SOMM Wine Shop Has The Festive Season Covered

Posted on December 6, 2017

Words: Iain Thomson

Images: Tamara Sini

As Ibiza eases into the festive season, thoughts invariably turn to the feasts that normally accompany Christmas and New Year’s Day. While tradition more or less picks the food for both occasions, there is plenty of scope when it comes to the wine you choose to pair with them. This year sees us in a much better place when making that choice, with the arrival on the island of SOMM, the dedicated wine shop in Santa Gertrudis run by friends and passionate wine lovers Anders Enkvist and Dimitri Nakov. SOMM boasts an exclusive selection of wines and Champagne for the season as well as organic spirits, craft beers and a large range of Mezcals. With a large selection of special promotions and fine wines in gift boxes, as well as personalised Christmas hampers, SOMM has everything you need to maximise your festivities this year.

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Fittingly located in Santa Gertrudis, a village known for its plethora of great food destinations, you can find SOMM behind Wild Beets, on your left if you are driving through Santa Gertrudis on the way to San Miguel. After capturing the imagination of wine lovers, foodies and basically anyone that passed during its first summer season, SOMM is all set for winter and a busy December schedule gives us more than one excuse to drop in, as if any were needed. Friday December 8, from 5pm until 8pm is a Vermut tasting, with Sanaa Choueli from Vermut Sa Concha on hand to answer all your questions. It’s a drop in tasting with free Vermut and tapas, a great way to start the weekend. Saturday December 9 gives you a chance to really embrace the Christmas spirit with a free drop-in tasting from 5pm until 8pm as SOMM offers you Christmas Glögg (mulled wine) and gingerbread cookies.

Christmas Hamper

SOMM is much more than your one stop wine shop, Anders and Dimitri have created a welcoming social atmosphere, inviting lovers of the tipple to visit anytime. It’s a cool place to relax and chat about wine, discover new food and wine pairings and take advantage of the guys’ knowledge and passion. Thursday December 14 sees the boys hit the road, dropping in on Hotel Sir Joan, and chef Bruno Buono between 5pm and 7pm for a spacial Vinyes del Terrer tasting before returning to the shop on Friday December 15 where Eduard Morell from Vinyes del Terrer, Vila-Seca, Spain drops in to host a tasting between 5pm and 8pm. It’s another free event and one that is well worth a visit. SOMM will be back on the road on December 22 and 29, hosting special wine tastings at selected of venues, check out the SOMM Wine Shop Facebook page for details of those events.

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Thursday December 21, from 7pm until 9pm, is an opportunity to sample five highly rated red wines from classic or up-and-coming regions in Spain, Italy and France. It’s a special sit down tasting for a maximum of 15 people, so reservations are a must. The Sommelier curated tasting will include a talk through the regions and character of the wines as well as discussing the influence of ageing. At just €25 euros per person, it’s a great opportunity to learn more about some fantastic wines, as well as choose your Christmas wine or pick up a unique gift for someone special.

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Thursday December 28, Christmas has passed, you’ve eaten your fill of turkey and played every Christmas game imaginable, it’s time to get out the house and where better than SOMM, where attention turns to the end of the year, with a sparkling wine and champagne tasting between 7pm and 9pm. Again, it’s a sit down, Sommelier curated event, limited to 15 people so make sure you book in advance. You will be tasting six sparkling wine and Champagnes, discussing the different regions and the production methods of sparkling wines. Enjoy some delicious French cheeses with the wine afterwards. It’s the perfect pick-me-up after the euphoria of Christmas passes, not to mention a chance to stock up on your bubbles for the New Year.

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For some, this time of year can be a little stressful, trying to find the different elements to make your season perfect. If that is you, you can relax, as SOMM has all of your festive needs covered, with a selection of imported fine wines from France, Spain, Austria and a range of exclusive-to-SOMM Italian wine that has captured the imagination of wine lovers this year. The handpicked selection from small Spanish bodegas and up-and-coming producers, as well as a huge selection or organic and biodynamic wine, offers a choice for those that are looking for something a little different. There is also an extensive choice of bubbles – Champagne, prosecco, cava and more – for those that want to make the celebration extra special. The personalised Christmas hamper makes for a well thought out gift, with a selection of home cooked treats and wines from SOMM to fill it. December promises to be a busy time for the guys, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. As well as the special dates, Anders and Dimitri will be on hand with expert guidance throughout the week, making sure you leave with the perfect choice for your occasion.

Further Information
t: +34 971 197 213

Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm
Fridays and Saturdays in December 10am-8pm
Closed from 7th of January until 4th of February.

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