Cheese and Wine (Tasting #18)

Cheese is always a pleasure if matched with anything worthy. The wines for this tasting are not announced which helps emphasize that cheese is the center of a cheese and wine matching. Cheese course in a traditional multi-course dinner (meal) is intended to help finish the red wine. And that showcases cheese as a great counterpart to reds (and whites). I don’t know how advanced a cheese and wine tasting can become except by the attendants but having knowledgeable organizers makes an event worthy of attendance as much as the selected cheese and wine do.

Wine & Cheese Pairing: Peter Granoff, Lassa Skinner & Debbie Zachareas

Discover why wine and cheese is not so simple

Host: Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
Type: PartyBar Night
Network: Global
Price: $28
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
Street: One Ferry Building, Shop 23
City/Town: San Francisco, CA

Join us Wednesday, August 12th, from 4:30-7:30pm, when we welcome Cheese Monger Extraordinaire, Lassa Skinner, from Oxbow Cheese Merchant and our own wine experts, Peter Granoff and Debbie Zachareas to our Wine Bar. This talented trio will act as your knowledgeable guides through the world of wine and cheese pairing. Matching the exotic flavors of the plethora of artisanal cheeses available at Oxbow Cheese Merchant with the amazing array of wines on the market today is not an exact science, but when you practice it almost daily it starts to become much more precise. It remains a matter of personal taste, but there are clear trends and guidelines that evolve. At Oxbow Wine and Cheese Merchant we constantly taste and examine the flavors matches between these two natural affinities. It is such a grueling job! ;>) Over the years we have developed and extensive database of dozens of cheeses and their best wine partners. We have discovered some sublime matches and some horrific train wrecks. Care needs to be taken when these two scrumptious items share a palate.

On this special evening you can be the beneficiary of this expertise and enjoy some other-worldly combinations that were carefully discovered at Oxbow Wine and Cheese Merchant. Plus, you will have the added benefit of being guided through this enlightening tasting by folks who can explain how the whole thing works. We promise we will steer you away from any train wrecks!

We are not going to announce the list of wines and cheeses that we will be pairing at this gastronomic extravaganza. We would rather invite you to join us on this journey and discover along with us the truly magical moment that occurs when you have that epiphinal flavor combination burst upon your taste buds. We are sure you will love discovering these for yourself while being guided through them by Lassa Skinner, Peter Granoff, and Debbie Zachareas at Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant.

The featured wines are served as two ounce glasses. If you find a favorite and would like a full glass just ask your bartender. The wines and cheeses will be available for retail sale while supplies last…

The cost of the flight and full array of cheeses will be $28.

What a deal! 5 Wines paired with 5 Cheeses for $28!!


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