40% off tickets to Miguel Merino wine-tasting dinner

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On Wednesday 23 May, Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante on St Botolph Street is hosting a wine-tasting dinner featuring wines from the Miguel Merino winery in Spain – and Square Meal readers can get 40% off the ticket price.

Miguel Merino is a small-scale producer based in Rioja Alta. At the four-course dinner, guests will taste five wines, from the young, fruity 2008 Viñas Jóvenes to the ripe and spicy 2005 Reserva.

Dishes on the menu include regional Riojan classics, from chorizo with potatoes, to slow-roasted lamb shank in rich red-wine sauce, followed by a selection of cheeses from Los Cameros. Save room for dessert – torrijas, the Spanish version of French toast, make a filling and moreish finish.

The wine-tasting dinner starts at 7pm and costs £95. Square Meal readers can get 40% off the ticket price (a discounted price of £57) by quoting SQM2305 when they book. To book, call Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante on 020 7377 5111 or email reservationsmiddx@barcelona-tapas.com.

Find out more about the wines that will be showcased below:

Viñas Jóvenes
A beautiful, translucent ruby colour, the deep, dark-cherry aromas lead to a concentrated, pure, intense, cherry-fruited palate.

Vitola
A complex and expressive reserva wine, the perfect balance of fruit and oak. Red-cherry colour and ripe fruit aromas. Fresh, intense, long and balanced on the palate.

Mazuelo
This wine displays a strong concentration of colour and sweetness and spiced mineral aromas.

Reserva
Dark red, cherry colour, aromas of blackberries, spices and chocolate. Ripe fruits in mouth, with a fresh, balsamic background.

Unnum
Intense cherry-red colour with aromas of blackberries and black pepper. Vibrant and full of fruit in the mouth with a complex finish.