Wine & Cheese Pairings for the Holidays

Wine & Cheese Pairings for the Holidays


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Sips of the Week

Laurie talked with Jean Francois Bordet, President of the Chablis Commission about the Chablis region in France and its amazingly food friendly wines. Domaine Seguinot-Bordet Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume 2010 $35 Winemaker’s Notes: Very pretty pale golden yellow in colour with light greenish glints. Bright, luminous and limpid. The noze is an explosion of fine fresh notes, of elegant white flowers, fresh brioche and leafy tenderness. The taste reveals instantly all its power, richness and elegance-perfect balance of finess, mineral, mellowness and vivacity. It generously offers us a full spectrum of aromas. The finish just goes on and on, never to the forgotten. Simonnet-Febvre Chablis Permier Cru Vallions 2010 $29.99 Winemaker’s Notes: It is an excellent example of the characteristics of a Chablis wine: freshness, acidity, minerality and notes of flowers and fruit. Well-rounded and charming, this wine has a final note of minerality on the palate and is a good compromise between the acidity and fruit. It is generous, has a good length and is very typical of Chablis. Drink with: seafood, grilled fish and white meats All the Sips of the Week or similar wines are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at Wine Sandwich Laurie talked with Max McCalman, Dean of Ciriculum at Artisinal Artisinal Premium Cheese, about the Artisinal Cheese Clock Collection and how to take the mystery out of wine and cheese pairings! Max McCalman is a highly visible advocate for artisanal cheese production, and is renowned as one of the cheese world’s living legends for his expertise, insight and passion.  Max is a dedicated scholar of cheese, where he acts as consultant to the trade, judges at cheese competitions and is a frequent guest lecturer.  He was America’s first restaurant-based Maître Fromager.   Max’s work takes him  across North America and Europe, speaking at conferences and festivals, and most passionately, to  explore the dairies and farms that contribute to artisanal cheese making.  Max has been conferred the title of Garde et Jure as designated by France’s Guilde des Fromagers.  He is the Dean of  Curriculum, Maître Fromager and Director of Affinage at the Artisanal Premium Cheese (APC) Center in New York City. Upcoming Events Mark Your Calendar for January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille!

February 22-23, 2014 join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: Next Week We’ll be back next week for a show with holiday wines, wine gifts for cork dorks and more! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille and Wells Discount Liquors.