FESTIVE Food & Wine Matching Workshop - A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (SOUTHAMPTON)
Have you ever wondered which wine to serve during your Christmas lunch or what goes well with cold turkey on Boxing Day? – well this is the tasting for you!
The evening is aimed at demonstrating which wines go well with different types of food - ESPECIALLY WITH CHRISTMAS FOOD IN MIND! Our detailed food and wine matching workshop will help you understand which wines to pair with a wide variety of meat, poultry (turkey included!), fish vegetarian dishes as well as desserts (mince pies too!) and cheese.
The matching of food and wine is a matter of personal taste. There are no hard and fast rules, but just remember it is easiest to think of wine as a sauce and match the strength of flavours and weight of the dish with the wine. To learn more, join us on our mouth-watering workshop!
We start with a refreshing, crisp Sancerre, and move on to more complex combinations with a Chablis with delicious smoked salmon. Lighter, elegant reds (Pinot Noir) to accompany simple but tasty rich meat pate or turkey with stuffing, and heavier, spicier reds (Shiraz/Grenache) that match perfectly with complex-flavoured meat dishes with herbs and garlic as well as plates of charcuterie. We will conclude with an eye-opening red sweet wine that surprisingly go as well with blue cheeses (eg Stilton and Roquefort) as they do with chocolate puddings.
After the workshop you will have a good basis of knowledge that will help you combine wines with food and enhance your eating pleasure! All the tasting food & wine is included in the price. It is THE ideal occasion to learn about how to pair Christmas food & wine a few weeks before the real event! And with sommelier Cecile at the rescue, all your questions shall be answered in a professional way, thanks to her many years of 'food & wine pairing' expertise.
All tastings include: minimum of 8 types of nibbles and 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, PowerPoint presentation, full tasting notes, use of ISO professional tastings glasses.
This tasting would make an original and interesting gift! You can purchase a place on any course as a Gift Voucher or you can buy an open Gift Voucher and let them choose an event at their leisure - our Vouchers have no expiry date!
Places remaining: 19
Course Date/Time: Thu 12th Dec 2019 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN