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Ring in Spring and awaken your taste buds with a selection of light, bright, and floral wines coupled with expertly paired dishes. Join Pernod Ricard wine ambassador Madeleine Legoe, in collaboration with Chef Mirelle Blassnig, for a ’round-the-world trip tasting award-winning wines from California, New Zealand, Spain and Australia. It’s an immersive sensory journey designed to broaden your palate, highlight the complexity of the wines, and explore the fine art of pairing food and wine.
Wines and regions to be explored include:
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige — California
Tea stained egg with soft-herb salad and sparkling vinaigrette.
Jacob’s Creek DOTS Pinot Grigio — Australia
Shrimp and sesame toast topped with lychee relish.
Stoneleigh Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc — New Zealand
Torn pasta with pea shoots and spring onion, with beurre blanc and sprinkled with crispy chicken skin.
Campo Viejo Tempranillo Rosé — Spain
Goat cheese and basil crostini topped with strawberry-rosé compote and toasted hazelnuts.
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, two whites and a rosé, 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.
Mirelle Blassnig is an avid cook who loves to experiment with new flavours, techniques and cuisines. At the heart of all of her kitchen adventures is her love of entertaining, believing that the best meals are those shared with good company. Beyond her kitchen, Mirelle has been shortlisted for MasterChef Canada twice – you could say that she is one of Toronto’s best kept secrets. Inspired by flavours both local and international, Mirelle is happiest when she is creating and sharing new dishes filled with the freshest ingredients and boldest flavours. Check out her culinary creations on her Instagram.
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