Lisbon Wine Club
Culinary Backstreets Lisbon Wine Club for ULIS Community
Quick bite: Join our Lisbon wine club specially designed for ULIS parents to meet local winemakers and taste their wines paired with delicious snacks that’s both social and informative.
To kick off the festive season we will gather with some of our Wine Club all-stars Tiago Teles and Joana Vivas. These two winemakers will be pouring the best of their cellars and sharing their mutual love for wines of low intervention and what keeps the identity of the Lisbon region so special. Join us!
A quick survey of Lisbon’s shops, restaurants, bars and markets reveals a deeply-rooted local wine culture with a mind-boggling array of choices. The Portuguese are some of the world’s most prolific wine makers and drinkers; you could say wine is in the blood here. Beyond fizzy vinho verde, pitchers of nameless house wines at the neighborhood tasca and mass-produced bottles for export – all perfectly drinkable, mind you – lies a lesser-explored world of independent winemakers swimming against the flood of products made for the mass market. And behind each of these bottles is the unique story of a winemaker with a vision.
This is the world we will be exploring with our Lisbon Wine Club, with an enthusiasm for wine and food and an appreciation for those who make it, approaching the subject with curiosity and zero pretension. With each gathering, we will have the chance to meet a different independent winemaker in an informal small-group setting. As we work through a tasting of several wines accompanied by delicious food pairings, we’ll get the deep backstory on the wine, the region it comes from and the winemaker, too.
By the end of this gathering, you’ll know your mourisco from your ramisco and you’ll probably want to completely restock your home cellar. But, perhaps more importantly, you’ll connect with the local producers that will make this possible.
Fee includes everything consumed on the walk. Some special features:
- What is included in the fee?
- In addition to your Culinary Backstreets guide, 4 pours, 3-4 pairing snacks including cheese, charcuterie and water are included in the price.
- Why is the Culinary Backstreets tour more expensive than some other walking tours?
- Our approach is different than most tour companies. Each of our culinary walks is the outcome of considerable research. We work with academics in the field and our own team of experienced professionals – both guides and local journalists. Our ongoing publishing of articles, from restaurant reviews to features about the intersection of food and culture, constantly feeds new material into the culinary walks, so they evolve and constantly improve. Though costly, we believe that this is how to create the quality experiences we strive for. We practice honest tourism and would never accept a free lunch or any sort of commission. On the contrary, we are proud to know that the money spent during the culinary walk goes to support businesses that we believe in, helping to preserve the social and cultural fabric of the cities we love so dearly.
- How does the payment process work?
- Once you have made a reservation, we require the full fee to be paid in order to complete the online booking. Our online booking system uses Stripe to process secure payments.
- Are your walks suitable for people with food allergies?
- This can vary based on a number of factors, including the food item in question. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your situation before booking.