For centuries, the Mediterranean has served as the world's red wine engine, churning out deep, dark, rich red favorites. Even the Phoenicians loved it. Regardless of the country--Spain, France, Italy, others--or the local characterful grape names, the Big Red style consistently remains the world's favorite. Is it a coincidence that the wines' smokey, spicy, quaffable dark berry character perfectly matches the cuisines of Catalonia, Provence, Sicily or Morocco? A couple thousand years of refinement won't steer you wrong... join us along with an undoubtedly friendly crowd and experience it yourself!
The Mediterranean sun crept ever-so-slightly into Zürich last Friday night, not least from the 20 enthusiastic attendees that enjoyed the robust lineup:
The Chicken Provençal with roasted tomatoes, shallots & black olives won favorite food pairing with the full-on southern French Château St.-Roch 'Kerbuccio', a classic Syrah blend with tons of fruit and earth.
If you don't like Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Parmesan, you might double-check your taste buds. The rich-and-sweet profile fit nicely with the night's favorite wine from southern Italy's Negroamaro grape.