One of the most recognized Spanish sommeliers will be in Portugal to share their oenological knowledge.
Ferran Senses, one of the most recognized Spanish sommeliers, will come for the first time to Six Senses, in the Douro valley, between 12 and 14 August, to share his oenological knowledge. On the first day, a private tasting of Douro wines will be held. In the second, a tasting of Port wines and a wine dinner with wines of the Real Companhia Velha in the Vale Abraão restaurant, hotel Six senses. Finally, on the last day, August 14, there will be a new private tasting with Douro wines, with subsequent wine dinner with Portuguese snacks at the Wine Library - Prototype Wines.
Ferran Centelles has an enviable CV. Graduated from WSET, he was part of the sommeliers team of elBulli restaurant between 2000-2011. After the transformation of the restaurant into a foundation, he remains linked to the elBulli foundation as director of the beverage department of the elBullifoundation that carries out the ambitious Sapiens del Vino project, in which he participates, along with a multidisciplinary team composed of scientists, philosophers, journalists and other sommeliers, in the writing of the various volumes of the work. Among other collaborations, stands out the site of the renowned critic of English wines, Jancis Robinson, in which he works as a taster specialized in Spanish wines. In 2016, he published his first book on harmonization of food and wine, entitled 'Qué vino con este pato?' edited by Planeta Gastro. In 2020, 'The 100.75 questions you've always wanted to ask about wine', and still, in 2021, 'The Bottle 18'. He is also a regular speaker in wine courses in Spain, Chile and Colombia. Also noteworthy is his collaboration with Outlook Wine (The Barcelona Wine School).
Ferran is also a wine taster on several international tasting panels. His duties include the co-chair of the Spanish jury of the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) one of the most recognized wine competitions in the world. In addition, he is president of the sommeliers jury of the International Taste Institute.In 2006 he was voted the best Sommelier in Spain (Ruinart), in 2011 he was awarded the National Gastronomy Award together with David Seijas, in 2013 he received the award for best professional by the Catalan Academy of Gastronomy and in 2020 received the WSET Outstanding Alumni Award.