Ever wanted to know how to match wine with cheese, or wine with any flavour such as chocolate? Let our sommelier help you discover which wines work with which food and why.
With games galore and anecdotes aplenty, our sommelier will introduce to a selection of four excellent wines and how they combine with a range of culinary delights, in a refreshing, memorable and above all entertaining approach to wine tasting.
As ever, you will be hearing Le Foodist’s surprising stories behind the wines and produce you encounter along the way, before enjoying a scintillating surprise finale. Paris‘s wine stores and restaurant wine lists will hold no secrets for you. The perfect aperitif to a culinary soirée in Paris!
Here are some of the possibilities:
An introduction to classic cheese and wine pairings
Northern France Whites
Come and taste with us dry and sweet wines from Alsace, Burgundy and the Loire Valley. Late harvests (vendanges tardives), soil effects on Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay and many more will have no more secrets for you. To many people surprise, white wines are often the best match to cheese. So come and find out first hand which pairings really work.
Southern France Whites
Here we explore dry and sweet wines from Bordeaux, Languedoc, and the Rhône valley – all the way down to Chateauneuf du Pape. The famed “noble rot” of Bordeaux equally famed Sauternes will have not more secrets for you, nor will the perfect cheese pairing of these various wines full of sun. To many people surprise, white wines can be the most surprisingly balanced match to cheese. But which cheeses? Come and find out first hand.
Southern France Reds
From Bordeaux to the Rhône – from Languedoc to Chateauneuf du Pape. These wines share a lust for the sun and they all stand like tall figures with broad shoulders. These wines have so much character you could almost hear them talk. Their poetry and complexities will have not more secrets for you, nor will the perfect cheese pairing of these various wines full of sun.
Northern France Reds
Here we explore Pinot Noir from Burgundy but also Alsace, but also excellent and surprising Gamay and Cabernet Franc based wines expressing all that some terroirs (specific areas) can offer. This is where elegance in wine is best experienced. And always, first-hand experiences on unique cheese pairings.
Timing: 6:00 pm -7:45 pm (see the calendar)
Price: from €65