This new wine list was designed with the main aim of making it easier for guests to choose the most suitable wine for each occasion. The wines are now arranged according to categories, with the list being divided into:
• Harmony and Balance (The best wine at the best price and A new discovery).
• Cavas and Champagne
• White Wines
• Rosé Wines
• Red Wines
The new wine list groups the Paradores based on three different philosophies:
Those hotels that offer breakfast, lunch and dinner service with a strong focus on the area, placing more emphasis on local and regional products and creating fresh cuisine daily with local products. The service is characterized by its welcoming attitude and pleasant atmosphere. The list has a maximum of 33 items, including wines from the region. At this type of parador, regional wines will be much more important.
Hotels characterized by offering light, easy-to-digest cuisine, whose strong point is quick and dynamic service. The list has between 15 and 18 items, including wines from the region.
These are hotels which take great care with their cuisine, presenting it in a refined setting, selecting top quality products, which are offered with polished and professional service. The menu offerings are characterized by tradition-based innovation, with a very personal approach focusing on the stages of the meal: greeting, seating, service and departure. The list complements the meal from beginning, with the inclusion of aperitif wines, to end, with sweet wines. The number of wines is quite high, more than 90. The hotel also features a SOMMELIER, who is responsible for:
• managing the wine cellar
• ensuring that all the wines are stored under the best possible conditions
• helping guests select the wine which best pairs with the dishes they will be sampling.
Our future sommeliers are currently in training. As a result, they will not be available to take up their posts until mid-July. The first paradores to feature this service will be: Santiago de Compostela, León, Granada, La Granja and Toledo.
MAIN FEATURES OF THE NEW MENU.
As explained above, each parador will have a given wine list depending on which group it belongs to.
• Regional wines take on more importance. Just as Paradores focuses on using local products for its dishes, we want our guests to be able to enjoy wines from the area around the parador.
• The existing divisions on the list will no longer be used, with the exception of Harmony and Balance, and the wines are grouped under the following headings: Harmony and Balance, Cavas and Champagne, White Wines, Rosé Wines and Red Wines.
• A new separate water list has been designed. In recent years, water has become yet another aspect of cuisine and for this reason we want it to receive the attention it deserves, with a fresh, modern and innovative design.
Similarly to the wine list, there are TWO TYPES OF WATER MENU: Traditional Parador Water List and Stop-in Parador Water List The list is made up of at least six Spanish waters, leaving space for regional waters. Two sparkling waters and four still waters.
Gastronomy Parador Water List: The list is made up of at least ten Spanish waters: Four sparkling waters and six still waters. There are also four international waters (two sparkling and two still).