It could probably go without saying that I eat a lot of dinners out, and that I am lucky enough to eat a plethera of amazing food made by some truely talented chefs, so when I get the chance to cook for myself, or even better get soem pointer on how to make a great meal and pair it with the perfect wine, I’m always in, so when Barton & Guestier invited me out for a night of cooking, eating and wine tasting I of course was there.
Brianne Nash, from Nella Cucina Kitchen lead us through putting a great meal together that featured; beet, Fennel and Apple salad with honey, NY Striploins from (Beretta Farms) with glazed green beans and truffle roasted fingerling potatoes, followed by Dark chocolate brownies with sour cherry compote.
While enjoying our meal we tasted some great wines from B&G that included;
B&G Passeport Bordeaux Blanc
Golden straw yellow. A seductive and fine wine mixing floral notes (acacia) with vanilla and fruity aromas when agitated. Partly vinified in barrels, it is a perfect balance between crispness and smoothness.
(Being released at LCBO later this year.)
B & G Partager La Gardie Merlot
Dry, medium-bodied and fruity, with a dark ruby colour and aromas of raspberry, currants, and a hint of herbs.
B & G Partager La Gardie Cabernet Sauvignon
This dry and medium-bodied wine exhibits blackcurrant, cherry and plum aromas and flavours with a rich, deep ruby colour.
Les Charmes de Magnol Médoc
Deep purple-red colour and intense and complex on the nose. Developing ripe fruits, plums and spicy notes. When agitated, flattering tobacco and coffee hints appear. On the palate the wine offers a velvety tannic structure with very ripe fruit aromas. The finish is long and elegant.
$18.95 (Released March 21, 2015 in VINTAGES)
So if you are looking to have a great night with friends, enjoy some great wine, at an amazing price point, check out B&B next time you are as the LCBO, SAQ, or local wine shop