Food Pairings

Inspired by the Mountains: Ferrari Trento & Chef Norbert Niederkofler

Respect for the environment and promotion of the mountains are values shared by Norbert Niederkofler, the 3-Star Michelin chef in Alta Badia, in the heart of the Dolomites, and by Ferrari Trento in the creation of its Trentodoc wines. This affinity is clearly expressed in menus specially designed to highlight the characteristics of the mountain…

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Artisan Pasta and Italian Sparkling Wines

Fresh Artisan Pasta via ‘Pasta Evangelists’ paired with Italian Fizz

Arguably, Italy holds some of the world’s best gastronomy delights and finest wines. For many of us, Italian food will conjure up thoughts of pizza and pasta, two highly popular dishes that for sure appear in nearly everyone’s weekly diet. Variations of pizza and pasta are quite limitless which enables us to enjoy a variety…

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Japan sparkling wine Lumiera and Sushi

Japan: The Land of the Rising Sparkling Wines

You would be forgiven for initially thinking about technology when someone mentions Japan, but this 3,000 km long island also has many other talents to share with the world. ” Japan is made up of a total of 6,852 islands and currently holds a population of 126.8 million” For lovers of cuisine, the word that…

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Pear Salad and Sparkling Wine

Pear Salad and Rosé Sparkling Wine

As quoted by Wikipedia, ‘Salad is any of a wide variety of dishes including: green salads; vegetable salads; salads of pasta, legumes, or grains; mixed salads incorporating meat, poultry, or seafood; and fruit salads. They often include vegetables and/or fruits.‘ From an easy to put together light dish at home to those costing £100’s if…

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Chinese cuisine and Champagne pairings

Pairing Champagne with Traditional Chinese Cuisine

For many of us, we will be familiar with and certainly fans of well known Chinese dishes such as Peking duck, chicken chow mein, sweet and sour chicken and egg fried rice. Much of what we see in restaurants and takeaways will cater for what is described as westernised Chinese food, ie the cuisine that…

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How To Make Fizz Fruit Skewers

If you are looking for a new and exciting party food, then this should definitely be a contender, a Fizz Fruit Skewer, easy to make and fun to eat. Sparkling Wine First and foremost, you need to pick a bottle of Sparkling Wine, I’ve gone for a bottle of Cantina Rotaliana R Trentodoc Extra Brut…

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Champagne with Steak & Chips

The Champagne Based in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, France, Champagne Paul Launois is run by Julien Launois, an entrepreneurial winemaker. The winery operates on 6.5 hectares over 19 plots of vineyards. The company is currently named after Julien’s son, Paul Launois. Julien Launois also offers a very unique ‘Single Barrel’ opportunity, where you can buy your very…

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Italy’s Finest – Spaghetti Bolognese & Cartizze

When you think of Italy’s signature dish, you either think of Pizza or Pasta, I’ve made a delicious and easy to make at home Spaghetti Bolognese and paired it with two Award Winning Cartizze’s from Italy. What is Cartizze? Cartizze is basically the Grand Cru of Prosecco, a Cartizze is still a Prosecco but it…

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Camel Valley Rose and Cornish Pasty

A Touch of Cornish

During my university years I used to live in Devon and next to the popular, and thanks to Fawlty Towers, now world famous English Riviera town of Torquay. Where my teenage years were spent was a bedroom sat just a few hundred metres away from the beaches in Paignton and nearly 200 miles west of…

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