Speak Spanish Wine Like You're Bilingual

Speak Spanish Wine Like You're Bilingual

Before we get ahead of ourselves, don’t worry if you haven’t passed your Spanish A-level. If only we were taught with wine and food, things might be different…

Now it’s your chance to impress your dates and your mates by learning to speak Spanish wine like you’re practically bilingual. Right or wrong, you’ll still be rewarded with a class of vino. 

Vino Blanco (Bee-noh, blahn-koh)
We’re going basic on this, it means white wine. Impress your date by asking about the wines from Galicia (GAH-LISS-E-UH). It doesn’t matter what they bring, it’s Spanish wine and you’re going to amor it. 

Vino Tinto (Bee-noh, teen-toh)
Shockingly, this means red wine. Kick off the month of love by ordering the Cerro Añon Rioja Crianza. You know when you order a Rioja ( ree-aw-hah) you’re going to fall head over Spanish steps for this baby. This wine contains a fruity nose and spicy aromas from cask ageing. And it’s perfect for tapas. You’ve obviously come to the right place.

Vino Rosado (r-oh-s-ah-doh)
We love to relax with a glass of rose and this one in particular from the menu is ahem – suggestive. The Libido Rosado Garnacha from Navarra includes wild red berries nose, medium-bodied. Yes, we do enjoy the medium bodied Libido…

Cava (kah-vah)
Ah we love a glass of Cava. Sparkling wine at its finest. Choose from Canals y Nuviola Plata Brut or the Marta Pasió Rosado Reserva 2011 rosé. Mmmm so sparkly, so good. 

Sangria (sahng-gree-ah)
Last but not least, it’s not really a tapas night without a pitcher of our famed Sangria. Our favourite is the Sangría de la casa (the house Sangria, you know).

THE ART OF TAPAS: SHARING ETIQUETTE 101

THE ART OF TAPAS: SHARING ETIQUETTE 101

SHARING

We know. It goes against our natural instincts of keeping all things delicious and wonderful to ourselves. Except, at Tapas Rev, we’re kind of revolutionary (and humble), so we’re here to teach you The Art of Tapas: Sharing Etiquette 101.

Unlike your university days, we encourage you to settle in for your new education with cool glass of Sangria and a pitcher by your side.

Rule No. 1
Get ballsy. Now isn’t the time to be intimidated by the menu. Order boldly and mispronounce names with your friends. We love when our revellers embrace their Spanish side.

Rule No. 2
Try something new! The whole point of tapas sharing plates is the fact that everyone gets to taste a little bit of something new. Make sure to get a plate of your favourite dish, Croquetas de jamon obviously, but also snap up a bite of your pals Arroz negro. Black rice with prawns and squid anyone? It might just become your new go-to tapas order. Thank your mates.

Rule No. 3
Order more than you think you need. Are your eyes bigger than your stomach? Not when it comes to tapas my friend. We recommend getting at least five to six dishes to start and share with your table. Remember, at Tapas Revolution the meal certainly doesn’t end when you finish your first plate. 

Rule No. 4
Tapas is best appreciated when you split a pitcher of our famous Sangria, don’t you think? If Sangria doesn’t tickle your fancy, we say go for the Cava. Cheers to that!

Rule No. 5
HAVE FUN. Enjoying tapas isn’t about following the rules; it’s about getting stuck in, eating delicious food and having an incredible experience with friends, partners and family. What more could you want?

We’re not just a restaurant after all, we’re a Tapas Revolution.

Omar's Cookery Demonstrations

Omar's Cookery Demonstrations

OMAR'S COOKERY DEMONSTRATIONS AT DIVERTIMENTI COOKERY SCHOOL

22 January 2014 and 20 February 2014

Omar is hosting two cookery demonstrations at Divertimenti Cookery School in Marylebone on the 22 January and the 20 February. At 'Paella with Omar Allibhoy' on the 22 January Omar will illustrate his definitive guide on the art of the perfect paella. On the 20 February 'Tapas Revolution with Omar Allibhoy', Omar will share his comprehensive guide to making delicious fish and seafood tapas. Omar's events are always popular, so make sure you book your ticket soon to avoid disappointment!

Tickets are £40 and can be purchased here:

For information about Paella with Omar Allibhoy 22 January 2014 click here..