Barrel Masters invited us to explore flavors of Italy through food and wine. We each received a Barrel Masters notebook to write our experiences of each wine and what food it was paired with. The wine vendor shared with us what we would be tasting and a little history of each wine. The Chef would come out to the group before each mean and share how he created the art and why he paired it with the wine. Join us on this flavorful adventure!
Parisian Gnocchi, Parmesan Mousse Ziobaffa-Prosecco
Wine: Ziobaffa Prosecco (Organic)
The evening started with white wine. I like whites and I liked this one. We are learning that there are different types of white wine, such as dry and sweet.
Seared Branzino, Asparagus Ribbons
Wine: Familglia Castellani-Pinot Grigio 2017
This wine was also white. Hunter is not a white wine fan.
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Pork Osso Bucco, Piquillo Polenta, Cherry Reduction
Wine: Ziobaffa- Toscana 2013
Now we get into the red wines. This one was Hunter’s favorite of the evening.
Grilled Lamb Chop, Braised Fennel, Cannellini Puree Grilled Tomato Compote
Wine: Arnaldo Rivera- Unidichicomuni 2014
This glass was filled with another red wine. Hunter liked it but not as much as Ziobaffa- Toscana.
Wine: Trentadue- Chocolate Amore
Wow, I learned that I like chocolate-flavored wine with ice cream!
Barrel Masters Passport to Flavor – Italy
This evening event was held outside in San Tan Valley, Arizona, and the weather was wonderful. Great weather with delicious food and tasty wine was delightful. Would you attend an Italy themed wine and food pairing?
45 thoughts on “Barrel Masters Passport to Flavor – Italy”
I need to get on some list somewhere because I’d love to take part in these types of events.
We get a list from our state travel and tourism. They send us 3 months in advance so that we can plan. Check with your state and see if they will do the same.
Wine and dinner pairings are so much fun! We’ve done a few in the past and always had a fantastic time. This looks like a delicouis one for sure.
Wow, the food looks amazing. I love going to these food and pairing events, I always learn so much. I hope you took good notes so you can reproduce your experience at home.
I could order the same wine and purchase the food ingredients but not sure the food would turn out the same. LOL
That food looks amazing. I wanna go now!!!
All that food looks absolutely amazing!!
Thanks for sharing.
You are welcome.
holy moly do these look good! Someone did a tremendous amount of homework to get those pairing done well and so beautiful.
Yes, they did.
This looks like a dream come true! I love Italian food!
It was like a dream. 🙂
What amazing food and drinks! Sure looks like you had a great time!
The chocolate wine was really good.
I don’t drink wine, but the food looks amazing!
The food was great.
That food looks amazing. I never know what wine to order with each type if dish! I need to learn
That is what was great about this event. They shared how to pair food and wine.
I would most definitely attend an Italy themed pairing! I want alllll of this! 🙂
This looks like such a delicious and fun night out! Is Barrel Masters a company? A winery? Either way, looks amazing and yes I would definitely consider an Italian leaning Food and Wine event!
Barrel Masters is a program for Trilogy community members to organize events and wine clubs.
Man that looks delicious! Italy is on our list of to do’s! I’ll have to check out this place when we go!
The cool part was that this dinner was in Arizona. The theme was Italy.
I’m not a big wine connoisseur…didn’t grow up with it and never got into it, but I’ve often felt that if I had someone teach me about the different types, I’d probably fine a few I enjoyed. Looks like you had some fantastic food to pair with each wine.
The nice part about the dinner is that you did not have to try the wines. You could just eat food.
This all looks delicious! I am more of a white wine fan, but am trying to like reds more. And that chocolate wine sounds sooooo good! Also, that gnocchi looked amazing.
I liked the white wines at the dinner and Hunter liked the reds. LOL
Wow. What a great experience. Food looked drool-worthy! I love the cool notebook. Do you still use it to record wine tastings?
That is our intention.
This looks really delicious – I love food + wine tastings! How did you find out about this? I would love to do something like this as well.
It is a Trilogy Barrel Master Club event. We get a list of upcoming events and when we can attend we go.
A foodie’s Paradise. All of this looks amazing! Now I’m hungry.
I want to visit Italy! It is very high on my list! Food and wine is all I need!
A themed Italy party is a great way to have the food and wine.
I had the opportunity to participate in a wine and food pairing in California. So fun, aren’t they? It looks like you all had a blast!
Yes, they are fun. Glad to hear that you have experienced one too.
Yes, I would attend. It looks like a great experience!
Awesome, you would enjoy it.
I can’t imagine having a perfectly paired meal like this. I bet it gives dining out a whole new meaning’
The Chef did a wonderful job.
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