Take your taste buds on an around the world trip, tasting award-winning wines from California, New Zealand, Spain and Australia. Pernod Ricard wine ambassador Madeleine Legoe, in collaboration with Chef Jose Arato of Pimenton, will lead you on a 2-hour sensory journey designed to broaden your palate, highlight the complexity of the wines, and explore the art of pairing wines and food. Wines and regions to be explored include:
Mumm Napa Sparkling — California
Orange chicken crostini with caramelized ginger
Stoneleigh Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc — New Zealand
Grapefruit & Passionfruit ceviche
Campo Viejo Reserva — Spain
Pulpo a la Gallega; octopus with paprika, potatoes & olive oil
Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz — Australia
Scotch-braised smoked pulled pork on brioche
Learn about the stories behind each wine, their varietals and terrior, discuss tasting notes, and have an opportunity to taste wines alongside different ingredients, flavours and dishes. You will get to enjoy a sparkling wine, a white, and two reds, each paired with a tasting plate crafted to showcase different elements of the wine and the complex harmony between flavour and expression.
There will be a generous gift bag for each participant to take home including a bottle opener, tasting notes booklet and more.
Madeleine Legoe has widespread experience in viticulture and winemaking having spent 6 months at Pernod Ricard wine brand homes across the globe spending time with winemakers, making wine at vintage, and is WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) accredited. She has a background in marketing and her passion for wine led her to be a Pernod Ricard Wine Ambassador representing an array of international brands such as Jacob’s Creek, Stoneleigh, and Campo Viejo.
Chef José Arato is the owner and Head Chef at Pimenton, a Toronto catering and gourmet food project specializing in Spanish and Mediterranean fine food. Along with paella, tapas and moroccan cooking classes, Pimentón has a stand at the Evergreen Brickworks Farmers Market where you can experience Jose’s Mediterranean flavours every weekend.