G&Ts are gorgeous, and a good Scotch always goes down well, but there are actually times when we feel like taking it a bit easy on the ol' liver. Maybe a nice glass of wine, like we do during a pleasant dinner party round at friends'. Disset 17 Graus, in the Ribera, is a rustic and elegant bar with a cosy feel thanks to all the wood in the design. It's a place to sit for hours and make everything right with the world. Just next to the Passeig del Born, Disset 17 Graus is unwitting local bar for tourists, but that doesn't mean it's not also a place for the those who call Barcelona home and love to show off their wine culture.
The wine list features over 60 Spanish wines, as well as bottles from France, Italy, Germany and Portugal. You're surrounded by bottle-filled fridges with all the colours in the wine rainbow: white, rose, red and sparkling. And, strangely enough, this is one of the few places in Barcelona where you can taste champagne by the glass, without having to spring for the whole bottle.
Manager and sommelier Judith offers tastings every week and freely gives solicited advice about wine pairings. They have a good idea of what value means, and the snack menu doesn't come up short, featuring good matches for your chosen libation, including artisanal cold cuts and cheeses, Iberian ham, foie, Galician octopus and other delicacies.
The Chardonnay made from white grapes from Alella that I drank makes a great pairing with one of the cheeses. I can stay till three in the morning to try them all. The music will keep me company.
|Venue name:||Disset 17 Graus|
Antic de Sant Joan, 3
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri 7pm-3am; Sat-Sun 1pm–3am.|
|Transport:||Jaume I (M: L4)|