Monvínic is at once an upscale wine bar and bastion of viticulture—the study of grape cultivation. The shop tours native Spanish wines and then detours on an adventurous globe trot, providing customers with an extensive, meticulously selected array of varietals from around the world. And they do more than just fill the connoisseur’s cup, providing as well an impressive wine library for browsing Monvínic’s collection and, more importantly, buffing up on one’s own knowledge of the craft and trade.
The food is equally fine, with proper wine pairings to please every palate. Not sure what to drink with your tasty tapas? The devilishly knowledgeable sommeliers can accommodate even the most unlearned winos. With food that makes use of seasonal ingredients and meals that pay homage to the region’s rich culinary heritage, Monvínic’s small plates of eggs with Rioja-style potatoes or kid with Gauxet beans are consistently delicious. Order widely and with abandon.