Introduction to Spanish Wine

If you’re curious about wine but feel it’s not your world, or looking to learn a little more about the Rioja or cava you drank on holiday, these casual and convivial sessions are ideal for deepening your knowledge and broadening your palate. The experience may be “virtual”, but the wines are very real and highly drinkable. This one-hour class with our good friend and wine expert Raúl Orantes, are built around three Spanish wines – specially selected for an interactive tasting.

Raúl is a proud Madrileno from a family rooted in hospitality. Raul’s father was a hotelier in the heyday of old world, glamorous travel and his brother, a chef in a renowned Madrid restaurant. Having worked all over Europe in hospitality himself, Raul’s knowledge and passion for wine, food and service is incomparable. He’s a great storyteller and a thoroughly laid-back host, who is only too happy to ease you through all the complex processes that go into the contents of each glass, from regional soil types and grape varieties to growing and ageing methods.

You’ll be free to ask questions, chat about your preferences, and enjoy a learning experience with your friends, as the overall feel is more like a fun, informal wine club meeting (complete with a list of perfect side dishes to pair with each vintage, from cured meats and smoked cheeses to Raul’s favourite Spanish olives).

Raúl Orantes Wine expert Spanish Wines Insiders Travel

What to Expect


You find the wines and Raúl will help you taste them!


Learn about Spain’s landscapes, climate and grapes – the fun way!


A special event to create memories with family and friends while sheltering in place!

Details & Booking

Price: Your own private session is US$ 250 / £ 195 / 215 € / AU$ 352  – up to 10 people.
Available: Every day
What’s included: Zoom class with Raúl, resident wine expert

*RESERVATION must be made up to 1 week before to be able to organize with Raúl.

  • We will email you with the best food pairings to go with the wine.
  • This class is held on Zoom. If you aren’t familiar with the platform, we would be delighted to send you information on how to get started and linked up!

Want to keep the party going? We also host Cocktails with a Hemingway expert!