POSTCARDS FROM TUSCANY with JESSICA DUPUY, A WINE AND DINE EXPERIENCE 10-19-2019

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2019   2 pm

POSTCARDS FROM TUSCANY, A WINE AND DINE EXPERIENCE

WITH JESSICA DUPUY  $95

  

October 19 Tuscany

November 16 Portugal

December 15 Provence

 

Join us for this fun and educational experience!  We will be sampling wines from this region as the staff at Onion Creek Kitchens serves you tastings to pair with each wine.

 It has often been said that what grows together goes together, a simple phrase that implies that the cuisines of a certain region, are best enjoyed with the wines from that exact same region. Boeuf Bourguignon is best served with red Burgundy (Pinot Noir), Tuscan Chiana steak or fagioli con salsiccia (beans with sausage) are best served with Chianti Classico or Brunello di Montalcino. Spanish Manchego cheese and Iberico ham come alive with a cold glass of Manzanilla Sherry.

 

There’s no reason you can’t experience these culinary adventures at home. Join Jessica Dupuy, sommelier, wine writer, and cookbook author for a deep dive into the regional flavors of iconic wine regions around the world. Learn more about the wines, the grapes from which they’re made, and ways to find them to enjoy at home.

 The rolling hills of Tuscany spark visions of tall, towering cypress trees, fields of happy sunflowers, and pockets of historic villages freckled with terra cotta rooftops. The agriculture of this region forms the roots of the Tuscan lifestyle with “the big three”—grape vines, olive trees and wheat—historically all planted together in the same fields. This class offers a special glimpse into the Tuscan region revealing a versatility of flavors in simple homemade country bread for fresh tomato and basil bruschetta, tender Pici pasta with tomato-garlic sauce, radicchio salad with pears and Pecorino, cannellini (white beans) with kale, and filetto dimaiale with Chianti sauce.

 The wines of Tuscany are dominated by the red Sangiovese grape that reveals itself in various ways from the tart cherry earthiness of Chianti Classico to the deeply layered and complex Brunello Di Montalcino, and the high-toned elegance of Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, and the brawny strength of Bolgheri’s Super Tuscan wines. You’ll also discover the lemony vibrance of the white Vernaccia grape as well as the rich, golden dessert wine, Vin Santo, ideal for biscotti and cantucci.