three different kinds of wine.


Catalan sommelier Isabel Chuecos-Ruiz had the idea. She is in charge of the sessions, which can be in Catalan, Spanish, English or Italian. The wines on show and tasted in the class, like \u2018Clos Mogador\u2019, \u2018Capafons-Ossó\u2019, \u2018Mas d\u2019en Gil\u2019, \u2018Scala Dei\u2019, \u2018Mas Doix\u2019 and \u2018Trossos del Priorat\u2019 can be bought at the Duty Free shop at the airport.

This activity is a way of leaving a \u201Cgood memory\u201D of Catalan gastronomy for travellers, said Maribel Pardo, commercial director at Barcelona Airport. This tasting is not only available for business class. Every passenger who wants to stay in the VIP lounge, can do it by paying a \u20AC25 ticket.

This first tasting experience only offers Priorat DO wines because it is the most internationally renowned Catalan winery. But if the activity has a good response, in a near future the tasting could also include different kind of Catalan or Spanish wines.

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  • The Catalan sommelier Isabel Chuecos-Ruiz at Barcelona's Airport (by E. Romagosa)

  • The Catalan sommelier Isabel Chuecos-Ruiz at Barcelona's Airport (by E. Romagosa)