To Pour or To Porron? My Encounter with the Spanish Wine Pitcher

To Pour or To Porron? My Encounter with the Spanish Wine Pitcher

A porron is a drinking vessel for wine. It is such a lovely instrument that you really have to experience it to believe it! This wine vessel has a bulb-like body with a handle and a long slender neck from which the wine pours out directly into ones mouth. It’s not used very much anymore, and the first time I saw one was at Bodegas Abadal where my team and I were shown the winery’s historical collection. It was there that I had the chance to try a wine porron for the first time – it’s an art to get that stream of wine into your mouth but with a few tries I managed!