Conserva Experience Pack!
Featured Wines
Gretchen Thomas
Drew McConnell
Emily Nevin-Giannini


Conserva Culture & Coastal Wines

Let's experience an assortment of favorites from new purveyor Conserva, paired with with some of our breezy coastal wines!  Join us and the Conserva and Barcelona Wine Bar creative team for your very own master conserva pairing class, featuring a custom food package you can order in advance.100% of the ticket sales will be donated to Wine Unify.

Join us virtually on Thursday, February 18th at 7:00pm EST and meet our special guests Gretchen Thomas, Barcelona Wine Bar VP of Creative / Conserva Co-creator, Drew McConnell, Barcelona Wine Bar Director of Brand Marketing / Conserva Co-creator and Emily Nevin-Gianninni, Barcelona Wine Bar Director of Beverage.


Each Experience Pack includes:

  • Ramón Peña Small Mussels in Escabeche
  • Conserva Ortiz Gran Seleccion Anchovies
  • Torres Selecta Jamón Ibérico Potato Chips
  • La Catedral de Navarra Pimientos del Piquillo

This set includes 4 items for $45. Please order your experience pack by Friday, February 12th to ensure you receive your conservas on time. 



"We believe in putting effort in exactly the right place so that sharing exceptional moments with each other is effortless. Some of the most magical moments in our lives have ended at a table scattered with empty plates, crumpled up napkins, and a bit of spilled wine. The aftermath of togetherness. Inside Conserva, we have made a place for those drawn to that sort of togetherness, a place that shares craft and ingredient, inspiration and art, and ever a touch of down-the-rabbit-hole eccentricity." - Conserva Culture. Visit their website to learn more!



Gretchen Thomas is the Vice President of Creative for Barcelona Wine Bars. Thomas was previously the Wine & Spirits Director of Barteca Restaurant Group, the parent company of Barcelona Wine Bar and Bartaco. At Barteca, Thomas built the beverage programs for Barcelona Wine Bar and bartaco over her 14 year tenure. 

Most recently she co-created the brand Conserva Culture, an e-commerce site that is a retail and online lifestyle extension of Barcelona Wine Bars. Follow Gretchen on Instagram to track her travels and tastings: @gretchenlenae 



Drew McConnell is the Director of Brand Marketing for Barcelona Wine Bar. A multi-city restaurant career began in 2006 in his native Detroit and then, in rapid succession when joining Barcelona in 2015.

Alongside Gretchen Thomas, McConnell created Conserva Culture, a lifestyle e-commerce brand.  His obsession with art, design, and craft has been fueled by the world of incredible restaurants and is now distilled into something with an entirely different set of rules: it doesn’t spoil and it can be shipped from coast to coast.  Drew's Instagram: @drewaustinmcconnell



Emily Nevin-Giannini is an accomplished wine educator and professional, focused on Spanish and South-American wines. She has earned an Advanced Certification from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, is a Certified Wine Specialist, has a Master Certification in Rioja Wines and is a Certified Sherry Wine Specialist in partnership with the Regulatory Council of Jerez.

As Beverage Director, she travels extensively to procure wines for Barcelona Wine Bar, focusing on small producers who are using the highest quality methods.



Wine Unify is a platform that focusses on diversity and inclusion for underrepresented minorities in the wine industry. The organization was co-founded by notable wine industry figures, DLynn Proctor, Martin R. Reyes MW, Mary Margaret McCamic MW. Their three main initiatives are WELCOME those who have an interest in wine but do not currently work in the field. Second, ELEVATE and support the careers of existing wine industry professionals of color who seek further education. Third, AMPLIFY the diverse voices of professionals, who are they themselves underrepresented minorities, that currently exist within the wine industry. To learn more about Wine Unify, visit their website!