Food Pairings

Top Things to Remember When Hosting a Wine & Cheese Party

Wine and cheese parties are an essential part of the wine culture. Of course, not attending or hosting such parties don’t mean anything regarding how much you like wine, but it is often something that people who mingle in wine circles like to do of their own accord. That being said, it’s important to do…

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Champagne Armand de Brignac & Arnaud Lallement

On September 1, three Michelin-starred chef Arnaud Lallement and Champagne Armand de Brignac debut a new luxury tasting menu, exclusively available at the five-star, Relais & Châteaux hotel L’Assiette Champenoise. A historic first, this is the only culinary experience in the world to offer each of the Champagne’s five prestige cuvées in one place. Tucked…

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Pairing Irish Cheese with Champagne

Let’s discover cheeses from a country with beautiful landscapes, surrounded by the sea and a fantastic and lively capital, yes Ireland. Farmhouse cheeses are produced across the country yet each cheese is an expression of its own particular part of Ireland. Gubbeen is a semi-hard cheese, with a washed rind with brine, which makes the cheese…

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Enjoy Sparkling Wine with Pasta

We all love pasta, (and those in the know love it al dente) but how many of us go further and check the quality of the product itself? If you know about wine, you’ll laugh at German Liebfraumilch – and if you know about food you’ll avoid popular brands of inferior pasta. In the wine…

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Pairing Billecart-Salmon Champagne with Indian Cuisine

The restaurant, Mint Leaf of London, Dubai,  is housed on the 15th floor in Dubai International Financial centre’s South Tower and as the lift opens, the dim lighting in the corridor immediately sets the mood. A hostess offers to show me around first, which I gleefully accept. I am shown the lounge area. Sofas and floor rugs here and…

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Food Pairing with Champagne A.R. LeNoble

Established in 1972 and inspired by their love for France, California’s Jordan Vineyard & Winery has had a thirty year history with sparkling wine. J by Jordan was started by winery founder Tom Jordan in 1987 and until 1993 was produced at Jordan Winery. At this point, J by Jordan was moved to its own…

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Pairing Food with Prosecco via Loredan Gasparini

Laying in the Northern part of Italy is the wine location of Prosecco (not to be mistaken with the town of Prosecco in Italy close to Trieste) and offering visitors one of the most magical wine regions of the world with amazing rolling countryside full of vines and hill top villages. A wine region known…

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Cheers to Champagne & Chocolate

Sipping a glass of sparkling wine before nibbling on a rich carré of Belgian chocolat noir … Whoever said you can’t pair chocolate with Champagne? Taste habits have unquestionably evolved over time. Modern gastronomy trends and palate preferences are a far cry from the sweet tendencies of 50 years ago. Today’s taste is drawn to…

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Sparkling Wine & Cheese – Creamy, Crispy & Bubbly

Wine and cheese are two very old friends. Traces of cheese has been found dating back to 2800BC and wine is even older. Both have been made by accident. The juice of the grapes kept in their natural yeast and the milk kept in a pouch, created to travel, made from animal’s stomach! I am…

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