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.
Barrel Masters Third Course
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?