Last Friday at the Drury Buildings Dublin wine lovers were taken on a colourful journey of art, food and of course, wines. The seductive melody of a Spanish guitar set the tone for an evening that begun with flutes of Campo Viejo Cava and then allowed attendees to have a preview of what the Campo Viejo Tapas Trail 2016 is going to be.
The trail returns to Ireland this year, and the streets of Dublin, Cork and Galway will experience the vibrancy of Spain. This year sees an extra splash of colour brought to the streets of Dublin as Campo Viejo once again teams up with renowned urban artists Okuda and Remed to create a vibrant outdoor Tapas Trail mural in the heart of the Creative Quarter.
To celebrate the launch of the trail, Campo Viejo brought sample wines straight from their barrels in Rioja and all those present were invited to blend it like an oenologist. Varietal wines from Mazuelo, Tempranillo and Graciano were tasted individually and later blended with the guidance of the vineyard’s experts.
Everyone got to create a blend to match their taste and in between tapas and music, the bottles were corked and labelled. A delightful hybrid between a game and a masterclass was then followed by the unveiling of Okuda and Remed’s Tapas Trail mural, an eye-stopping work that highlights Campo Viejo’s commitment to the arts and culture.
Campo Viejo Tapas Trail will be felt in Dublin from 7th June – 3rd July, Cork from 12th – 27th July, and Galway from 24th August to 7th September.
Dublin Tapas Trail restaurants are: Market Bar, Fade St., Drury Buildings, Drury St., Salamanca, St. Andrew St., and Zaragoza, South William St..
Cork Tapas Trail restaurants are: Arthur Maynes, Pembroke St., Brick Lane South, South Main St., Bodega, St. Peter’s Market, and Fenn’s Quay, Shear’s St..
Galway Tapas Trail restaurants are: Cava, Middle St., 56 Central, Shop St., Bite Club, Upper Abbeygate St., and House Hotel, Spanish Parade.
For further information and to purchase tickets, priced at €30 plus booking fee per person, log onto www.campoviejotapastrail.ie.
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.